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Nicolas Urbina-Cardona

  • PhD
  • Associate Professor
  • Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
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Research interests

Functional traitsHerpetologyamphibians and reptilessuccessional chronosequencesedge and matrix effectshabitat fragmentation and loss

About

I made my bachelor studies in Ecology at the Faculty of Environmental and Rural Studies at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota-Colombia (1997-2002). I received my PhD degree from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) in 2007 researching in the responses of tropical herpetofauna to habitat fragmentation and edge-matrix effects generated in the remaining fragments, and their relationship with microclimatic gradients. I obtained a Postdoctoral position at the UNAM (2007-2008) in ecological niche models of species for evaluating current Protected Area Systems and prioritizing additional conservation area networks for biodiversity. I worked at Conservation International, Colombia as the Coordinator of ecosystem services (2008-2011) in projects related with public policy on biodiversity and ecosystem services and the design and conceptualization of technological tools for the assessment of biodiversity management and the effects on infrastructure on the biodiversity. Actually, I'm a Professor at the Department of Ecology & Territory - Faculty of Environmental and Rural Studies - Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia. More recently I´m the Director of the Bachelor Program in Ecology at the Faculty of Environmental and Rural Studies - Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. My research line includes the study of: - Tropical herpetofauna responses to anthropogenic disturbances, habitat fragmentation and loss, edge and matrix effects, successional cronosequences and productive systems - Tropical herpetofauna responses to anthropogenic disturbances, habitat fragmentation and loss, edge and matrix effects, successional cronosequences and productive systems - Herpetofaunal species distribution models (SDM) and their use to: (a) evaluate climate change effects on the distribution of invasive species, (b) assess Protected Area' efficiency to conserve endemics, and (c) design biological conservation area networks. -Relationship between species´ natural history traits, functional diversity and ecosystem services

Co-authors (794)

Editorships

Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution

Review Editor

2016 - Present

Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation

Associate Editor

2015 - Present

Tropical Conservation Science

Associate editor

2011 - Present

Publications (5)

  • Creation of forest edges has a global impact on forest vertebrates

    • Pfeifer M
    • Lefebvre V
    • Peres C
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  • Effect of tropical dry forest succesional stages on microhabitat use by Agalychnis dacnicolor (Anura: Phyllomedusidae) and Smilisca fodiens (Anura: Hylidae).

    • Soto-Sandoval Y
    • Suazo-Ortuño I
    • Urbina-Cardona N
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  • The database of the PREDICTS (Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems) project

    • Hudson L
    • Newbold T
    • Contu S
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  • The effect of fragment area on site-level biodiversity

    • Phillips H
    • Halley J
    • Urbina-Cardona J
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  • Tools for spatially modeling ecosystem services: Publication trends, conceptual reflections and future challenges

    • Ochoa V
    • Urbina-Cardona N
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Professional experience

Associate Professor

Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

May 2011 - Present

Director - Bachelor Program in Ecology

Faculty of Rural and Environmental Studies - Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

May 2012 - May 2015(3 years)

Ecosystem Services Coordinator

Conservation International, Colombia

August 2008 - April 2011(3 years)

Postdoctoral possition. Project "Conservation area network prioritization for amphibians and reptile

CONACYT-Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Respiratorias Ismael Cosío Villegas

August 2007 - July 2008(a year)

Education history

PhD

Instituto de Biologia, UNAM

August 2002 - May 2007(5 years)

Ecologist (Undergrad)

Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

February 1997 - February 2002(5 years)