Elisa Cabrera-Guzmán, Teaching Assistant Professor

Ph.D., 2013, University of Sydney, Australia

Phone: 405-744-2062

Office: LSW 536

Email: elisa.cabrera_guzman@okstate.edu 


Specific Interests

I have studied the effect of invasive species on native species, biological interactions such as competition, predation and parasitism, ecology of freshwater environments, and effects of habitat fragmentation on communities and populations in the rainforest. I primarily work with amphibians and reptiles, but I also study invertebrates and other groups of vertebrates. My research has integrated observational and experimental fieldwork across a variety of environments, and I have conducted laboratory experiments as well.

Currently I am mainly teaching either Animal Biology, Animal Behavior, Conservation Biology, Ecology, Introductory Biology, or Environmental Biology at OSU.

 

Selected Publications

  • Cabrera-Guzmán, E., C. Díaz-Paniagua and I. Gomez-Mestre (2019) Invasive mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki) affect egg-laying and behaviour of Spanish pygmy newts (Triturus pygmaeus). Amphibia-Reptilia, 40, 103–112.
  • Cabrera-Guzmán, E., C. Díaz-Paniagua and I. Gomez-Mestre (2017) Competitive and predatory interactions between invasive mosquitofish and native larval newts. Biological Invasions, 19, 1449–1460.
  • Cabrera-Guzmán, E., M. R. Crossland, D. Pearson, J. K. Webb and R. Shine (2015) Predation on invasive cane toads (Rhinella marina) by native Australian rodents. Journal of Pest Science, 88, 143-153.
  • Cabrera-Guzmán, E., M. R. Crossland and R. Shine (2013) Competing tadpoles: Australian native frogs affect invasive cane toads (Rhinella marina) in natural waterbodies. Austral Ecology, 38, 896–904.
  • Cabrera-Guzmán, E., M. R. Crossland, G. P. Brown and R. Shine (2013) Larger body size at metamorphosis enhances survival, growth and performance of young cane toads (Rhinella marina). PLoS ONE. 8(7), e70121.
  • Cabrera-Guzmán, E. and V. H. Reynoso (2012) Amphibian and reptile communities of rainforest fragments: minimum patch size to support high richness and abundance. Biodiversity and Conservation, 21, 3243–3265.
  • Kelehear, C., E. Cabrera-Guzmán and R. Shine (2012) Inadvertent consequences of community-based efforts to control invasive species. Conservation Letters, 5, 360–365.
  • Cabrera-Guzmán, E., M. R. Crossland and R. Shine (2012) Predation on the eggs and larvae of invasive cane toads (Rhinella marina) by native aquatic invertebrates in tropical Australia. Biological Conservation, 153, 1–9.