Fabio Suzart de Albuquerque

Asst Professor
Faculty
POLY Campus
Mailcode
2780
Asst Professor
Faculty
POLY Campus
Mailcode
2780
Asst Professor
Faculty
POLY Campus
Mailcode
2780
Asst Professor
Faculty
POLY Campus
Mailcode
2780

Biography

Fabio Suzart de Albuquerque obtained his doctorate in 2009 from the Universidad de Alcalá (Spain). His dissertation focused on biogeographical patterns of plants. As a postdoctoral scholar, he examined the role of climatic and human factors in governing the spatial distribution of tree species in Mesoamerica. In addition, he helped to develop new approaches to identify priority areas for conservation over broad and local scales. He is currently an assistant professor in the science and mathematics faculty group in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts at Arizona State University.

He is a conservation ecologist and a biogeographer. His research is aimed at (i) developing modeling tools to identify the drivers of species diversity; (ii) developing new approaches to identify priority areas for conservation; and (iii) evaluating innovative geostatistical approaches that account for the complexity in structure and composition of ecosystems to mitigate disturbance and climate change impacts.

Education

Ph.D.Universidad de Alcal�, Spain 2009 

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Research Interests

Research Interests

  • Spatial Ecology
  • Biogeography
  • Conservation Biology
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Macroecology
  • Wildlife Ecology    

Publications

Publications:

Ongoing research:

In review:

1 - Ruiz-Corral, J.A​., Frías-Ureña, H.G., Macías-Rodríguez, M.A., Durán-Puga, N., González-Eguiarte, D.R., Albuquerque, F.S., Torres-Morán, J.P. Edaphic characterization of the coastal dunes of Jalisco, México, and its relationship with vegetation distribution. PeerJ.

2 – Guillermo, J.V.L., Macías-Rodríguez, M.A., Zarazúa-Villaseñor, P., Rodríguez-Zaragoza, F.A., Neri-Luna, C., Albuquerque, F.S. The effect of Prosopis juliflora (Fabaceae) on the physical and chemical properties of the soils of coastal sand dunes of Jalisco, Mexico.

Articles:

53 - Astudillo-Scalia, Y., Albuquerque F.S., Polidoro, B., Beier, P. 2021. Environmental diversity as a reliable surrogacy strategy of marine biodiversity: a case study of marine mammals. Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pecon.2021.08.002

52 - Albuquerque, F.S., Boheme, C., Bateman, L. H., Allen, D.C., Cayuela, L. 2021. Variation in Temperature, Precipitation, and Vegetation Greenness Drive Changes in Seasonal Variation of Avian Diversity in an Urban Desert Landscape. Land 10, 480. https://doi.org/10.3390/land10050480

51 - Marcon, A.M.R., Furtado, E., Albuquerque, F.S. Escala diagramática para avaliação da severidade do oídio em eucalipto (Diagrammatic scale for evaluation of powdery mildew in eucalyptus). Ciência Florestal, 31(3) - 1535-1546 https://doi.org/10.5902/1980509840568

50 - Breslin P., Wojciechowski, M., Albuquerque, F.S. Projected climate change threatens significant range contraction of Cochemiea halei (Cactaceae), an island endemic, serpentine adapted plant species at risk of extinction. Ecology and Evolution 10:13211–13224. 00:1–14 (DOI: 10.1002/ece3/6914) 

49 - Astudillo-Scalia, Y., Albuquerque F.S. The geography of high-priority conservation areas for marine mammals. Global Ecology and Biogeography 29:2097–2106.

48 - Albuquerque F.S., Macías-Rodríguez MA, Búrquez A., Rowe H. Toward an understanding of broad-scale patterns of the habitat suitability of fountain grass (Cenchrus setaceus (Forssk.) Morrone, Poaceae). Plant Ecology 221:1029–1043. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11258-020-01060-x.

47 - Astudillo-Scalia, Y., Albuquerque F.S. 2020. Why should we reconsider using species richness in spatial conservation prioritization? Biodiversity and Conservation 29(6): 2055-2067 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10531-020-01960-4.

46 - Albuquerque F.S. 2020. Annual seasonality trends of Enhanced Vegetation Index (EVI), Maricopa County, Arizona, 2001-2018. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/488c05ee1724ed92b2148f63a00a1c58. 

45 – Albuquerque, F.S. 2020. Annual seasonality trends of Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), Maricopa County, Arizona, 2001-2018. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/664e1cbe61bab095e8d7da15d757c9b9.

44 - Albuquerque F.S., Astudillo-Scalia, Y. 2020. The role of rarity as a surrogate of marine fish species representation. Peer J. DOI 10.7717/peerj.8373.

