Juan David Carrillo Sanchez
My main scientific goal is to understand the drivers and mechanisms that generate and erode biodiversity across space and time. I am interested in elucidating the relationships between i) biotic interactions and ii) abiotic factors (e.g., environmental changes) and changes of diversification, migration, and morphological variation. To achieve this goal, I used an interdisciplinary approach combining data from fossil and living organisms to study changes in diversity, in the distribution of species, and in their morphological evolution through time. I am also engaged in communicating science to society and increasing awareness of evolution and biodiversity.
Research and publications
Elucidating the effect of past climatic changes on species abundances in the tropics
Start: 01.08.2022 - End: 31.07.2024
Unravelling the effects of the Miocene global warming event in the tropics
Start: 01.08.2021 - End: 31.07.2022