Denison welcomes Julio Lemos-Espinal as International Scholar in Residence for the week of February 1.
Lemos-Espinal is a research professor in the Laboratorio de Ecología de la Unidad de Biología, Tecnología y Prototipos of the Facultad de Estudios Profesionales Iztacala UNAM.
Over the week, he will meet with Denison students in biology, modern languages and environmental studies disciplines, and he will visit with students in the Granville High School' Spanish classes.
Lemos-Espinal obtained a Ph.D. at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Nebraska. His research focuses on the ecology and distribution of amphibians and reptiles in central and northern Mexico. He has authored or coauthored numerous publications, including several books. In addition to his work with amphibians and reptiles, Julio and his wife are avid collectors of masks used in cultural ceremonies in rural Mexico.