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Lorena Endara A. (Resumé)

Florida Museum of Natural History – Dickinson Hall
PO Box 117800
Gainesville , FL 32611 -78000
E-mail: lendara@flmnh.ufl.edu

Education

• PhD Canidate Aug 2004-to date University of Florida, Gainesville.
• BSc July, 2000 Pontifical Catholic University, Quito Ecuador

Additional training

• Aug 2010 Workshop on Molecular Evolution - Marine National Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA
• Apr 2004 - Jul 2004 Bascom Fellowship in Botany for Latin Women – Missouri Botanical Garden
• Sep 2002- Sep 2003 Research Program - Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
• Sep 2001- Feb 2002 Internship Program - Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Professional Appointments

• Aug 2012- to date Research Assistant of the Digitization PEN: Digitization of North American Bryophyte and Lichen
Specimens from Five Florida Herbaria at the University of Florida Herbarium (FLAS) Project
• Aug 2006- May 2010 Research Assistant of the Genetic Resources Repository of the Florida Museum of Natural History
• May 2004-Nov 2006 Threatened Endemic Ecuadorian Species Program: Orchidaceae - QCA Herbarium- Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador & University of Florida
• Feb 2001- Dec 2004 Member of the CITES Scientific Authorities of Ecuador – Orchidaceae
• Jun 2000 – Aug 2004 Curator of the Orchidaceae Collection -QCA Herbarium - Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador
• Oct 2000 - Aug 2001 Botanist of the Páramo Rapid Assessment Project -Proyecto Páramo – Ecociencia
• Jun 1999 - Oct 2000 Threatened Endemic Ecuadorian Species Program Orchidaceae - QCA Herbarium- Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador
• June 1998 Assistant to the Amazonic Palms Regional Workshop ECORAE – Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador
• Oct 1997 - Feb 1999 Evaluation of the Orchidaceae Ecuadorian Rare Plants Project Herbarium QCA – GEF Activity 16
• Ago 1996 - Feb 1998 Academic and Administrative Assistant Yasuní Scientific Research Station, at the Ecuadorian Amazon Department of Biology - Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador

Teaching appointments

• May 2012- Aug 2012 Teaching Assistant, Biology (BSC 2011). University of Florida
• Aug 2011-Dec 2011 Web development, Practical Plant Taxonomy (BOT 2700). University of Florida
• Jan 2011- May 2011Teaching Assistant, Plant in Human Affairs (BOT 2800). University of Florida
• Jan 2006- May 2006 Teaching Assistant, Biology (BSC 2011). University of Florida
• Jun 2005- July 2005 Teaching Assistant, Tropical Botany (BOT 6935). University of Florida
• Jun 2000 - Jul 2002 Teaching Assistant - Module: Plant Reproductive Biology -Department of Biology Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador

Field Experience

• May 2010- Dec 2010 Research project: Scaphosepalum Phylogeny (Orchidaceae) Ecuador, Chile - University of Florida
• Nov 2005 Research project: Maxillariinae Phylogeny (Orchidaceae) Ecuador Phase – University of Florida
• Feb 1998 - Jun 2000 Research project: Pollination Ecology of Dracula (Orchidaceae) in Northwestern Ecuador QCA Herbarium - Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador
• Feb 2002 - Jun 2002 Research project: Pollination Ecology of Scaphosepalum (Orchidaceae) in Northwestern Ecuador Herbario QCA
• Feb 1996 Field Assistant to Dr. Jette Knudsen Study site: Centinela Forest, Northwestern Ecuador Project: Chemical Analysis of Floral Scents-Palms
• Aug 1995 Field Assistant to Dr. Henrik Balslev Study site: Yasuní Scientific Research Station Project: Distribution Patterns of Palms

 Funding

• Graduate Student Travel Grant (ASPT). 2012
• CLAS Travel Award, University of Florida. 2012
• Vaughn-Jordan Fellowship, Department of Biology, University of Florida. 2011-2012
• CLAS Travel Award, University of Florida. 2011
• Graduate Student Research Grant (ASPT). 2010
• NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant. 2010
• Furniss Foundation/ American Orchid Society Graduate Fellowship. 2009
• CLAS Travel Award, University of Florida. 2009
• International Association of Plant Taxonomists (IAPT). 2008
• 13 th World Orchid Conference. 2007
• 13 th World Orchid Conference. 2005
• San Diego County Orchid Society Conservation Funds. 2002

