All Publications

More Publications

(2022). Temporal and spatial patterns of vertebrate extinctions during the Anthropocene. bioRxiv.

Preprint PDF DOI

(2020). Multiple forms of hotspots of tetrapod biodiversity and the challenges of open-access data scarcity. Scientific Reports.

PDF Code Dataset Project DOI

(2020). The multiple origins of sexual size dimorphism in global amphibians. Global Ecology and Biogeography.

Project DOI

(2020). Biodiversidata: A novel dataset for the vascular plant species diversity in Uruguay. Biodiversity Data Journal.

PDF Code Dataset Project DOI

Last Publication

The uneven spatial distribution of biodiversity is a defining feature of nature. In fact, the implementation of conservation actions both locally and globally has progressively been guided by the identification of biodiversity ‘hotspots’ (areas with exceptional biodiversity). However, different regions of the world differ drastically in the availability of fine-scale data on the diversity and distribution of species, thus limiting the potential to assess their local environmental priorities. Within South America—a megadiverse continent—Uruguay represents a peculiar area where multiple tropical and non-tropical eco-regions converge, creating highly heterogeneous ecosystems, but where the systematic quantification of biodiversity remains largely anecdotal. To investigate the constraints posed by the limited access to biodiversity data, we employ the most comprehensive database for tetrapod vertebrates in Uruguay (spanning 664 species) assembled to date, to identify hotspots of species-richness, endemism and threatened species for the first time. Our results reveal negligible spatial congruence among biodiversity hotspots, and that tetrapod sampling has historically concentrated in only a few areas. Collectively, our study provides a detailed account of the areas where urgent biodiversity monitoring efforts are needed to develop more accurate knowledge on biodiversity patterns, offering government and environmental bodies a critical scientific resource for future planning.
Scientific Reports, 2020

Projects

*

Naturalista UY

El sitio local de iNaturalist para Uruguay

Postdoc Project

Range dynamics of carnivore mammals from the Neotropics

Biodiversidata

The Uruguayan Consortium of Biodiversity Data

A Computer of One’s Own

Pioneers of the Computing Age

JULANA

Jugando en la Naturaleza

Fogones de Fauna

Collaborative-learning experience carried out by JULANA in the locality of Paso Centurión (Cerro Largo), Uruguay

Landscape Genetics

Impact of environmental characteristics in the genetic structure of three species of native mammals.

Masters in Biological Sciences Project

Contributions of molecular ecology to the study of mammals in Uruguay

PhD Project

Biodiversity informatics and macroecological patterns of biodiversity: Uruguay as a model region

Relationships between society and nature at the boundary

People, animals, scientific knowledge and socio-economic development in Paso Centurión, Cerro Largo, Uruguay.

Salmonella Comparative Genomics

Salmonella as foodborne pathogen: epidemiology, pathogenesis and prevention

Talks

Academic & SciComm Presentations

More Talks

The wonders of iNat and why you should embrace community-science derived data

Sesión Datos Espaciales - LatinR2021

IV Jornada de Ciudadanía Digital - Mesa: Activismo a través de medios digitales

Charla con estudiantes del Polo Educativo Tecnológico Arrayanes

Clase para estudiantes de Ingeniería Agroambiental (UTEC Durazno)

Recent Posts

More Posts

Searching to download MODIS data to use on spatial analyses 🌎 in R, I found this amazing package called MODIStsp1. Here is the code I …

Se convoca a estudiantes de la Licenciatura en Ciencias Biológicas interesades en realizar su pasantía final de carrera en el marco del …

IUCN species distribution maps are widely used to conduct spatial analyses. However, these data are not always as accurate in some …

En Uruguay alcanzamos las primeras 10,000 observaciones en iNaturalist Les dejo un pequeño análisis visual Incluyen más de 2,240 …

El Conferencia internacional Biodiversity_Next se desarrolló en la ciudad de Leiden de los Países Bajos del 22 al 25 de noviembre de …

Contact