I am interested in the effects of global changes on biodiversity. Overall, my research career has been harnessed by a strong interest in biomathematics to address and test hypotheses in population and community ecology. I completed my PhD in 2012 (excellence award, international scholarship) and have just undertaken my first postdoc (> EU70K of research funding from competitive calls). I have published 23 research papers, trained several hundred researchers through postgraduate lecturing of multivariate statistics, and described 4 species new to science. I regularly write popular-science articles, do consultancy work and have given scientific conferences at international congresses and for the general public. I have developed communication skills for science through story-telling performance and 9 years of English academic tuition in Australia and England. My research career was lapsed for nine years due to civic work and parenting. Currently, I am attaining specialization in molecular biology and how genetic information can be used quantitatively in global change ecology. I am addressing three major questions: (i) can cold-blooded vertebrates resort to heat-shock genes to enhance their thermal tolerance to climate change?, (ii) is there a climate signal in the evolution of heat-shock genes along the vertebrate tree of life?, and (iii) is there expert consensus about the concept ‘molecular chaperone’ across the environmental and biomedical sciences? My mid-term goal is to complete my transition from a purely ecological background to a research portfolio integrating ecology and genetics, with a view to generating evidence-based knowledge and tools to improve our understanding about processes of diversification/extinction.
M Rodríguez-Rey, S Herrando-Pérez, BW Brook, F Saltré, Johnson CN, J Alroy, NJ Beeton, MI Bird, A Cooper, R Gillespie, Z Jacobs, Johnson CN, GH Miller, GJ Prideaux, RG Roberts, CSM Turney, CJA Bradshaw. A comprehensive database of quality-rated fossil ages for Sahul’s Quaternary vertebrates. Scientific Data 3: 160053 (2016)
Johnson CN, J Alroy, NJ Beeton, MI Bird, BW Brook, A Cooper, R Gillespie, S Herrando-Pérez, Z Jacobs, GH Miller, GJ Prideaux, RG Roberts, M Rodríguez-Rey, F Saltré, CSM Turney, CJA Bradshaw What caused extinction of the Pleistocene megafauna of Sahul? Proceedings of the Royal Society B 283: 20152399. (2016)
Saltré F, M Rodriguez-Rey, BW Brook, CN Johnson, CS Turney, J Alroy, A Cooper, N Beeton, MI Bird, DA Fordham, R Gillespie, S Herrando-Pérez, Z Jacobs, GH Miller, D Nogués-Bravo, GJ Prideaux, RG Roberts, CJA Bradshaw. Climate change not to blame for late Quaternary megafauna extinctions in Australia. Nature Communications 7 (10511): 1-7. (2016)
Rodríguez-Rey M, S Herrando-Pérez, R Gillespie, Z Jacobs, F Saltré, BW Brook, GJ Prideaux, RG Roberts, A Cooper, J Alroy, GH Miller, MI Bird, CN Johnson, N Beeton, CS Turney, CJA Bradshaw. Criteria for assessing the quality of Middle Pleistocene to Holocene vertebrate fossil ages. Quaternary Geochronology 30: 69-79 (2015).
Bradshaw CJA, BW Brook, S Delean, DA Fordham, S Herrando-Pérez, P Cassey, R Early, C H Sekercioglu, MB Araujo. Predictors of contraction and expansion of area of occupancy for British birds. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281: 20140744 (2014).
Herrando-Pérez S, BW Brook, CJA Bradshaw. Clarity and precision of language are a necessary route in ecology. BioScience 64: 373-374 (2014)
Herrando-Pérez S, BW Brook, CJA Bradshaw. Ecology needs a convention of ecological nomenclature. BioScience 64: 311-321 (2014).
Herrando-Pérez S, S Delean, BW Brook, P Cassey, CJA Bradshaw. Spatial climate patterns explain negligible variation in strength of compensatory density feedback in birds and mammals. PlosOne 9:e91536 (2014).
Herrando-Pérez S. Climate change heats matrix population models. Journal of Animal Ecology 82: 1117-1119 (2013)
Herrando-Pérez S, S Delean, BW Brook & CJA Bradshaw. Decoupling of component and ensemble density feedbacks in birds and mammals. Ecology 93:1728-1740 (2012)
Herrando-Pérez S, S Delean, BW Brook & CJA Bradshaw Strength of density feedback in census data increases from slow to fast life histories. Ecology and Evolution 2:1922-1934 (2012)
Herrando-Pérez S, S Delean, BW Brook & CJA Bradshaw Density dependence: an ecological Tower of Babel. Oecologia 170:583-603. (2012)
Luja VH, S Herrando-Pérez, D González-Solís & L Luiselli. Secondary rainforests are not havens for reptile species in tropical Mexico. Biotropica 40:747-757 (2008)
Herrando-Pérez S, M Baratti, G Messana. Subterranean ecological research and multivariate statistics: A review (1945-2006). Journal of Cave and Karst Studies 70:120-128 (2008)
La Torre-Cuadros MA, S Herrando-Pérez & K Young. Diversity and structural patterns for tropical montane and premontane forests of Central Peru, with an assessment of the use of higher-taxon surrogacy. Biodiversity and Conservation 16:2965-2988 (2007)
Herrando-Pérez S & CLJ Frid. Recovery patterns of macrobenthos and sediment at a close fly-ash dumpsite. Sarsia 86:389-400 (2001)
Herrando-Pérez S & CLJ Frid. The cessation of long-term fly-ash dumping: effects on macrobenthos and sediments. Marine Pollution Bulletin 36:780-790 (1998)
Pešić V, T Chatterjee, Y Herrera-Martínez & S Herrando-Pérez. Wandesia (Partnuniella) lehmanni – a new water mite species (Acari: Hydrachnidia, Hydryphantidae) from a high-altitude lake in the Colombian Andes. International Journal of Acarology 36:53-58 (2010)
Baquero E, S Herrando-Pérez & R Jordana. A new species of Arrhopalites (Collembola, Symphypleona, Arrhopalitidae) from a cave on the Central East Iberian Peninsula. Subterranean Biology 3:81-86 (2006)
Bruce NL & S Herrando-Pérez. Kensleylana briani, a new genus and species of freshwater cave-dwelling cirolanid (Crustacea: Isopoda) from Spain. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 118:74-83 (2005)
de Grave S & S Herrando-Pérez. A new species of Typhlocirolana (Isopoda, Cirolanidae) from the Ullal de la Rambla de Miravet, Spain. Zootaxa 393:1-11 (2003)