Dr Jose Rafael Ferrer
Research Fellow

Dr Jose Rafael Ferrer

Science
Centre for Ecosystem Science

Researcher in spatial ecology and biodiversity informatics with studies and research experience in Germany, Venezuela and South Africa. I have lead and conducted research focused on animal and plant species distribution patterns, and risk assessments for species and ecosystems. I have designed, implemented and managed databases of biological data and integrated this data into workflows for reporting and analysis. Have a growing publication record and make regular digital contributions to data repositories, knowledge portals, blogs and social media in order to maximize the impact of my research.

Publications

  • Books | 2020
    Dr Jose Rafael Ferrer
    Keith D; Ferrer J; Nicholson E; Kingsford R, 2020, IUCN Global Ecosystem Typology 2.0 : descriptive profiles for biomes and ecosystem functional groups, IUCN, Gland, Switzerland, http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.CH.2020.13.en
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Jose Rafael Ferrer
    Sánchez-Mercado A; Ferrer-Paris JR; Rodríguez JP; Tella JL, 2021, 'A literature synthesis of actions to tackle illegal parrot trade', Diversity, vol. 13, pp. 191 - 191, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/d13050191
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Jose Rafael Ferrer
    Stachowicz I; Ferrer-Paris JR; Sanchez-Mercado A, 2021, 'Shifting cultivation and hunting across the savanna-forest mosaic in the Gran Sabana, Venezuela: Facing changes', PeerJ, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.11612
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Jose Rafael Ferrer
    Murray NJ; Keith DA; Duncan A; Tizard R; Ferrer-Paris JR; Worthington TA; Armstrong K; Nyan Hlaing ; Win Thuya Htut ; Aung Htat Oo ; Kyaw Zay Ya ; Grantham H, 2020, 'Myanmar's terrestrial ecosystems: Status, threats and conservation opportunities', Biological Conservation, vol. 252, pp. 108834 - 108834, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2020.108834
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Jose Rafael Ferrer
    Stachowicz I; Ferrer J; Quiroga-Carmona M; Moran L; Lozano C, 2020, 'Baseline for monitoring and habitat use of medium to large non-volant mammals in Gran Sabana, Venezuela', Therya, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.12933/therya-20-891
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Jose Rafael Ferrer
    Ferrer-Paris JR; Sánchez-Mercado ADA, 2020, 'Making inferences about non-detection observations to improve occurrence predictions in Venezuelan Psittacidae', Bird Conservation International, vol. 30, pp. 406 - 422, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0959270919000522
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Jose Rafael Ferrer
    Ferrer-Paris JR; Zager I; Keith DA; Oliveira-Miranda MA; Rodríguez JP; Josse C; González-Gil M; Miller RM; Zambrana-Torrelio C; Barrow E, 2019, 'An ecosystem risk assessment of temperate and tropical forests of the Americas with an outlook on future conservation strategies', Conservation Letters, vol. 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/conl.12623
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Jose Rafael Ferrer
    Bland LM; Nicholson E; Miller RM; Andrade A; Carré A; Etter A; Ferrer-Paris JR; Herrera B; Kontula T; Lindgaard A; Pliscoff P; Skowno A; Valderrábano M; Zager I; Keith DA, 2019, 'Impacts of the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems on conservation policy and practice', Conservation Letters, vol. 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/conl.12666
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Jose Rafael Ferrer
    Rowland JA; Bland LM; Keith DA; Juffe-Bignoli D; Burgman MA; Etter A; Ferrer-Paris JR; Miller RM; Skowno AL; Nicholson E, 2019, 'Ecosystem indices to support global biodiversity conservation', Conservation Letters, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/conl.12680
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Jose Rafael Ferrer
    HERRERA I; FERRER-PARIS JR; BENZO D; FLORES S; GARCÍA B; NASSAR JM, 2018, 'An Invasive Succulent Plant (Kalanchoe daigremontiana) Influences Soil Carbon and Nitrogen Mineralization in a Neotropical Semiarid Zone', Pedosphere, vol. 28, pp. 632 - 643, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1002-0160(18)60029-3
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Jose Rafael Ferrer
    Sánchez-Mercado A; Rodríguez-Clark KM; Miranda J; Ferrer-Paris JR; Coyle B; Toro S; Cardozo-Urdaneta A; Braun MJ, 2018, 'How to deal with ground truthing affected by human-induced habitat change?: Identifying high-quality habitats for the Critically Endangered Red Siskin', Ecology and Evolution, vol. 8, pp. 841 - 851, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.3628
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Jose Rafael Ferrer
    Morán L; García L; Ferrebuz JD; Sánchez R; Mercado AS; Porta A; Paris JRF, 2018, 'Interannual and daily activity patterns of mid-sized mammals in maracaibo lake basin, Venezuela', Therya, vol. 9, pp. 227 - 236, http://dx.doi.org/10.12933/therya-18-616
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Jose Rafael Ferrer
    Bland L; Nicholson E; Miller R; Andrade A; Etter A; Ferrer-Paris JR; Kontula T; Lindgaard A; Pliscoff P; Skowno A; Zager I; Keith D, 2018, 'Impacts of the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems on Conservation Policy and Practice', , http://dx.doi.org/10.20944/preprints201812.0097.v1
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Jose Rafael Ferrer
