Alessandro Catenazzi, PhD

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Alessandro Catenazzi

Assistant Professor

Department of Zoology, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale IL 62901

Phone: office (618) 453-4109, lab (618) 453-4117, field (305) 396-2626

E-mail: acatenazzi (at)

Catenazzi Lab

Current students: Brandon LaBumbard (Master), David Burkart (Master), Josh Parrott (Master), Alex Shepack (PhD)

Lab website:


2006. PhD, Department of Biological Sciences, Florida International University. Graduate advisor: Maureen Donnelly, PhD. Dissertation: The importance of marine subsidies for terrestrial consumers in coastal Peru

1998. Diploma of Biologist, Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Majors: vertebrate ecology, animal physiology. Title: Ecologie d'une population de salamandre tachetée au sud des Alpes 


Amphibian Seminar, spring 2015

Conservation Biology, every fall

Conservation of Natural Resources, spring 2014

Sophomore Seminar, fall 2014

Ecology of wildlife diseases (field course), summer 2012 & 2013

Advanced Evolutionary Biology, spring 2012

Vertebrate Biology & Anatomy, fall 2011

Ecology of Microbial Interactions, fall 2011

Ecology of Infectious Diseases, summer 2011

Human Ecology, fall 2011, spring 2011 & 2012

Diversity of Life, spring 2011

Research experience

2012-present. Research Associate, CORBIDI

2007-present. Conservation of montane forest anurans in SE Peru 

2010-2013. Research Associate, amphibian monitoring and conservation, Smithsonian Institution Andes BMAP

2011. Herpetologist, Rapid Biological Inventory, Kampankis, Peru (organized by The Field Museum)

2008. Conservation of stream-breeding amphibians, California

2003-2007 Importance of marine subsidies for terrestrial consumers in a hyper-arid coastal desert 

2007. Post-doctoral researcher, conservation of the Florida sand skink, Archbold Biological Station. Effect of prescribed fire on sand skink populations.

2006. Herpetologist, Rapid Biological Inventory, Alto Mazan/Nanay, Peru (organized by The Field Museum)

2004. Herpetologist, Rapid Biological Inventory, Santuario Nacional Megantoni, SE Peru (organized by The Field Museum)

2000-2001. Research Assistantship, Florida International University

1996-2000. Composition and structure of anuran communities along  altitudinal transects on the eastern slopes of the Andes. Field expeditions to the montane forests of the Manu National Park and the Marcapata Valley, Southeastern Peru, and to the Rio Abiseo National Park, Northern Peru (1996-2000)

1996-1998. Field assistant, Cocha Cashu Biological Station, Manu National Park, Peru

1998. Coordinator of the herpotological monitoring program, Groupe d'Etude et de Gestion de la Grande Cariçaie, Switzerland. Responsible of amphibian and reptiles monitoring in the largest swamp protected area in Switzerland during Spring 1998

1992-1996. Mark-recapture and monitoring study of salamander populations in the Alps

Professional experience

2013-present Assistant Professor, Southern Illinois University 

2009-2016 Amphibian Specialist Group Red List Authority, member

2012-present Associate, AmphibiaWeb

2012 Research Fellow, San Francisco State University

2012 Science Coordinator, Wayqecha Biological Station, ACCA

2011-2012 Lecturer, Gonzaga University

2009-2010 Post-doctoral Researcher, University of California, Berkeley

2008-2009 SNF Post-doctoral Research Fellow, University of California, Berkeley

2007 Visiting Post-doctoral Research Assistant, University of South Florida

2006 Resource person, OTS 2006-3, Costa Rica (July 2006)

2005 Resource person, OTS 2005-13 Ecologia de Ecosistemas Amazonicos, Iquitos (May 2005)

2002-2004 Lead Author, The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment

2002-2003 Executive committee member, Local organising committee member, webmaster. Sixth Latin American Congress of Herpetology, Lima Peru 19-23 January 2003

