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Dr Pedro Lozada


Museo de Historia Natural

Dr Pedro Lozada is a biologist dedicated to the study of systematic entomology. His specialization is the study of the leafhoppers of the Neotropical Region (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae), particularly in the subfamilies Cicadellinae and Idiocerinae. In 1997 he was hired by the Natural History Museum of Paris, France, to do research on the type material of this group of insects. He travelled five times to Germany to study leafhoppers in different museums of natural history, all of them funded by DAAD, between 1995 and 2012. In 2014 he had a six-week trip to Ecuador to study Cicadellinae in the collection of the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Quito funded by CONCYTEC, the Peruvian grant foundation.

He has more than 40 publications in Peruvian and international journals on the taxonomy of leafhoppers, with several new species and four new genera published. Presently, he is participating in three research projects, one with CYTED with the participation of researchers from Brazil, Spain, Portugal, Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. The objective of this project is to study the insect pests of citrus plantations in the tropical Americas, with a comparison of the subject of the participating countries. The other two projects are with Peruvian colleagues, encompassing the study of phytoplasmas and their insect vectors and the importance of soil insects in the conservation of tropical forests, funded by CONCYTEC.