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Dr Juan C. Garcia-R MSc, BSc, PhD

Junior Research Officer

School of Veterinary Science

I am an evolutionary ecologist interested in macro- and micro-evolutionary studies to help understand the modes of diversification in different eukaryote groups. My research experience has focused on working at or across any level of ecological organization ranging from molecules to ecosystems in broad areas of interest including, but not limited to, phylogenetics, population genetics, phylogeography, community ecology, macroecology, and bioinformatics.


Contact details

  • Location: 2.34, Hopkirk Institute
    Campus: Turitea


  • Master of Science - Valle State University (2009)
  • Bachelor of Science - University Foundation of Popayan (2002)
  • Doctor of Philosophy - Massey University (2014)

Research Expertise


21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Animal Systematics and Taxonomy (060301): Biogeography and Phylogeography (060302): Biological Sciences (060000): Community Ecology (060202): Ecology (060200): Evolutionary Biology (060300): Host-Parasite Interactions (060307): Life Histories (060308): Phylogeny and Comparative Analysis (060309): Population Ecology (060207): Speciation and Extinction (060311)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 2

Consultancy and Languages


  • English
    Last used: Today
    Spoken ability: Average
    Written ability: Excellent
  • Spanish
    Last used: Today
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent
  • Portuguese
    Last used: Today
    Spoken ability: Average
    Written ability: Excellent

Teaching and Supervision

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Co-supervisor 1 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • Paul Ogbuigwe - Doctor of Philosophy
    The role of protozoan genetic diversity in disease in New Zealand

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