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Dr Salvador Herrando-Perez

Biography/ Background

I was born in Onda (Castellón, Spain) in 1968

CURRENT POSITIONS:
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Research Associate (postdoc) with the Department of Biogeography and Global Change, at the National Museum of Natural Sciences (Spanish Research Council, Spain). Project: Expression and evolution of heat-shock proteins at the extremes of the thermal niche of Iberian lacertid reptiles (postdoc position), with Miguel Bastos Araújo (Imperial College, UK) and  David Vieites (National Museum of Natural Sciences, Madrid)
See here my website within Araújo's Lab.
ii/ Research Associate (postdoc) with the Global Change Ecology Group [http://ees.adelaide.edu.au/research/global_change], at the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (The University of Adelaide, Australia). Project: Megafauna extinctions from Pleistocene Sahul, with Corey Bradshaw, Barry Brook, Alan Cooper, Richard Gillespie, Rainer Grün, Grant Gully, Chris Johnson, Gifford Miller, Gavin Prideaux, Chris Turney and Alan Williams


BLOGGING - 
Conservation Bytes:
http://conservationbytes.com/2014/02/24/are-we-speaking-the-same-ecological-language/#more-12114
http://conservationbytes.com/2014/01/20/noisy-oceans/#more-11580
http://conservationbytes.com/2013/10/31/translocations-keep-it-in-the-family/#more-10625
http://conservationbytes.com/2013/05/13/learning-from-danger/#more-8896
http://conservationbytes.com/2013/03/18/food-for-sex/#more-8699
http://conservationbytes.com/2013/01/14/translocations-genetic-rescue-paradox/#more-8369
http://conservationbytes.com/2012/11/28/individuals-a-population-to-conserve-make/#more-8063
http://conservationbytes.com/2012/11/01/toothed-conflict/#more-7963
http://conservationbytes.com/2012/10/11/the-biodiversity-club/#more-7879
http://conservationbytes.com/2012/09/17/ecology-tower-babel/#more-7688
http://conservationbytes.com/2012/09/04/climate-of-climate-change/#more-7619
http://conservationbytes.com/2012/07/30/malady-of-numbers/#more-7468
http://conservationbytes.com/2012/07/05/ghost-extinctions/#more-7365
http://conservationbytes.com/2012/06/15/invaders-double-edge/#more-7265

http://conservationbytes.com/2012/05/05/custodians-of-fisheries/#more-7091
http://conservationbytes.com/2012/04/10/wounded-soldiers-of-biodiversity
http://conservationbytes.com/2012/01/25/give-way-to-the-invader/#more-6687
http://conservationbytes.com/2011/11/02/oceans-need-their-giants/#more-6395
http://conservationbytes.com/2011/09/27/glitters-is-not-gold/ 
http://conservationbytes.com/2011/09/01/gone-with-the-birds/#more-6140
http://conservationbytes.com/2011/08/02/pickled-niches/#more-6043
http://conservationbytes.com/2011/07/04/taxonomy-in-the-clouds/#more-5920
http://conservationbytes.com/2011/05/02/silence-of-the-birds/#more-5623
http://conservationbytes.com/2011/04/04/buzzing-to-the-plate/#more-5413
http://conservationbytes.com/2011/02/17/evolution-here-and-now

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Qualifications

ACADEMIC DEGREES
+ PhD - Population ecology.
Resolving conceptual confusion and quantifying cross-taxa patterns of 'density dependence' in population ecology. School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (The University of Adelaide, Australia). Supervisors: Corey BradshawBarry Brook and Steven Delean. Support: Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (Department of Education, Science and Training, Australian Government), 2007-2012. Awarded a Dean's commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence.
+ MPhil - Marine Biology. Initial benthic recovery following flyash dumping off the Northumberland Coast. School of Marine Science and Technology (Newcastle University, UK). Supervisor: Chris Frid.
+ BSc. Biology - Zoology. Faculty of Biological Sciences (Valencia University, Spain). 1986-1991.