2002-2003 Information Officer, consultant. CIMA-Cordillera Azul (Center for Conservation, Research and Management of Protected Areas), Lima, Peru

2000-2002, 2004-2005 Teaching assistant, Florida International University, Miami, USA. Human Biology, General Biology, Phycology and Herpetology labs


Invited talks: Tropical Herping, Universidad Andina Simon Bolivar, November 2014; Eastern Illinois University, September 2013; SUNY Oswego, May 2013; Kansas University Biodiversity Institute, April 2013; Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, UC Berkeley, November 2012; Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, April 2012; Gonzaga University, December 2011; Washington State University, March 2011; Missouri University of Science & Technology, February 2011; ESPM Wildlife & Conservation Biology Seminar Series, UC Berkeley, April 2009; Symposium Biodiversidad y conservacion en los Andes orientales y la Amazonia del sureste del Peru, Cusco, October 2008 (plenary lecture); University of South Florida, April 2007; Archbold Biological Station Seminar Series, April 2007; Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, June 2004; Universidad Nacional Mayor San Marcos, June 2004; Taller Biologia de la Conservacion (Conopa, Cardiff University, Darwin Initiative, Guanaco 1), Lima, June 2004; 28 Aniversario Reserva Nacional de Paracas, Pisco 2003.

Peer review: Ecology (2015); PLOS ONE (2014,4x2013, 2x2012, 2x2011); Oikos (2011, 2008); Conservation Biology (2013); Nature Communications (2015); Animal Conservation (2012); Biological Conservation (2014, 2013, 2011, 2008); Proceedings Royal Society B (2014, 3x2013); Oecologia (2010, 2008); Journal of Biogeography (2012, 2009); Climatic Change (2013); Acta Oecologica (2009); Zootaxa (2011); EcoHealth (2012); Canadian Journal of Zoology (2014); Animal Biodiversity and Conservation (2014); Herpetological Monographs (2014, 2013), Journal of Herpetology (2012, 2011, 3x2010, 2007, 2004); Herpetological Journal (2014); African Journal of Ecology (2011); Revista Peruana de Biologia (2012, 2011); Biotropica (2013, 2010); Copeia (2010); Marine Ecology Progress Series (2x2013, 2010); Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (2012); Naturwissenschaften (2010); Journal of Arid Environments (2015, 2013, 2011, 2x2010); Herpetological Conservation and Biology (2012); Checklist (2014); Herpetology Notes (2015); Cuadernos de Herpetologia (2010); Alytes (2011, 2010); African Journal of Herpetology (2010); Applied Herpetology (2009); Wildlife Conservation Society (2008); Salamandra (2010, 2009, 2008); Revista Chilena de Historia Natural (2007); Herpetological Review (2006); Amphibia-Reptilia (2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, 1998, 1997); National Science Foundation (2014, 2007); Prentice-Hall (2006); Benjamin Cummings (2006).

Organizations: Faculty advisor, Herpetology Enthusiasts of Southern Illinois; Webmaster, Ecological Society of America Student Section, 2005. Officer and webmaster, FIU Graduate Student Association, 2005-2006; Treasurer, FIU Biology Graduate Student Association, 2004; Vice-President, FIU Herpetology Club, 2004, 2005; Treasurer, FIU Herpetology Club, 2002.

Volunteering: AV support, Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation Annual Meeting, Miami July 2004; local arrangements support, Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale 2005.

Academic honors, scholarships, grants

Swiss National Science Foundation Post-doctoral Fellowship (2008); Florida International University Dissertation Fellowship Grant (2006); FIU Graduate Student Association Scholarly Forum, April 2002; Research Assistanship, Tropical Biology Program, Florida International University, 2000-2001; Teaching Assistanship, Florida International University, 2000-2004; Presidential Award, Florida International University, 2000-2002, 2004-2006; Prix Jean Landry, University of Neuchâtel, November 1999; Prix des Jeunes Nature et Payasage (The Conservation Awards, Ford Foundation), September 1991.

