Dr. Juan Carvajal Quintero


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My research focuses on understanding how distribution patterns of biodiversity are achieved and how global environmental change may affect these patterns, emphasizing freshwater fishes. To do this, I use and integrate different data types and analytical frameworks that allow me to explore different perspectives on biodiversity's origin, maintenance, and reshaping. I am also interested in applying this knowledge to support conservation and decision-making in tackling the main problems people and nature face today.



Dec 2020 – Post-doctoral Researcher. Synthesis Centre for Biodiversity Sciences (sDiv). German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig, Germany.

2016-2020 – PhD, double degree at Université Paul Sabatier – Toulouse III (France) and Instituto de Ecología A.C. (Mexico)

2014-2016 – MSc, Instituto de Ecología (Mexico)

2014 – Biologist, The Nature Conservacy (Colombia)

2013 – Biologist, Instituto Humboldt (Colombia)

2004 – 2011 BSc, Universidad de Antioquia (Colombia)

Ausgewählte Publikationen


Comte L., Carvajal‐Quintero J.D., et al. 2020. RivFishTIME: A global database of fish time‐series to study global change ecology in riverine systems. Global Ecology and Biogeography, doi.org/10.1111/geb.13210

Carvajal-Quintero J.D., Villalobos F., Oberdorff T, Grenouillet G., Brosse S., Hugueny B., Jézéquel C., and Tedesco P.A. (2019) Drainage network position and historical connectivity explain global patterns in freshwater fishes’ range size. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States. 116 (27): 13434-13439

Carvajal-Quintero J.D., Januchowski-Hartley S.R., Maldonado-Ocampo J.A., Jézéquel C, Delgado J & Tedesco P.A. Damming fragments species ranges and heightens extinction risk. Conservation Letters, 10(6): 708–71.

Carvajal-Quintero J.D., Escobar F., Alvarado F., Villa-Navarro F.A., Jaramillo-Villa U. & Maldonado-Ocampo, J. A. (2015) Variation in freshwater fish assemblages along a regional elevational gradient in the Northern Andes, Colombia. Ecology and Evolution, 5: 2608-2620.

Granado-Lorencio C., Gulfo A., Alvarez F., Jiménez-Segura L.F., Carvajal-Quintero J.D. & Hernández-Serna A. (2012) Fish assemblages in floodplain lakes in a Neotropical river during the wet season(Magdalena River, Colombia). Journal of Tropical Ecology, 28: 271–279.

Granado-Lorencio C., Hernandez-Serna A., Carvajal-Quintero J. D., Jimenez-Segura L., Gulfo A., Alvarez F. (2012) Regionally nested patterns of fish assemblages in floodplain lakes of the Magdalena River (Colombia). Ecology and Evolution, 2:1296-303.



Martins, Inês S., Schrodt, Franziska, Blowes, Shane A., Bates, Amanda E., Bjorkman, Anne D., Brambilla, Viviana, Carvajal-Quintero, Juan, Chow, Cher F. Y., Daskalova, Gergana N., Edwards, Kyle, Eisenhauer, Nico, Field, Richard, Fontrodona-Eslava, Ada, Henn, Jonathan J., van Klink, Roel, Madin, Joshua S., Magurran, Anne E., McWilliam, Michael, Moyes, Faye, Pugh, Brittany, Sagouis, Alban, Trindade-Santos, Isaac, McGill, Brian J., Chase, Jonathan M., Dornelas, Maria

(2023): Widespread shifts in body size within populations and assemblages. Science

Grenié, M., Berti, E., Carvajal-Quintero, J., Dädlow, G. M. L., Sagouis, A. and Winter, M.

(2022): Harmonizing taxon names in biodiversity data: A review of tools, databases and best practices. Methods in Ecology and Evolution

Carvajal-Quintero, J., Comte, L., Giam, X., Olden, J. D., Brose, U., Erős, T., Filipe, A. F., Fortin, M.-J., Irving, K., Jacquet, C., Larsen, S., Ruhi, A., Sharma, S., Villalobos, F., Tedesco, P. A.

(2022): Scale of population synchrony confirms macroecological estimates of minimum viable range size. Ecology Letters

A. B. García-Andrade, J. D. Carvajal-Quintero, P. A. Tedesco, F. Villalobos

(2021): Evolutionary and environmental drivers of species richness in poeciliid fishes across the Americas. Global Ecology and Biogeography
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