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Teaching Interests

I have done lecturing on ordination methods applied to the study of biodiversity patterns in Colombia, Mexico and Peru, see courses below
I do statistical programming in R, including generalized linear modeling and multi-model inference

COURSES:
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Multivariate analyses for environmental impact assessment and protected areas (42 hours). Universidad Pedagogica y Tecnologica de Colombia (Tunja, Colombia). 5-9 February 2007.
+ Multivariate analyses for fisheries and aquaculture (40 hours). Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano (Bogota, Colombia). 7-11 June 2005.
+ Multivariate analyses for aquatic mammal research (75 hours). Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogota, Colombia), 6-27 June 2003.
+ Multivariate analyses of biodiversity data (40 hours). Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina (Lima, Peru), 22-29 November 2004.
+ Multivariate analyses of biodiversity data (25-42 hours). Fundacion Omacha (Bogota, Colombia). Five courses: 27 June-1 July 2005, 5-9 July 2005, 11-15 July 2005, 9-13 October 2006, and 17-21 October 2006.
+ Multivariate analyses of biodiversity data (80-100 hours). El Colegio de la Frontera Sur (Chetumal, Mexico). Three courses: November 2001, and October 2003 and 2004. The Mexican Government Programme "Cátedras Universitarias Especiales" sponsored the first two courses.

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Research Interests

Summary: I am a generalist ecologist with strong focus on numerical and global ecology. Currently, I am involved in two postdoc projects: (1) I am looking at niche conservatism and expression of heat-shock proteins at the thermal limits of Iberian reptiles (2013-ongoing) – with Miguel Araújo (Imperial College, UK) and David Vieites (National Museum of Natural Sciences, Spain); and (2) I am collating time series of dated fossils of Late-Pleistocene megafauna from Sahul with a view to timing extinction events (2012-ongoing) – with Corey Bradshaw and Barry Brook (University of Adelaide, Australia). Previous research comprises spatiotemporal variation in community structure (including postgraduate lecturing in Latin America), and density feedbacks of populations, and I have also described 4 species and 1 genus new to science. I am interested in conveying the meaning and usefulness of science to society through blogging, magazine writing and (formerly) story-telling performance.

Work principles:
i/
contributing to a fairer and cleaner world,
ii/ enforcing collaborative research between developed and developing countries,
iii/ passing our expertise on to society and younger generations of scientists

Publications

See here my google scholar citations.

ECOLOGY
+ Bradshaw CJA, BW Brook, S Delean, DA Fordham, S Herrando-Pérez, P Cassey, R Early, C H Sekercioglu, MB Araujo (2014). Predictors of contraction and expansion of area of occupancy for British birds. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281: 20140744.
+ Herrando-Pérez S, BW Brook, CJA Bradshaw (2014) Clarity and precision of language are a necessary route in ecology. BioScience 64: 373-374.
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Herrando-Pérez S
, BW Brook, CJA Bradshaw (2014) Ecology needs a convention of ecological nomenclature. BioScience 64: 311-321.
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Herrando-Pérez S
, S Delean, BW Brook, P Cassey, CJA Bradshaw (2014) Spatial climate patterns explain negligible variation in strength of compensatory density feedback in birds and mammals. PlosOne 9(3):e91536.