Research grants: The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund (2014); Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (2013); National Science Foundation (2011, PI: Vance Vredenburg); Rufford Small Grants Foundation (2011, 2008); California Energy Commission (2009, PI: Mary Power, Co-PI: Sarah Kupferberg); Amphibian Specialist Group Award (with E. Lehr, 2008); Chicago Zoological Society's CBOT Fund (2008, Research Grant); Amazon Conservation Association (2007-2008, Research Grant); FIU GSA (2006, 2005, Travel Grant); SSAR (2006, Travel Grant); The Tinker Field Research Grant (2005); The Gaige Award, ASIH (2004); Sigma Xi (2004); FIU Graduate Student Association (Research Grant, 2002); Organization for Tropical Studies (2001); FIU Graduate Student Association (Travel grant, 2001); The Lerner-Gray Fund (2001); PADI Foundation (2001); Swiss Zoological Society (2000); Organization for Tropical Studies (2000); Fondation Matthey-Dupraz, University of Neuchâtel (1998); Swiss Wildlife Society (1997); Swiss Academy of Sciences (1997). Scholarships : Organization for Tropical Studies (2000).

Publications   Google scholar

2015 2014 2013 | 2012 | 201120102009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | before 2005


Catenazzi, A. 2015. State of the world's amphibians. Annual Review of Environment and Resources 40: in press.

Catenazzi, A., V. Uscapi, and R. von May. 2015. A new species of Noblella from the humid montane forests of Cusco, Peru. Zookeys 516: 71-84.

Jarvis, L., A. Angulo, A. Catenazzi, R. von May, J.L. Brown, E. Lehr, and J. Lewis. 2015. A re-assessment of priority amphibian species of Peru. Tropical Conservation Science: in press.

Fey, S. B., A. M. Siepielski, S. Nussle, K. Cervantes-Yoshida, J. L. Hwan, E. Hubber, M. J. Fey, A. Catenazzi and S. M. Carlson. 2015. Recent shifts in the occurrence, causes, and magnitude of animal mass mortality events. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 112: 1083-1088 News coverage: UC Berkeley |  

Catenazzi, A., V. Vargas G. and E. Lehr. 2015. A new species of Telmatobius (Amphibia: Anura: Telmatobiidae) from the Pacific slopes of the Andes, Peru. Zookeys 480: 81-95.| photos of types: CalPhotos | News coverage: Smithsonian Science | Earth Times | | UPI | Notimerica | | Sci-News | Earth Touch

Catenazzi, A. 2015. Book review. Perú: Cordillera Escalera-Loreto. Rapid Biological and Social Inventories Report 26. Copeia 2015: in press. 

Catenazzi, A. 2015. Book review. Perú: Ere-Campuya-Algodón. Rapid Biological and Social Inventories Report 25. Copeia 2015: 223-224. 


Catenazzi, A., E. Lehr and V. T. Vredenburg. 2014. Thermal physiology, disease and amphibian declines in the eastern slopes of the Andes. Conservation Biology 28: 509-517 News coverage: Livescience  ScienceDaily redOrbit |  Saluki Times

Chávez, G. and A. Catenazzi. 2014. A new Andean lizard of the genus Potamites (Sauria, Gymnophthalmidae) from Manu National Park, southeastern Peru. Zootaxa 3774: 45-56.

Catenazzi, A. and R. von May. 2014. Conservation status of amphibians in Peru. In: Status of Conservation and Decline of Amphibians: Western Hemisphere. H. Heatwole, C. Barrios-Amorós and J. Wilkinson (editors). Volume 9 in: Amphibian Biology, H. Heatwole (ed.), Herpetological Monographs 28: 1-23.

Havik, G., A. Catenazzi and M. Holmgren. 2014. Seabird nutrient subsidies benefit non-nitrogen fixing trees and alter species composition in South American coastal dry forests.  PLOS ONE 9(1): e86381. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0086381 | News coverage: AlphaGalileo   ScienceDaily    Sciworthy


Catenazzi, A. and S. J. Kupferberg. The importance of thermal conditions to recruitment success in stream-breeding frog populations distributed across a productivity gradient. Biological Conservation 168: 40-48.

