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Nicolas Urbina-Cardona

  • PhD
  • Associate Professor
  • Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
  • 76PublicationsNumber of items in Nicolas's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 46Followers

Editorships

Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution

Review Editor

2016 - Present

Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation

Associate Editor

2015 - Present

Recent publications

  • Conocimiento científico de los efectos del cambio climático sobre la biodiversidad continental: productividad de las instituciones colombianas y propuesta para un análisis integral

    • Londoño-Murcia, M.C.; Saboyá L
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  • Species Distribution Modeling in Latin America: A 25-Year Retrospective Review

    • Urbina-Cardona N
    • Blair M
    • Londoño M
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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

National Autonomous University of Mexico, Faculty of Science

August 2007 - July 2008(a year)

Education

PhD

Instituto de Biologia, UNAM

August 2002 - May 2007(5 years)

Ecologist (Undergrad)

Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

February 1997 - February 2002(5 years)

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

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