Lida marcela Franco perez

Lida marcela Franco perez
Universidad de Ibagué · Facultad de ciencias Naturales y matematicas

Biologist, MS, PhD

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Introduction
My interests are related to the study of ecophysiology of endotherms and conservation, integrating physiological mechanisms and ecological, behavioral and evolutionary consequences to predict responses of organisms to environmental change in a context of global climate change in natural populations. I am interested in understanding the physiological limitations and responsiveness of the organisms associated with the regulation of different energy saving strategies.
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September 2013 - present
Universidad de Ibagué
Position
  • Academic and Researcher
September 2009 - April 2013
Universidad Austral de Chile
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Education
March 2005 - April 2009
August 2003 - October 2005
February 1996 - September 2002
Universidad del Tolima
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Publications (35)
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Incomplete lineage sorting (ILS) makes ancestral genetic polymorphisms persist during rapid speciation events, inducing incongruences between gene trees and species trees. ILS has complicated phylogenetic inference in many lineages, including hominids. However, we lack empirical evidence that ILS leads to incongruent phenotypic variation. Here, we...
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Hibernation (i.e., seasonal or multiday torpor) has been described in mammals from five continents and represents an important adaptation for energy economy. However, direct quantifications of energy savings by hibernation are challenging because of the complexities of estimating energy expenditure in the field. Here, we applied quantitative magnet...
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Desde el inicio de la pandemia por COVID-19, las instituciones académicas de todo el mundo se vieron obligadas a cerrar sus campus y ajustar su enseñanza a un modelo de educación a distancia. Una de las actividades de mayor dificultad estuvo relacionada con las prácticas de laboratorio, que no pueden cubrirse adecuadamente utilizando solo computado...
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The arboreal marsupial monito del monte (genus Dromiciops, with two recognized species) is a paradigmatic mammal. It is the sole living representative of the order Microbiotheria, the ancestor lineage of Australian marsupials. Also, this marsupial is the unique frugivorous mammal in the temperate rainforest, being the main seed disperser of several...
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The arboreal marsupial Monito del Monte (genus Dromiciops, with two recognized species) is a paradigmatic mammal. It is the sole living representative of the order Microbiotheria, the ancestor lineage of Australian marsupials. Also, this marsupial is the unique frugivorous mammal in the temperate rainforest, being the main seed disperser of several...
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Spiders are the most abundant land predators and megadiverse on earth. In recent years, the mitochondrial genome has been sequenced, mainly for ecological and commercial purposes, reporting some level of rearrangements in this genome. However, there is poor genetic information in several taxonomic families of spiders. The aim of this study was to o...
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Arachnids are the most abundant land predators. Despite the importance of their functional roles as predators and the necessity to understand their diet for conservation, the trophic ecology of many arachnid species has not been sufficiently studied. In the case of the wandering spider, Phoneutria boliviensis F. O. Pickard‐Cambridge, 1897, only fie...
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Introduction: The Neotropical Otter, Lontra longicaudis, is a semi-aquatic mammal that ranges from Mexico to Argentina inhabiting near-pristine watercourses, but also human-dominated aquatic and riparian landscapes. Objective: We assessed the distribution and habitat use frequency of L. longicaudis in La Miel I hydroelectric power dam and its influ...
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Bees are key regulators in the maintenance of global biodiversity and food security. Overwhelming evidence has shown elevated colony losses for honey bees and a decrease in the abundance of other pollinators. Insecticides of the neonicotinoid type have been associated with these losses, but few studies have explored how residual exposure doses affe...
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Phoneutria Perty, 1833 is considered one of the most toxic spider genera in the world; however, the natural history and biology of these spiders is still largely unexplored. The objective of this study was to determine the natural diet of the medically important species Phoneutria boliviensis (F.O.P.-Cambridge, 1897) based on prey records from Colo...
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Background: Behavior and activity patterns largely determine animal's fitness and their ecological roles. Those patterns depend on many factors, being body mass, sex and age the most relevant in mammals. Particularly, those factors altogether with environmental conditions could influence movement behavior of mammals that hibernate, such as the Moni...