Catenazzi, A., E. Lehr and R. von May. 2013. The amphibians and reptiles of Manu National Park and its buffer zone, Amazon basin and eastern slopes of the Andes, Peru. Biota Neotropica 13(4): 269–283.  | News coverage: National Geographic | Andina | Mongabay | | Amazon Aid Foundation | Infoamazonia Amphibian conservation blog | FrogLog

Catenazzi, A., R. von May, V. T. Vredenburg. 2013. High prevalence of infection in tadpoles increases vulnerability to fungal pathogen in high-Andean amphibians. Biological Conservation, 159: 413-421.

Böhm, M., et al. 2013. The conservation status of the world's reptiles. Biological Conservation 157: 372-385.  | News coverage:  BBC  Time | IUCN | The Guardian

Lehr, E., C. Gregory and A. Catenazzi. 2013. A new species of Pristimantis (Anura: Strabomantidae) from the Rio Abiseo National Park, Peru. Zootaxa 3731: 201-211.

Catenazzi, A. and P. Venegas. 2013. Anfibios y reptiles/ Amphibians and reptiles. In: Peru: Cerros de Kampankis (N. Pitman, E. Ruelas Inzunza, D. Alvira et al., eds.). Rapid Biological Inventories. The Field Museum, Chicago.

Catenazzi, A., R. von May, V.T. Vredenburg. 2013. Conservation of the high Andean frog Telmatobius jelskii along the PERU LNG pipeline in the Regions of Ayacucho and Huancavelica, PeruIn: Monitoring biodiversity: Lessons from a Trans-Andean megaproject (A. Alonso, F. Dallmeier, G. Servat, eds.). Smithsonian Scholarly Press, Washington DC.

McCoy E.D., E. J. Britt, A. Catenazzi and H. R. Mushinsky. 2013. Fire and herpetofaunal diversity in the Florida scrub ecosystem. Natural Areas Journal 33: 316-326.


Kupferberg, S. J., W. Palen, A. Lind, S. Bobzien, A. Catenazzi, J. Drennan, M. E. Power. 2012. Effects of altered flow regimes by dams on survival, population declines, and range-wide losses of California river-breeding frogs. Conservation Biology 26: 513-524.

Catenazzi, A., R. von May, E. Lehr, G. Gagliardi-Urrutia, and J.M. Guayasamin. 2012. A new, high-elevation glassfrog (Anura: Centrolenidae) from Manu National Park, southern Peru. Zootaxa 3388: 56-68.  News coverage:  SF Chronicle  Wired | El Comercio | Mongabay English / Spanish | FrogLog

Furey, P.C., S. Mayama, R.L. Lowe, and A. Catenazzi. 2012. Frankophila wayqechae sp. nov., a new aerophilic diatom species from the Peruvian Andes, South America. Diatom Research 27: 165-175

von May R., A. Catenazzi, A. Angulo, P.J. Venegas, C. Aguilar. Investigación y conservación de la biodiversidad en Perú: importancia del uso de técnicas modernas y procedimientos administrativos eficientes. Revista Peruana de Biología 19: 347-354.

Aguilar, C., A. Catenazzi, K. Siu Ting and P. Venegas. 2012. Morphological variation of Telmatobius atahualpai (Anura: Ceratophryidae) with comments on its phylogenetic relationships and synapomorphies for the genus. Phyllomedusa 11: 3-15.

Catenazzi, A., E. Lehr, L.O. Rodriguez and V.T. Vredenburg. 2011. Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis and the collapse of anuran species richness and abundance in the upper Manu National Park, Peru.Conservation Biology 25: 382-391. PDF   monitoring

Catenazzi, A. Temperature constraint of elevational range of tropical amphibians: response to Forero-Medina et al. Conservation Biology 25: 425-426.

