Sebastián García-Restrepo

Sebastián García-Restrepo
Los Andes University (Colombia) | UNIANDES · Department of Biological Sciences

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Introduction
I'm a Biologist from the UdeA in Medellín. Recently I have been researching the effects of rivers and mountains on the structure and genetic differentiation in some species of primates in the Middle Magdalena region. Currently, my PhD research is focused on evaluating the taxonomic relationships of the genus Cebus in Colombia. I have also been an assistant curator of the mammal collection ANDES-M, and I have been part of the board of directors of the Colombian Primatological Association (APC).
Additional affiliations
February 2018 - present
Fundación Proyecto Primates Colombia
Position
  • Researcher
January 2018 - December 2019
Los Andes University (Colombia)
Position
  • Graduate assistant
April 2015 - December 2016
University of Antioquia
Position
  • Assistant
Description
  • Assitant in the Fundaments in biology course
Education
January 2018 - December 2019
Los Andes University (Colombia)
Field of study
  • Biological sciences
July 2011 - December 2016
University of Antioquia
Field of study
  • Biology

Publications

Publications (22)
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The Tropical Andes Hotspot is a high conservation priority. A high proportion of the northern Colombian Andes has been deforested affecting its biological diversity, including primates, for which there are information gaps that hinder the formulation of conservation strategies. We conducted a bibliographic search on studies of non-human primates de...
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The Mammal Collection of the “C.J. Marinkelle” Natural History Museum (ANDES-M), has 2466 cataloged specimens, collected since the 1960s, which are represented by 11 orders, 29 families, 82 genera and 132 species. The geographic coverture covers six countries, including Colombia. The specimens come from 27 Colombian departments, mainly Meta and San...
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Colombia es uno de los países con mayor riqueza de primates en el mundo. Sin embargo, el número e identidad de las especies ha sido un tema debatido a lo largo de los años. Las primeras descripciones de primates colombianos se remontan a expediciones posteriores a la conquista española. A esto se sumaron las primeras revisiones taxonómicas de géner...
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RESUMEN___Colombia es uno de los países con mayor riqueza de armadillos al contar con seis especies, pertenecientes a tres géneros, que abarcan la mayor parte del territorio nacional, siendo Cabassous centralis la única especie trasandina. En este estudio buscamos aportar al conocimiento de la distribución brindando nuevos registros para el departa...
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En Colombia se reconoce la existencia de 38 especies de primates, de las cuales 13 se distribuyen en Antioquia. Sin embargo, la mayoría de las investigaciones se enfocan en aspectos ecológicos mientras que son escasos los estudios sobre distribución y taxonomía. Para evaluar la representatividad de primates se consultaron tres colecciones biológica...
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The landscape matrix has been considered to act as a barrier that influences the dispersal, diversity, and persistence of some species of fauna, but its importance has not been evaluated in detail for arboreal primates. Research on the genus Alouatta has reported terrestrial movements between forest patches suggesting certain behavioral plasticity...
Technical Report
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Equipo de trabajo conjunto: Asociación Primatológica Colombiana (APC) Asociación de Veterinarios de Vida Silvestre (VVS)
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Biodiversity loss is currently one of the most important societal concerns worldwide, and it is caused mainly by habitat loss and fragmentation, biological invasion, and climate change (Vitousek et al. 1996, Newbold et al. 2015, Bellard et al. 2016). Introduced species can have positive effects on human well‐being, especially when used for liveliho...
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Lophostoma brasiliense Peters, 1867 has a wide distribution in the Neotropical region, with records extending from southern Mexico to central Paraguay and Brazil. In Colombia the distribution of this species seems to be discontinu-ous, due to a scarcity of records, which also makes it difficult to know about its threats and conservation status. Her...
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Lophostoma brasiliense Peters, 1867 has a wide distribution in the Neotropical region, with records extending from southern Mexico to central Paraguay and Brazil. In Colombia the distribution of this species seems to be discontinuous, due to a scarcity of records, which also makes it difficult to know about its threats and conservation status. Here...
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Introduced species can have strong ecological, social and economic effects on their non-native environment. Introductions of megafaunal species are rare and may contribute to rewilding efforts, but they may also have pronounced socio-ecological effects because of their scale of influence. A recent introduction of the hippopotamus Hippopotamus amphi...
Poster
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Bergmann's rule suggests that, in endothermic animals, body size tends to increase with the decrease in ambient temperature, because the surface-volume ratio is decreased, losing less energy. Our aim is to explore the geographic variation in the body size of primates of the Atelidae family in Colombia. Although there is a relationship between the...
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Variation in activity patterns and habitat use are subject to both environmental factors and interactions with other species. We evaluated the ecological factors that affect habitat use by Leopardus pardalis as well as the effects of the presence of potential prey, Dasyprocta punctata. From an arrangement of 70 camera traps, installed between March...
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La colección ANDES-M cuenta con 2158 especímenes catalogados con una representatividad taxonómica de 3 órdenes (Chiroptera, Primates y Rodentia) y geográfica de 4 países (Colombia, Argentina, Ecuador y Estados Unidos). Se identificaron algunas tareas prioritarias entre las que se incluye el ingreso de especímenes sin catalogar, pertenecientes a los...
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El Museo de Historia Natural de la universidad de los Andes (ANDES) fue fundado con el propósito de ser un pilar docente y científico asociado a los laboratorios de investigación del Departamento de Ciencias Biológicas de la Universidad de los Andes. Las colecciones que alberga comenzaron por el trabajo del profesor emérito Cornelis Johannes Marink...
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El paisaje natural del valle del Magdalena medio correspondió históricamente a bosque húmedo tropical y se estima que el 75% ha sido reemplazado por agroecosistemas con plantaciones de palma de aceite y pastizales para ganadería. En la presente contribución pretendemos describir la comunidad de mamíferos en un paisaje altamente fragmentado. Para el...
Research
Hippopotamus amphibius, act as ecosystem engineers that influence their environment in many ways. Since in the 80s Pablo Escobar imported four hippos from Africa into Colombia, the population has expanded and dispersed to other areas of the middle Magdalena Basin. There is an urgent need for information on the biology, ecology and interaction with...
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Dado que la ocurrencia de especies de murciélagos insectívoros suele ser subestimada en los muestreos tradicionales con redes de niebla, los monitoreos acústicos constituyen un complemento valioso para lograr registros más completos de aspectos como estructura de las comunidades, patrones de actividad y uso de hábitat. Con el fin de comparar las es...

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Projects (2)
Project
Aportes al conocimiento de los Primates en Colombia
Project
- To promote research from local and regional biological collections.