• 12 October 2023
  • 12:05-12:10
  • Room: Digital

Rodrigo Medellín’s vision for Earth: The Batman of Mexico


Dive into the world of Rodrigo Medellín as he unveils his vision for Earth, urging us all to engage and ‘talk to your neighbor’ for a sustainable and interconnected future.

Rodrigo Medellín, a prominent figure in Mexican mammal ecology and conservation, has dedicated over 30 years to studying and safeguarding his home country’s diverse wildlife, with a particular focus on bats. With a multidisciplinary approach integrating community ecology, plant-animal interactions, population biology and molecular ecology, he has earned a PhD from the University of Florida after graduating from UNAM.

Medellín holds key academic positions, including adjunct professor at Columbia University and the University of Arizona. He has been a pivotal figure in various national and international conservation organizations, notably serving as President of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB). As a prolific author and researcher, Medellín has published over 170 works, including scientific articles and books on bat ecology, mammal conservation, and diversity. He is the founder and director of the Program for Conservation of Bats of Mexico, and his impactful contributions have been recognized through numerous awards and honors.