Nathan K. Lujan, PhD

Nathan K. Lujan


NSF Xingu Project Postdoc

Center for Systematic Biology and Evolution, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University


Noonan Population Genetics Laboratory, University of Mississippi


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

Center for Systematic Biology and Evolution
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103


Noonan Population Genetics Lab
University of Mississippi
214 Shoemaker
University, MS 38677


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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