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Luis J. Villanueva
PhD position
195 Masteller Street
Department of Forestry and Natural Resources
Purdue University
email: lvillanu@purdue.edu


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• Soundscape Ecology


• Bioacoustics


• Anuran Biology and Ecology


• Ecological Informatics


• Web-based ecological applications


• Communities and Populations


• University-level education in the STEM fields


• Public Understanding of Science


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Ríos-López, Neftalí and Luis J. Villanueva-Rivera. 2013. Acoustic characteristics of a native anuran (Amphibia) assemblage in a palustrine herbaceous wetland from Puerto Rico. Life: The Excitement of Biology 1: 118-135. doi: 10.9784/LEB1(2)Rios.04.


Ospina, Oscar E., Luis J. Villanueva-Rivera, Carlos J. Corrada-Bravo, and T. Mitchell Aide. 2013. Variable response of anuran calling activity to daily precipitation and temperature: implications for climate change. Ecosphere 4:art47. doi: 10.1890/ES12-00258.1


Pekin, Burak K., Jinha Jung, Luis J. Villanueva-Rivera, Bryan C. Pijanowski and Jorge A. Ahumada. 2012. Modeling acoustic diversity using soundscape recordings and LIDAR-derived metrics of vertical forest structure in a neotropical rainforest. Landscape Ecology 27: 1513-1522. doi: 10.1007/s10980-012-9806-4


Villanueva-Rivera, Luis J., and Bryan C. Pijanowski. 2012. Pumilio: A Web-Based Management System for Ecological Recordings. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 93: 71-81. doi: 10.1890/0012-9623-93.1.71


Villanueva-Rivera, L. J., B. C. Pijanowski, J. Doucette, and B. Pekin. 2011. A primer of acoustic analysis for landscape ecologists. Landscape Ecology 26: 1233-1246. doi: 10.1007/s10980-011-9636-9


Pijanowski, B.C., L. J. Villanueva-Rivera, S Dumyahn, A. Farina, B. Krause, B. Napoletano, S. Gage and N. Pieretti. 2011. Soundscape ecology: the science of sound in landscapes. BioScience 61: 203-216. doi: 10.1525/bio.2011.61.3.6


Acevedo, M. A., C. J. Corrada-Bravo, H. Corrada-Bravo, L. J. Villanueva-Rivera, and T. M. Aide. 2009. Automated classification of bird and amphibian calls using machine learning: A comparison of methods. Ecological Informatics 4: 206-214. doi: 10.1016/j.ecoinf.2009.06.005


Villanueva-Rivera, L. J. 2007. Digital recorders increase detection of Eleutherodactylus frogs. Herpetological Review 38: 59-63.


Villanueva-Rivera, L. J. 2006. Calling activity of Eleutherodactylus frogs of Puerto Rico and habitat distribution of E. richmondi. MS Thesis. University of Puerto Rico. Río Piedras Campus. Puerto Rico.


Acevedo, M. A. and L. J. Villanueva-Rivera. 2006. Using automated digital recording systems as effective tools for the monitoring of birds and amphibians. Wildlife Society Bulletin 34:211-214.


Villanueva-Rivera, L. J. and R. L. Joglar. 2001. Eleutherodactylus cochranae. Reproduction. Herpetological Review 32: 182.


Villanueva-Rivera, L. J., R. L. Joglar, and F. C. Li-Objio. 2000. Eleutherodactylus coqui. Predation. Herpetological Review 31: 100.


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• Operating Systems: Windows, Ubuntu Linux, Mac OS X


• Office suites: MS Office, LibreOffice


• Audio analysis and edition: Audition, Raven, Audacity, SoX


• Photo and image edition: Photoshop, GIMP, Imagemagick


• Languages: HTML, PHP, R, Python, SQL, Bash, some C


• Databases: MySQL, Sqlite




• Cloud computing: Amazon Web Services


• Clusters: Windows HPC




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