Lévy walker of life and science, focus on no-nonsense applied mathematics and physics. I use the lens of complexity to navigate through decisions we are compelled to make under incomplete information and deep uncertainty -> CV
I’am a CONACyT‘s Investigadores por México research fellow at IIMAS–UNAM, working mainly 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’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 monkeys in the rainforest, as a study system. After that, I continue in an interdisciplinary 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 most important related with Careta-Careta turtles) mostly doing socio-environmental modelling and (no-nonsense) applied probability and statistics. Then I had the opportunity of being a DGAPA Posdoctoral Fellow at Instituto de Astronomia (UNAM) with Sergio Mendoza, doing basically (no-nonsense) applied statistics in astrophysics. After that I was a full time researcher at EQUIDE–IBERO Worked as Cátedra CONACyT (now Investigadores pro México) at CONABIO as part of the team that designed and lunched SIPECAM a major national project for biodiversity monitoring.
Currently, 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.