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Jorge R. Paredes Biotechnological Research Center of Ecuador Polytechnic School of the Coast Campus Gustavo Galindo, 30.5 Perimetral Rd. Guayaquil-Ecuador Office: (593) 4 2269 610 Fax: (593) 4 2850 747 jorrpare@espol.edu.ec jrparedesmontero@gmail.com Education

2011

Agricultural and Biological Engineer (Highest Honor). ESPOL University, Sciences of Production Faculty

Research Interests Insect taxonomic diversity in continental tropical landscapes at the western slope of the Andes. Ecosystem services provided by insects. Virus Transmission by insects. Integrated Pest Management.

Professional Experience 2011-present

Research Assistant, Entomology. ESPOL University, Biotechnological Research Center. Advisors: Dr. Esther L. Peralta, M.Sc Myriam Arias

2009 - 2011

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Entomology. ESPOL University, Biotechnological Research Center. Advisors: Dr. Esther L. Peralta & M.Sc. Myriam Arias. Thesis: Virus transmission by aphids.

2008 - 2010

Teaching Fellow, Applied Entomology ESPOL University, Sciences of Production Faculty

2008 - 2010

Teaching Fellow, Plant Nutrition. ESPOL University, Sciences of Production Faculty

2007 - 2008

Teaching Fellow, Entomology ESPOL University, Sciences of Production Faculty

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2007 - 2008

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Microbiology. ESPOL University, Sciences of Production Faculty Advisor: M.Sc. Carlos Burbano.

Grants and Fellowships 2011

SENESCYT Fellowship. For Ph.D. studies. US$ 158000. Ecuadorian Government, the National Secretariat of High Education, Science and Technology.

2011

Rural Research Center Grant, ESPOL University. For collection expedition to La Manรก-Cotopaxi-Ecuador. (US$ 8000).

2011

Current status, biology and ecological management of Monalonion dissimulatum, MCCH Organization Grant. For research. (US$ 13000).

2011

Novel molluscicidal activity of Solanum mammosum against Pomacea canaliculta, CIBE-ESPOL Grant. For research. (US$ 5000).

2010

Rural Research Center Grant, ESPOL University. For collection expedition to Bucay-Guayas-Ecuador. (US$ 9500)

2008 - 2010

Equity and Excellence Fellowship ESPOL University, Student Welfare Department. (US$1750).

2007 - 2011

Best Student Fellowship. For third level studies. ESPOL University, Student Welfare Department. (US$5000)

2006

Partial Fellowship. For admission process. ESPOL University, Student Welfare Department. (US$220)

Awards and Honors 2007

Award of distinction for Best student of the year, ESPOL University, Sciences of Production Faculty, Agricultural and Biological Engineering.

2008

Award of distinction for Best student of the year, ESPOL University, Sciences of Production Faculty, Agricultural and Biological Engineering.

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2010

Award of distinction for Best student of the year, ESPOL University, Sciences of Production Faculty, Agricultural and Biological Engineering.

2011

Award of distinction for Best Graduate Student, ESPOL University, Sciences of Production Faculty, Agricultural and Biological Engineering.

Publications Paredes JR., Ochoa L., García J., 2012. Effects of Endosulfan and aqueous extracts on the diversity of arthropods´ families in rice Ecuadorian Ecosystem. Proceedings of the First International Congress of Biotechnology and Biodiversity. Pag 76. GuayaquilEcuador. Paredes JR., Ochoa L., García J., Migdalia M., Manzano M., Orellana F., 2012. Novel Molluscicidal Activity of Aqueous Extracts on Pomacea canaliculata. Proceedings of the First International Congress of Biotechnology and Biodiversity. Pag 159. Guayaquil-Ecuador. Riera CR., Rivera RM., Paredes JR., 2012. Contribución al conocimiento de plagas en cacao: Primeros registros de información primaria cuantitativa sobre la situación actual de Monalonion dissimulatum distant. Proceedings of the First International Congress of Biotechnology and Biodiversity. Pag 127. Guayaquil-Ecuador. Paredes JR., Peralta EL., Robinson M. 2011. Outbreak of Eacles imperialis on cocoa and fruit trees in Milagro-Ecuador. Journal of Lepidopterist’s Society 65 (4) 256 - 258. Paredes JR., Arias de López M. 2011. Measurement of the Insect diversity in the “Cruz del Hueso” Forest, Bucay-Guayas-Ecuador. Oral Presentation at the First Binational Conference about Research, Science and Technology. Piura-Perú. Paredes JR., Arias de López M., Peralta E., Espinoza L. 2010. Aphid Species (HOMÓPTERA: APHIDIDAE) Related to Cucurbits with Viral Symptoms. Poster ESPOLScience. Paredes JR., Arias de López M., David L. Wagner, Robinson ML., Álvarez R., Peralta EL. 2010. Identification and Control of Traditional and Emerging Pest of Cocoa. Poster, closure of the program PL 480. Paredes JR., Peralta EL. Gómez P. 2010. Gusano Perforador de los Frutos de naranjilla (Solanum quitoense): Identificación y biología. Revista Tecnológica ESPOL – RTE, Vol. 23, N. 1, 27-32,

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Paredes JR., Peralta EL., Chong P. 2010. Brote de Eacles imperialis en Cacao y Otros Frutales en Milagro- Ecuador. Revista Tecnológica ESPOL – RTE, Vol. 23, N. 1, 13-19. Espinoza L., Jama M., Álvarez R., Paredes JR., Peralta EL. 2010. Determinación de géneros y especies virales que se encuentran afectando a las cucurbitáceas en la zona de Pedro Carbo, Provincia del Guayas. Revista Tecnológica ESPOL – RTE, Vol. 23, N. 1, 33-4

Training Lepidoptera

Visitor Scholar at University of Connecticut. Advisor: Dr. David L. Wagner. (2 months)

Fruit Flies

Eradication of Fruit flies, Chilean methodology. By: Agrocalidad-Ecuador. 40 hours

Statistics

International course. Trends in biodiversity analyses: By: Fernando Casanoves, PhD. 40 hours

Fruit Flies

Taxonomy, Ecology, Habits and Biological Control of Fruit Flies. By: Cheslavo Korytkowsky, PhD. 40 hours.

Ethnobotany

Instructor: Patrick Van Dame, PhD. 40 Hours

Collaborating Organizations Technical talk about: Cocoa Pest, Identification and Management. For Farmers and Professionals from Maquita Cushunchic Organization (MCCH). Theoretical-Practical Workshop: Identification and Control of Traditional and Emergent Pest of Commercial Crops. For Farmers and Professionals from Maquita Cushunchic Organization (MCCH). Associate organizer for the first workshop about the Biology and Taxonomy of the Lepidóptera. AGROCALIDAD- ECUADOR.

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Current Students – Undergraduate Thesis 2012

Advisor For: Marcos A. Medina. Spatial patterns of arthropods distribution at the western slope of the Andes.

2012

Advisor For: Adriana Montero. Diversity of the Chrysomelidae from three assessment forest in Ecuador.

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