Paola Pulido-Santacruz

Paola Pulido-Santacruz
Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt · Biological Sciences

Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; M.Sc. in Zoology; Bachelor of Science

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Introduction
Paola's research focuses on studying major concepts in population genetics as they apply to the analysis of the evolutionary processes responsible for the origin and maintenance of genetic diversity in the tropics, which in turn is directly related to conservation, management, and species extinction risk. Paola currently works at the Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt in Bogota, Colombia. Paola does research in Molecular Biology, Evolutionary Biology and Bioinformatics. Their most recent publication is 'Morphologically cryptic Amazonian bird species pairs exhibit strong postzygotic reproductive isolation'.
Additional affiliations
September 2007 - September 2008
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • Phylogeography of Mesoamerican Birds
Education
January 2012 - June 2017
University of Toronto
Field of study
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
March 2009 - March 2011
September 1999 - January 2005

Publications

Publications (19)
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Recording of presentation at Evolution 2022. The same presentation was given at ASM 2022. Abstract: The phylogeny and other aspects of the evolutionary history of the Neotropical cat genus Leopardus have long been shrouded in uncertainty, partly owing to an overwhelming abundance of genealogical discordance in this group. We employ whole-genome s...
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The phylogeny and taxonomy of the Neotropical genus Leopardus (Felidae) has always been controversial, owing to the cryptic morphology, rapid diversification and instances of hybridization in this clade. We employ whole-genome sequencing data of 15 samples spanning all 8 recognized Leopardus species (IUCN/SSC Cat Specialist Group) to address how sp...
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In democracies around the world, societies have demonstrated that elections can have major consequences for the environment. In Colombia, the 2022 presidential elections will take place at a time when progress towards peace has stalled and socioeconomic, security, and environmental conditions have deteriorated. The recent declines in these conditio...
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Descripción de los estados inmaduros de Platycoelia puncticollis (Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Anoplognathini), código de barras de ADN y clave para las larvas de tercer estadio del género Description of the immature stages of Platycoelia puncticollis (Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Anoplognathini), DNA barcode and a key for the third instar larvae of the ge...
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A partir del Índice de Huella Espacial Humana se evidenció una reducción del 15 % en las áreas idóneas para la presencia del oso andino en Colombia entre 1970 y el 2015. Esto podría llevar a que las poblaciones en el sur se aislaran respecto de las que se distribuyen en el norte de Colombia y en Venezuela.
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Describimos la composición de especies de aves del Parque Nacional Natural (PNN) Chingaza y su zona de amortiguación, a partir de la revisión de 10 estudios ornitológicos, trabajo de campo entre 2008–2017 y la expedición Colombia Bio en 2018. Reportarmos para el PNN Chingaza y su zona de amortiguación un total de 531 especies, agrupadas en 339 géne...
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The incidence of introgression during the diversification process and the timespan following divergence when introgression is possible are poorly understood in the Neotropics where high species richness could provide extensive opportunities for genetic exchange. We used thousands of genome‐wide SNPs to infer phylogenetic relationships, calculate ag...
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A new species of the genus Caecilia (Caeciliidae) from the western foothills of the Serranía de los Yariguíes in Colombia is described. Caecilia pulchraserranasp. nov. is similar to C. degenerata and C. corpulenta but differs from these species in having fewer primary annular grooves and a shorter body length. With this new species, the currently r...
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We possess limited understanding of how speciation unfolds in the most species-rich region of the planet-the Amazon basin. Hybrid zones provide valuable information on the evolution of reproductive isolation, but few studies of Amazonian vertebrate hybrid zones have rigorously examined the genome-wide underpinnings of reproductive isolation. We use...
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This article documents the addition of 112 microsatellite marker loci and 24 pairs of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) sequencing primers to the Molecular Ecology Resources Database. Loci were developed for the following species: Agelaius phoeniceus, Austrolittorina cincta, Circus cyaneus, Circus macrourus, Circus pygargus, Cryptocoryne × purpu...
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This article documents the addition of 112 microsatellite marker loci and 24 pairs of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) sequencing primers to the Molecular Ecology Resources Database. Loci were developed for the following species: Agelaius phoeniceus, Austrolittorina cincta, Circus cyaneus, Circus macrourus, Circus pygargus, Cryptocoryne × purpu...
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Live fences may act as tools for biodiversity conservation by providing habitat for native species and increasing connectivity in the landscape. We studied the influence of live fence characteristics on species richness and fence use by birds by examining both local and landscape factors. We studied three types of live fences: planted fences of a n...
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This article documents the addition of 112 microsatellite marker loci and 24 pairs of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) sequencing primers to the Molecular Ecology Resources Database. Loci were developed for the following species: Agelaius phoeniceus, Austrolittorina cincta, Circus cyaneus, Circus macrourus, Circus pygargus, Cryptocoryne · purpu...
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Live fences may act as tools for biodiversity conservation by providing habitat for native species and increasing connectivity in the landscape. We studied the influence of live fence characteristics on species richness and fence use by birds by examining both local and landscape factors. We studied three types of live fences: planted fences of a n...

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