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Conservation science

It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living. David Attenborough.

I use the profits from tourism and land sale in conservation science

Sergio's scientific publications

Amphibians

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Reptiles

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Birds

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Mammals

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TETHISIS WORKS

THESIS WORKS

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TECHNICAL PUBLICATIONS

TECHNICAL PUBLICATIONS

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CONSERVATION ESSAYS

CONSERVATION ASSEYS

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CheckList of Publications

  1. Zuluaga-Isaza, J. C., Escobar-Lasso, S., Llanos-Arias, C. A., & Londoño, C. 2020. Predation on Colombian Endemic Frog Rheobates palmatus (Werner, 1899) (Anura: Aromobatidae) by a Whip-Spider Heterophrynus (Amblypygi: Phrynidae). Herpetology Notes 13: 231-233. See PDF
  2. Gil-Fernández, M., Peña-Mondragón, J. L., Escobar-Lasso, S. & Carrillo-Jiménez, E. 2018. Are institutional interventions effective in mitigating human-felid conflict? A study case in north Costa Rica. Carnivore Damage prevention 17: 34-42. See PDF
  3. Gómez-Hoyos, D. A., Escobar-Lasso, S., Brenes-Mora, E., Schipper, J. & González-Maya, J. F. 2018. Interaction behavior and vocalization of the Baird’s Tapir Tapirus bairdii from Talamanca, Costa Rica. Neotropical Biology and Conservation 13(1):17-23. See PDF
  4. Gómez-Hoyos, D. A., Escobar-Lasso, S., Seisdedos-Vergara, R., Abarca, J. G., Schipper, J., Whitfield, S. M., Alvarado, G., & González-Maya, J. F. 2018. Phytotelmata selection by Anurans and implications for endangered species conservation at Las Tablas Protected Zone. Costa Rica. Alytes 35: 1-11. See PDF
  5. Mantilla-Castaño, J. C., Escobar-Lasso, S., Rojas-Morales, J. A. & González-Arenas, J. V. 2018. First record of the Colombian endemic plump toad Osornophryne percrassa Ruiz-Carranza and Hernández-Camacho, 1976 (Anura: Bufonidae) from the Department of Risaralda, Central Mountain Range of Colombia. Biodiversidad Neotropical 8: 35-40. See PDF
  6. Escobar-Lasso, S., Gil-Fernández, M., Sáenz, J., Carrillo-Jiménez, E., Wong, G., Fonseca, L. G. & Gómez-Hoyos, D. A. 2017. Distribution and hotspots of the feeding areas of jaguars on sea turtles at a national park in Costa Rica. Neotropical Biology and Conservation 12(1): 2-11. See PDF
  7. Gil–Fernández, M., Muench, C., Gómez–Hoyos, D. A., Dueñas, A., Escobar–Lasso, S., Aguilar–Raya, G. & Mendoza, E. 2017. Wild felid species richness affected by a corridor in the Lacandona forest, Mexico. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation 40 (1): 115-120. See PDF
  8. Escobar-Lasso, S. 2016. Predation and scavenging of sea turtles and use of habitat of the Jaguar in Santa Rosa National Park, Costa Rica. Master thesis. Instituto Internacional en Conservación y Manejo de Vida Silvestre (ICOMVIS), Heredia, Costa Rica. See PDF
  9. Escobar-Lasso, S., Fonseca, L. D., Herrera, H., Villachica, W. N., Valverde, R. A., Quirós-Pereira,W., Pesquero, M. & Plotkin, P. T. 2016. First field observation of the predation by Jaguar (Panthera onca) on Olive Ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) at Nancite Beach, Santa Rosa National Park, Costa Rica. Mammalogy Notes 3:20-23. See PDF
  10. Escobar-Lasso, S., Fonseca, L. G., Gil-Fernández, M., Villachica, W. N., Arroyo-Arce, S., Thomson, I. & Sáenz, J. 2016. First record of consumption of olive ridley sea turtle by a cougar. Cat News 64: 4-5. See PDF
  11. Escobar-Lasso, S., Gil-Fernández, M., Herrera, H., Fonseca, L. G., Carrillo-Jiménez, E., Sáenz, J. & Wong, G. 2016. Scavenging on sea turtle carcasses by multiple Jaguars in northwestern Costa Rica. Therya 7 (2): 231-239. See PDF
