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Andrea Paz 
MS, PhD student

Arusí, Chocó, Colombia, 2011

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Education

PhD Student Biology. City University of New York; New York, USA. 2015-Present
M.S Biological Sciences – Universidad de los Andes; Bogotá, Colombia.  2010-2012
B.S. Biology– Universidad de los Andes; Bogotá, Colombia.  2006-2010

Publications

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Scholarships and fellowships

2015    CUNY Science Scholarship. PhD stipend and tuition
2015    Fulbright-Colciencias doctoral fellowship (4 years).
2010    Master studies scholarship for teaching and research assistants. Facultad de
Ciencias, Universidad de los Andes (2 years).

Grants and awards

2017   Doctoral Student Research Grant. City University of New York. Improving biodiversity prediction in the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest: Mapping diversity and its environmental correlates. US$1,400. PI.
2016     Travel award to attend the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Tropical
Biology & Conservation.Montpellier,France. Association for Tropical Biology & Conservation . €500
2014     Travel award to attend the IV Congreso Colombiano de Zoología. Cartagena,
Colombia. Asociación Colombiana de Zoología. US$250
2012     Travel award to attend the 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Tropical
Biology & Conservation. Bonito, Brazil. Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de los  Andes. US$500

Teaching experience

Professor

Biogeography; Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. 2014-2015

Teaching assistant

  • Bio 228 Ecology and Evolution. Lab session- City College of New York. Fall 2016
  • Sustainable Development. MBA. Universidad de los Andes. 2015
  • Biostatistics. Lab session- Universidad de los Andes. 2010-2012
  • Evolutionary Genetics. Lab session- Universidad de los Andes. 2011

Undergraduate teaching assistant

  • Biostatistics. Universidad de los Andes. 2010
  • Evolution. Universidad de los Andes. 2010
  • Animal Physiology. Universidad de los Andes. 2009
  • Mathematics 3. Universidad de los Andes. 2009

Professional experience

Researcher

  •  Researcher at the Conservation Genetics Lab. Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt. Colombia. 2013-2014
  • Researcher at the Conservation Biology Program. Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt. Colombia. 2012-2013

Research/Graduate Assistant

  • Graduate assistant:  Graduate Center, City University of New York. 2015-Present
  • Research assistant:  School of management, Universidad de los Andes. 2015
  • Research assistant: The effect of environmental variation on amphibian diversification and prevalence of their mortal pathogen: A transect among wetlands from the Magdalena Medio to the Orinoquia; Universidad de los Andes. 2011

Scientific presentations 

Oral presentations (*presenter)

  • Curiel Yuste J, Heres AM, Ojeda G, Paz A, Pizano C, García-Angulo D, Lasso E*. Abrupt, non-linear responses of soil heterotrophic respiration (RH) to intense climatic fluctuations may result in rapid losses of soil organic carbon in tropical high elevation ecosystems (Páramos) . 53rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology & Conservation. Montpellier, France.
  • Paz A*, Gonzalez GA, Crawford AJ.2016. Differential response of Andean frogs by elevational range to Pleistocene climate change inferred from a distribution modeling analysis. 53rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology & Conservation. Montpellier, France.
  • Flechas SV, Paz A*, Crawford AJ, Acevedo A, Arboleda A, Bolívar W, Castro F, Franco R, Mojica C, Muñoz A, Quintero MP, Sarmiento C, Amézquita A. 2014. Environmental variables predict the distribution of the pathogenic fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in Colombia. X Latin American Congress of Herpetology. Cartagena, Colombia.
  • Paz A, Salgado-Negret B, Cortes Gomez AM, Lopez JP, Pinto A, Bello JC, Gonzalez MA*. 2014. Explorando los patrones de diversidad taxonómica, filogenética y funcional de las aves de páramo en Colombia. IV Congreso Colombiano de Zoología. Cartagena, Colombia.
  • Gonzalez MA*, Paz A, Madriñan S, Restrepo S. 2013. iBOL Colombia advances and perspectives. Fifth International Barcode of Life ConferenceKunming, China.
  • González MF*, Barriga J, Corzo L, Corzo G, Díaz A, García H, Hernández OL, Longo M, Mesa L, Paz A, Portocarrero M. 2013. Planeación Ambiental para la Conservación de la Biodiversidad en las Áreas Operativas de Ecopetrol-Componente Flora. VII Congreso Colombiano de Botánica. Ibagué, Colombia.
  • Paz A*, Ibáñez R, Lips KR, Crawford AJ. 2012. Testing the role of ecology and life history in structuring genetic variation across a landscape: A comparative ecophylogeographic approach. VII World Congress of HerpetologyVancouver, Canada.
  • Crawford AJ*, Ibáñez R, Lips KR, Paz A, Driskell A. 2012. Cryptic diversity and diversification in the amphibian fauna of Panama. VII World Congress of HerpetologyVancouver, Canada.
  • Paz A*, Ibáñez R, Lips KR, Crawford AJ. 2012. Testing the role of ecology and life history in structuring genetic variation across a landscape: A comparative ecophylogeographic approach. Symposium DNA Barcodes and Beyond: Developing and Utilizing Community-Wide DNA Sequence Data to Understand Ecology and Evolution of Tropical Biodiversity49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology & Conservation. Bonito, Brazil. Invited Presentation

