Mateo Garcia

Graduate Student
Schartl Lab



  • B.S. Biology, Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay.  2012
  • M.S. Ecology, Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay.  2015
  • Ph.D. Biology, In Progress, Texas A&M University.
  • Speciation
  • Mate choice
  • Hybridization
  • Cancer research


Franco-Trecu V., Drago M., García-Olazábal M. D, Baladán C., Crespo E.A., Cardona L. & Inchausti P. 2015. Post-harvesting population dynamics of the South American sea lion (Otaria byronia) in the Southwestern Atlantic. Marine Mammal Science, v.: 31 1, p.: 963 – 978.

Franco-Trecu V., García-Olazábal M. D, Tassino B. & Acevedo J. 2015. Parturition process in an amphibian mammal species: new evidences in South American fur seal (Arctocephalus australis). Animal Biology 66 (2016) 21–29

García-Olazábal M. D, Roces F, Bollazzi M. Performance determines the decision between cutting and carrying in leaf cutting ants (in prep)

García-Olazábal M. D, Roces F, Bollazzi M. Learning associated to cutting performance in leaf-cutting ants (in prep)


Garcia, Powell, Rosenthal, Schartl & Shumer. The collapse of assortative mating uncovers a melanoma hybrid incompatibility. Oral presentation. SSE Meeting, Portland, USA

Garcia, Schumer, Powell & Rosenthal. Spotted Caudal in Xiphophorus hybrids: is it causing sympatric reproductive isolation? Poster. Ecological Integration Symposium, College Station, USA