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Herrando-Pérez S (2013) Climate change heats matrix population models. Journal of Animal Ecology 82(6): 1117-1119.
+ Herrando-Pérez S, S Delean, BW Brook & CJA Bradshaw (2012) Strength of density feedback in census data increases from slow to fast life histories. Ecology and Evolution 2(8):1922-1934
+ Herrando-Pérez S, S Delean, BW Brook & CJA Bradshaw (2012) Decoupling of component and ensemble density feedbacks in birds and mammals. Ecology 93(7):1728-1740. DOI:10.1890/11-1415.1. See also: http://conservationbytes.com/2012/02/17/parts-a-whole-do-n
+ Herrando-Pérez S, S Delean, BW Brook & CJA Bradshaw (2012) Density dependence: an ecological Tower of Babel. Oecologia 170:583-603. See also: http://conservationbytes.com/2012/09/17/ecology-tower-babel
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Herrando-Pérez S
& MA La Torre-Cuadros (2012) Taxonomic surrogacy in andean montane forests. Revista Peruana de Biología 19:101-105.
+ Luja VH, S Herrando-Pérez, D González-Solís & L Luiselli (2008) Secondary rainforests are not havens for reptile species in tropical Mexico. Biotropica 40(6):747-757
+ Herrando-Pérez S, M Baratti & G Messana (2008) Subterranean ecological research and multivariate statistics: A review (1945-2006). Journal of Cave and Karst Studies 70(2):120-128
+ La Torre-Cuadros MA, S Herrando-Pérez & K Young (2007) Diversity and structural patterns for tropical montane and premontane forests of Central Peru, with an assessment of the use of higher-taxon surrogacy. Biodiversity and Conservation 16:2965-2988
+ Herrando-Pérez S, G San Martín & J Núñez (2001) Polychaete patterns from an oceanic island in the East Atlantic, La Gomera (Canarian Archipelago). Cahiers de Biologie Marine 42:275-287
+ Herrando-Pérez S & CLJ Frid (2001) Recovery patterns of macrobenthos and sediment at a close fly-ash dumpsite. Sarsia 86:389-400
+ Herrando-Pérez S & CLJ Frid (1998) The cessation of long-term fly-ash dumping: effects on macrobenthos and sediments. Marine Pollution Bulletin 36(10):780-790

TAXONOMY
+ Brusa F, LHL Negrete, Y Herrerra-Martínez & S Herrando-Pérez (2012) Girardiae festae (Borelli, 1898) (Platyhelminthes: Tricladida: Dugesiidae): distribution extension in a  high-altitude lake from Colombia. Check List 8(2):276-279.
+ Pesic V, T Chatterjee, Y Herrera-Martínez & S Herrando-Pérez (2010) Wandesia (Partnuniella) lehmanni - a new water mite species (Acari: Hydrachnidia, Hydryphantidae) from a high-altitude lake in the Colombian AndesInternational Journal of Acarology 36(1):53-58. DOI: 10.1080/01647950903508508
+ Baquero E, S Herrando-Pérez & R Jordana (2006) A new species of Arrhopalites (Collembola, Symphypleona, Arrhopalitidae) from a cave on the Central East Iberian Peninsula. Subterranean Biology 3:81-86
+ Bruce NL & S Herrando-Pérez (2005) Kensleylana briani, a new genus and species of freshwater cave-dwelling cirolanid (Crustacea: Isopoda) from Spain. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 118:74-83. DOI: 10.2988/0006-324X(2005)118[74:KBANGA]2.0.CO
+ de Grave S & S Herrando-Pérez (2003) A new species of Typhlocirolana (Isopoda, Cirolanidae) from the Ullal de la Rambla de Miravet, Spain. Zootaxa 393:1-11.

OTHERS
+ Herrando-Pérez S (2007) Crustaceans from the Ullal de Miravet (Castellon, Spain): travellers through space and time. Berig 8:4-10. Free access: www.cuevascastellon.uji.es/articulos/berig8_crustaceos.pdf
+ Herrando-Pérez S (2005) Ullal de Miravet, a natural treasure below the ground. Quercus 230:20-26. Free access: www.cuevascastellon.uji.es/articulos/cabanes_ullalmiravetartquercus.pdf
+ Herrando-Pérez S, J Núñez & G San Martín (2000) Polychaetes: athletics over the seas. Quercus 175:16-24.  ISSN: 02120054

REVIEWER OF PAPERS FROM: Climate Research, Community Ecology, Ecography, Ecological Research, Ecology, Ecology Letters, Journal of Animal Ecology, Journal of Applied Ecology, Plos One, Population Ecology, Restoration Ecology.

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Community Engagement

+ Environmental education through story-telling and writing (2001-2007), e.g. http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=200964293256248&comments
+ From January 2011 I write monthy articles in the section Street-side science (Ciencia a pie de calle) of the Spanish journal Quercus (www.quercus.es). An extended online version of some of those articles (in English) is available at http://conservationbytes.com (see links above). The purpose is to convey the usefulness of ecological-conservation science in a language tailored to a non-scientific audience.

Entry last updated: Sunday, 7 Sep 2014

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