43 - Allen, D., Albuquerque, F.S., Bateman, H., Warren, P., Ruhi, A., Harding, B., Arnett-Romero, S. Drought and Time Modify effects of Urbanization on Bird Communities in a Desert City. Ecosphere. 10(11): e02952. 10.1002/ecs2.2952

42 - Albuquerque F.S., Astudillo-Scalia, Y. Beier, P. Towards an environmental and historic understanding of broad-scale patterns of vertebrate rarity. Biodiversity and Conservation 28:3733–3747. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10531-019-01847-z

41 - Albuquerque F.S., Astudillo-Scalia, Y., Macias-Rodríguez, M.A.Búrquez, A. Climate change and the potential expansion of buffelgrass (Cenchrus ciliaris) in biotic communities of American Southwest and northern Mexico. Biological Invasions 21:3335–3347. DOI 10.1007/s10530-019-02050-5

40 - Astudillo-Scalia, Y., Albuquerque F.S. Evaluating the performance of rarity as a surrogate in site prioritization for biodiversity conservation. Global Ecology and Conservation 18 (2019) e00639.

39 - Boehme C., C. Stratton, F. de Albuquerque. 2019. Climactic data derived from remotely sensed, daily weather parameters (NASA DAYMET): Maricopa County, AZ (2000-2016). Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/88bde1cfeeb4c94774343a943cfe23e8.

38 - Boehme C., C. Stratton, F. de Albuquerque. 2019. Bioclimatic predictors in Maricopa County, Arizona derived from remotely sensed, daily weather parameters (NASA DAYMET): 2000-2016. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/ded1548e4ee8611ba587d26432d5e269.

37 - AlbuquerqueF.S., Benito B., Macias, M.A.R.Gray, C. Potential changes in the distribution of Carnegiea gigantea under future climate change scenarios. PeerJ DOI 10.7717/peerj.5623.

36- Albuquerque, F.S., Beier, P. 2018. Improving the use of environmental diversity as a surrogate of species representation. Ecology and Evolution, 8:852–858.

35 – Blanco-Vieira, A., Costa, MA, Silva, RN, Albuquerque, FS, Melo, ATO, Lopes, FAC, Steindorf, AS, Ulhoa CJ, Barbosa, ET, Junior ML. 2018. Diversity and Pathogenicity of newly identified Rhizoctonia-Like Fungal Pathogens from the Brazilian Cerrado. Plant Disease. 102 No.4 pp.773-781

34 – Albuquerque, F.S, Gregory, A. 2017. The Geography of Hotspots of Rarity-Weighted Richness of Birds and their Coverage by Natura 2000. PLOS ONE 12(4):e0174179. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0174179

33- Albuquerque, F.S., Beier, P. 2016. Predicted rarity-weighted-richness and its importance for spatial conservation prioritization. Ecology and Evolution 00: 1–8. doi: 10.1002/ece3.2544. 

32 - Albuquerque, F.S., Benito, B.M., Beier, P. 2016. Downscaling spatial patterns of rarity-weighted richness to a finer resolution and its utility for spatial conservation prioritization. Ecology and Evolution doi:10.1002/ece3.2190.

31 - Paul, B., Albuquerque, F.S. 2016Evaluating β Diversity as a Surrogate for Species Representation at Fine Scale. PLoSONE11(3):e0151048. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0151048. 

30 – Rueda, M., Moreno, J.C., Morales-Castilla, I., Albuquerque, F.S., Ferrero, M. and Rodríguez, M.A. 2015. Detecting fragmentation extinction thresholds on forest understory plant species in Peninsular Spain. PLoSONE10(5):e0126424. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0126424. 

29 - Albuquerque, F.S., Beier, P. 2015. Rarity-weighted richness: a simple and reliable alternative to integer programming and heuristic algorithms for minimum set and maximum coverage problems. PLoSONE 10(3):e0119905.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0119905.

28 - Albuquerque, F.S., Beier, P. 2015. Global patterns and environmental correlates of high value conservation areas for vertebrates. Journal of Biogeography 42: 1397–1405. doi:10.1111/jbi.12498.

27 – Beier, P., Albuquerque, F.S. 2015. Environmental diversity is a reliable surrogate for species representation. Conservation Biology 29: 1401–1410. doi:10.1111/cobi.12495. 

26 - Albuquerque, F.S., Beier, P. 2015. Using Abiotic Variables to Predict Importance of Sites for Species Representation. Conservation Biology 29: 1390–1400. doi:10.1111/cobi.12520. 

25 – Albuquerque, F.S., Benito, B.M., Beier, P., Assunção-Albuquerque, M.J.T., Cayuela, L. (2015) Supporting underrepresented forests in Mesoamerica. Natureza & Conservação 13: 152-158.

24 – Beier, P., Sutcliffe, P., Hjort, J., Faith, D. P., Pressey, R. L., Albuquerque, F. (2015), A review of selection-based tests of abiotic surrogates for species representation. Conservation Biology 29: 668–679. 