 Publications

Neubig, KM, M.W.Whitten, N.H. Williams, M.A. Blanco, L. Endara, G. Burleigh, K. Silvera, J.C. Cushman, M. Chase. 2012. Generic recircumscriptions of Oncidiinae (Orchidaceae: Cymbidieae) based on maximum likelihood analysis of combined DNA datasets. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 168:117-146
• Endara, L., L. Jost. Orchidaceae. in: S. León-Yánez, R. Valencia, L. Endara, N., Pitman, C. Ulloa-Ulloa (eds.). The Red Book of the Endemic Plants of Ecuador 2011. Publications of QCA Herbarium, Pontifical Catohlic University of Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador
Endara, L., N.H. Williams, M.W.Whitten. 2011. Filogenia molecular preliminar de Scaphosepalum (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae). Lankesteriana 11(3):245-252
•Neubig, K.M., W. M. Whitten, M.A. Blanco, L. Endara, N. Williams, S. Koehler. 2011. Preliminary Molecular Phylogenetics of Sobralia and relatives (Orchidaceae: Sobraliae). Lankesteriana 11(3):307-317
• Judd, W.S., G.M. Ionta, L. Endara, K.C.ST.E. Campbell. 2011. Miconia pseudorigida (Melastomataceae: Miconia) Re-collected in the John Crow Mountains, Jamaica, with notes on its conservation status. Journal of Botanical Research of the Institute of Texas 5(2):727
Endara L., D. A. Grimaldi , B. A. Roy. 2010. Lord of the flies: Pollination of Dracula orchids. Lankesteriana. 10(1):1-11
• Neubig, K.M., W. M. Whitten, B.S. Carlsward, M.A. Blanco, L. Endara, N. Williams, M. Moore. 2009. Phylogenetic utility of ycf1 in orchids: a plastid gene more variable than matK. Plant Systematics and Evolution 277:75-84.  
• Whitten, M, M.A.. Blanco, N. H. Williams, S. Koehler, G. Carnevali, R. B. Singer, L. Endara, K.M. Neubig. 2007. Molecular Phylogenetics of Maxillaria and Related genera (Orchidaceae: Cymbidieae) Based Upon Combined Molecular Data Sets. American Journal of Botany. 94:1860-1889.
• Blanco M.A, G. Carnevali, Whitten, M, R. B. Singer, S. Koehler, N. H. Williams, I. Ojeda, K.M. Neubig, L. Endara, 2007. Generic Realignments in Maxillariinae (Orchidaceae). Lankesteriana. 7(3):515-537.
• Coppus, R., L. Endara, M. Nonhebel, V. Mera, S. León-Yánez, P. Mena V,. J. Wolf, R. Hofstede. 2001. El estado de salud de algunos páramos en el Ecuador: Una metodología de campo. In: Mena V., P., G. Medina, R. Hofstede (Eds.) Los Páramos del Ecuador. Particularidades, Problemas y Perspectivas. Abya Yala - Proyecto Páramo. Quito.
Endara, L. 2000. Orchidaceae. Páginas 257-372 in: Valencia, R. N. Pitman, S. León-Yánez & P.M. Jorgensen (eds.). Libro Rojo de las Plantas Endémicas del Ecuador 2000. Publications of QCA Herbarium, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Quito.
• Freile Juan F. & L. Endara. 2000. First Nesting Record of Lanceolated Monklet Micromonacha lanceolata and Notes on its Conservation Status. Cotinga 14: 14-16.
• Jost, L. and L. Endara (2004). Analysis of the DNA-Based Reclassification of the Pleurothallidinae. Published on the Internet http://www.loujost.com/DNAFrameset/DNAanalysisDocument.htm

 Thesis

Endara, L. 2000. Biología Reproductiva de Dos Especies Raras y Dos Comunes del Género Dracula (Orchidaceae) Simpátricas en un Bosque Nublado del Noroccidente del Ecuador . Tesis previa a la obtención de la Licenciatura en Ciencias Biológicas. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Quito.

 Media and popular forum publications

• Smithsonian magazine and website
• Halloween special of the American Museum of Natural Histroy website
Scaphosepalum Research - Florida Museum of Natural History (video)
Why Science  - Florida Museum of Natural History (video)
Use of bloggers in a plant systematics class laboratory - Botany Meetings 2012 (video)

Meetings, presentations, abstracts

• Botany. 2012.
1. Cladistic morphological analyses and character evolution in Scaphosepalum (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae). With: Norris Williams, Walter Judd, Kurt Neubig & W. Mark Whitten. Columbus, OH, USA
2. Using webpages as a tool for teaching Practical Plant Taxonomy Lab. With: Kurt Neubig, Walter Judd, Lucas Majure, Gregory Stull, Columbus, OH, USA
.• SEMS (Southeastern Microscopy Society). 2012.
1. Micromorphological Characters with Evolutionary Significance in Scaphosepalum (Orchidaceae). With: Karen Kelley, Norris Williams. Cocoa Beach, Florida, USA.
• Botany. 2011.
1. The Preliminary Scaphosepalum phylogeny suggest speciation patterns strongly influenced by the Andes. With: Norris Williams, Kurt Neubig & W. Mark Whitten. St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
• X Latinamerican Botanical Conference. 2010.
1. Exploring the endemism patterns of endemic Ecuadorian Orchids: Implications for their conservation. With: Norris Williams & Susana León-Yánez. La Serena, Chile.
2. The Preliminary Scaphosepalum phylogeny suggest speciation patterns strongly influenced by the Andes. With: Norris Williams & W. Mark Whitten. La Serena, Chile.
• Third Scientific Conference of Andean Orchids. 2009.
Preliminary molecular phylogeny of Scaphosepalum (Pleurothallidinae: Orchidaceae) using parsimony, maximum likelihood and Bayesian approaches . With Norris H. Williams, W. Mark Whitten. Quito, Ecuador.
• Plano de Açao para orquídeas amenazadas no Brasil. 2008. Orchid conservation in the Andes: The case study of the orchids of Ecuador. With Norris H. Williams, Susana León-Yánez, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
• ISBER 2008. Global Biobanking Collaborations: Challenges and Opportunities. 2008 Database development for a centralized museum repository of genetic resources: first steps toward a portal to facilitate molecular-based research in biology. With: Andrés López, Angelo Soto-Centeno. Bethesda, Maryland, USA.
• Second Scientific Conference of Andean Orchids. 2007 Patterns of Endemism of Ecuadorian Orchids: Conservation Priorities. With Susana León-Yánez. Loja, Ecuador.
• First Scientific Conference of Andean Orchids. 2005 Endemic Orchids of Ecuador: implications for conservation. With Susana León-Yánez. Gualaceo, Ecuador.
• International Orchid Conservation Conference. 2004 What is a Red Lists for? The Case Study from the Ecuadorian Endemic Orchid Flora. Sarasota, Florida, USA.
• Third Ecuadorian Botanical Congress. 2000 Pollination Ecology of four Dracula species (Orchidaceae) sympatric in Northwerstern Ecuador , Quito, Ecuador

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