Luis research interests include the ecology, evolution and conservation of mammals, with a specific focus on terrestrial species, although He studied the niche dynamics of migratory bats for my undergraduate thesis.
His PhD project was supervised by Dr Diana Fisher, Dr Kerrie Wilson, and Dr Simon Blomberg (School of Biological Sciences, UQ). Luis was examining the relationship between the evolutionary history of mammalian species and their present day risk of extinction in the context of anthropogenic threats. He was using Bayesian models in a spatially explicit setting to better understand the drivers of threat to evolutionarily distinct and data deficient species.
PhD Candidate, The University of Queensland, 2010 – 2014
Verde-Arregoitia, L.D., Rios-Munoz, C.A. and Leon, L. 2007. Seasonal niches of migratory bats: spatial and temporal distribution of the Mexican free-tailed bat Tadarida brasiliensis mexicana. In: XIV International Bat Research Conference, 37th NASBR, Merida, YUC, Mexico, 2007, August 19-23