Prof. Juan Carlos T. Gonzalez is the current Director of the Museum of Natural History and MNH's curator for birds. He is also a Professor of Zoology at the Animal Biology Division of the Institute of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, UPLB.

JC obtained his DPhil in Zoology at Edward Grey Institute for Field Ornithology and St. Anne's College, University of Oxford in 2012 through the support of the Ford Foundation International Fellowship Program. He earned his MS (1992) and BS Zoology (1997) degrees in UPLB.

JC's research interests include the following: Ornithology, Wildlife Biology, Conservation Biology, Vertebrate Systematics and Phylogeography, Tropical Evolutionary Ecology and Ethno-ornithology.

He is recipient of the National Academy of Science and Technology (Philippines) 2011 Outstanding Young Scientist Award for Zoology, the UPLB 2008 Outstanding Teacher Award for Biological Sciences, the CAS 2002 Outstanding Alumni for Extension, and the 1992 Luisito S. Cuy Memorial Award for Best Undergraduate Thesis in Wildlife Biology and Systematics.

Publications

Environmental stability and the evolution of cooperative breeding in hornbills, Proceedings of the Royal Society B Vol. 280 No. (7 October 2013) 1768 20131297

Corrigendum to A comprehensive molecular phylogeny for the hornbills (Aves: Bucerotidae), MPE Vol. 67 (2): 468–483, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution Vol. 68: 715.

A comprehensive molecular phylogeny for the hornbills (Aves: Bucerotidae), Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution Vol. 67 (2) March 2013: 468–483

The conservation status of the world’s reptiles, Biological Conservation Vol. 157, January 2013: 372–385 

Small Mammal And Understorey Bird Species Diversity Along Elevational Gradients In Mount Makiling, Philippines, NRCP Research Journal Volume XI, No. 1, June 2011

Enumerating the ethno-ornithological importance of Philippine Hornbills, Raffles Bulletin of Zoology Supplement No. 24 (March 2011): 149-161