Duellman, W. E., A. Catenazzi, D. C. Blackburn. 2011. A new species of marsupial frog (Anura:Hemiphractidae: Gastrotheca) from the Andes of southern Peru. Zootaxa 3095: 1-14.  |    pictures

Catenazzi, A. and R. von May. 2011. A new species of marsupial frog (Hemiphractidae: Gastrotheca) from an isolated montane forest in Peru. Journal of Herpetology 45: 161-166.  |   pictures of types   |   more pictures

Lehr, E. and A. Catenazzi. A new species of marsupial frog (Anura: Hemiphractidae: Gastrotheca) from the Rio Abiseo National Park in Peru. Herpetologica 67: 449-459.

van Leeuwen, J.P., A. Catenazzi and M. Holmgren. Spatial, ontogenetic and sexual effects on the diet of a Teiid lizard in arid South America. Journal of herpetology 45:472-477.  |  video

Catenazzi, A. Anfibios y reptiles (Herpetofauna). In: J. Baiker, Guía ecoturística: Mancomunidad Saywite-Choquequirao-Ampay (Apurímac, Perú). Con especial referencia a la identificación de fauna, flora, hongos y líquenes en el departamento de Apurímac y sitios adyacentes en el departamento de Cusco. Serie Investigación y Sistematización N.º 15. Programa Regional ECOBONA - INTERCOOPERATION. Lima..


Catenazzi, A., V.T. Vredenburg and E. Lehr. Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in the live frog trade of Telmatobius (Ceratophryidae) in the tropical Andes. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 92: 187-191. |   picture

Lehr, E. and A. Catenazzi. 2010. Two new species of Bryophryne (Anura: Strabomantidae) from high elevations in southern Peru (Region of Cusco). Herpetologica 66: 308-319.

Saha, S., A. Catenazzi and E. S. Menges. 2010. Does time since fire explain plant biomass allocation in the Florida scrub ecosystem? Fire Ecology 6: 13-25.


Catenazzi, A. and E. Lehr. 2009. The generic allocation of "Hyla" antoniiochoai De la Riva & Chaparro, 2005 (Anura), with description of its advertisement call and ecology. Zootaxa 2304: 61-68  

Kupferberg, S. J.,  A. Catenazzi , K. Lunde , A. Lind, W. Palen. 2009. Parasitic copepod (Lernaea cyprinacea) outbreaks in Foothill Yellow-Legged Frogs (Rana boylii) linked to unusually warm summers in Northern California. Copeia 2009: 532-540   |  pictures

Lehr, E. and A. Catenazzi. 2009. Three new species of Bryophryne (Anura: Strabomantidae) from the Region of Cusco, Peru. South American Journal of Herpetology 4: 125-138   cover  types of hanssaueri  gymnotis  zonalis

Catenazzi, A., L. O. Rodriguez and M. A. Donnelly. 2009. The advertisement call of four species of glass frogs from southeastern Peru. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and the Environment 44: 83-91

Catenazzi, A., J. Brookhart, J.O., and P.E. Cushing. 2009. The natural history of coastal Peruvian solifuges with a redescription of Chinchippus peruvianus and an additional new species (Arachnida, Solifugae, Ammotrechidae). Journal of Arachnology 37: 151-159videos & photographs

Jacobs, J., von May, R. and A. Catenazzi. 2009. Oil or death in the Amazon. Online comment to PLoS ONE article "Oil and gas projects in the western Amazon: threats to wilderness, biodiversity, and indigeneous people". Online comment posted on PLoS 8 June 2009

Lehr, E. and A. Catenazzi. 2009. A new species of Noblella (Anura: Strabomantidae) from southern Peru.  Copeia 2009: 148-156pictures  press

Lehr, E., A. Catenazzi and D. Rodriguez. 2009. A new species of Pristimantis (Anura: Strabomantidae) from the Amazonian lowlands of northern Peru. Zootaxa 1990: 30-40


von May, R., A. Catenazzi et al. 2008. Current state of conservation knowledge on threatened amphibian species in Peru. Tropical Conservation Science 1: 376-396

