Born 05 08 1953 in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Marital status: single
Doctor in Biological Science 1988
Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales - Universidad de Buenos Aires
Thesis: "The genus Berosus Leach in Argentina".
Published as "El género Berosus Leach en América del Sur", Revta. Museo arg. Cs nat. 6(4): 57-235. 1989
New species described: 10.
New species: 1.
Papers published to date: 54
Lista de trabajos
Diploma (Licenciatura) Biological Science (Zoology: Morphology and Sistematics) 1980
Thesis: "The genus Derallus Sharp in Argentina"
Published as "The genus Derallus Sharp in Argentina", Revta Soc. ent. arg. 40 (1-4): 285-286. 1981.
After graduating, I held several scholarships aimed at completing my doctorate (CONICET). After doctoring, I earned a postdoctoral scholarship to visit Brussel (Belgium) and entered the career of scientific researcher, all in CONICET.
As scholarship holder and as researcher I have described 40 species of Coleoptera Hydrophiloidea and cleared the status of Epimetopidae, Georissidae, Hydrochidae, Hydrophilidae Berosini and Hydrophilidae Laccobiini in Argentina.
I used my knowledge of general entomological biodiversity and the methodology I had learned to begin the study of Forensic Entomology in Argentina in 1993.
In 1994 there was a notorious criminal case which hinged on datation. My entomological expertise settled the date. As a result of the impact of this case on public opinion, compulsory military service was abolished in Argentina.
See Oliva and Ravioli: Conscript Carrasco, a peacetime casuality. Anil Aggrawal's Journal of Forensic Science, 2004.
Since then, I am Chief (and sole staff) of the Laboratory of Forensic Entomology, at the Museo argentino de Ciencias naturales, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
SPANISH: native language
ENGLISH: IELTS examination in 2004: 8.
FRENCH: fluent. Spent 2 years in Brussel, Belgium.
Check my grammar and spelling at www.everyoneweb.fr/bestiolePampa
German: can read papers on biological subjects, follow informatic instructions, go shopping.
Italian: can read, speak for everyday use.
Latin: can read old descriptions, work Classical texts with a lexicon, write botanical descriptions with a lexicon.
Chinese (mandarin) rudiments
Bahasa Indonesia: rudiments
Drawing (analytical and imaginative)
Painting, carving, paper cutting
Good everyday use of computer. Text processing, image editing, handling of e-mail with proper security norms.
Old fashioned lab skills. Can light Bunsen burner without burning bungling fingers.
Remote sensors 1988
Production of aromatic plants 2008
Elementary chocolate-making 2010
CONICET= Consejo nacional de investigaciones científicas y tecnológicas