Cristian Beza


Cristian Beza.

Cristian Beza is pursuing a Doctoral Degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Memphis. He graduated from the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala in 2009 with a Licentiate Degree in Biology and Wichita State University in 2013 with a Master’s Degree in biological sciences. His research interests are in the fields of evolution, systematics, and biogeography, specifically the family Passalidae. He is also interested in communicating science to the general public. For his undergraduate thesis, he worked on the “Molecular characterization and biogeographical analysis of the beetles (Coleoptera: Passalidae) from the genus Ogyges of the cloud forest island in the southern Guatemalan mountains”. For his Masters degree thesis he worked on “Cloud forest passalids: An evolutionary study of the genus Yumtaax”.
He also worked on conservation programs that focus on the Guatemalan dry regions and protecting the endangered Guatemalan beaded lizard, Heloderman horridum charlesbogerti.


  Cristian Beza
Department of Biological Sciences
3774 Walker Avenue, Ellington Hall 333
University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152
...... Publications:
Beza-Beza, C. F., E. B. Cano, J. C. Schuster, D. Archila, and M. Palmieri. 2011. Biogeografía molecular de escarabajos (Coleoptera: Passalidae) del género Ogyges grupo “laevissimus” y sus implicaciones en la conservación de los bosques nubosos de Guatemala. Revista de la Universidad del Valle de Guatemala 23: 18-22.


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