23 – Bonet, F.S., Pérez-Pérez, R., Benito, B.M., Albuquerque, F.S., Zamora, R., 2014. Documenting, storing, and executing models in Ecology: A conceptual framework and real implementation in a global change monitoring program. Environmental Modelling & Software 52: 192-199. 

22- Benito, B.M., Cayuela, L., Albuquerque, F.S., 2013. Modeling choices in the predictive performance of diversity maps derived from species distribution models: guidelines to build better models. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 4: 327-335. 

21 - Albuquerque, F.S., Assunção –Albuquerque, M.J.T., Cayuela, L., Zamora, R., Benito, B.M., 2013. European Bird distribution is “well” represented by Special Protected Areas: mission accomplished? Biological Conservation 153:45-50. 

20 - Assunção-Albuquerque, M.J.T., Rey-Benayas, J.M., Rodríguez, M.A., Albuquerque, F.S., 2012. The geography of high-value biodiversity areas for terrestrial vertebrates in Western Europe and their coverage by protected area networks. Web Ecology 12:65-73.

19 - Cayuela, L., Granzow-de la Cerda, I., Albuquerque, F.S., Golicher, D.J., 2012. Taxonstand: An R package for species names standardization in vegetation databases. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 6:1078-1083.

18 - Cayuela, L. , Gálvez-Bravo L., Albuquerque, F.S. , Golicher D.J. , Ramímez-Marcial, N , Rey-Benayas, J.M., Zahawi, R.A., Meave, J.A., Benito, B.M., Garibaldi, C., Chan, I., Pérez-Pérez, R., Field, R., Balnevera, P., del Castillo, R., Figueroa-Rangel, B.L., Griffith, D.M., Islebe, G.A., Kelly, D.L., Olvera-Vargas, M., Schnitzer, S.A., Velazquez, E., Williams-Linera, G., Brewer, S.W., Camacho-Cruz, A., Coronado, I., de Jong, B., del Castillo, R., Granzow-de-la-Cerda, I., Fernández, J., Fonseca, W., Galindo-Jaimes, L., Gillespie, T.W., González-Rivas, B., Gordon, J.E., Hurtado, J., Linares, J., Letcher, S.G., Mangan, S.A., Méndez, V.E., Meza, V., Ochoa-Gaona, S., Peterson, C.J., Ruiz- Gutierrez, V., Snarr, K.A., Tun Dzul, F., Valdez-Hernández, M., Viergever, K.M., White, D.A., Williams, J.N., Bonet, F.J., Zamora, R., 2012. La Red Internacional de Inventarios Forestales (BIOTREE-NET) en Mesoamérica: avances, retos y perspectivas futuras. Ecosistemas 21 (1-2): 126-135.

17 – Assunção-Albuquerque, M.J.T., Rey-Benayas, J.M., Rodríguez, M.A., Albuquerque, F.S., 2012. Geographic patterns of vertebrate diversity and identification of relevant areas for conservation in Europe. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation 35: 1-11. 

16 - Albuquerque, F.S., Olalla-Tárraga, M. A., Montoya, D., Hawkins, B. A, Rodríguez, M.A. 2011. Environmental determinants of woody and herb plant species richness patterns. Écoscience 18(4): 394-401. 

15 - Albuquerque, F.S., Castro-Díez, P., Rueda, M., Hawkins, B.A., Rodríguez, M.Á., 2011. Relationships of climate, residence time, and biogeographical origin with the range sizes and species richness patterns of exotic plants in Great Britain. Plant Ecology 212:1901–1911. 

14 – Cayuela, L. , Gálvez-Bravo L. , Pérez-Pérez, R , Albuquerque, F.S. , Golicher D.J. , Zahawi, RA , Ramímez-Marcial, N , Garibaldi, C , Field, R. , Rey-Benayas, JM , González-Espinosa, M , Balnevera, P , Castillo, MÁ , Figueroa-Rangel, BL , Islebe, GA , Olvera-Vargas, M , Schnitzer, S , Velázquez, E , Williams-Linera, G , Brewer, S , Camacho-Cruz, A , Coronado, I , De Jong, B , del Castillo, R , de la Cerda, Í , Fernández, J , Fonseca, W , Galingo-Jaimes, L , Gillespie, T , Gonzaléz-Rivas, B , Gordon, J , Hurtado, J , Linares, J , Letcher, S , Mangan, S , Meave, J , Méndez, E , Meza, V , Ochoa-Gaona, S , Peterson, C , Ruiz-Gutierrez, V , Kymberley, S , Tun-Dzul, F , Valdez-Hernández, M , Viergever, K , White, D , Williams, J , Bonet, F , REGINO, Z. . The tree biodiversity network (BIOTREE-NET): prospects for biodiversity research and conservation in the Neotropics. Biodiversity and Ecology 4: 211-224.

