CURRICULUM VITAE




Name:                              Emilio A. Herrera
Place and Date of Birth:    Caracas, Venezuela, 11 Jan. 1957
Nationality:                       Venezuelan
Marital status:                   Married, 2 children
Address:                           Departamento de Estudios Ambientales
                                       Universidad Simón Bolívar
                                       Apartado 89.000
                                       Caracas, 1080-A
                                       Venezuela
Telephone:                       +58 2 906 3044
Fax:                                 +58 2 906 3039
E-mail:                             eherre@usb.ve
 
 

Higher Education

1974-1980: Licenciatura (equivalent to B.Sc. plus thesis) in Biology. Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas. Thesis title: Diet of the tegu lizard, Tupinambis teguixin, during a dry season in the Llanos of Apure (Venezue-la).

1981-1986: D. Phil. in Zoology at Oxford University. Thesis title: Behavioural ecology of the capybara, Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris.
 
 
 

Publications

Herrera, E.A. & Macdonald, D.W., 1984. The Capybara. In:  Encyclopaedia of Mammals (Ed. D.W.
    Macdonald), George Allen and Unwin, London, pp. 696-699 (2nd ed.: 2000).

Herrera, E.A., 1985. Coprophagy in the capybara, Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris, J. Zool. (Lond.)
    217:616-619.

Herrera E.A. & Macdonald, D.W., 1987. Group stability and the structure of a capybara population.
    Symp. Zool. Soc. Lond. 58: 115-130

Herrera, E.A. & Macdonald, D.W., 1989. Resource utili-zation and territoriality in group living
    capybaras. J. Anim. Ecol. 58: 667-679.

Herrera, E.A. & Bosque, C.M., 1991. South America. In: Animal Life Encyclopaedia (Ed. N. Burton),
    Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 80-89.

Herrera, E.A., 1992. Utilización de roedores. In: Tecnologías  alternativas para el uso y conservación de
    bosques tropicales (Ed. K. Jaffé and P. Sánchez). Terramar Foundation, Caracas, pp. 122-131.

Herrera, E.A., 1992. Size of testes and scent glands in capybaras, Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris (Rodentia:
    Caviomorpha). Journal of Mammalogy. 73(4):871-875.

Herrera, E.A., 1992. The effect of management of the age structure and body size of a capybara
    population. ECOTROPICOS, 5(2):20-25.

Herrera, E.A., 1992. Growth and dispersal in capybaras, Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris. Journal of Zoology
    (London) 228: 307-316.

Herrera, E.A. & Macdonald, D.W. 1993. Aggression, dominance and mating success in capybaras.
    Behavioral Ecology 4(2): 114-119.

Herrera, E.A. & D.W. Macdonald, 1994. The social significance of scent marking in capybaras. Journal
    of Mammalogy  75(2): 410-415.

King, D., Green, B. & Herrera E.A., 1994. Thermoregulation in a large Teiid lizard, Tupinambis
    teguixin, in Venezuela. COPEIA  1994(3): 806-808.

Yáber M.C. & Herrera, E.A., 1994. Vigilance, group size and social status in capybaras. Animal
    Behaviour  48(12): 1301-1307

Borges, P.A., Domínguez, M.G. & Herrera, E.A., 1996. Digestive physiology of wild capybaras. Journal
    of Comparative Physiology B  166(1): 55-60.

Pacheco, M.A. & Herrera, E.A., 1997. Social structure of wild horses in the Llanos of Venezuela. Journal
    of Mammalogy  78(1): 15-22.

Barreto G.R. & Herrera, E.A., 1998. Foraging patterns of capybaras in a seasonally flooded savanna  of
    Venezuela. Journal of Tropical Ecology 14: 87-98.

Herrera, E.A., 1998. Reproductive strategies of female capybaras: dry season gestations. Symposium of
    the Zoological Society of London  71:381-392

Bosque, C.M. & Herrera, E.A., 1999. Snorkeling by the chicks of  the wattled jacana. The Wilson
    Bulletin 111:262-265

Herrera, E.A., 1999, Ecología, manejo y conservación del capibara. Etología (Journal of the Ethological
    Society of Spain) 7:41-46.

Herrera, E.A. & Robinson, M.D., in press. Reproductive and fat body cycles of tegu lizards, Tupinambis
    teguixin, in the Llanos of Venezuela. Journal of Herpetology (Dec. 2000).