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Morphological differences between the sexes are a common feature in many groups of animals and can have important ecological implications for courtship, mating, access to prey and, in some cases, intersex niche partitioning. In this study, we evaluated the role of sexual dimorphism in the performance of the two structures that mediate the ability t...
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Morphological differences between the sexes are a common feature in many groups of animals and can have important ecological implications for courtship, mating, access to prey and, in some cases, intersex niche partitioning. In this study, we evaluated the role of sexual dimorphism in the performance of the two structures that mediate the ability t...
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Spiders rely on venom to catch prey and few species are even capable of capturing vertebrates. The majority of spiders are generalist predators, possessing complex venom, in which different toxins seem to target different types of prey. In this study, we focused on the trophic ecology and venom toxicity of Phoneutria boliviensis F. O. Pickard-Cambr...
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Resumen Objetivo: Demostrar la interacción hombre-fauna silvestre a través de dos reportes de tenencia de fauna silvestre como mascota en un río colombiano. Alcance: Se reportan dos casos de interacción (como mascota) entre el hombre y la nutria neotropical (Lontra longicaudis Olfers, 1818) en dos tributarios de la cuenca del río Magdalena (Villavi...
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Headwater streams are fully linked to surrounding riparian vegetation through coarse and fine organic matter inputs. However, forestry operations in or close to riparian corridors, particularly in mountainous forested microcatchments, can alter both the organic matter dynamics and the composition, structure and function of stream macroinvertebrate...
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Non-invasive methodological approaches are highly recommended and commonly used to study the feeding ecology of elusive and threatened mammals. In this study, we use multiple lines of evidence to assess the feeding strategies of the endangered Southern river otter, by determining seasonal prey availability (electrofishing), analysis of undigested p...
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During periods of cold, small endotherms depend on a continuous supply of food and energy to maintain euthermic body temperature (T(b)), which can be challenging if food is limited. In these conditions, energy-saving strategies are critical to reduce the energetic requirements for survival. Mammals from temperate regions show a wide arrange of such...
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Dromiciops gliroides is an arboreal marsupial found in the temperate forests of South America (36-43 °S). This species is the sole extant representative of the order Microbiotheria, and is a key seed disperser of many native plant species, including the keystone mistletoe Tristerix corymbosus. Here, we synthesized the current knowledge on the ecolo...
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Standard metabolic rate (SMR) and resistance to body dehydration (BD) are important physiological traits that have an effect on water balance and the amount of energy available for activity and production, and thus could contribute to variation in life history traits expressed across a range of environments. Few studies have tested whether SMR and...
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The "living fossil," Dromiciops gliroides (monito del monte), is an endemic marsupial inhabiting the temperate rain forests of South America. It is cavity-dependent and faces high energetic costs associated with thermoregulation during the austral winter. Although D. gliroides is well known for seed dispersal in temperate rain forests, its ecology,...
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The microbiotherid marsupial Dromiciops gliroides inhabits the temperate forests of the Southern hemisphere, facing seasonal nutritional and energetic bottlenecks due to its apparently facultative insectivory/frugivory. In order to understand the physiological processes behind this ecological pattern, we studied the morpho-physiological changes tha...
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Otters are considered as top predators and participate in ecosystem services and affect community structure by the modulation of prey densities. Nevertheless, diet of the southern river otter (Lontra provocax) has been described only based on the frequency of occurrence of prey in feces. Actually, the relationship between trophic availability and p...
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Cattleya trianae is an endemic species from the tropical rainforest in the Colombian Andes. Its survival is currently threatened due to habitat loss and commercial overexploitation. This study evaluates ten substrates, some organic (pine bark, coconut fiber and wood shavings), some inert icopor (polystyrene foam), vegetable coal and their combinati...
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Repeatability studies are gaining considerable interest among physiological ecologists, particularly in traits affected by high environmental/residual variance, such as whole-animal metabolic rate (MR). The original definition of repeatability, known as the intraclass correlation coefficient, is computed from the components of variance obtained in...

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