Dr. Catalina Sanabria

Chair for Terrestrial Ecology

Department for Life Science Systems
TUM School of Life Sciences
Technische Universität München
Hans-Carl-von-Carlowitz-Platz 2
D-85350 Freising-Weihenstephan

Room:  1.1.2.3
Phone: +49.8161.71.3713
Fax:     +49.8161.71.4427
E-mail: catalina.sanabria[at]tum.de

Curriculum vitae

2022- present Postdoctoral researcher at Chair for Terrestrial Ecology, Department of Ecology and Ecosystem Management, Technische Universität München, Germany
2019- present Project Research Associate at Corporacion Universitaria UNICUCES, Colombia
2018- 2020 Postdoctoral researcher at CIVIF-Fundacion Abundancia de Corazon, Colombia
2013- 2017 PhD in Ecology at Institut d'écologie et des sciences de l'environnement de Paris (iEES Paris). Sorbone Universites_Pierre et Marie Curie, France
2011- 2013 Research Assistant at International Center for Tropical Agriculture-CIAT, Colombia
2007- 2011 Master of Science – Biology, Department of Biology, Universidad del Valle, Colombia
2000- 2007 B.S. with emphasis in Entomology, Department of Biology, Universidad del Valle, Colombia

Research interest

My research interest focuses on soil biodiversity and ecosystem services. Particularly, I’m interested in analyzing how human management in agricultural landscapes can underlying changes in soil insect communities (biodiversity, traits, etc) and how this can affect the soil ecosystem services.

Projects

Present: Global Microcosm Experiment:
This study pretends to examine how current and future climatic conditions, forest habitat degradation and management, influence biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in water-filled microcosms worldwide.

2018-2020: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Soil and Water Management:
The Case of the Indigenous Resguardo of Santa Sofia, Amazonas reservation of Santa Sofía, Amazonas. The Amazon is the most biodiverse region on the planet. However, the constant loss of biodiversity and deterioration of the ES is the result of a complex set of interrelated factors. This research aims to evaluate the impact of different land uses in the Santa Sofia reserve (Amazonas), evaluating active and Chagras, Chagras in different states of restoration and comparing them with contrasting systems such as virgin forests and pastures. 

2012-2017: Indicators of efficiency in the use of biophysical, socioeconomic and environmental resources of productive systems of the Altillanura: Scenario for the eco-efficient management of the territory.
Developed in the complex western highlands of Colombia, the objective of this study was to evaluate how different agricultural practices can affect the landscape and the ecosystem services.  This research was funded by the Agricultural Ministry of Colombia and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture.

2007-2011: AMAZ_BD: Biodiversity in Amazonian landscapes, goods production and ecosystem services.
This project, funded by French National Research Agency (ANR) and the Institute of Research for Development focused on understanding how the changes in land use in the Amazonian region can affect ecosystem services. More than 30 researchers from France, Colombia, and Brazil were involved in this project.

Publications

2022

  • Lavelle, Patrick; Mathieu, Jérôme; Spain, Alister; Brown, George; Fragoso, Carlos; Lapied, Emmanuel; De Aquino, Adriana; Barois, Isabelle; Barrios, Edmundo; Barros, Maria Eleusa; Bedano, Jose Camilo; Blanchart, Eric; Caulfield, Mark; Chagueza, Yamileth; Dai, Jun; Decaëns, Thibaud; Dominguez, Anahi; Dominguez, Yamileth; Feijoo, Alexander; Folgarait, Patricia; Fonte, Steven J.; Gorosito, Norma; Huerta, Esperanza; Jimenez, Juan Jose; Kelly, Courtland; Loranger, Gladys; Marchão, Robelio; Marichal, Raphael; Praxedes, Catarina; Rodriguez, Leonardo; Rousseau, Guillaume; Rousseau, Laurent; Ruiz, Nuria; Sanabria, Catalina; Suarez, Juan Carlos; Tondoh, Jerôme Ebagnerin; De Valença, Anne; Vanek, Steven J.; Vasquez, Joel; Velasquez, Elena; Webster, Emily; Zhang, Chi: Soil macroinvertebrate communities: A world‐wide assessment. Global Ecology and Biogeography 31 (7), 2022, 1261-1276 mehr…
  • Sanabria, Catalina; Barot, Sébastien; Fonte, Steven J.; Dubs, Florence: Do morphological traits of ground-dwelling ants respond to land use changes in a neotropical landscape? Geoderma 418, 2022, 115841 mehr…

2018

  • Decaëns, Thibaud; Martins, Marlúcia B.; Feijoo, Alexander; Oszwald, Johan; Dolédec, Sylvain; Mathieu, Jérôme; Arnaud de Sartre, Xavier; Bonilla, Diego; Brown, George G.; Cuellar Criollo, Yeimmy Andrea; Dubs, Florence; Furtado, Ivaneide S.; Gond, Valérie; Gordillo, Erika; Le Clec'h, Solen; Marichal, Raphaël; Mitja, Danielle; de Souza, Izildinha Miranda; Praxedes, Catarina; Rougerie, Rodolphe; Ruiz, Darío H.; Otero, Joel Tupac; Sanabria, Catalina; Velasquez, Alex; Zararte, Luz Elena M.; Lavelle, Patrick: Biodiversity loss along a gradient of deforestation in Amazonian agricultural landscapes. Conservation Biology 32 (6), 2018, 1380-1391 mehr…