Venegas, P., A. Catenazzi, K. Siu Ting and J. Carrillo. 2008. Two new species of harlequin frogs (Anura: Bufonidae: Atelopus) from the Andes of northern Peru. Salamandra 44: 163-176  pictures

Castilla, A.M., B. Vanhooydonck and A. Catenazzi. 2008. Feeding behavior of the Columbretes lizard Podarcis atrata, in relation to the marine species, L. italica (Isoposa, Crustaceae). Belgian Journal of Zoology 138: 146-148

Lehr, E. and A. Catenazzi. 2008. A new species of Bryophryne (Anura: Strabomantidae) from southern Peru. Zootaxa 1784: 1-10  pictures

Catenazzi, A. and M.A. Donnelly. 2008. Sea lions (Otaria flavescens) as hosts of the common vampire bat (Desmodus rotundus). Marine Ecology Progress Series 360: 285-289  download KML file

Catenazzi, A. and M. Bustamante. 2008. Anfibios y reptiles/ Amphibians and reptiles. In: Vriesendorp, C.,  J.A. Alvarez, N. Barbagelata, W.S. Anderson, D.K. Moskovits (Eds). Peru: Nanay/Mazan/Arabela. Rapid Biological Inventories 18. The Field Museum, Chicago

Catenazzi, A., H.R. Mushinsky and E.D. McCoy. 2008. Plestiodon reynoldsi. Albinism. Herpetological Review 39: 228  pictures


Catenazzi, A. and M.A. Donnelly. 2007. Role of supratidal invertebrates in the decomposition of beach-cast green algae (Ulva sp.). Marine Ecology Progress Series 349: 33-42

Catenazzi, A. and M. A. Donnelly. 2007. Distribution of geckos in northern Peru: long-term effects of strong ENSO events? Journal of Arid Environments 71: 327-332

Catenazzi, A. and M. A. Donnelly. 2007. The Ulva connection. Marine green algae subsidize terrestrial consumers in coastal Peru. Oikos 116: 75–86

Carrillo, J. and A. Catenazzi. 2007. Eleutherodactylus buccinator. Reproduction. Herpetological Review 38: 183


Catenazzi, A. 2006. Phrynopus cophites. Reproduction. Herpetological Review 37: 206  picture

Catenazzi, A. 2006. Microlophus peruvianus. Saurophagy. Herpetological Review 37: 90


Catenazzi, A., J. Carrillo and M.A. Donnelly. 2005. Seasonal and geographic eurythermy in a coastal Peruvian lizard. Copeia 2005(4): 713-723

Catenazzi, A. 2005. Identifying ecosystem processes that maintain biodiversity in coastal Peru. In: Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity. Success stories in implementation of the programmes of work on dry and sub-humid lands and the global taxonomy initiative. CBD Technical Series No. 21, pp. 37-39

Agardy, T., J. Alder, P. Dayton, S. Curran, A. Kitchingman, M. A. Wilson, A. Catenazzi, J. Restrepo, C. Birkeland, S. Blaber, S. Saifullah, G. Branch, D. Boersma, S. Nixon, P. Dugan, C. Vörösmarty. 2005. Coastal Systems and Coastal Communities. In: Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. Ecosystems and Human Well-being: Current State and Trends. Findings of the Condition and Trends Working Group. Island Press.

Babu, S. C., K. Hamilton, M. Levy, A. Catenazzi, MA Chen, W. Reid, V. Rhoe, D. Sengupta, C. Ximing, A. Balmford, W. Bond. 2005. Ecosystem change and human wellbeing. In: Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. Ecosystems and Human Well-being: Current State and Trends. Findings of the Condition and Trends Working Group. Island Press.

