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Published: 2016-11-18
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In Memoriam: Juan Carlos Naranjo López (1952–2014)

Centro Oriental de Ecosistemas y Biodiversidad (BIOECO); Zoology Department, Museo de Historia Natural Tomas Romay. Enramada # 661, Santiago de Cuba, 90 100 Cuba
Entomology, College of Agriculture and Food Sciences, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL 32307, USA.


Cuba and the Caribbean region lost a distinguished aquatic entomologist, expert on Ephemeroptera, and leader in freshwater conservation efforts on 11 May 2014.

Carlos, the only child of Juan Naranjo Guzmán and Juana Milagro López Mustelier, was born on 27 March 1952 and grew up in Manzanillo (presently Granma province). He then moved to Santiago de Cuba to pursue higher education at the Universidad de Oriente. His dissertation for the B.S. Degree in Biological Sciences (1975), conducted under the direction of Tatiana Komorova, Universidad de la Habana, concerned the population dynamics of the coffee leafminer (Leucoptera coffella).