Luis J. Aguirre-Lopez

Department of Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


I am an ecologist and biogeographer from Oviedo, Asturias. I’m interested in learning how complex biological systems work in order to apply this knowledge to the conservation of biodiversity.

My undergraduate studies were completed at the Faculty of Biology at the University of Oviedo. Following that, I moved to Mexico, where I received an honors Master’s degree in Biological Sciences. I am now pursuing a PhD in Biology in the Department of Biology at UNC-Chapel Hill.


Dec 21, 2023 I will be joining the Department of Biology at UNC-Chapel Hill on Spring ‘24! :smile:

selected publications

  1. Use of distribution models in the conservation of a Mexican endemic lagomorph
    Luis José Aguirre-López, and Tania Escalante
    Therya, 2021
  2. Rethinking ecological niches and geographic distributions in face of pervasive human influence in the Anthropocene
    Xiao Feng, A. Townsend Peterson, Luis José Aguirre-López, and 3 more authors
    Biological Reviews, 2024