Herpetology

M. Dolores CasagrandaRea Post-doctoral Research Fellow M. Dolores Casagranda

CasagrandaD@carnegiemnh.org@carnegiemnh.org
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-4080
412.622.5591 (phone)
412.622.8837 (fax)

Academic Training

PhD in Biology, 2010, Universidad Nacional de Tucuman, Tucuman, Argentina

General Research Interests

  • Methods in biogeography and empirical studies of distribution patterns
  • Biogeography as a tool for biodiversity conservation
  • Geographical distribution of species and the relationships between distribution and the evolutionary history of clades
  • Biogeography of the Neotropics

Research Projects

  • Methodological problems and empirical analysis of areas of endemism
  • Patterns of endemism in Amazonian frogs

Selected Publications

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  • Casagranda M.D., L. Taher, C.A. Szumik. (2013). Endemicity Analysis, Parsimony and Biotic Elements: A Formal Comparison using Hypothetical Distributions. Cladistics, 28: 645–654. doi: 10.1111/j.1096-0031.2012.00410.x
  • Claudia Szumik, Lone Aagesen, Dolores Casagranda, Vanesa Arzamendia, Diego Baldo, Lucía E. Claps, Fabiana Cuezzo, Juan Manuel Díaz Gómez, Adrián Di Giacomo, Alejandro Giraudo, Pablo Goloboff, Cecilia Gramajo, Cecilia Kopuchian, Sonia Kretzschmar, Mercedes Lizarralde, Alejandra Molina, Marcos Mollerach, Fernando Navarro, Soledad Nomdedeu, Adela Panizza, Verónica Pereyra, María Sandoval, Gustavo Scrocchi & Fernando Zuloaga. (2013). Detecting areas of endemism with a taxonomically diverse data set: plants, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds and insects from Argentina. Cladistics, 28: 317–329. doi: 10.1111/j.1096-0031.2011.00385.x
  • Casagranda M.D., J.S. Arias, P.A. Goloboff, C.A. Szumik, L.M. Taher, T. Escalante & J.J. Morrone. (2009). Proximity, Interpenetration, and Sympatry Networks: A Reply to Dos Santos et al. Systematic Biology 58(2):271-276. doi: 10.1093/sysbio/syp022
  • Casagranda M.D., S. Roig-Juñent & C.A. Szumik. (2009). Endemismo a diferentes escalas espaciales: un ejemplo con Carabidae (Coleoptera: Insecta) de América del Sur austral. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 82: 17-42. doi: 10.4067/S0716-078X2009000100002.
  • Ferraro D.P. & M.D. Casagranda. (2009). Geographic distribution of the genus Pleurodema in Argentina (Anura: Leiuperidae). Zootaxa 2024: 33-55.