Daniel Rafael Miranda-Esquivel

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Dengue virus type 3 (DENV-3) re-appeared in Colombia in 2001 after 23 years of apparent absence, in the state of Santander in the North-eastern region near to Venezuelan border. In 2002, the virus was isolated in the state of Valle del Cauca in the South-east region near to Ecuadorian/Peruvian border, and in the state of Antioquia in the North-east region(More)
Amazonia is a highly threatened rainforest that encompasses a major proportion of Earth's biological diversity. Our main goal was to establish conservation priorities for Amazonia's areas of endemism on the basis of measures of evolutionary distinctiveness. We considered two previously identified sets of areas of endemism. The first set consisted of eight(More)
Panbiogeography represents an evolutionary approach to biogeography, using rational cost-efficient methods to reduce initial complexity to locality data, and depict general distribution patterns. However, few quantitative, and automated panbiogeographic methods exist. In this study, we propose a new algorithm, within a quantitative, geometrical framework,(More)
The PREDICTS project-Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems (www.predicts.org.uk)-has collated from published studies a large, reasonably representative database of comparable samples of biodiversity from multiple sites that differ in the nature or intensity of human impacts relating to land use. We have used this(More)
We evaluated the directional asymmetry between right and left wings and quantified the intraspecific and interspecific variation of the wing shape of 601 specimens of the genus Diachlorus to determine to what extent the geometrical variation discriminates six species distributed in six protected areas of Colombia. Geometric analyses were performed,(More)
Faith and Trueman [Syst. Biol. (2001) 331] recently proposed ‘‘Profile Parsimony’’ (PP) as a new form of phylogenetic analysis, but it is equivalent to the Implied Weights (IW) method when certain functions are used. The PP method cannot accommodate missing ⁄ inapplicable cells and ⁄or multistate characters. Finally we demonstrate that, as defined, PP(More)
(2006) A sensitivity analysis for choosing reliability functions to select cladograms. Zoologica scripta, 00, 000-000. Different methods to select among reliability functions used in cladistics (linear parsimony and implied weights) are proposed and explored under a sensitivity analysis framework. The proposed methods are character, taxon and mixed(More)
Simulium (Inaequalium) inaequale, described as Eusimulium inaequalis (G Paterson & RC Shannon 1927 Rev Inst Bacteriol 4: 737-742), is a moderately anthropophilic species with a broad distribution. It is known from Brazil (from Amapá, Paraíba, and Mato Grosso to Rio Grande do Sul), Paraguay (Alto Paraná and Cordillera), Bolivia (Nor Yungas, La Paz) and(More)