About The Author

Dr. Pablo E. Schilman graduated in Biological Sciences (“Licenciatura” equivalent to MS) in 1995 and received his PhD from University of Buenos Aires in 1998. He subsequently received a DAAD postdoctoral fellowship to study at the University of Würzburg in Germany. After this, he studied in the Division of Biological Sciences at the University of California San Diego. In 2008, he joined the faculty in School of Sciences at the University of Buenos Aires where he is currently a professor in the Department of Biodiversity and Experimental Biology and researcher form the National Research Council (CONICET). Dr. Schilman’s interests focus on insect metabolism, desiccation resistance and behavior. He studies many types of insects, including kissing bugs, ants and the vinegar flies, Drosophila. Currently, his lab is interested in exploring the effects of temperature on metabolism, water loss rate and insect respirometry.

The Importance Of Physiology On Insect Geographical Distribution: The Role Of Desiccation Resistance For The Geographical Distribution Of Chagas Disease Vectors

Why do we not find polar bears in the tropics? Why are fewer insect species at higher latitudes (e.g., closer to the poles) or altitudes than near the equator or at sea level? Finding an explanation for the distribution pattern of species and understanding the factors that limit their geographic range have long been central