Julio Gallardo

Academic Address

Dept. of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture
Mississippi State University
USGS Mississippi Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

Phone: (662) 341-6617  Email: fcg384@msstate.edu


Ph.D. Candidate, College of Forest Resources, 2011-March 2018 (anticipated), Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Mississippi State University. Major: Wildlife Ecology.

Master’s in Ethology, 2006-2008, Institute of Neuroethology, University of Veracruz, Mexico. Major: Behavioral Ecology.

Graduate Diploma in Ecology of Populations, 2006, University of Costa Rica, Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS). Costa Rica.

B.S. Biology, 1996-2000, University of Veracruz, Mexico. Major: Terrestrial Ecology.

Honors title: Bird communities of the thorn forest of northern Veracruz, Mexico. (Spanish).

Research interests

By definition, conservation is complex; I believe that we achieve conservation through science. I am interested in many aspects of ecology, from natural history to statistical modeling, but especially those that can help to develop tools for applied conservation of tropical birds and their habitats. My particular interests include population ecology of tropical birds, pesticides’ and parasites; effects on bird populations, human conflicts, and develop precise abundance and occupancy estimates for poorly know and endangered species (i.e. tropical and island endemics) to enhance our capacities for management and conservation. I am interested in old fashioned natural history observations as well as the use of analytical and quantitative techniques (i.e., species distribution modeling and hierarchical modeling), but always keeping in perspective human dimensions in developing applied conservation tools. Of course, I love birding and nature photography!!

Recent Publications

Thorstrom, R., and J.C. Gallardo. 2017. Owls of the Hispaniola and Puerto Rico. 517-534 pp. In: P.L. Enriquez (Ed.). Neotropical owls, diversity and conservation. Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland.

Gallardo, J.C. and F.J. Vilella. In press. Conservation status assessment of the Sharp-shinned Hawk, an endangered insular raptor in Puerto Rico. Journal of Field Ornithology.

Masson, D. and J.C. Gallardo. In press. Observations of intraguild nest predation involving three species of raptors in Argentina. Journal of Raptor Research.

Gallardo, J.C. In press. Wildlife Policy and Laws in Mexico. Tentative chapter number: 38. In: B.D. Leopold, J.L. Cummins, and W.B. Kesser (Eds.). North American Wildlife Policy and Law. Bone and Crockett Club, Missoula, Montana, USA.

Gallardo, J.C. Submitted. Size of Apple Snail (Pomacea flagellata) consumed by Snail Kites (Rostrhamus sociabilis) and Limpkins (Aramus guarauna) in Palo Verde wetland, Costa Rica. Ornitología Neotropical.

Gallardo, J.C. Submitted. Predation of passerine nestlings by the Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus) and Smooth-billed Ani (Crotophaga ani) in Central America. Wilson Ornithological Journal.

Gallardo J.C. and G.M. Moraru. Submitted. Observation of brood amalgamation in Sand Partridge Ammoperdix heyi in southern Israel. Sandgrouse.

Gallardo, J.C. and S. H. Aguilar. 2011. Birds of the State of Veracruz, Mexico. 559-578 pp. In: A. Cruz-Angón (Coord.) The Biodiversity of Veracruz: A State Study. Vol. II. CONABIO – Gob. Edo. Veracruz – Universidad Veracruzana – Instituto de Ecología, A.C., Mexico City, Mexico. (Spanish)

Mora, M.A., C. Baxter, J.L. Sericano, A.B. Montoya, J.C. Gallardo, and J.R. Rodriguez-Salazar. 2011. PBDEs, PCBs, and DDE in eggs and their impacts on Aplomado Falcons (Falco femoralis) from Chihuahua and Veracruz, Mexico. Environmental Pollutions, 159: 3422-3438.

Gallardo, J.C., V. Macias, and E. Velarde. 2009. Birds (Vertebrata: Aves) of the Gulf of Mexico. Pages: 1321-1342 pp. In: D.L. Felder and D.K. Camp (Eds.). Gulf of Mexico Origin, Waters, and Biota – Biodiversity. Volume 1. Texas A&M University Press, College Station, TX.

Gallardo, J.C., M.E. Colvin, and F.J. Vilella. In prep. Sensitivity analysis of the Caribbean Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis jamaicensis in eastern Puerto Rico using a periodic matrix approach. Target Journal: Ibis.

Gallardo, J.C. and F.J Vilella. In prep. Using temporary emigration modeling to estimate abundance and habitat associations of an insular raptor. Target Journal: PlosOne.