Camilo Andres Quiroga González

Contact / Address

Camilo Andres Quiroga González
PhD Student

Department of Soil Ecology
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Theodor-Lieser-Strasse 4 | D-06120 Halle/Saale


Camilo Andres Quiroga-González

Research Interests

My main interests are associated to the area of ecology, microbial ecology, and conservation biology. My research has focused on how microbial communities change in time and space with the intention of using these microbial communities as indicators of biodiversity and ecosystem health.

My PhD project consists on the characterization of microbial communities associated to oaks and how these oak-associated microorganisms respond to various environmental conditions and stresses. The intention of the project is to determine an oak core microbiome and characterize key stone taxa, which enhance resilience against different applied stressors.

The project contributes to the DFG Research Unit 5571 – PhytOakmeter | subproject SP4 - Microbiome: "Cross talk between environmental conditions, oak tree performance, and the microbiomes of their soil, endo- and and phyllosphere"

PhytOakmeter | SP 4 PhytOakmeter

CV / Scientific Career

since 2023

Doctoral researcher at the Soil Ecology department, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research-UFZ, Halle, Germany

2021 - 2023

Research assistant, Alexander von Humboldt Biological Resources Research Institute, Bogotá, Colombia


Environmental and Research Director, BioInn Foundation, Bucaramanga, Colombia


Professor, in change of teaching the Conservation Biology Lab, Department of Biological Sciences, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia


Researcher in Agreement between the University of Applied and Environmental Sciences and the District Institute of Protection and Animal Welfare, Bogotá, Colombia


M.Sc. in Biological Science, Area: Biology, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia

2016 - 2019

Research Assistant at the Laboratory of Tropical Forest Ecology and Primatology (LEBTYP), Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia

2017 - 2018

Graduate Assistant of Ecology – Lab, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia


Graduate Assistant of Cellular Biology – Lab, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia


B.S in Microbiology, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia


B.S in Biology, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia


Quiroga-González, C., Cardenas, L. A. C., Ramírez, M., Reyes, A., González, C., & Stevenson, P. R. (2021): Monitoring the variation in the gut microbiota of captive woolly monkeys related to changes in diet during a reintroduction process. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 6522-6522.

Quiroga-González, C., Jimenez, E., Galvis, N., Ramirez, M., Ortiz, M., Gonzalez, C. and Stevenson, P. (2019): First records of gastrointestinal parasites in Woolly Monkeys (Lagothrix lagothicha) in Colombia from wild, captive and reintroduced individuals. Neotropical Primates, 25(1), 38:43.  Journal

Conference Contributions


Quiroga-González, C., Moeskjær, S., Sandoval, J., Cameron, D., Castañeda, Y., Daniell, T., Gonzalez, M., Salazar, A. (2022): Stressful conditions affect the resistance and resilience of soil microbial communities in Colombian high mountain ecosystem. 58th annual meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC), Cartagena, Colombia

Quiroga-González, C., Stevenson, P., Reyes, A., Chica, L., Ramírez, M., (2019): Variation of the intestinal microbiota of woolly monkeys (Lagothrix lagothricha) during a reintroduction process. V Colombian Congress of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Ibague, Colombia

Quiroga-González, C., González, C., Ramírez, M., Ortiz, M., Stevenson, P. (2018): Comparative analysis of gastrointestinal parasite communities in woolly monkeys (Lagotrhix lagothricha) during a reintroduction process. V Colombian Congress of Zoology. Bogotá, Colombia