Claudio Manuel Monteza Moreno

IMPRS doctoral candidate
Department for the Ecology of Animal Societies
+1.925.384.2051
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama

Curriculum Vitae

Claudio M. Monteza M.

Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior

Coiba-AIP, Research Associate

cmmonteza@ucdavis.edu

Phone number: +1-925-384-2159           

Skype ID: Cmanux       

Website: www.monteza-claudio.com

                                                                                    

EDUCATION

 

2020 -

Ph.D.

Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior – University of Konstanz
PhD program of Organismal Biology
Major Professor: Margaret Crofoot, Ph.D.

2017-19

M.S.

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS, DAVIS, CA

Animal Behavior Grad Group

Major Professor: Margaret Crofoot, Ph.D.

2008-13

B.Sc.

UNIVERSITY OF PANAMA, PANAMA CITY

Program in Biology with orientation in Animal Biology

 

EXTRACURRICULAR EDUCATION

 

2010-11

iGEM

INTERNATIONAL GENETICALLY ENGINEER MACHINE COMPETITION 

2007-08

English Program

TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY OF PANAMA, PANAMA CITY

 

 

LANGUAGES

 

Spanish – native

English – professional

Portuguese – intermediate  

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

-       Monteza-Moreno, C.M., Dogandžić, T., McLean, K.A., Castillo-Caballero, P.L., Mijango-Ramos, Z., Del Rosario-Vargas, E., Crofoot, M.C., & Barrett, B.J. (2020). White-Faced Capuchin, Cebus capucinus imitator, Hammerstone and Anvil Tool Use in Riparian Habitats on Coiba Island, Panama. International Journal of Primatology, DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s10764-020-00156-5.

-       Monteza-Moreno, C., Crofoot, M., Grote, M. and Jansen, P. 2018. Increased terrestriality in a Neotropical primate living on Islands with reduced predation risk. Journal of Human Evolution, 143, 102768. DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhevol.2020.102768.

Barrett, B. J., Monteza-Moreno, C. M., Dogandžić, T., Zwyns, N., Ibañez, A., & Crofoot, M. C. 2018. Habitual stone-tool aided extractive foraging in white-faced capuchins, Cebus capucinus. R. Soc. Open Sci, 5 2018 5(181002): 1-18; DOI: 10.1098/rsos.181002.

-       Agha, M., Batter, T., Bolas, E.C., Collins, A., Gomes da Rocha, D., Monteza-Moreno, C. M., Preckler-Quisquater, S., and Sollmann, R. 2018. A review of wildlife camera trapping trends across Africa. African Journal of Ecology, 56(4):694-701; DOI: 10.1111/aje.12565

-       Santos Murgas, A., Abrego, J., Lopez, O., Monteza-Moreno, C., Osorio, M., Guardia, R., Alvarez, E., Quiroz, K., Añino, Y., Carranza, R., and Villarreal, C. 2018. Abejas de las orquídeas (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Euglossini) del Parque Nacional Darién, Panamá. Tecnociencia, 20(2): 59-69.

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE AND PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

 

Research

Fellowship

(2013-2017)

STRI – TEAM Network

Tropical Ecology and Assessment Monitoring, TEAM Network

I was the crew leader for the terrestrial vertebrate protocol for five years now. We use camera traps to assess in two protected areas how mammalscommunities change in abundance and composition over the years.

PI: Dr. Patrick Jansen

 

Naturalist Guide

(2012 2017)

BARRO COLORADO ISLAND (BCI), PUBLIC VISITOR PROGRAM

I guided people from all around the world and explain them about research on

BCI (past and present), ecology of our fauna and flora and history of the

    Smithsonian Institution, STRI and Panama Canal.

 

VOLUNTEERING ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

 

Students

Representative

April – Dec 2011

University of Panama, Faculty General Committee of Auto Evaluation

I represented the students on a faculty committee along with professors and universitys authorities to discuss the needed improvements in my facultys careers, as well as for the university.

 

AWARDS and SCHOLARSHIPS

                      

2018

Secretary of Science (SENACYT), Panama. PhD Scholarship program to cover tuition fees and stipend.

2018

Hemispheric Institute on the America – Summer Travel Award 2018. $1300.00

2016

Secretary of Science (SENACYT), Panama. Training program award to do an internship in the Wageningen University, The Netherlands. $8,340.07

 

2015  

STRI Travel Award. To attend the XIX International Conference of the SMBC in Mexico. $500.00

 

2015

STRI Short Term Fellowship. To conduct my project called: “The Impact of Fear Crocodile Predators on Wildlife Movements in Lake Edge Habitats on Barro Colorado Island.” $2,400.00

CONFERENCES PRESENTATIONS

Monteza, C.M, Barrett, B., Crofoot, M. Habitual stone-tool aided extractive foraging in white-faced capuchins, Cebus capucinus. XVII Biannual National Conference of Science and Technology, Panama, October, 2018

 

Monteza, C.M, and Jansen, P. "Consequences of isolation on the community of terrestrial mammals on Coiba National Park. XVII Biannual National Conference of Science and Technology, Panama, October, 2018

 

Monteza, C.M, Jansen, P. and Crofoot, M. Expansion into the Terrestrial Niche by an Arboreal Neotropical Primate on Predator-free Islands. 55th Annual Conference of the Animal Behavior Society, Wisconsin University, August, 2018.

Monteza, C.M, Liefting, Y., Hall, J. Yanguas, E. & Jansen, P. Terrestrial Vertebrates of Plantations in Panama Canal Watershed. XIX Conference of Mesoamerican Society for Biology and Conservation, Mexico. August, 2015

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