Marlon E. Cobos

Doctoral aspirant EEB
Primary office:
Dole


Summary

Advisor: Town Peterson
Research interests: Ecology, Biogeography, Evolution, Biodiversity informatics
Hometown: Loja, Ecuador

Education:

  • Undergraduate degree: Engineer in Management and Conservation of the Environment
  • Master's in Zoology and Animal Ecology

Publications:

  • Torres-Porras, J., M. E. Cobos, J. M. Seoane, and N. Aguirre. In pres. Large and medium-sized mammals of Buenaventura Reserve, Southwest of Ecuador. Check List.
  • Nuñez-Penichet, C., M. E. Cobos, J. Gutiérrez, and A. Barro. 2016. Potential distribution of the genus Omphalea (Euphorbiaceae) in Cuba: approach to its actual distribution. Revista del Jardín Botánico Nacional 37: 165–175 
  • Cobos, M. E., and R. Alonso. 2016. Recent and future threats to an endangered Cuban toad: potential additive impacts from Climate Change and Habitat Loss. Oryx doi:10.1017/S0030605316000612
  • Alonso, R., and M. E. Cobos. 2016. A rapid survey of the critically endangered Cuban toad, Peltophryne florentinoi (Anura: Bufonidae): New locality and conservation approaches. IRC Reptiles and Amphibians 23:10–15
  • Cobos, M. E., D. Cruz, and M. Hernández. 2016. Multitemporal analysis of the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) in Cuba. Revista del Jardín Botánico Nacional 37: 15–18
  • Cobos, M. E., C. Nuñez-Penichet, and K. Valarezo-Aguilar. 2015. First record of an American Bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus) Population in Loja, Ecuador. IRC Reptiles and Amphibians 22:46–48

Presentations:

  • Nuñez-Penichet, C., Cobos M.E. and A. Barro. Study of migration of an endemic species of Cuba using GIS tools. GIS Day. Loja, Ecuador, November 2016. Invited oral contribution
  • Mendoza, C., K. Valarezo-Aguilar and M.E. Cobos. Potential distribution of the White-breasted Parakeet (Pyrrhura albipectus): climatic factors determining its presence. 5th Ecuadorian Ornithological Meeting. Zamora. Ecuador, August 2016. Contributed oral paper
  • Cobos, M.E., C. Nuñez-Penichet, C Mendoza and K. Valarezo-Aguilar. Impact of the climate change on the Potential distribution of the White-breasted Parakeet (Pyrrhura albipectus). 5th Ecuadorian Ornithological Meeting. Zamora, August 2016. Contributed oral paper
  • Cobos, M.E. Ecological niche modeling and species distribution. Seminar Biodiversity and Water. Loja, Ecuador, August 2016. Invited oral contribution
  • Cobos, M.E. and C. Nuñez-Penichet. Forest loss and climate change: searching for potential synergies to identify priority areas for restoration. I Ecuadorian Congress of Landscape Restoration. Loja, Ecuador, April 2016. Contributed oral paper
  • Cobos, M.E. Advances in methods for the study of the distribution of species. Conference. Meeting for Conservation of Biodiversity in Cuba-2015. Havana, Cuba, November 2015. Invited oral contribution
  • Nuñez-Penichet, C., M.E. Cobos and A. Barro. Potential migratory routes of Urania boisduvalii (Lepidoptera: Uranidae) in Cuba: connectivity and conservation. Meeting for Conservation of Biodiversity in Cuba-2015. Havana, Cuba, November 2015. Contributed oral paper
  • Cobos, M.E. and R. Alonso. Additive effects from climate change and habitat loss on the distribution range of an endangered Cuban toad. X International Convention on Environment and Development: V Congress on Ecosystem Management and Biodiversity Environment. Havana, Cuba, July 2015. Contributed oral paper
  • Cobos, M.E. and R. Alonso. A vulnerable habitat for an endangered Cuban toad. Meeting for Conservation of Biodiversity in Cuba-2014. Havana, Cuba, November 2014. Contributed oral paper
  • Nuñez-Penichet, C., A. Barro and M.E. Cobos. Relationship between the probability of presence of Urania boisduvalii (Lepidoptera: Uranidae) and its host plants (Omphalea genus). Meeting for Conservation of Biodiversity in Cuba-2014. Havana, Cuba, November 2014. Contributed oral paper
  • Hernández, M., D. Cruz, M.E. Cobos, L.R. González-Torres and A. Palmarola. Fragmentation and connectivity analysis on the Topes de Collantes Protected Natural Landscape. Meeting for Conservation of Biodiversity in Cuba-2014. Havana, Cuba, November 2014. Contributed oral paper
  • Cobos, M.E., D. Cruz and M. Hernández. Multitemporal analysis of the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) in Cuba. Meeting for Conservation of Biodiversity in Cuba-2014. Havana, Cuba, November 2014. Contributed oral paper 

Major Grants & Proposals:

  • Cobos. M.E. Scholarship for graduate studies and research. National Secretary of Superior Education, Science, and Technology (SENESCYT), Ecuador. US $33,297. 24 months March 2014 – March 2016. Funded

 


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