2016

  • Lavelle, Patrick; Dolédec, Sylvain; de Sartre, Xavier Arnauld; Decaëns, Thibaud; Gond, Valery; Grimaldi, Michel; Oszwald, Johan; Hubert, Bernard; Ramirez, Bertha; Veiga, Iran; de Souza, Simão; de Assis, William Santos; Michelotti, Fernando; Martins, Marlucia; Feijoo, Alexander; Bommel, Pierre; Castañeda, Edna; Chacon, Patricia; Desjardins, Thierry; Dubs, Florence; Gordillo, Erika; Guevara, Edward; Fonte, Steven; del Pilar Hurtado, Maria; Lena, Philippe; Lima, Tamara; Marichal, Raphaël; Mitja, Danielle; Miranda, Izildinha; Otero, Tupac; Praxedes, Catarina; Poccard, René; de Robert, Pascale; Rodriguez, Gamaliel; Sanabria, Catalina; Tselouiko, Stéphanie; Velasquez, Alexander; Velasquez, Elena; Velasquez, Jaime: Unsustainable landscapes of deforested Amazonia: An analysis of the relationships among landscapes and the social, economic and environmental profiles of farms at different ages following deforestation. Global Environmental Change 40, 2016, 137-155 mehr…
  • Sanabria, Catalina; Dubs, Florence; Lavelle, Patrick; Fonte, Steven J.; Barot, Sébastien: Influence of regions, land uses and soil properties on termite and ant communities in agricultural landscapes of the Colombian Llanos. European Journal of Soil Biology 74, 2016, 81-92 mehr…

2014

  • Lavelle, Patrick; Rodríguez, Nubia; Arguello, Orlando; Bernal, Jaime; Botero, Cesar; Chaparro, Paula; Gómez, Yolanda; Gutiérrez, Albert; Hurtado, María del Pilar; Loaiza, Sandra; Pullido, Sandra Xiomara; Rodríguez, Edgar; Sanabria, Catalina; Velásquez, Elena; Fonte, Steven J.: Soil ecosystem services and land use in the rapidly changing Orinoco River Basin of Colombia. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 185, 2014, 106-117 mehr…
  • Sanabria, Catalina; Lavelle, Patrick; Fonte, Steven J.: Ants as indicators of soil-based ecosystem services in agroecosystems of the Colombian Llanos. Applied Soil Ecology 84, 2014, 24-30 mehr…

2011

Catalina Sanabria & Patricia Chacón. 2011. Hormigas cazadoras en sistemas productivos del piedemonte amazónico colombiano: diversidad y especies indicadoras". Acta Amazonica. Vol.41, No. 4, p. 503-512. ISSN 0044-5967.  https://www.osti.gov/etdeweb/biblio/22258355

Catalina Sanabria & Rafael Achury. 2011. Hormigas Legionarias (Formicidae: Ecitoninae) en sistemas productivos del Caquetá (Colombia). Acta Biologica Colombiana. Vol 16, No. 1, p. 219-224.  http://www.scielo.org.co/scielo.php?pid=S0120-548X2011000100017&script=sci_abstract&tlng=pt

Roberto José Guerrero & Catalina Sanabria. 2011. The first record of the genus Gracilidris (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Dolichoderinae) from Colombia. Revista Colombiana de Entomología. Vol.37, No.1, 2011. ISSN 0120-0488  http://www.scielo.org.co/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0120-04882011000100029

Armbrecht et al. 2011. Influencia de dos acondicionadores orgánicos del suelo sobre el crecimiento de un policultivo de maíz y fríjol Ingeniería de Recursos Naturales y del Ambiente, núm. 10, enero-diciembre, 2011, pp. 93-100 https://www.redalyc.org/pdf/2311/231122666008.pdf


2008/2009

Catalina Sanabria & Patricia Chacón. 2009. Hormigas como plagas potenciales en tres criaderos de mariposas del suroccidente de Colombia". Acta Agronomica. Vol. 58, No. 1, p. 47-52  http://www.scielo.org.co/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0120-28122009000100008

Catalina Sanabria, Catalina Gutierrez-Chacon & Inge Armbrecht. 2008. Diversidad de estafilínidos (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) en cinco sistemas productivos de los AndesColombianos. Revista Colombiana de Entomología. Vol.34, No.2, p. 217-223. 2008. http://www.scielo.org.co/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0120-04882008000200015

 

Books and books chapters

Sanabria et al. 2019. Consecuencias ecológicas y económicas del cambio climático global”. Editorial Corporación Universitaria Centro Superior. ISBN: 978-958-5115-16-3
Sanabria et al. 2019. Agricultura Urbana en la Ciudad de Cali, Estrategia de Negocios Sostenibles. Editorial Corporación Universitaria Centro Superior. ISBN: 978-958-5115-05-7
Sanabria et al. 2019. Condiciones socioeconómicas de la comunidad indígena de Santa Sofía (Amazonas) y su influenciaen su calidad de vida como comunidad”. 2019. Editorial Corporación Universitaria Centro Superior. ISBN: 978-958-5417

Armbrecht et al. 2019. Ecología. In: Fernando Fernández (Ed.). Hormigas de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Bogotá, Colombia.

Arcila et al. 2012. Guía de campo para la identificación y manejo de enfermedades y plagas en el cultivo de ají. Editorial de Corpoica ISBN: -978-958-740-127-1
Arcila et al. 2012. Guía de campo para la identificación y manejo de enfermedades y plagas en el cultivo de guayaba. Editorial de Corpoica ISBN: 978-958-740-124-0
Arcila et al. 2012. Guía de campo para la identificación y manejo de enfermedades y plagas en el cultivo de fríjol. Editorial de Corpoica ISBN: 978-958-740-125-7
a de campo para la identificación de enfermedades y plagas en el cultivo de yuca". 2013. Editorial de Corpoica ISBN: 978-958-740-156