Dr Juan C. Garcia-R Ecology, Biology, Evolutionary Ecology

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Junior Research Officer

Institute of Vet, Animal and Biomedical Sciences

Contact details
Telephone: +64 (06) 356 9099  ext. 84883
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Room 2.34, Hopkirk Institute, Turitea

Professional

Professional Biography

I am an evolutionary ecologist interested in macro- and micro-evolutionary studies to help understand the modes of diversification in different eukaryote groups. My research experience has focused on working at or across any level of ecological organization ranging from molecules to ecosystems in broad areas of interest including, but not limited to, phylogenetics, population genetics, phylogeography, community ecology, macroecology, and bioinformatics.

Qualifications

  • BSc - Fundacion Universitaria de Popayan (2002)
  • MSc - Universidad del Valle (2009)
  • PhD - Massey University (2014)

Research Expertise

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

Field of Research Codes
Animal Systematics and Taxonomy (060301): Biogeography and Phylogeography (060302): Biological Sciences (060000): Community Ecology (060202): Ecology (060200): Evolutionary Biology (060300): Host-Parasite Interactions (060307): Life Histories (060308): Phylogeny and Comparative Analysis (060309): Population Ecology (060207): Speciation and Extinction (060311)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

PositionCurrentCompleted
Project Leader10

Research Outputs

Journal

Garcia-R, JC., Joseph, L., Adcock, G., Reid, J., & Trewick, SA. (2017). Interisland gene flow among populations of the buff-banded rail (Aves: Rallidae) and its implications for insular endemism in Oceania. Journal of Avian Biology.
[Journal article]Authored by: Garcia-R, J., Trewick, S.
Hudson, LN., Newbold, T., Contu, S., Hill, SLL., Lysenko, I., De Palma, A., . . . Bóçon, R. (2017). The database of the PREDICTS (Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems) project. Ecology and Evolution. 7(1), 145-188
[Journal article]Authored by: Garcia-R, J.
Hayman, DTS., Fooks, AR., Marston, DA., & Garcia-R, JC. (2016). The Global Phylogeography of Lyssaviruses - Challenging the 'Out of Africa' Hypothesis. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 10(12)
[Journal article]Authored by: Garcia-R, J., Hayman, D.
Garcia-R, JC., & Hayman, DTS. (2016). Origin of a major infectious disease in vertebrates: The timing of Cryptosporidium evolution and its hosts. Parasitology. 143(13), 1683-1690
[Journal article]Authored by: Garcia-R, J., Hayman, D.
Garcia-R, JC., Elliott, G., Walker, K., Castro, I., & Trewick, SA. (2016). Trans-equatorial range of a land bird lineage (Aves: Rallidae) from tropical forests to subantarctic grasslands. Journal of Avian Biology. 47(2), 219-226
[Journal article]Authored by: Castro, I., Garcia-R, J., Trewick, S.
Garcia-R, JC., Posso-Gómez, CE., & Cárdenas-Henao, H. (2015). Diet of direct-developing frogs (Anura: Craugastoridae: Pristimantis) from the andes of Western Colombia. Acta Biologica Colombiana. 20(1), 79-87
[Journal article]Authored by: Garcia-R, J.
Mendoza, ÁM., Ospina, OE., Cárdenas-Henao, H., & García-R, JC. (2015). A likelihood inference of historical biogeography in the world's most diverse terrestrial vertebrate genus: Diversification of direct-developing frogs (Craugastoridae: Pristimantis) across the Neotropics. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 85, 50-58
[Journal article]Authored by: Garcia-R, J.
Garcia, JRC., & Trewick, SA. (2015). Dispersal and speciation in purple swamphens (Rallidae: Porphyrio). Auk. 132(1), 140-155
[Journal article]Authored by: Garcia-R, J., Trewick, S.
Garcia-R, JC., Maria Mendoza, A., Ospina, O., Cardenas, H., & Castro, F. (2014). A Morphometric and Molecular Approach to Define Three Closely Related Species of Frogs of the Genus Pristimantis (Anura: Craugastoridae) from the Cordillera Occidental in Colombia. JOURNAL OF HERPETOLOGY. 48(2), 220-227
[Journal article]Authored by: Garcia-R, J.
García-R, JC., Gibb, GC., & Trewick, SA. (2014). Eocene diversification of crown group rails (Aves: Gruiformes: Rallidae). PLoS ONE. 9(10)
[Journal article]Authored by: Garcia-R, J., Trewick, S.
Garcia-R, JC., Gibb, GC., & Trewick, SA. (2015). Deep global evolutionary radiation in birds: Diversification and trait evolution in the cosmopolitan bird family Rallidae. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 81, 96-108
[Journal article]Authored by: Garcia-R, J., Trewick, S.
Juan Carlos García, R., Lucas-Velásquez, L., Henao, HC., & Gómez, CEP. (2012). Feeding ecology of the endemic rain frog Pristimantis jubatus (Craugastoridae) in Munchique National Park, Colombia. Acta Biologica Colombiana. 17(2), 409-418
[Journal article]Authored by: Garcia-R, J.
Garcia-R, JC., Lucas-Velasquez, L., Cardenas, H., & Gomez, C. (2012). Ecología alimentaria de la rana de lluvia endémica Pristimantis jubatus(Craugastoridae) en el Parque Nacional Natural Munchique, Colombia. Acta Biologica Colombiana. 17(2), 411-420
[Journal article]Authored by: Garcia-R, J.
Mendoza, AM., García-Ramirez, JC., & Cárdenas-Henao, H. (2012). Epithelial mucosa as an alternative tissue for DNA extraction in amphibians. Conservation Genetics Resources. 4(4), 1097-1099
[Journal article]Authored by: Garcia-R, J.
García-R, JC., Crawford, AJ., Mendoza, AM., Ospina, O., Cardenas, H., & Castro, F. (2012). Comparative Phylogeography of Direct-Developing Frogs (Anura: Craugastoridae: Pristimantis) in the Southern Andes of Colombia. PLoS ONE. 7(9)
[Journal article]Authored by: Garcia-R, J.
Mendoza, AM., García-Ramírez, JC., & Cárdenas-Henao, H. (2012). Blood puncture as a nondestructive sampling tool to obtain DNA in frogs: Comparison of protocols and survival analysis. Molecular Ecology Resources. 12(3), 470-475
[Journal article]Authored by: Garcia-R, J.
Garcia-R, JC., & Galindez, L. (2011). Caracterización ecológica preliminar de la microcuenca que abastece de agua al acueducto municipal de San Jose del Guaviare, Colombia. Revista de Ingenieria de los Recursos Naturales y del Ambiente. 10, 31-44
[Journal article]Authored by: Garcia-R, J.
Garcia-R, JC., & Cardenas-H, H. (2010). Efecto de Rapoport en las ranas Terrarana de America continental: Gradientes de riqueza latitudinal y altitudinal.. Revista Novedades Colombianas. 10, 1-16
[Journal article]Authored by: Garcia-R, J.
Garcia-R, JC., Cardenas, H., & Castro, F. (2007). Relación entre la diversidad de anuros y los estados sucesionales de un bosque muy húmedo montano bajo del Valle del Cauca, suroccidente colombiano. Caldasia. 29, 363-374
[Journal article]Authored by: Garcia-R, J.
Garcia-R, JC., & Lynch, JD. (2006). A new species of frog (genus Eleutherodactylus) from a cloud forest in Western Colombia. Zootaxa. 1171, 39-45
[Journal article]Authored by: Garcia-R, J.
Garcia-R, JC., Castro, F., & Cardenas, H. (2005). Relación entre la distribución de anuros y variables del hábitat en el sector La Romelia del Parque Nacional Natural Munchique (Cauca, Colombia). Caldasia. 27(2), 299-310
[Journal article]Authored by: Garcia-R, J.
Garcia-R, JC., & Pardo, L. (2004). Escarabajos Scarabaeinae saprófagos (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) de un bosque muy húmedo premontano de los Andes Occidentales Colombianos. Ecologia Aplicada. 3, 59-63
[Journal article]Authored by: Garcia-R, J.

