Rodrigo Medellín

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Rodrigo Medellín
Rodrigo A. Medellín

Mexico city
Other namesRodrigo A. Medellín
AwardsWhitley Award (2004), Whitley Gold Award (2012)
Scientific career
FieldsBat conservation, mammal expert.
Institutionses:Instituto de Ecología at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, American Museum of Natural History

Dr Rodrigo A. Medellín is a Mexican ecologist and academic known for his work in the field of bat conservation,[1][2] jaguars,[3][4] bighorn sheep,[5] and ocelot,[6] among others. He works at the Instituto de Ecología at the National Autonomous University of Mexico and has worked for the American Museum of Natural History,[7][8] and he has been an ambassador for the International Union for Conservation of Nature.[9]

In 2004 he received the Whitley Award, and in 2012 he was the first-ever recipient of the Whitley Gold Award.[10] In 2008 he received a Rolex Award for Enterprise. In 2014 he was the subject of a BBC documentary film titled Natural World: The Bat Man of Mexico.[11][12]


  1. ^ Megan Garber (29 August 2013). "The Batman of Central Park". The Atlantic. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
  2. ^ Sarah McPherson (12 June 2014). "Rodrigo Medellín: batting for bats". Discover Wildlife. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
  3. ^ Medellín, Rodrigo A.; de la Torre; Zarza; Chávez; Ceballos (2016). El jaguar en el siglo XXI. La perspectiva continental. Mexico City: Fondo de Cultura Económica. ISBN 9786071635358.
  4. ^ Medellín, Rodrigo A.; Equihua; Chetkiewicz; Crawshaw; Rabinowitz; Redford; Robinson; Sanderson; Taber (2002). El jaguar en el nuevo milenio. Mexico City: Fondo de Cultura Económica. ISBN 9681666178.
  5. ^ Cassaigne, Ivonne; Medellín, Rodrigo A.; Guasco (2010). "Mortality during epizootics in bighorn sheep: effects of initial population size and cause". Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 46: 763–771. doi:10.7589/0090-3558-46.3.763.
  6. ^ Bárcenas, Horacio; Medellin, Rodrigo A. "Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) in Aguascalientes, Mexico". The Southwestern Naturalist. 55: 447–449. doi:10.7550/rmb.34014.
  7. ^ "Dr. Rodrigo A. Medellín" (in Spanish). National Autonomous University of Mexico. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  8. ^ "Rodrigo Medellin". American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
  9. ^ "Dr Rodrigo Medellin, Hannah Rothschild, Michael Ashton, Sir Roger Carrick". BBC. 9 May 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
  10. ^ "Rodrigo Medellin". Whitley Awards. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
  11. ^ "The Bat Man of Mexico". BBC. 13 June 2014. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
  12. ^ Sam Wollaston (14 June 2014). "Natural World: The Batman of Mexico – TV review". The Guardian. Retrieved 26 June 2014.