Rodrigo Medellin, international renowned conservation biologist and professor at UNAM-Mexico visited the University of Florida where he gave an inspiring talk about his work in Mexico to a packed house in Newins-Ziegler Wildlife Ecology and Conservation department. Rodrigo was instrumental in getting the bat houses established near Lake Alice while a graduate student at UF in the early 1990s. Today an estimated 100,000 bats use the houses. He is shown here with members of the Blake/Loiselle lab. Rodrigo has received many awards for his conservation work – learn more about Rodrigo from Whitley Fund for Nature website where they announced his 2012 Whitley Gold Award here.