Rodriguez, L. and A. Catenazzi. 2005. Anfibios y reptiles/ Amphibians and reptiles. In: Peru: Megantoni. Rapid Biological Inventories 15, pp. 199-204. The Field Museum, Chicago

before 2005

Catenazzi, A. and L. Rodriguez. 2001. Diversidad, distribución y abundancia de anuros en la parte alta de la Reserva de Biosfera del Manu. In: Rodriguez, L. (ed.). El Manu y otras experiencias de investigación y manejo de bosques neotropicales. Pro-Manu, Cusco (Peru). Pp. 53-57.

Catenazzi, A. 1998. Inventaire des Batraciens de la Grande Cariçaie. Printemps 1998. Série Gestion des zones naturelles de la rive sud du Lac de Neuchâtel, 50. Groupe d'étude et de gestion de la Grande Cariçaie, Yverdon-les-bains (Switzerland).

Abstracts : 

Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles meeting, Lawrence KS 2015; Latin American Congress of Herpetology, Cartagena 2014; International Biogeography Society Biennial Meeting, Miami 2013; Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Portland 2012; 

Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh 2010; 

Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Providence 2010; 

Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Albuquerque 2009; Annual Meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Boston 2009; Arachnological Society of America, Berkeley 2008; Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Montreal 2008; World Congress of Herpetology, Manaus 2008; Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, St Louis 2007; II Jornada Cientifica Reserva Nacional de Paracas, Pisco 2007; Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Memphis 2006; Gordon Research Conference, Bates College 2006; Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, New Orleans 2006; IX Congreso Latinoamericana de Botanica, Santo Domingo 2006; Annual Meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Orlando 2006; Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Montreal 2005; Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Tampa 2005; Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation, Miami 2004; VI Congreso Latinoamericano de Herpetologia, Lima 2003; Symposio "El Manu y otras experiencias de investigación y manejo de bosques neotropicales", Puerto Maldonado (Peru) 2001; CETROB, Florida International University, Miami 2000; Satellite Symposium on Ecology and Evolution, Lausanne 2000; V Congreso Latinoamericano de Herpetología, Montevideo 1999; International Symposium on Spatial Analysis in Biogeography and Ecology, Leicester 1999; Congreso Latinamericano de Ecología, Arequipa 1998; Third World Congress of Herpetology, Prague 1997

As co-editor: abstract book of the Sixth Latin American Congress of Herpetology, Lima Peru, January 2003.

Outreach publications

1. Farniente au pays des serpents. Aug-Sep 1997, La Salamandre 121: 44-46.

2. Para vivir mejor (with Alejandro Smith), June 1999, Publication of the Environmental Education Program in the Manu Biosphere Reserve, APECO.

3. Manual de capacitación para guardaparques. Publication of CIMA-Cordillera Azul, Lima Peru 2002.

4. Ranas comunes de Tambopata (Guillermo Knell, Rudolf von May, Lily Rodriguez, Alessandro Catenazzi). Rapid Color Guide #165, The Field Museum, Chicago, 2004.

5. Lagartijas y aves de Paracas/ Lizards and birds of Paracas. Rapid Color Guide #175, The Field Museum, Chicago, 2005.

6. Anfibios de Los Amigos, Manu y Tambopata (R. von May, J. Jacobs, R. Jennings, A. Catenazzi, L. Rodriguez). Rapid Color Guide #236, The Field Museum, Chicago, 2008.

7. Anfibios y reptiles de Kampankis (A. Catenazzi, P. Venegas). Rapid Color Guide #363, The Field Museum, Chicago, 2012.

8. Anfibios de Acjanaco, Wayqecha y Pillahuata. Rapid Color Guides #461, The Field Museum, Chicago, 2012. 

9. Catenazzi, A. Reptiles terrestres. Pintados por el desierto. In: Biodiversidad de Paracas. Environmental Resources Management, Lima.

Professional affiliations

AmphibiaWeb, American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Ecological Society of America, Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation, Swiss Wildlife Society, Swiss Zoological Society, World Wildlife Fund, Pro Natura, Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Herpetologie und Terrarienkunde