Dalia A Conde

Dalia A Conde
Species360, (former International Species Information System) and University of Southern Denmark · Biology

PhD in Ecology and Conservation Science

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October 2016 - present
Species360
Position
  • Managing Director
April 2016 - present
University of Southern Denmark
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
January 2013 - March 2016
Max Planck Odense Centre
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Education
January 2015 - December 2015
University of Southern Denmark
Field of study
  • Lecturer Training Program
July 2012 - July 2012
Project Management Institute
Field of study
  • Course: Project Management Essentials, A General Approach
June 2005 - June 2005
INCAE Business School
Field of study
  • Economic and Environment Analyses of Infrastructure Projects

Publications

Publications (58)
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Previous studies have demonstrated a correlation between longevity and brain size in a variety of taxa. Little research has been devoted to understanding this link in parrots; yet parrots are well-known for both their exceptionally long lives and cognitive complexity. We employed a large-scale comparative analysis that investigated the influence of...
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Cancer is a ubiquitous disease of metazoans, predicted to disproportionately affect larger, long-lived organisms owing to their greater number of cell divisions, and thus increased probability of somatic mutations1,2. While elevated cancer risk with larger body size and/or longevity has been documented within species3,4,5, Peto’s paradox indicates...
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The unprecedented threats to coral reef ecosystems from global climate change require an urgent response from the aquarium community, which is becoming an increasingly vital coral conservation resource. Unfortunately, many hermatypic corals in aquaria are not identified to species level, which hinders assessment of their conservation significance....
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Parrots are well-known for their exceptionally long lives and cognitive complexity. While previous studies have demonstrated a correlation between longevity and brain size in a variety of taxa, little research has been devoted to understanding this link in parrots. Here we employed a large-scale comparative analysis that investigated the influence...
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Is it possible to slow the rate of ageing, or do biological constraints limit its plasticity? We test the ‘invariant rate of ageing’ hypothesis, which posits that the rate of ageing is relatively fixed within species, with a collection of 39 human and nonhuman primate datasets across seven genera. We first recapitulate, in nonhuman primates, the hi...
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In this article we present a standardized dataset on 6659 songbirds (Passeriformes) highlighting information relevant to species conservation prioritization with a main focus to support the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). Data were collected from both scientific and grey literature as well as...
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We collated and synthesized information on 1,226 Elasmobranch species (i.e., sharks, rays, and skates) globally from a wide range of sources. We obtained curated and standardized data from online databases, legal documents, press releases, and websites. All data were standardized according to the taxonomic nomenclature described in the Catalogue of...
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We collected data on the trade of seven turtle and tortoise species endemic to Indonesia and Malaysia (Amyda cartilaginea, Batagur borneoensis, Cuora amboinensis, Carettochelys insculpta, Heosemys annandalii, Heosemys grandis, and Heosemys spinosa). We collated data for: the operations and economics of three breeding farms and one ranching facility...
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Is it possible to slow the rate of aging, or do biological constraints limit its plasticity? We test this ‘invariant rate of aging’ hypothesis with an unprecedented collection of 39 human and nonhuman primate datasets across seven genera. We first recapitulate, in nonhuman primates, the highly regular relationship between life expectancy and lifesp...
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The unprecedented threats to coral reef ecosystems from global climate change (GCC) require an urgent response from the aquarium community, which is becoming an increasingly vital coral conservation resource. Unfortunately, many hermatypic corals in aquaria are not identified to species level, which hinders assessment of their conservation signific...
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In human populations, women consistently outlive men, which suggests profound biological foundations for sex differences in survival. Quantifying whether such sex differences are also pervasive in wild mammals is a crucial challenge in both evolutionary biology and biogerontology. Here, we compile demographic data from 134 mammal populations, encom...
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Synthesizing trait observations and knowledge across the Tree of Life remains a grand challenge for biodiversity science. Species traits are widely used in ecological and evolutionary science, and new data and methods have proliferated rapidly. Yet accessing and integrating disparate data sources remains a considerable challenge, slowing progress t...
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Zoos contribute substantial resources to in situ conservation projects in natural habitats using revenue from visitor attendance, as well as other sources. We use a global dataset of over 450 zoos to develop a model of how zoo composition and socioeconomic factors directly and indirectly influence visitor attendance and in situ project activity. We...
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Biodiversity loss is a major challenge. Over the past century, the average rate of vertebrate extinction has been about 100-fold higher than the estimated background rate and population declines continue to increase globally. Birth and death rates determine the pace of population increase or decline, thus driving the expansion or extinction of a sp...
Technical Report
Short reviews of known information relating to breeding biology and captive husbandry and any impacts, if relevant, of removal of founder stock from the wild for species selected by AC29
