Andrea Bernal Rivera 

Andrea Bernal Rivera

University of Washington
Seattle, USA
Ph.D. Student



I am a Colombian biologist and a Ph.D. student at the University of Washington in Seattle. My research focuses on the interplay of physiology and ecology related to bat evolution. I’m especially interested in bat physiological diversity and plasticity, and how this can be related to bat conservation. I am also a member of the Program for the conservation of Bats in Colombia, a member of the Colombian Society of Mastozoology, and an associate researcher at the Calima Foundation for biodiversity research and conservation in the tropics. My favorite bat species is Artibeus lituratus.

Selected recent publications:

Andrea Bernal-Rivera, Oscar M. Cuellar-Valencia, Cristian Calvache-Sánchez, and Oscar E. Murillo-García. 2023. Morphological, anatomical, and physiological signs of senescence in the great fruit-eating bat (Artibeus lituratus). Acta Chiropterologica, 24(2): 405-413.