Edmundo Gonzalez, Ph.D. Student, CUNY
Edmundo González was born in Mexico City. He completed a B.S. in Biology at the Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), in 1998, and an M.S. in Systematics at the Instituto de Biología, UNAM, in 2003. He surveyed the diversity and distribution of the scorpion fauna of Estado de México for his M.S. thesis. In 2004, Edmundo moved to the AMNH, supported by a National Science Foundation REVSYS grant on vaejovid systematics awarded to Lorenzo Prendini. He was accepted in the Ph.D. program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, City University of New York, in 2005, and he is studying systematic biology in preparation for a revision of a major group of North American Vaejovidae, conducted at the AMNH under the direction of Lorenzo Prendini. His research interests are centered upon the evolution, phylogeny and biogeography of Mexican scorpions. He has collected scorpions throughout mainland Mexico and Baja California.