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Generation time is a fundamental component of extinction risk assessments for the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species. The calculation of generation time requires age‐specific data on survival and fecundity rates and knowledge of population growth rates. These data are generally lacking for threatened spe...
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The current extinction and climate change crises pressure us to predict population dynamics with ever-greater accuracy. Although predictions rest on the well-advanced theory of age-structured populations, two key issues remain poorly explored. Specifically, how the age-dependency in demographic rates and the year-to-year interactions between surviv...
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The current extinction and climate change crises pressure us to predict population dynamics with ever‐greater accuracy. Although predictions rest on the well‐advanced theory of age‐structured populations, two key issues remain poorly explored. Specifically, how the age‐dependency in demographic rates and the year‐to‐year interactions between surviv...
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Aquatic ecosystems are indispensable for life on earth and yet despite their essential function and service roles, marine and freshwater biomes are facing unprecedented threats from both traditional and emerging anthropogenic stressors. The resultant species and ecosystem-level threat severity requires an urgent response from the conservation commu...
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This paper contains data on intentionally deployed wrecks to serve as artificial reefs from 1942 to 2016. The deployment of decommissioned vessels and other available wrecks is a common practice in many coastal countries, such as the USA, Australia, Malta, and New Zealand. We obtained data of georeferenced sites of wrecks from the scientific litera...
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The data presented in this article are related to the research article entitled “Assessing the Conservation Potential of Fish and Corals in Aquariums Globally”. This article unveils the number of fish and coral species held by members of the Species360 network, from records in the Zoological Information Management Systems (ZIMS). Furthermore, we pr...
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According to the CITES Decision 17.229 (a), the objective of this report is to provide a review of the number of facilities keeping Asian big cats (Felidae spp.) in captivity in the territories of Parties and the number of Asian big cats kept in these facilities. We compiled information from existing databases, published literature, grey literature...
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Sex differences in mortality are pervasive in vertebrates, and usually result in shorter life spans in the larger sex, although the underlying mechanisms are still unclear. On the other hand, differences in frailty among individuals (i.e. individual heterogeneity), can play a major role in shaping demographic trajectories in wild populations. The l...
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Effective protection of the ~19,000 IUCN-listed threatened species has never been more pressing. Ensuring the survival of the most vulnerable and irreplaceable taxa and places, such as those identified by the Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) species and their associated sites (AZEs&s), is an excellent opportunity to achieve the Aichi 2020 Targets...
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The human lifespan has traversed a long evolutionary and historical path, from short-lived primate ancestors to contemporary Japan, Sweden, and other longevity frontrunners. Analyzing this trajectory is crucial for understanding biological and sociocultural processes that determine the span of life. Here we reveal a fundamental regularity. Two stra...
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The census documents from Roman Egypt form the best documentary source of demographic information for the Roman Empire. Earlier collections (Bagnall and Frier 20062. Bagnall, R. S., and B. W. Frier. 2006. The demography of Roman Egypt. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.View all references; Bagnall, Frier, and Rutherford 19973. Bagnall,...
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The Chiquibul Forest Reserve and National Park in Belize is a priority conservation area within the ‘Maya Forest’ in Central America. Although taxonomic data are essential for the development of conservation plans in the region, there is limited knowledge of the existing species in the area. Here we present a botanical species list of mostly woody...
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Despite an increase in policy and management responses to the global biodiversity crisis, implementation of the 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets still shows insufficient progress [1]. These targets, strategic goals defined by the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), address major causes of biodiversity loss in part by establishing...
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Jaguars are one of the most elusive large carnivores on earth, and gathering information on their demography and behaviour is extremely challenging. This chapter provides a case study on habitat preferences and the impact of roads on the ecology of Jaguars. Recent studies in the Mayan Forest of Mexico, Belize and Guatemala have shed some light on t...
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Summary Schedules of survival, growth and reproduction are key life-history traits. Data on how these traits vary among species and populations are fundamental to our understanding of the ecological conditions that have shaped plant evolution. Because these demographic schedules determine population growth or decline, such data help us understand h...
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“To say that humanity has been slow to explore the home planet is an understatement” (E.O. Wilson). Fortunately, the last decade has witnessed the emergence of worldwide databases (e.g. GenBank, TRY, BIEN, D3) that allow us to tackle broad ecological questions. We introduce the COMPADRE Plant Matrix Database, which contains demographic, biogeograph...
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Zoos and aquariums that are part of the World Associationof Zoos and Aquariums reach over 700 million visitors everyyear. These institutions are also among the main globalproviders of conservation funding, investing more than US$350 million on ex situ and in situ wildlife activities annually(Gusset & Dick, 2011). But, even though these institutions...
