Oliver López Corona

Lévy walker of life and Scholar focus on no-nonsense applied mathematics and interdisciplinary physics  (hunting scientific Black Swans).  Currently, together with Elvia Ramírez-Carrillo and Gustavo Magallanes , I’m expanding the concept of Holobiont to incorporate niche construction theory in order to increase our understanding of the current planetary crisis. By this, we have proposed a new ontology, the Ecobiont, as the basic evolutionary unit of analysis. We make the case of Homo Sapiens organized around modern cities (Technobiont) as a different Ecobiont from Classical  Homo Sapiens (i.e. Hunter-gatherers). We consider that Ecobiont ontology helps to make visible the coupling of  Homo Sapiens with other biological entities under processes of natural and cultural evolution. Not to see this coupling hidden systemic risks and enhance the probability of catastrophic events. So Ecobiont ontology is necessary to understand and respond to the current planetary crisis. See the full paper in here

So from a personal and intellectual perspective, i’m very interesting in finding strategies to promote both a life style and a society structure that get us away from the Technobionts and more close to Classical  Homo Sapiens. In that manner i’m focus on the concept and practice of Antifragility and Skin in the Game as conceptualized by N.N. Taleb.


I’am a Cátedras CONACyT research fellow at CONABIO,  working onmainly in a general framework of Health (especially Ecosystem Health) that covers: the current state of health in terms of composition, structure and function (Integrity); the dynamics of the system (criticality) and the type of response to external disturbances (Antifragility).

I also collaborate as an associated researcher at the Centro de Ciencias de la Complejidad-C3 from the Universidad Autónoma de México (UNAM) and I’m member of the Sistema Nacional de Investigadores (SNI).

I did undergraduate studies in Physics with Denis Boyer from the complexity Department at Institute de Física (UNAM) studying anomalous diffusion in heterogeneous media, using  the foraging movement of spider monkey in the rainforest, as study system. After that, I continue in a interdiscplinary line of work with Pablo Padilla and Oscar Escolero from IIMAS and Geology Institutes at UNAM, with which i realized my graduate studies of MsC and PhD on the Earth Sciences grad-school at UNAM.

After my PhD i worked in the Laboratorio Nacional de Ciencias de la Sostenibilidad in several projects (the must important related with Careta-Careta turtles) mostly doing socio-environmental modelling and (no-nonsense) Data Science. Then I had the opportunity of being a DGAPA Posdoctoral Fellow at  Instituto de Astronomia (UNAM) with Sergio Mendoza, doing basically (no-nonsense) Data Science in astrophysics. Afterworlds i was a full time researcher at Sustainability Institute which is part of the Universidad Iberoamericana (IBERO)


Compra mi libro: Complectere. Principios básicos para tomar decisiones en un mundo complejo