Poster presentations (*presenter)

  • Paz A*, Brown J, Damasceno R, Reginato M, Michelangeli F, Carnaval A. 2016. Improving biodiversity prediction in the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest: Mapping diversity and its environmental correlates. NASA Biodiversity and Ecological Forecasting Meeting. Silver Springs, USA.
  • Crawford AJ*, Muñoz AG, Guarnizo C, Paz A, Flechas SV. 2012. DNA barcoding survey of amphibians across the Eastern Cordillera of Colombia. VII World Congress of HerpetologyVancouver, Canada.
  • Paz A*, Moreno S, Quiroga V. 2010. Conservación de las ranas venenosas (Anura: Dendrobatidae) en Colombia: Una perspectiva filogenética. III Congreso Colombiano de Zoología. Medellín, Colombia.

Courses and workshops

On GIS and niche modeling

  • Advanced course on species distribution modeling.  Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt. Villa de Leyva, Colombia.13-17 May 2013
  • Workshop: GIS and environment during the CEGeoIC 2013 meeting. Bogotá, Colombia. 6-8 February 2013
  •  Workshop: Applying landscape ecology for Biodiversity conservation during the 49th annual meeting of the Association for tropical biology and conservation. Bonito, Brazil. 18-22 June 2012       

On genetics and evolution

  • “CEBA Thematic school. Advanced methods in Neotropical Biogeography: focus on the Guiana Shield”. Organized by the Laboratoire d´excellence: Centre d´études  de la biodiversité amazonienne. Kourou, French Guiana. 10-12 October 2013. (Invited to participate)
  • “Extending and Enhancing DNA Barcoding Research in Argentina and Neighboring Countries: Fifth Leading Labs Training Workshop”. Organized by Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales “Bernadino Rivadavia”, the Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding and the International Barcode of Life Project. Buenos Aires, Argentina.20-24 May 2013.
  • Sao Paulo School of advanced Science- Evolution. Sao Paulo, Brazil. 19-31 August 2012(Invited to participate)

Others

  • Graduate Course: “Colombian Herpetology an integrative vision”. Field course organized by Universidad de Antioquia and Asociación Colombiana de Herpetología. Vichada, Colombia.7-14 September 2012    

Service

Scientific committee

  • First Colombian Congress of Herpetology. Medellin, Colombia. November, 2016.

Organizing committee

  • First latin american symposium on systematics and biogeography of amphibians and reptiles. X Latin American Congress of Herpetology. Cartagena, Colombia. December 2014
  • Third Colombian symposium on biodiversity informatics. IV Congreso Colombiano de Zoología. Cartagena, Colombia. December 2014

Reviewer (Publons)

Genome, Molecular Ecology (2), Molecular Ecology Resources, Journal of Herpetology, BMC Evolutionary Biology, South American Journal of Herpetology

Volunteer

Global Guide in NYC public schools, Global Classroom. One To World. Spring 2016

Mentor, CCNY Women in Science. The City College of New York. October 2015-Present.

Memberships

 

Member, Society of Systematic Biologists.2017
Member, Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC). 2016
Member, Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE). 2015- Present
Member, CCNY Women in Science group. 2015-Present
Member, Asociación Colombiana de Herpetología. 2010-Present

Languages

Spanish (native), English (Fluent), French (Fluent), Portuguese (Beginner)