Sandra P. Galeano

Adjunct Professor
Instituto de Biología
Office 7-138
Universidad de Antioquia
Medellín, Colombia

E-mail:  spgalean@gmail.com

Education:

Undergraduate in Biology, Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia, 2003

M.S. in Zoology, Southern Illinois University, USA, 2009

Ph.D. in Biological Sciences (Ecology), Louisiana State University, USA, 2016

Research:

My research seeks to understand the different patterns and ecological processes that govern the assembly and disassembly of animal communities in the context of biological conservation. I have developed projects that assess the community-level effects of habitat fragmentation and emerging infectious diseases on amphibians from tropical and montane forests at local scales. More recently, I have begun studying the ecological processes that determine amphibian assemblage in tropical insular ecosystems, integrating behavioral, morphological, and ecological data to understand the mechanisms driving community assembly at local and regional scales.

Doctoral Dissertation:

Ecological assembly of leaf-litter anuran communities across a Neotropical land bridge archipelago.

Areas of Interest:

Community ecology, herpetology, conservation biology, behavioral ecology

Courses:

– Herpetology

– Population Ecology

– General Ecology

– Conservation Biology

Recent publications:

Galeano S.P. & K.E. Harms. 2016. Coloration in the polymorphic frog Oophaga pumilio associates with level of aggressiveness in intraspecific and interspecific behavioral interactions. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 70:83-97.

Rivera-Correa M., J. Urbina, S.P. Galeano & T.R. Kahn. 2016. Andinobates opisthomelas (Boulenger, 1899). En: Kahn T.R., La Marca E., Lötters S., Brown J.L., Twomey E. & Amézquita A., editores. Aposematic Poison Frogs (Dendrobatidae) of the Andean Countries: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Perú and Venezuela. Conservation International. Arlington, Virginia, EEUU.

Urbina J.C. & S.P. Galeano. 2011. Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis detected in amphibians of the Central Andean Cordillera of Colombia. Herpetological Review 42:558-560.

Urbina J.C. & S.P. Galeano. 2009. Abundance, activity patterns, and microhabitat of Rhinella macrorhina: An endemic toad from the cloud forests of the Colombian Central Andes. Herpetological Journal 19:35-40.

Galeano S.P. & J. Urbina. 2004. Geographic distribution of Cochranella rosada. Hepetological Review 35: 280.

Galeano S.P. & J. Urbina. 2004. Geographic distribution of Eleutherodactylus factiosus. Hepetological Review 35: 280.

Galeano S.P. & J. Urbina. 2004. Geographic distribution of Eleutherodactylus suetus. Hepetological Review 35: 281.

Galeano S.P. & J. Urbina. 2004. Geographic distribution of Rhamphophryne macrorhina. Hepetological Review 35: 283-284.