Javier Torres

Doctoral Aspirant
Primary office:
Dyche Hall


Summary

Advisor: Richard Glor
Research interests: Evolution of Postmating Reproductive Isolation, Herpetology
Hometown: Havana, Cuba


Education:

  • Master's Zoology, University of Havana, Cuba

Publications:

  • Cajigas, A., J. Reina, and J. Torres. 2018. An Instance of Nectarivory in a Cuban Green Anole, Anolis porcatus (Squamata: Dactyloidae). IRCF Reptiles & Amphibians 25: 37–39.
  • Cajigas, A., J. Torres, and T. M. Rodríguez-Cabrera. 2018. Survival on Three Legs: The Case of a Cuban Knight Anole, Anolis equestris (Dactyloidae). IRCF Reptiles & Amphibians 25: 35–36.
  • Rodríguez-Cabrera, T.M., A. M. Rodríguez, and J. Torres. 2018. Herpetofauna of Cayo Carenas, Cienfuegos Bay, South-central Cuba. IRCF Reptiles & Amphibians 25: 13–19.
  • Torres, J., A, Cajigas, and F. Bermúdez. 2018. Geographic distribution: Typhlops silus. Herpetological Review 49: 80.
  • Cajigas, A., J. Torres, and O. Torres. 2018. Geographic distribution: Tropidophis maculatus (Spotted Red Trope). Herpetological Review 49: 80.
  • Bermúdez, F., J. Torres, and S. Villar. 2018. Geographic distribution: Amphisbaena cubana (Cuban Brown Amphisbaena). Herpetological Review 49: 73.
  • Torres J., R. Powell, A. R. Estrada. 2018. Tropidophis celiaeCatalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles 914: 1–8.
  • Marrero, R., J. Torres, T. M. and Rodríguez-Cabrera. 2017. Geographic distribution: Eleutherodactylus pezopetrus (Nipe Frog). Herpetological Review 48: 583.
  • Rodríguez-Cabrera, T. M., A. M. Rodríguez González, and J. Torres. 2017. Notes on reproduction of Caraiba andreae peninsulae: a poorly-known subspecies of the Cuban Lesser Racer (Squamata: Dipsadidae). IRCF Reptiles & Amphibians 24: 95–102.
  • Powell, R., J. Torres, and O. H. Garrido. 2017. Leiocephalus onaneyiCatalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles 907: 1–7.
  • Torres, J., R. Powell, and O. H. Garrido. 2017. Tropidophis hendersoniCatalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles 907: 1–8.
  • Powell, R., J. Torres, and N. Navarro-Pacheco. 2017. Anolis ruibaliCatalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles 906: 1–5.
  • Rodríguez-Cabrera, T.M., J. Rosado, R. Marrero, and J. Torres. 2017. Birds in the Diet of Snakes in the Genus Tropidophis (Tropidophiidae): Do Prey Items in Museum Specimens Always Reflect Reliable Data? IRCF Reptiles and Amphibians 24: 61–64.
  • Torres, J., T. M. Rodríguez-Cabrera, and R. Marrero. 2017. Eleutherodactylus greyi (Grey’s Frog). Maximum Elevation. Herpetological Review 48: 161.
  • Marrero, R., J. Torres, and T. M. Rodríguez-Cabrera. 2017. Eleutherodactylus emiliae (Trinidad Groin-spotted Frog). Maximum Elevation. Herpetological Review 48: 160-161.
  • Torres, J., T. M. Rodrígues-Cabrera, and R. Marrero. 2017. Reptiles. In: Mancina, C. A. and D. D. Cruz (Eds.). Diversidad Biológica de Cuba: Métodos de Inventario, Monitoreo y Colecciones Biológicas. Editorial AMA, La Habana. Pp 376-411.

Presentations at Regional, National, & International Meetings:

  • Alfonso, Y. U., L. P. Nunez, A. Fong G., and J. Torres. Evolutionary History of the Antillean Gecko Tarentola Americana (Phyllodatylidae) based on mitochondrial DNA sequences. Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Rochester, New York. July 2018. Poster presentation
  • Torres, J. Possible hybridization among Cuban Trunk-ground anoles (Anolis, Dactyloidae) evidenced by testicular anomalies. Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Rochester, New York. July 2018. Contributed oral p
  • . Cajigas, A., J. Torres, and T. M. Rodríguez-Cabrera. Caracterización del nicho trófico de tres especies simpátricas del género Tropidophis en la región central de Cuba. IV Encuentro Científico sobre Diversidad Biológica “BiodiverSOS.” Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. May, 2018. Contributed oral paper
  • Cajigas, A., J. Torres, A. Falcón, and T. M. Rodríguez-Cabrera. Herpetofauna de Cayo Caguanes: un primer paso para su conservación. Conservación de la Diversidad Biológica en Cuba. Havana, Cuba. December, 2017. Contributed oral paper

Minor Grants & Proposals:

  • 2018 – Torres, J. Studying postmating isolation within a lizard (Anolis: Dactyloidae) multispecies assemblage occurring in the mountains of western Cuba. Panorama Small Grant Program, The University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute. June 2018 – Summer 2019. $ 1,000. Funded.
  • 2018 - Torres, J. Studying reproductive isolation within a lizard (Anolis: Dactyloidae) multispecies assemblage occurring in the mountains of western Cuba. EEB GSO Summer Travel Scholarships. June 2018 – Summer 2019. $500. Funded.
  • 2018 - Torres, J. Studying postmating isolation in a hybrid zone within a lizard (Anolis: Dactyloidae) multispecies assemblage. Doctoral Student Research Fund, Office of Graduate Studies, University of Kansas. June 2018 – Summer 2019. $1,500. Funded.

 

 

 


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