Lucia Torrez

PhD Student
Department for the Ecology of Animal Societies
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama

Curriculum Vitae

Lucía Luján Tórrez Herrera. 

                                                                  

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Apartado Postal 34002‐9998

Panamá, República de Panamá

 

 

Cell: (507) 63884631

Office phone: (507) 212-8930

Email: torrezl@si.edu



 


                                                                                                            

 

Education

 

      2000-2007. Bachelor's Degree in Biology (B.S.). Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua, León (UNAN-LEON), Nicaragua.

 

Work Experience

 

·       2013 June-present. Project Manager under Dr. Meg Crofoot. “Capuchin cooperation and intergroup conflict”, in Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Island Barro Colorado Natural Monument (BCI), Panamá.

 

      2016. Mentor in the program "Chispa", an educational program for elementary students, part of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI-Panama) and the US Department of State.

 

      2012 May-2013. Research Assistant. “Assessing the importance of litterfall for tree growth and nutrient dynamics by a large-scale litter removal experiment in tropical deciduous forest in Panama.”, in Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Island Barro Colorado Natural Monument (BCI), Panamá

 

      2011, Sept-Dec. Research Assistant “Surficial processes in undisturbed forests and their controls”, in Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Island Barro Colorado Natural Monument (BCI), Panamá

 

      2009 Aug-2011. Research Assistant “Intergroup Relationships in white-faced capuchin monkeys, Cebus capucinus”, in Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Island Barro Colorado Natural Monument (BCI), Panamá

 

Publications

·       Tórrez-Herrera, L.L., Davis, G.H. & Crofoot, M.C. Do Monkeys Avoid Areas of Home Range Overlap Because They Are Dangerous? A Test of the Risk Hypothesis in White-Faced Capuchin Monkeys (Cebus capucinus). Int J Primatol 41, 246–264 (2020).

 

      2013. Herrera, L.L.T. & Crofoot, M.C. Los monos cariblancos Cebus capucinus: ¿Por qué usan poco las zonas compartidas de sus áreas de acción? Canto Rodado: Revista especializada en patrimonio. 8: 169-177.

      2011. Tórrez, Lucía; Robles, Nena; González, Anyuri & Crofoot, Margaret. Risky business? Reassessing the costs and benefits of predator mobbing. American Journal of Primatology. AJP-11-0092. In revision.

 

Conference Presentations

 

      2013. ¿Por qué los monos cariblancos (Cebus capucinus) usan poco las zonas compartidas de sus áreas de acción? Presentation at The Anthropological Congress of Panama, Panama City, Panamá.

      2011. Poster. The risk of anti-predator strategies. Fellows and Internships Symposium in Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI-Panamá)

      2010. Poster. Why do whiteface capuchin monkeys (Cebus capucinus) avoid areas of home-range overlap? A test of the risk hypothesis. Fellows and Internships Symposium in Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI-Panamá).

 

Languages

 

      Fluent Spanish

      Fluent English

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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