EDUCATION

Ph.D. Entomology — University of Florida (2012-Present)

M.Sc. Entomology — University of Florida (2009-2011)

B.Sc. Biology — Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia (2001-2007)

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Graduate Research Assistant
McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity
University of Florida (2009 – Present)

Assistant coordinator
Course “Field course in field studies design”
Madre Selva Field Station, Peru (2010-2012)

Co-Investigator
Project “Study on the diversity and abundance of butterflies in the reserve El Tabacal, La Vega, Colombia”
La Vega, Cundinamarca, Colombia (2008)

Assistant coordinator
Course “Analytical methods and diversity of tropical butterflies (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea)”
Buga, Valle del Cauca, Colombia (2007)

Assistant (obtaining collection and access to genetic resources permits)
Instituto de Genetica, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia (2007)

Assistant curator of the Lepidoptera Collection
Museum ANDES, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia (2007)

Assistant in the creation of the Tropical Andean Butterfly Diversity Project Database
Museum ANDES, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia (2007)

 

PUBLICATIONS

Kawahara, Y. A., Ortiz-Acevedo, E. & C. J. Marshall. External morphology of adult Libythea celtis (Laicharting [1782]). Zoological Science, 29(7):463-476

Ortiz-Acevedo, E. & K. R. Willmott. Molecular systematics of the butterfly tribe Preponini (Nymphalidae: Charaxinae). Systematic Entomology, 38(2):440-449.

Gomez, J. P., Ortiz-Acevedo, E. & J. E. Botero. Effects of shade coffee certification programs on bird, plant and butterfly diversity in Colombia—Will be submitted to Biotropica.

 

PRESENTATIONS

Talk, “Molecular Systematics of the Butterfly Tribe Preponini (Nymphalidae: Charaxinae)”
XXIV International Congress of Entomology (ICE), Daegu, South Korea (2012)

Poster, “Molecular Systematics of the Butterfly Tribe Preponini (Nymphalidae: Charaxinae)”
IV Encuentro de Lepidoptera Neotropicales (ELEN), Montevideo, Uruguay (2012)

Talk, “Molecular Systematics of the Butterfly Tribe Preponini (Nymphalidae: Charaxinae)”
Fall Meeting of the Southern Lepidopterists’ Society and the Association for Tropical Lepidoptera, Gainesville, Fl (2011)

Talk, “Butterfly diversity in certified and non-certified shade coffee plantations in Colombia”
Fall Meeting of the Southern Lepidopterists’ Society and the Association for Tropical Lepidoptera, Gainesville, Fl (2010)

Poster, “Molecular Systematics of the Butterfly Tribe Preponini (Nymphalidae: Charaxinae)”
Sigma Xi Annual Meeting & International Research Conference, Raleigh, NC (2010)

 

AWARDS AND CURRENT GRANTS

Graduate Research Assistantship
McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, University of Florida (2009-Present)

Entomological Society of America Travel Award
To attend the XXIV International Congress of Entomology (ICE) in Daegu, South Korea (August 2012)—$3000

The Florida Biodiversity Foundation Travel Grant
To attend IV Encuentro de Lepidoptera Neotropicales (ELEN) meeting in Montevideo, Uruguay (April 2012)—$500

Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Travel Grant
To attend IV Encuentro de Lepidoptera Neotropicales (ELEN) meeting in Montevideo, Uruguay (April 2012)—$200

Council of the Linnean Society of London & Systematics Association for the Systematics Research Fund
(2011)—$1544

Center for Systematic Entomology Grant
(2011)—$500

Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research
(2010)—$800