Emmanuel Arriaga Varela


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  • I was a PhD student in the Fikáček lab at the Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague from 2015-2019.
  • my PhD project was a part of the European Commision funded BIG4 consortium
  • in September 2019 I defended my PhD thesis Understanding the biodiversity boom in terrestrial hydrophiloid beetles.
Research interests:
  • biodiversity and natural history of mycophagous and leaf litter Coleoptera
  • systematics and evolution of terrestrial Hydrophilidae
  • taxonomy of Neotropical fungus beetle families Endomychidae and Anamorphidae (Coleoptera: Coccinelloidea)
  • worldwide fauna of Stenotarsus (Endomychidae)

Publications:
Education:

2007: BSc degree, University of Guadalajara (UdeG). Thesis project: “A synopsis of the Endomychidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea) of Mexico”. Supervisor: Dr. José Luis Navarrete-Heredia.
2012: MSc degree, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Thesis project: “Review of the genus Stenotarsus Perty (Coleoptera: Endomychidae) from Mexico, Guatemala and Belize”. Supervisor: Dr. Santiago-Zaragoza
2019: PhD degree, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. Thesis project: “Understanding the biodiversity boom in terrestrial hydrophiloid beetles”. Supervisor: Dr. Martin Fikáček
Employment history (until 2019):

September 2015-September 2018: researcher at the Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague (Systematics and evolution of terrestrial hydrophilid beetles)
September 2014-May 2015: biology, ecology and chemistry teacher at middle and high school. Instituto Terranova. Ajijic, Mexico.
March 2012-August 2014: research assistant in the project "Biodiversity and function of riparian ecosystems in a fragmented landscape". Instituto de Ecología A.C. – CONACYT, Xalapa, Mexico.
August-October 2012, May-September 2013: research assistant in the project "Ecological Patterns and social perception of biodiversity of the city of Xalapa: A multidisciplinary approach. Phases I and II" Instituto de Ecología A.C. – CONACYT, Xalapa, Mexico.
September 2011-September 2014: Wildlife specialist on vertebrates and vascular plants surveys for environmental impact studies for Evolve Acuambiental and Roberto Maciel Flores & Asociados consulting firms. Jalisco, Mexico.