Executive Committee Member (2019-)


Field of research: Animal Biology     







Prof. Carlos Vergara was born in Bogotá, Colombia in 1956. He studied a Bachelor in Biology at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, and obtained a degree as Biologist in 1982. He graduated with honors from the School of Sciences.

During 1983 he was an EXXON fellow at Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, in Panamá collaborating with David Roubik.

Between 1984 and 1985 he was part of a research Project on African Honey Bees in San Juan, Argentina.

In September 1985 he enrolled as a Ph. D. student at the Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, Athens (Georgia, USA), where he obtained a degree in Entomology in March 1992. Between 1987 and 1990 he carried out field work as part of my doctoral dissertation, on the invasion of African Honey Bees though the coastal Mexican states of Tabasco, Veracruz and Tamaulipas.

Between June 1992 and July 1993 he worked advising beekeepers and honey exporters in Yucatán to lessen the impact of African Honey Bees on the Peninsula’s beekeeping.

Since August 1993 he has been a Professor at the Universidad de las Américas-Puebla, where he has taught courses mainly on animal biology. He have advised the undergraduate thesis of over 30 Biology students.


He has been Principal Investigator or collaborator in 8 research projects. Currently,  he is a member of the Mexican National System of Researchers (Sistema Nacional de Investigadores, SNI), level 1.

Prof Carlos Vergara has published 32 scientific papers, 6 book chapters and is the coauthor of 3 books.

He has given presentations in 54 congresses, most of them international. He has been an Invited Speaker to 6 of these congresses.

He obtained the Mexican citizenship in 2000; married to a Mexican and has three Mexican children.