Enrique La Marca

Tropical Ecologist, Conservationist, and Explorer in Venezuela

Enrique La Marca

Tropical Ecologist, Conservationist, and Explorer in Venezuela

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I am a Conservation Biologist and explorer currently living in Venezuela. I have dedicated more than thirty years to the biodiversity and conservation of tropical ecosystems and species (especially amphibians and reptiles). You may take a look at my scientific production in: ResearchGate. My research interests and travelings have taken me to more than twenty countries at four continents.

I retired from lecturing as a Full Professor at the University of Los Andes, but keep doing scientific research at the Laboratory of Biogeography at that institution and keep dedicating efforts to amphibian conservation and to highligt the World's biodiversity.

My love for the mountains at the ecoregion of the northern Andes lead me to create and manage a local tourism enterprise, namely Venezuelan Andes. Based on this experience and two recent Diplomas, one on Tourism Resource Management and another on Effective Digital Media, I built a website called Teleferika, devoted to biodiversity, conservation, and ecotourism. I invite you to take the adventure and enjoy it!

Enrique

Ph.D. Tropical Ecology Univ. Los Andes, Merida, Venezuela; M.Sc. Univ. Nebraska at Lincoln, USA; B.Sc. Univ. Colorado at Boulder, USA. Diploma in Tourism Resource's Management (University of Los Andes at Merida); Diploma in Efficient Digital Media Management (Central University of Venezuela, at Caracas).

Accompanying picture: In the Rwenzori mountains, in Uganda (Africa), year 2005.

  • Work
    • University of Los Andes
  • Education
    • University of Colorado Boulder
    • University of Nebraska–Lincoln