  12. Escobar-Lasso, S., Herrera, H., Carrillo-Jiménez, E., Sáenz, J., Wong, G. & Gil-Fernandez, M. 2016. Inter-trophic food provisioning between sea and land ecosystems: the jaguar (Panthera onca) as provider of sea turtle carcasses to terrestrial scavengers. International Journal of Conservation Science 7(4): 1081-1094. See PDF
  13. Escobar-Lasso, S., Sierra-Giraldo, J. A., Gil-Fernández, M. & Herrera, H. 2016. Highest elevation record for the crab-eating fox. Canid Biology and Conservation 19 (3): 14-17. See PDF
  14. Gómez-Hoyos, D. A., Gil-Fernandez, M. & Escobar-Lasso, S. 2016. Thermal ecology of Stejneger’s Robber Frog Craugastor stejnegerianus (Anura: Craugastoridae) on the tropical dry forest of Guanacaste National Park, Costa Rica. Revista Biodiversidad Neotropical 6:40-44. See PDF
  15. Herrera, H., Escobar-Lasso, S & Carrillo-Jiménez, E. 2016. Predation on the hawksbill turtle Eretmochelys imbricata by the jaguar Panthera onca in the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Mammalogy Notes 3:13-16. See PDF
  16. Vanegas-Guerrero, J., González-Duran, G. & Escobar-Lasso, S. 2016. Distribution, diet and vocalizations of the endangered Colombian toad Osornophryne percrassa (Anura: Bufonidae). Herpetological Conservation and Biology 11:90-100. See PDF
  17. Cabrera-Hernández, R., I. N. Chacón-Salas, E. J. Chávez-Calderón, Escobar-Lasso, M. Gil-Fernández, H. González-Ancín, S. Guerrero-Ortiz, H. A. Herrera-Vargas, M. Leija-Montoya, L. M. Restrepo-Monsalve, y E. D. Tenez-Rivas. 2015. Biodiversidad, situación costera, conectividad e interacciones humano-fauna en el Parque Nacional Cahuita. G. Wong y J. Sáenz (eds.). Informe técnico. Instituto Internacional en Conservación y Manejo de Vida Silvestre (ICOMVIS), Heredia, Costa Rica. 129 pp. See PDF
  18. Gómez-Hoyos, D. A., Escobar-Lasso, S., Suarez-Joaqui, T. & Velasco, J. 2015. Predation on the bush anole Polychrus gutturosus by the parrot snake Leptophis ahaetulla, with a new record of the bush anole for the Gorgona Island National Natural Park, Colombia. Herpetology Notes 8: 297-301. See PDF
  19. Herrera, H., Escobar-Lasso, S., González-Ancín, H. & Béal, M. C. 2015. Observaciones del nado de un grupo de monos aulladores (Alouatta palliata) en el océano pacífico de Costa Rica. Mastozoología Neotropical 22:385-389. See PDF
  20. Escobar-Lasso, S. 2014. Los biólogos de la conservación en latinoamérica: el papel del biólogo anfibio en el divorció entre ciencia y sociedad. Revista latinoamericana de conservación 4(1): 43-46. See PDF
  21. Escobar-Lasso, S & Gil-Fernández, M. 2014. The highest elevation record of Mustela frenata (Carnivora: Mustelidae) and notes about its presence at Caldas department, Andean region of Colombia. Mammology Notes 1(2): 7-9. See PDF
  22. Escobar-Lasso, S., & Guzmán-Hernández, C. 2014. El registro de mayor altitud del Hurón Mayor Galictis vittata, con notas sobre su presencia y conservación dentro del departamento de Caldas, en la región andina de Colombia. Therya 5: 567-574. See PDF
  23. Escobar-Lasso, S., & Martínez, J. F. 2014. Descripción del comportamiento de anidación de la Esmeralda Andina Amazilia franciae (Apodiformes, Trochilidae) en la región andina de Colombia. Historia Natural 4(1): 45-54. See PDF
  24. Escobar-Lasso, S., Cerón-Cardona, J., Castaño-Salazar, J. H., Mendieta-Giraldo, L. & Ospina-Herrera, O. 2014. Los felinos silvestres del departamento de Caldas, en la región andina de Colombia: composición, distribución y conservación. Therya 5: 575-588. See PDF
  25. Gil-Fernández, M. & Escobar-Lasso, S. Desplazamiento y patrones de actividad de Alouatta palliata en dos tipos de bosque en Costa Rica. Bioma 26: 18-26. See PDF
