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Independent experts nominated by country party

Alejandro Emilio Castellanos Villegas

First name
Alejandro Emilio
Last name
Castellanos Villegas
Nominating Country
Date of Nomination
Other Disciplines
Natural Resource Management
Plant Science
UN languages spoken


Job function
Scientific and Technological Research Center
Telephone number
52 62 592 102
Work experience
- Full time researcher at CICTUS-Sonora University, 1977-1981_x000D_
- Associated researcher at Autonomous National University (UNAM), 1988-1990_x000D_
- Titular full time researcher "C" at CICTUS-Sonora University, 1996-to date_x000D_
- Chief of the Department in CICTUS-Sonora University 1991-1995_x000D_
- Design and direction of research projects: a) Biodiversity of four contiguous ecosystems. A case for global change monitoring. Arizona University-Sonora University. 1994. b) Comparative studies in North and South America along an ridity graident: a methodlogy approach to upscaling the functional role of diversity wthin plant communities: Interamerican Institue for Global Change Study. 1996-1999.
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
B. Sc. Biology, Autonomous National University of Mexico (UNAM)_x000D_
M. Sc. , Autonomous national University of Mexico (UNAM)_x000D_
Ph. D. Biological Sciences, Department of Biological Sciences, Stnaford University, Stanford California, E.U.A.
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. Castellanos, A.E., W.L. Halvorson and Valdez. Effects of Land Use: Cover changes and buffel grass spread within desert plants. Communities in Central Sonora, Mexico. 5th International Congress on Desert Development. The Endless Frontier (in press)._x000D_
2. Castellanos, et. al. Differential survivorship and establishment in Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba). Journal of Arid Environments 19:65-76 English. 1990._x000D_
3. Castellanos et al. Utilization alternatice of Sonora desert plants. University Journal of Science and Technology. 1:19-23. Spanish. 1980._x000D_
4. Castellanos et al. Ecology, utilization and conservation of vegetal communities in Sonora State. hermosillo, Sonora. pp. 25-37 Spanish, 1992_x000D_
5. Castellanos, A.E., W. Halvorson, D. Valdez & Murietta. Effects of land use cover changes and buffel grass spread within desert plant communities in Central Sonora, Mexico. Journal Arid Environments, English, 1997.
Other activities
- Member, Mexican Botanical Society_x000D_
- Member, American Ecological Society_x000D_
- Member, Society for Range Management_x000D_
- Member, The Bean Improvement Cooperative_x000D_
- Member, National Geographic Society
- National researcher in 1991, National Researcher System (CONACYT)_x000D_
- Member of the Steering Committee on Comparative Studies on Temperate Terrestrial Ecosystems. Interamerican Institute (IAI) Durhan North Carolina_x000D_
- Member of the Committee for Ecol
Organisation name
Universidad de Sonora
Organisation street address
Boulevard Encinas y Rosales_x000D_
P.O. Box 54, Hermosillo, C.P. 83000
Organisation city
Organisation country