Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Gerardo Ceballos

Speaker 2018 2018 Speaker Breakthrough Day

Gerardo Ceballos is a Senior Researcher at the Institute of Ecology at UNAM and a major figure in global conservation science, particularly researching and actively tackling the loss of biodiversity in his native Mexico and globally. Thus, Dr. Ceballos is Lead Researcher at the EcoLabUNAM. His theoretical work resulted in the first evaluation ever of the conservation status of the entire class of land mammals on a global scale. In a recent study on the decimation of animal species worldwide, Gerardo and colleagues warn of the dramatic scope of the coming sixth mass extinction event caused by human-made habitat destruction, overhunting, toxic pollution and climate change.

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