Carlos Jaramillo

Javier Luque

luque@ualberta.ca

Javier Luque

Javier Luque

CURRENT POSITION:

Ph.D. Student, Palmer Lab.
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E9, Canada
http://www.biology.ualberta.ca/palmer/People/People.htmo

RESEARCH INTEREST

I am interested in understanding the ecological and macroevolutionary processes that have shaped the biodiversity of tropical decapod crustaceans throughout time, via integration of paleontological and neontological approaches. Particularly, I am interested in unraveling the phylogenetic relationships among the main crab clades, the evolution of their visual systems through time, and the role of the Neotropics in the early evolution and diversification of certain decapod clades. I have chosen decapods as a study system because they have a good fossil record and are abundant and relatively well known in modern ecosystems.

DEGREES:

Ph.D. Biology 2013–to date University of Alberta, Canada
M.Sc. Biology 2012 Université de Montréal, Canada.
B.Sc. Geology 2006 Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia.

PUBLICATIONS IN REFEREED JOURNALS

1. *Luque, J., Hourdez, S., and Vinn, O. (2015) A New Fossil Bristle Worm (Annelida: Polychaeta: Aphroditiformia) from the Late Cretaceous of Tropical America. Journal of Paleontology. Manuscript #14-037R. (in press) Accepted June 3, 2014.

2. *Luque, J. (2015) The oldest Higher True Crabs (Crustacea: Decapoda: Eubrachyura): insights from the Early Cretaceous of the Americas. Palaeontology. Online first. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/pala.12135/full

3. *Luque, J. (2014) A puzzling frog crab (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura) from the Early Cretaceous Santana Group of Brazil: frog first or crab first? Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 13(2):153–166 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14772019.2013.871586

4. *Luque, J. (2014) A new genus and species of raninoidian crab (Decapoda, Brachyura) from the Lower Cretaceous of Colombia, South America. Scripta Geologica Special Issue, 147: 27–34, 1 pl., Leiden, June 2014 http://www.scriptageologica.nl/16/nr147/a05

5. *Kerr, K., Christy, J., Joly–Lopez, Z., Luque, J., Collin, R., and Guichard, F. (2014) Timing reproduction when temperature varies: behavioral mechanisms in fiddler crabs. PLOS ONE 9(5):e97593 http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0097593

6. *Karasawa, H., Schweitzer, C. E., Feldmann, R. M., and Luque, J. (2014) Phylogeny and Classification of the Raninoida (Decapoda: Brachyura). Journal of Crustacean Biology 34(2): 216–272 http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.1163/1937240x-00002216 (NOTE: 2nd highest downloaded paper on Journal of Crustacean Biology 2013–2014 http://www.thecrustaceansociety.org/uploads/Copy_of_JCB_most_downloaded_Q3_13-Q2_14.xls).

7. Vinn, O., and Luque, J. (2013) First record of the pectinariid–like (Polychaeta, Annelida) agglutinated worm tube from the Late Cretaceous of Colombia. Cretaceous Research 41: 107-110. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cretres.2012.11.004

8. Luque, J., Feldmann, R. M., Schweitzer, C. E., Jaramillo, C., and Cameron, C. B. (2012) The oldest frog crabs (Decapoda: Brachyura: Raninoida) from the Aptian of Northern South America. Journal of Crustacean Biology 32 (3): 405–420. http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/193724012X626539

9. Vega, F. J., Nyborg, T., Kovalchuck, G., Luque, J., Rojas, A., Patarroyo, P. C., Porras–Múzquiz, H., Armstrong, A., and Garibay, L. (2010) On some Panamerican Cretaceous crabs (Decapoda: Podotremata). Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana 62 (2): 263–279 http://striweb.si.edu/publications/PDFs/STRI-W_Jaramillo_2010_Vega_ea_2010.pdf

10. Vega, F. J., Nyborg, T. G., Rojas, A., Patarroyo, P., Luque, J., Porraz–Múzquiz, H., and Stinnesbeck, W. (2007) Upper Cretaceous Crustacea from Mexico and Colombia: Similar Faunas and Environments During Turonian Times. Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geológicas 24 (3): 403–422 http://striweb.si.edu/publications/PDFs/Vega_ea_2007_Crustacea_faunas_Mexico_Colombia_Turonian_times.pdf

OTHER NON-REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

1. *Luque, J., Agic, H., Anderson, E.P., Dahl, R., Donovan, M., Field, D.J., Fronimos, J.A., Hodges, M., Motz, G.J., Roney, R., Saupe, E.E., Sheffield, S., Tackett, L., Tashman, J.N., and Wawrzyniak, Z. 2015. Diversity in all its forms: IPC4 as an invaluable opportunity for STEPPE grant recipients. GSA Today 5(1):24–25; http://tinyurl.com/pw72mxe (also published in The Sedimentary Record 12(4) doi: 10.2110/sedred.2014.4)

