Reynaldo Linares Palomino

Reynaldo Linares-Palomino is a Tropical Biologist at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute. He leads the Peruvian Andes Biodiversity Monitoring and Assessment Program (BMAP) in 14 ecological landscapes under the influence of a trans-Andean gas pipeline and contributes to other conservation and development programs in critical habitats in the Andes, the Amazon, and the Alto Paraná Atlantic forests in Paraguay. Dr. Linares-Palomino uses science-based protocols for monitoring the status and trends of habitats and species for adaptive management and no-net loss of biodiversity. He also contributes to the assessment and evaluation of critical and natural habitats to apply impact-mitigation strategies and contribute to conservation. Dr. Linares-Palomino is a founding member of the DryFlor (Latin American Seasonally Dry Tropical Forest Floristic) Network. He earned a master of science degree in biodiversity and plant taxonomy from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and a PhD in biodiversity and ecology from the University of Göttingen, Germany. He can be reached at