    Jędrzejewski W; Boede EO; Abarca M; Sánchez-Mercado A; Ferrer-Paris JR; Lampo M; Velásquez G; Carreño R; Viloria ÁL; Hoogesteijn R; Robinson HS; Stachowicz I; Cerda H; Weisz MDM; Barros TR; Rivas GA; Borges G; Molinari J; Lew D; Takiff H; Schmidt K, 2017, 'Predicting carnivore distribution and extirpation rate based on human impacts and productivity factors; assessment of the state of jaguar (Panthera onca) in Venezuela', Biological Conservation, vol. 206, pp. 132 - 142, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2016.09.027
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Jose Rafael Ferrer
    Herrera I; Ferrer-Paris JR; Hernández-Rosas JI; Nassar JM, 2016, 'Impact of two invasive succulents on native-seedling recruitment in Neotropical arid environments', Journal of Arid Environments, vol. 132, pp. 15 - 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaridenv.2016.04.007
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Jose Rafael Ferrer
    Rojas H; Sanchez D; Lew D; Ferrer-Paris JR; Paul Rodriguez J; Celsa Senaris J; Velasquez G; Rodriguez-Olarte D; Diaz C, 2016, 'Design and testing of a replicable, scalable capacity-building model for species conservation', ORYX, vol. 50, pp. 579 - 580, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0030605316000843
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Jose Rafael Ferrer
    Ferrer-Paris JR; Lozano C; Cardozo-Urdaneta A; Thomas Cabianca A, 2016, 'Indicative response of Oxysternon festivum Linné (Coleoptera: Scarabaidae) to vegetation condition in the basin of the Orinoco river, Venezuela', Journal of Insect Conservation, vol. 20, pp. 527 - 538, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10841-016-9886-6
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Jose Rafael Ferrer
    Ferrer-Paris JR; Sánchez-Mercado A; Rodríguez-Clark KM; Rodríguez JP; Rodríguez GA, 2014, 'Using limited data to detect changes in species distributions: Insights from Amazon parrots in Venezuela', Biological Conservation, vol. 173, pp. 133 - 143, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2013.07.032
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Jose Rafael Ferrer
    Sánchez-Mercado A; Ferrer-Paris JR; García-Rangel S; Yerena E; Robertson BA; Rodríguez-Clark KM, 2014, 'Combining threat and occurrence models to predict potential ecological traps for Andean bears in the Cordillera de Mérida, Venezuela', Animal Conservation, vol. 17, pp. 388 - 398, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/acv.12106
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Jose Rafael Ferrer
    Ferrer-Paris JR; Sánchez-Mercado A; Viloria AL; Donaldson J, 2013, 'Congruence and Diversity of Butterfly-Host Plant Associations at Higher Taxonomic Levels', PLoS ONE, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0063570
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Jose Rafael Ferrer
    Rafael Ferrer-Paris J; Sánchez-Mercado A; Paul Rodríguez J, 2013, 'Sampling optimization for tropical invertebrates: An example using dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeinae) in Venezuela', Revista de Biologia Tropical, vol. 61, pp. 89 - 110, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000320738600007&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Jose Rafael Ferrer
    Ferrer-Paris JR; Rodríguez JP; Good TC; Sánchez-Mercado AY; Rodríguez-Clark KM; Rodríguez GA; Solís A, 2013, 'Systematic, large-scale national biodiversity surveys: NeoMaps as a model for tropical regions', Diversity and Distributions, vol. 19, pp. 215 - 231, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ddi.12012
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Jose Rafael Ferrer
    Ferrer Paris JR; Sánchez Mercado A; Rodríguez JP, 2013, 'Optimización del muestreo de invertebrados tropicales: Un ejemplo con escarabajos coprófagos (Coleoptera: Scarabaeinae) en Venezuela', Revista de Biología Tropical, vol. 61, http://dx.doi.org/10.15517/rbt.v61i1.10941
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Jose Rafael Ferrer
    Rodríguez GA; Rodríguez JP; Ferrer-Paris JR; Snchez-Mercado A, 2012, 'A nation-wide standardized bird survey scheme for venezuela', Wilson Journal of Ornithology, vol. 124, pp. 230 - 244, http://dx.doi.org/10.1676/11-057.1
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Jose Rafael Ferrer
    Rodríguez JP; Rodríguez-Clark KM; Keith DA; Barrow EG; Benson J; Nicholson E; Wit P, 2012, 'IUCN Red List of Ecosystems', Sapiens, vol. 5, pp. 60 - 70
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Jose Rafael Ferrer
    Rodríguez JP; Ferrer-París JR; Mavárez J; Rodríguez-Clark KM; Sánchez-Merc Ado AY, 2010, 'More and better scientific information for 2010: International year of biodiversity', Interciencia, vol. 35, pp. 161
    Journal articles | 2008
    Dr Jose Rafael Ferrer
    Sánchez-Mercado A; Ferrer-Paris JR; Yerena E; García-Rangel S; Rodríguez-Clark KM, 2008, 'Factors affecting poaching risk to Vulnerable Andean bears Tremarctos ornatus in the Cordillera de Mérida, Venezuela: Space, parks and people', ORYX, vol. 42, pp. 437 - 447, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0030605308006996
    Journal articles | 2003
    Dr Jose Rafael Ferrer
    Viloria AL; Pyrcz TW; Wojtusiak J; Ferrer-Paris JR; Beccaloni GW; Sattler K; Lees DC, 2003, 'A brachypterous butterfly?', Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, vol. 270, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2003.0015
  • Other | 2020
    Dr Jose Rafael Ferrer
    Murray N; Keith D; Duncan A; Tizard R; Ferrer-Paris J; Worthington T; Armstrong K; Hlaing N; Htut WT; Oo AH; Ya KZ; Grantham H, 2020, Myanmar’s terrestrial ecosystems: status, threats and conservation opportunities, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2020.08.18.256750
    Other | 2019
    Dr Jose Rafael Ferrer
    Ferrer-Paris JR, 2019, Taxonomic intelligence, ScienceOpen, http://dx.doi.org/10.14293/s2199-1006.1.sor-life.cljus9h.v1

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