PRESENTATIONS AT INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS
(^invited speaker; †chaired a session)

1. *Luque, J., and Palmer, R. (2014) Optics and Phylogeny: A glimpse into the past through compound eyes. 4th International Palaeontological Conference (Sept 30-Oct 3), Mendoza, Argentina. Abstract with programs, p. 568. http://www.ipc4mendoza2014.org.ar/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Abstract-Volume-IPC4.pdf

2. *† Luque, J. (2014) The Early Evolution of Frog Crabs (Decapoda: Brachyura) and new findings from the Cretaceous of Tropical America. 10th North American Paleontological Convention (15-18 February). Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, Florida. Oral. http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/index.php/napc/home/

3. *Rojas, A., Luque, J., Gómez-Cruz, A., and Moreno-Sanchez, M. (2014) Cretaceous Lingulidae brachiopods of the Tropical America. 10th North American Paleontological Convention (15-18 February). Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, Florida. Oral. http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/index.php/napc/home/

4. *Luque, J., Feldmann, R. M., Schweitzer, C. E., Karasawa, H., and Jaramillo, C. (2013) On the Origin and Evolution of True Crabs: Insights from Northern South America. Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting (27-30 October), Denver, Colorado, USA. Abstract with Programs, Vol. 45, No. 7, p. 459. https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2013AM/webprogram/Paper230904.html DOI: 10.13140/2.1.1966.9448

5. *† Luque, J. (2013) On the Origin and Evolution of True Crabs (Sobre el Origen y Evolución de los Cangrejos Verdaderos). First Symposium on Tropical Palaeontology (June 14). Universidad Industrial de Santander. Oral

6. Luque, J., Karasawa, H., Kerr, K., Duque, A., and Jaramillo, C. (2012) Evolution of Primitive Crabs: Insights from the Neotropics. Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting (4–7 November), Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. Vol. 44, No. 7. Paper No. 151–5. Oral. https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2012AM/webprogrampreliminary/Paper212659.html

7. Portell, R. W., Luque, J., Hendy, A. J. W., and Christy, J. (2012) Fidelity of marine invertebrate death and fossil assemblages in a coastal marine ecosystem, Bahía Bique, Panamá. Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting (4–7 November), Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. Vol. 44, No. 7. Paper No. 101–15. Poster. https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2012AM/finalprogram/abstract_213176.htm

8. Luque, J., Feldmann, R. M., Jaramillo, C., and Cameron, C. B. (2011) Diversity of Frog Crabs 
throughout geologic time: the dawn and dusk of a body plan. Québec Centre for Biodiversity Science (QCBS) Annual Symposium (8–9 December), Montréal, Québec. Oral. www.qcbs.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Luque.pdf

9. Kerr, K., Christy, J., Collin, R., Luque, J., Joly-Lopez, Z. and Guichard, F. (2011) Strategies for timing reproduction across temperature variation: Implications for precision and predator avoidance. Poster presentation. 6th Annual Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution (CSEE) Meeting, Banff, AB, May 12-15, 2011. Poster.

10. ^† Luque, J., Cameron, C. B., Feldmann, R. M., Vega, F. J., Kerr, K., and Jaramillo, C. (2011) A new superfamily of enigmatic crabs (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura) from the Cretaceous of Colombia, and its impact on the Brachyura. Geological Society of America (GSA) Northeastern (46th Annual) and North–Central (45th Annual) Joint Meeting (20–22 March), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Abstract with Programs, 43(1):52. http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2011NE/finalprogram/abstract_185503.htm

11. ^† Luque, J., Jaramillo, C., and Cameron, C. B. (2011) Cretaceous raninoid crabs (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura) from the Neotropics: Calling for spatio–temporal reevaluations. Geological Society of America (GSA) Northeastern (46th Annual) and North–Central (45th Annual) Joint Meeting (20–22 March), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Abstract with Programs, 43(1):136 http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2011NE/finalprogram/abstract_185851.htm

12. Kerr, K., Christy, J., Guichard, F., Collin, R., Joly-Lopez, Z., Luque, J. (2010) Strategies for timing reproduction across temperature variation in fiddler crabs (Uca): Implications for precision of larval release. Oral presentation. Quebec Society for the Biological Study of Behaviour (SQEBC) 35th Annual Conference, Montreal, QC, Nov 5-7, 2010. Oral. www.er.uqam.ca/nobel/sqebc/Programme_SQEBC_2010.pdf

13. Gerken, S., and Luque, J. (2010) The First modern fossil Cumacean (Crustacea: Cumacea) from the Cretaceous of Colombia. 7th International Crustacean Congress, Quingdao, China. Poster.

