Nathan K. Lujan

Nathan K. LujanCurrent:

NSF International Research Fellow

Department of Natural History
Royal Ontario Museum


Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Toronto

Contact info

Office: (416) 586-5742
Cell: (615) 579-7234

Nathan Lujan
Department of Natural History
Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON, M5S 2C6, Canada


Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Toronto
25 Willcocks St.
Toronto, ON, M5S 3B2, Canada



Various popular descriptions and products of my research:

live and preserved photos of vouchered, identified fish specimens contributed to the popular aquarium fish website Planet Catfish

a profile of me and my research published in Spark, the alumni magazine Calvin College

a short PBS documentary about my working relationship with New York sculptor David Brooks

Rumble in the Jungle: a January 2013 New York Times editorial on effects of gold mining in South America

an article from the magazine of the Royal Ontario Museum about my 2012 expedition to Ecuador

• popular articles about my research from Practical Fishkeeping Magazine:

- New species of Pseudolithoxus plec described

- Three new species of Panaque described

- Two new species of plec described

- Suckermouths scrape for a living

- Two deepwater L-number plecs described

- Wood-grazing plecs aren’t all alike

- New Hypostomus from Venezuela

- New Lithoxus plec described from Guayana highlands

- Two new loricariids named

- L239 named Baryancistrus beggini

- Four L-number plecs get names

Texas A&M article on Lujan and Winemiller research on wood eating catfishes

• blog for Eddie Bauer’s First Ascent, describing 2011 fieldwork in Bolivia

National Geographic slideshow on new Panaque species from Peru

National Geographic story highlighting new Panaque species as one of the weirdest new animals of 2010

Smithsonian Magazine article on dams in the Amazon (one product of my 2010 expedition to the Inambari River in Madre de Dios, Peru)

website on 2007 expedition to the Serra do Cachimbo highlands in Brazil

website on the Fishes of Amazonas, Venezuela


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