Ruiz Sanchez
Currently: Investigador Titular A in Plant Systematics and Biodiversity at the Instituto de Ecologia (INECOL) Patzcuaro, Michoacan.

Eduardo was a UC MEXUS postdoctoral fellow from 2010-2011.  An expert in systematics and biogeography of mexican plants, in particular the woody bamboos, Lalo developed a collaboratove project investigating the phylogeography of the Mexican endemic shrub Nolina parviflora. As part of this work, he focused on the role of the Transmexican Volcanic Belt on geographical patterns of genetic variation.  His postdoctoral research was recently accepted for publication in the Journal of Biogeography.

Dr. Ruiz-Sanchez is currently a researcher (Investigador Titular A)  in Plant Systematics and Biodiversity at the Instituto de Ecologia (INECOL) Patzcuaro, Michoacan.

Tel. +52(434)342-2698

Centro Regional del Bajío
Lázaro Cárdenas 253
Pátzcuaro, Michoacán 61600, México

Some of his prolific Publications:



Angulo D. F., Ruiz-Sanchez, E., and V. Sosa. 2012. Niche conservatism in the Mesoamerican seasonal tropical dry forest orchid Barkeria (Orchidaceae). Journal of Evolutionary Ecology. 26, 991-1010. F.I. 2.453

Ruiz-Sanchez, E., Rodriguez-Gomez F., Sosa, V. 2012. Refugia and geographic barriers of populations of the desert poppy, Hunnemannia fumariifolia (Papaveraceae). Organisms Diversity and Evolution. 12, 133-143. F.I. 1.648

Ruiz-Sanchez, E. 2012. A new species of Otatea (Poaceae: Bambusoideae: Bambuseae) from Queretaro, Mexico. Acta Botánica Mexicana 99, 21-29. F.I. 0.204.


Ruiz-Sanchez, E., Sosa, V., and M. T. Mejia-Saules. 2011. Molecular phylogenetics of the Mesoamerican bamboo Olmeca (Poaceae: Bambuseae): Implications for taxonomy. Taxon 60, 89-98. F.I. 2.364

Ruiz-Sanchez, E., V. Sosa, M. T. Mejia-Saules, X. Londoño, and L. G. Clark. 2011. A taxonomic revision of Otatea (Poaceae: Bambusoideae: Bambuseae) including four new species. Systematic Botany 36, 314-336. F.I. 1.897

Ruiz-Sanchez, E. 2011. Biogeography and divergence time estimates of woody bamboos: insights in the evolution of Neotropical bamboos. Boletín de la Sociedad Botánica de México 88, 67-75. F.I. 0.455