14. Rojas-Briceño, A., Schemm-Gregory, M., Hendy, A., Luque, J., and Jaramillo, C. (2010) New records of lingulid brachiopods from Northern South America and their biogeographical implications. The Palaeontological Association. Poster.

15. Luque, J., Douglass, J. K., and Jaramillo, C. A. (2010) How much have raninoid crab eyes changed after 94 m.y. of evolution? Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB), Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, USA. Poster. http://www.sicb.org/meetings/2010/schedule/abstractdetails.php3?id=1260

16. Kerr, K., Christy, J., Guichard, F., Collin, R., Luque, J., Joly-Lopez, Z. (2010) The influence of temperature on courtship timing and incubation period in fiddler crabs (Uca). Oral presentation. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) Meeting, Seattle, WA, USA, Jan 3-7, 2010. Oral. http://www.sicb.org/meetings/2010/schedule/abstractdetails.php3?id=933

HONOURS, AWARDS, DISTINCTIONS

Name of Scholarship
or Award

Start Date
(eg Sept 2008)

End Date
(eg May 2011)

Value

Source of funds (Provincial,
Federal, etc)

University of Alberta President’s Doctoral Prize of Distinction

January 2015

NA

$ 5,450 CAD

Institutional

Devendra Jindal Graduate Scholarship

December 2014

NA

$ 1,050 CAD

Institutional

Alberta Society of Professional Biologists Graduate Scholarship, 2014. Total: $2,500 CAD

November 2014

NA

$ 2,500 CAD

Provincial

Sedimentary Geology, Time, Environment, Paleontology, Paleoclimatology & Energy (STEPPE) Student Travel Award Grant

September 2014

NA

$ 2,000 USD

International-Federal (NSF-supported consortium, USA)

University of Alberta President’s Doctoral Prize of Distinction

January 2014

NA

$ 5,000 CAD

Institutional

Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting Travel Grant and Registration Waiver

October 2013

NA

$ 540 USD

Institutional

XI Fondo Corrigan-ACGGP-ARES Grant

February 2013

NA

6’000,000 COP
($ 3,000 USD)

International (Colombian Association of Geologists and Petroleum Geophysicists, ACGGP)

University of Alberta President’s Doctoral Prize of Distinction

January 2013

NA

$ 10,000 CAD

Institutional

University of Alberta, Faculty of Science Graduate Scholarship

January 2013

NA

$ 2,000 CAD

Institutional

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS D3)

January 2013

December 2015

$ 105,000 CAD

Federal

Fonds de Recherche du Québec – Nature et Technologie (FQRNT), Bourse de Doctorat en Recherche (B2)

January 2013 (declined)

NA

$ 60,000

Provincial (Quebec, Canada)

Université de Montréal Bourse de depot

December 2011

NA

$ 2,000 CAD

Institutional

American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), Lerner Gray Grant

May 2011

NA

$ 1,000 USD

International (USA)

Université de Montréal (UdeM), Merit Scholarship

March 2011

NA

$ 1,150 CAD

Institutional

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), Short-term Fellowship

September 2008

November 2008

$ 3,000 USD

International (Panama)


PROFESIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

 

OTHER LINKS

The day that Darwin’s nightmare changed my life. (2014) STEPPE Blogs http://steppe.org/the-day-that-darwins-nightmare-changed-my-life/

The Panama Decapoda Project. (2014) Florida Museum of Natural History 4(4) http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/panama-pire/archived-enews/2014/v4i4r/

110-million-year-old crab holds essential piece to evolutionary puzzle. (2014) Phys.org http://phys.org/news/2014-12-million-year-old-crustacean-essential-piece-evolutionary.htmlHeritage Daily http://www.heritagedaily.com/2014/12/110-million-year-old-crustacean-holds-essential-piece-evolutionary-puzzle/106270  University of Alberta http://uofa.ualberta.ca/science/science-news/2014/december/110-million-year-old-crustacean-holds-essential-piece-to-evolutionary-puzzle (and other 20 links).

The tasty crab that looks like a frog. (2014) New Scientist: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26752-zoologger-the-tasty-crab-that-looks-like-an-ugly-frog.html#.VK4XnHW0flN.twitter

Just What is a Frog Crab? (2014) Nature World News: http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/11723/20150107/what-frog-crab.htm

A new species of Frog Crab from the Early Cretaceous of Colombia. (2014) Sciency Thoughts http://sciencythoughts.blogspot.com/2014/12/a-new-species-of-frog-crab-from-early.html

Los coleccionistas de fósiles (the fossil collectors). (2010) El Faro Magazine http://tinyurl.com/lr8d88h

Opening Pandora’s box. (2007) The Scientist http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/25450/title/Expanding-Evolutionary-History/

Disappearance of highly adaptable crabs puzzles scientists. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute STRI News  http://www.stri.si.edu/english/about_stri/headline_news/news/article.php?id=665