Conference

Garcia-R, JC. (2015). Rail (Aves: Rallidae) evolution in the Paleogene: major radiation of a cosmopolitan bird family. In 26th International Ornithological Congress abstract booklet Vol. 156 , 26th International Ornithological Congress (IOC 2014)
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Garcia-R, J.
Mendoza, MA., Ospina, OE., Cardenas-Henao, H., & Garcia-R, JC. (2014, December). A likelihood inference of historical biogeography i nthe world's most diverse terrestrial vertebrate genus: Diversification of direct-developing frogs (Craugastoridae: Pristimantis) across the Neotropics. Presented at IV CONGRESO COLOMBIANO DE ZOOLOGÍA (Núm 4). Cartagena, Colombia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Garcia-R, J.
Mendoza, AM., Ospina, OE., Cardenas-Henao, H., & Garcia-R, JC. (2014). A likelihood inference of historical biogeography in the wolrd's most diverse terrestrial vertebrate genus: Diversification of direct-developing frogs (Craugastoridae: Pristimantis) across the Neotropics. , THE SENSIBLE BIODIVERSITY : an irreplaceable NATURAL HERITAGE
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Garcia-R, J.
Garcia-R, JC. (2014). “Rail ways”. Poster session presented at the meeting of The Scientific Program Committee of the 26th International Ornithological Congress. Tokyo, Japan
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Garcia-R, J.
Garcia-R, JC.(2011, September). A comprehensive molecular phylogeny of the rails (aves: rallidae): mitochondrial and nuclear DNA trees for an avian family. .
[Conference]Authored by: Garcia-R, J.

Other

Garcia-R, JC. (2014, January). phylogegraphic analysis of the supertramp swamphen porphyrio porphyrio (Aves:Rallidae): diversification andgeneflow with emphasis on the indo-pacific region. In IBS Early Career Conference.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Garcia-R, J.

Consultancy and Languages

Languages

  • English
    Last used: Today
    Spoken ability: Average
    Written ability: Excellent
  • Spanish
    Last used: Today
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent
  • Portuguese
    Last used: Today
    Spoken ability: Average
    Written ability: Excellent

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