Angelo Soto-Centeno

Research Associate, Former Postdoctoral Fellow



  • Ph.D. Biology Dec. 2013 University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Dissertation: Extinction and phylogeography of Caribbean bats during the late Quaternary Committee: David L. Reed (Chair), Michael Miyamoto, David W. Steadman, Susan Cameron, Gustav Paulay
  • M.S. Biology, emphasis in Ecosystems Biology Jun. 2004 Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI Thesis: Diet of two endemic bats in the Antilles: The importance of protein Committee: Allen Kurta (Chair), Catherine Bach, Jamin Eisenbach
  • B.S. Biology, emphasis in Microbiology Dec. 2001 Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, Bayamón, PR

Research Interests

My work primarily focuses on understanding bat (and other mammal) extinctions and speciation processes. In the Soto Lab of Bat Biology (SLaBB), we use cutting edge bioinformatic approaches to examine environmental, genetic, and morphological data together to help us evaluate hypotheses about the evolutionary processes that shaped bats (and other mammals) across space and time. This work relies strongly on natural history collection specimen data, field work, and laboratory studies. Areas of research in the SLaBB include: demography, community composition, extinction, natural history, paleontology, phylogeography, population connectivity, species distribution modeling, species delimitation, and systematics of mammals.


Teaching Experience

  • General Biology for Biology majors
  • Phylogenetics (Graduate level)
  • Island Biogeography (Graduate level)
  • Phylogeographic Inference (Graduate level)
  • Mammalogy (Graduate level)