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José Manuel Serrano Serrano

Actual occupation: PhD Student
Institution: Universidad de Chile
Research on: Ecology of amphibians and acoustic communication of frogs


Educational Background:

2013 – Present. PhD. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Universidad de Chile. Dissertation title: “Relevance of vocal interactions in genetic recognition and social structure of Darwin’s frog”. Advisors: Mario Penna, Marco Méndez and Claudio Soto.

2006 – 2009. MSc, Instituto de Ecología A.C. (Mexico). Dissertation title: “Comunicación acústica de machos y hembras de Eleutherodactylus cystignathoides (Anura: Eleutherodactylidae) en el centro de Veracruz, Mexico”. Advisor: Gonzalo Halffter.

2001-2006. BSc, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana – Xochimiclo. Dissertation tittle: “Análisis especial de la distribución de los anfibios en Sinaloa, México”. Advisor: Cesar Berlanga Robles.


Research Interest: My research interests are related with the signal recognition in frogs, especially in species with female vocalization, using playback experiments, social network tools and genetic analysis I try to understand which ecological benefits are mediating the evolution of vocal signals. In addition, I am interested in the reproductive ecology and conservation of amphibian species with non-aquatic life histories.


Publications:

Saucedo B., Serrano J.M., Jacinto-Maldonado M., Leuven R.S.E.W., Rocha-García A., Méndez-Bernal A., Gröne A., van Beurden S.J., Escobedo-Bonilla C.M. 2019. Pathogen risk analysis for wild amphibian populations following the first Report of a Ranavirus outbreak in farmed American Bullfrogs (Lithobates catesbeianus) from Northern Mexico. Viruses 11(1):26.

Serrano J.M. 2018. Reproductive and aggressive calls during mating behavior of Charadrahyla taeniopus (Anura: Hylidae). Herpetology Notes 11: 819-823.

Serrano J.M. 2018. La condición física del lagarto Anolis cupreus (Squamata: Dactyloidae) y su relación con la estructura del hábitat durante la estación seca.Cuadernos de Herpetología 32(2): 119-121.

Serrano J.M & Penna M. 2018. Sexual monomorphism in the advertisement calls of a neotropical frog. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 123: 388-301.

Serrano J.M & Penna M. 2018. Sexual monomorphism in the advertisement calls of a neotropical frog. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 123: 388-301. 10.1093/biolinnean/blx141

Serrano J.M. 2016. El canto de anuncio de la rana endémica del Pedregal de la ciudad de México. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 87 (2): 535-539. 10.1016/j.rmb.2016.03.003

Serrano, J.M., Ruiz-Luna, A. & Berlanga-Robles,C.A. 2014. High amphibian diversity related to unexpected environmental values in a biogeographic transitional area in north-western Mexico. Contrib. Zool. 83 (2): 151-166. [download file]

Serrano J. M. 2011. Is prevention of water pollution and eutrophication the best option to ensure axolotl survival in its natural environment? Salamandra 47: 45-49. [download file]


Investigation Projects

Stiftung Artenschutz (Alemania). Transmisión de coros para la conservación: evaluando un método para redescubrir y promover el asentamiento de las poblaciones de ranas de Darwin. Octubre 2018 a Septiembre 2019.


Contact e-mail:jose.rano@gmail.com

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Awards and Associations: Medalla al Mérito Académico, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana; Conservation Leadership Programme; Beca CONICYT 63130134.

Further information: Other interest, human communication & poetry.