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Given current extinction trends, the number of species requiring conservation breeding programs (CBPs) is likely to increase dramatically. To inform CBP policies for threatened terrestrial vertebrates, we evaluated the number and representation of threatened vertebrate species on the IUCN Red List held in the ISIS zoo network and estimated the comp...
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Of the 285 species of Carnivora 71 are threatened, while many of these species fulfill important ecological roles in their ecosystems as top or meso-predators. Population transition matrices make it possible to study how age-specific survival and fecundity affect population growth, extinction risks, and responses to management strategies. Here we r...
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Background/Question/Methods Demographic senescence, the decay in fertility and survival rates with age, remains one of the most striking phenomena in ecology and evolution. Evolutionary theories of senescence make stringent predictions about the shape of these patterns. Resting on Hamilton’s influential results, fertility and survival rates acros...
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Roughly one in seven threatened terrestrial vertebrate species are held in captivity, a resource for ex situ conservation efforts.
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Labrado en piedra y tiempo, hay un jaguar en nuestra memoria. En la historia de Mesoamérica resuena el profundo rugir de los jaguares, el esquivo sol de la noche que lleva dibujadas en su piel, todas las constelaciones y todas las estrellas. Jaguares que fueron dioses y me-táfora de dioses, vínculo entre los hombres y la Tierra. El jaguar es indica...
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This publication was part. of a collaboration with Jaguar Conservancy NGO. It was probably the first project proposing contrite actions to maintain the connectivity of Jaguay population in the Biosphere Reserve of Calakmul in Yucatan Peninsula. The recommendations stated in this document have a great relevance in the context of Road Ecology and the...
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Road-induced habitat fragmentation is one of the greatest threats to large carnivores. Wildlife passes have been used to reduce fragmentation by mitigating the effects of roads as barriers to animal movement. However, direct observations of animals crossing roads are extremely rare and thus indirect methods are necessary to locate crossings. Yet, c...
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a b s t r a c t Competition for mates, cub rearing, and other behaviors differ between males and females in large car-nivores. Although these differences can be reflected in patterns of habitat use, gender has rarely been incorporated into habitat models. We evaluated differences in habitat use between male and female jag-uars in the Mayan Forest o...
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Animal movement has been the focus on much theoretical and empirical work in ecology over the last 25 years. By studying the causes and consequences of individual movement, ecologists have gained greater insight into the behavior of individuals and the spatial dynamics of populations at increasingly higher levels of organization. In particular, eco...
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Dissertation The construction of roads, either as an economic tool or as necessity for the implementation of other infrastructure projects is increasing in the tropical forest worldwide. However, roads are one of the main deforestation drivers in the tropics. In this study we analyzed the impact of road investments on both deforestation and jaguar...
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Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and one of the most environmentally degraded. Over 60% of its income comes as aid from the USA and other countries, and 65% of its people survive on less than $1 a day. Almost all of the country was originally forested but now there is less than 3% cover left. As a consequence, from 1950-1990,...
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Road-building projects in the Mayan Biosphere Reserve to connect Mexico and Guatemala were subjected to a cost-benefit evaluation. Up to an estimated 311,000 hectares of jaguar habitat were found to be at risk of deforestation due to these projects. Some of the projects were shown to have negative rates of return on investment on the basis of proje...
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An assortment of road projects has been proposed in the border region of Mexico, Guatemala and Belize, which is part of the Maya Forest, the largest contiguous tropical forest in the Americas north of the Amazon. The proposals are apparently aimed at spurring economic growth and reducing the high levels of poverty found in this area. But more and b...
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Various road projects have been proposed in the border region of Mexico, Guatemala and Belize, which is part of the Maya Forest, the largest continuous forest in the Americas north of the Amazon. It is also part of the Mesoamerican biodiversity “hotspot,” one of the planet’s biologically richest zones. The Maya Forest is also known for its cultural...
Thesis
Thesis from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Sciences Department

Questions

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Can we find a place were we can know how much data is there for any species? An which are the data sources, such as GBIF or AnAge or any other database?
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Very interesting paper

Projects

Projects (6)
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Given the current ocean crises, we believe that populations held in the world's aquariums can play an important role in the conservation of wild populations. Here we explore this issue from different perspectives.
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My team and I, we are working on different projects to use data from captive and wild populations to assess the laundering of species as a captive breed in the International Markets. We have worked with the CITES Secretariat on reports and are collaborating with MONITOR, TRAFFIC South East Asia and the IUCN ASAP. Our first projects are mostly devoted to turtles and sharks and rays.
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To develop an index that measures the machine-readable information available for every described species on the fields of: 1. Demography (fertility and survival), 2. Genetics (number of molecular markers and if the genome is published) 3. Primary Biodiversity Data 4. Morphology 5. Threats and conservation planning Milestones: We just developed the Demographic Index of Species Knowledge for Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, and Amphibians.