  26. González-Durán, G. A. & Escobar-Lasso, S. Leptodactylus insularum (San Miguel Island frog). Diet. Herpetological Review 45(1): 113-114. See PDF
  27. Rojas-Morales, J. A., Castro-Gómez, A. & Escobar-Lasso, S. 2014. Joyas de los Andes tropicales: Colombia, tierra de Ranas de Cristal. Bioma 19: 6-38. See PDF
  28. Sierra-Giraldo, J. A. & Escobar-Lasso, S. 2014. Field observations on hunting of Dinomys branickii and Cuniculus taczanowskii (Mammalia: Rodentia) within the sub-Andean forest fragments of the Colombian Central Cordillera. Bioma 22: 21-34. See PDF
  29. Vargas-Salinas, F., Quintero-Ángel, A., Osorio-Domínguez, D., Rojas-Morales, J. A., Escobar-Lasso, S., Gutiérrez-Cárdenas, P. D. A., Rivera-Correa, , & Amézquita, A. 2014. Breeding and parental behaviour in the glassfrog Centrolene savagei. Journal of Natural History 48: 1689-1705. See PDF
  30. Díaz-Gutiérrez, N., Vargas-Salinas, F., Rivera-Correa, M., Rojas-Morales, J. A., Escobar-Lasso, S., Velasco, J., Gutiérrez-Cárdenas, P. D. A. & Amézquita, A. 2013. Description of the previously unknown advertisement call and tadpole of the Colombian endemic glassfrog Centrolene savagei (Anura: Centrolenidae). Zootaxa 3686 (2): 289-296. See PDF
  31. Escobar-Lasso, S., Cerón-Cardona, J. & Castaño-Salazar, J. H. 2013. Los mamíferos de la cuenca del río Chinchiná, en la región andina de Colombia. Therya 4(1): 139-155. See PDF
  32. Hutter, C. R., Escobar-Lasso, S., Rojas-Morales, J. A., Gutierrez-Cárdenas, P. D. A., Imba, H. & Guayasamin, J. M. 2013. The territoriality, vocalizations and aggressive interactions of the red-spotted glassfrog, Nymphargus grandisonae, Cochran and Goin, 1970. Journal of Natural History 47: 1-22. See PDF
  33. Rojas-Morales, J & Escobar-Lasso, S. 2013. Notes on the natural history of three species of glass frog (Anura: Centrolenidae) in a locality in the cordillera central of Colombia. Boletín Científico Museo de Historia Natural 17 (2): 127-140. See PDF
  34. Rojas-Morales, J. A., Escobar-Lasso, S., Alejandra Osorio Ortíz & Leydi Andrea Lozano Rios. 2013. Third observation of the Chocoan blunt-headed vine snake, Imantodes chocoensis Torres-Carvajal, Yánez-Muñoz, Quirola, Smith and Almendáriz, 2012 (Serpentes: Dipsadidae), in Colombia. Biota Colombiana 14 (2): 341-344. See PDF
  35. González-Durán, G., Gutiérrez-Cárdenas, P. D. A. & Escobar-Lasso, S. 2012. Physalaemus pustulosus (Tungara frog, Rana Túngara). Diet. Herpetological Review 42: 124-125. See PDF
  36. Escobar-Lasso, S & Rojas-Morales, J. A. 2012. Antipredatory Behaviors of the Colombian endemic glassfrog Centrolene savagei (Anura: Centrolenidae). Boletín Científico Museo de Historia Natural 16 (1): 226-232. See PDF
  37. Escobar-Lasso, S. & Gonzáles-Duran, G.A. 2012. Strategies employed by three neotropical frogs (Amphibia: Anura) to avoid predation. Herpetology Notes 5: 79-84. See PDF
  38. Gonzáles-Durán, G., Gutiérrez-Cárdenas, P. D. A. & Escobar-Lasso, S. 2011. Leptodactylus fragilis (White-lipped thin-toed frog, Rana de Dedos Delgados de Labios Blancos). Diet. Herpetological Review 42(4): 483-484. See PDF
  39. Rojas-Morales, J. A. & Escobar-Lasso, S. 2011. Reproductive behavior, vocalizations, mate selection and nest mortality of crystal frog Centrolene savagei (Anura: Centrolinadae). Undergraduate thesis. Caldas Universitu, Caldas, Colombia. See PDF
  40. Rojas-Morales, J. A., Escobar-Lasso, S. & Gutiérrez-Cardenas, P. D. A. 2011. Contribución al conocimiento de los anfibios de la región centro-sur de Caldas: Primeros registros de Ranas de Cristal (Anura: Centrolenidae) para el municipio de Manizales, Colombia. Boletín Científico Museo de Historia Natural 15 (1): 75-83. See PDF
  41. Morales, J. A & Escobar-Lasso, S. 2010. Defensive behavior of Dipsas sanctijoannis (Serpentes: Dipsadidae). Phyllomedusa 9 (2): 147-150. See PDF