About me

I am a doctoral candidate at Purdue University and the Biodiversity Data Manager for the Map of Life Project at Yale University.

My professional interests include:

  • Soundscape ecology
  • Bioacoustics
  • Anuran biology and ecology
  • Ecological Informatics
  • Biodiversity databases
  • Web-based ecological applications
  • Communities and populations
  • University-level education in the STEM fields
  • Public understanding of science

This is a personal blog. The opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of my employer or university.


I was born and raised in the San Juan metro area, Puerto Rico. I have a B.S. in Biology and a M.S. degree in Tropical Ecology from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras.

Curriculum Vitae

Google Scholar profile

You can follow me on Twitter (in Spanish and English) or visit my personal blog (in Spanish). I contribute to Wikipedia in English and Spanish and started contributing to the Encyclopedia of Life as a curator. I recently started using git, you can find my public repo at Github.

Contact Information


Website: CoquiPR.com

Skype: ljvillanueva

Google Talk: ljvillanueva@coquipr.com