Jamie Jimenez | Latina/o and Mexican-American Studies

Jamie Jimenez

Professor in Biological Sciences
ENV 310V


Dr. Jaime E. Jiménez is a wildlife ecologist and professor in the Departments of Biological Sciences and Philosophy and Religion Studies at University (U.) of North Texas (UNT), and at Universidad de Magallanes (UMAG) in Chile. He co-directs the Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program, a partnership between UNT, UMAG, and the Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity that focuses on conservation in the UNESCO Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve. Dr. Jiménez obtained his undergraduate degree from U. Católica (1985), an M.S. from U. Florida (1993), and a Ph.D. from Utah State U. (1999). He was a professor and chair of graduate programs at U. de Los Lagos from 1999 until 2011, when he accepted his current position at UNT. Dr. Jiménez is fellow and honorary fellow of the International Ornithologists' Union and of the American Ornithologists' Union, respectively. His research focuses on understanding the drivers that explain the abundances and distributions of species in space and time, particularly of terrestrial vertebrates of conservation concern, such as foxes, pumas, chinchillas, pudus, huemules, raptors, ducks, shorebirds, choroyes, monitos del monte, Magellanic woodpeckers, forest birds, and the invasive American mink. He has conducted research throughout Chile from Chungará to Navarino Island, in Bolivia, Perú, Guatemala, Costa Rica, and in the U.S. in ND, VA, NY, FL, and UT. Further, he has published 90+ peer reviewed papers, 10+ book chapters, and 2 books in 4 languages. With other colleagues, he runs the Tracing Darwin´s Path study abroad course in the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve since 2011.

Published Works in the area of Latina/o and Mexican American Studies: Jiménez, J.E., A. Deane, L.F. Pacheco, E.F. Pavez, J. Salazar-Bravo & P. Valladares-Faúndez. 2022. Chinchilla conservation vs. gold mining in Chile. Science 377(6605):480-481. https://doi.org/10.1126/Science.add7709

3 things about your current research you would like to share: I am interested in wildlife ecology and conservation. My preferred working groups are mammals, birds, and water bears (Tardigrades). My geographical research focus is in the southern cone of South America.