13 – Cayuela, L., Gálvez-Bravo, L, Carrascal, LM, Albuquerque, F.S., 2011. Comments on Bartolino et al. (2011): limits of cumulative relative frequency distribution curves for hotspot identification. Population Ecology 53:597-601.

12 - Albuquerque F.S,.Albuquerque-Assunção, MJT, Gálvez-Bravo L., Cayuela, L, Rueda, M, Rey-Benayas, JM, 2011. Identification of Critical Areas for Mammal Conservation in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest Biosphere Reserve. Natureza & Conservação 9:1-6.

11- Albuquerque F.S. Castro-Díez, P, Rodríguez, M.Á., Cayuela, L, 2011. Assessing the influence of environmental and human factors on native and exotic species richness. Acta Oecologica 37:51-57.

10- Albuquerque F.S., Rueda M., 2010. Forest loss and fragmentation effects on woody plant species richness in Great Britain. Forest Ecology and Management 260 (4): 472-479. 

9- Montoya D., Alburquerque F. S., Rueda M., Rodríguez M.Á., 2010. Species’ response patterns to habitat fragmentation: do trees support the extinction threshold hypothesis? Oikos 119: 1335–134

8- Assunção-Albuquerque, M.J. Peso-Aguiar, M, Albuquerque, F.S., 2010. Using energy budget data to assess the most damaging life-stage of an agricultural pest (Mocis latipes (Lepidoptera - Noctuidae). Brazilian Journal of Biology 70(3):459-463.

7- Zafra-Calvo N., Lobo J. M., Albuquerque F.S., Cabezas F., Espigares T., Olalla-Tárraga M. A, del Val J. P., Rueda M., Velayos M., Rodríguez M. A., 2010. Deriving Species Richness, Endemism, and Threatened Species Patterns from Incomplete Distribution Data in the Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea. Natureza & Conservação 8(1):1-5.

6- Albuquerque, F.S., Peso-Aguiar, M., Assunção-Albuquerque, M.J., Gálvez, Lucía, 2009 Do climate variables and human density affect Achatina fulica (Gastropoda: Pulmonata) shell length, total weight and condition factor? Brazilian Journal of Biology 69(3): 879-885. 

5- Terribile L.C., Oliveira G., Albuquerque F.S., Rodríguez M.Á., Diniz-Filho J.A.F, 2009. Global conservation strategies for two clades of snakes: combining taxon-specific goals with general prioritization schemes. Diversity and Distributions, 15(4):1366-9516. 

4- Cayuela, L., Golicher, D.J., Newton, A., Kolb, M., de Alburquerque, F.S., Arets, E.J.M.M., Alkemade, R.M., Pérez, A.M. 2009. Species distribution modelling in the tropics: Problems, potentialities and the role of biological data for effective species conservation. Tropical Conservation Science 2(3): 319-352. 

3- Bini, L.M., Diniz-Filho, J.L.F. , Rangel, T.F.L.V.B., Akre, T.S.B., Albaladejo, R.G., Albuquerque, F.S., Aparicio, A., Araújo, M.B., Baselga, A., Beck, K., Bellocq, M.I., Böhning-Gaese, K., Borges, P.A.V., Castro-Parga, I., Chey, V.K., Chown, S.L., de Marco, Jr.P., Dobkin, D.s., Ferrer-Castán, D., Field, R., Filloy, J., Fleishman, E., Gómez, J.F., Hortal, J., Iverson, J.B., Kerr, J.T., Kissling, W.D., Kitching, I.J., León-Cortés, J.L., Lobo, J.M., Montoya, D., Morales-Castilla, I., Moreno, J.C., Oberdorff, T., Olalla-Tárraga, M.A., Pausas, J.G., Qian, H., Rahbek, C., Rodríguez, M.A., Rueda, M., Ruggiero, A., Sackmann, P., Sanders, N.J., Terribile, L.c., Vetaas, O.R., & Hawkins, B.A, 2009. Coefficient shifts in geographical ecology: an empirical evaluation of spatial and non-spatial regression. Ecography 32:193-204. 

2- Albuquerque, F.S., Peso-Aguiar, M., Assunção-Albuquerque, M.J.T., 2008. Distribution, feeding behavior and control strategies of the exotic land snail Achatina fulica (Gastropoda: Pulmonata) in the northeast of Brazil. Brazilian Journal of Biology 68(4): 837-842. 

1- Hawkins, B.A., Albuquerque, F. S. de, Araújo, M.B., Cabrero-Sañudo, F.J., Castro Parga, I., Diniz-Filho, J.A.F., Ferrer-Castán, D., Field, R., Gómez, J.F., Qian, H., Hortal, J., Kerr, J.T., Lobo, J.M., Montoya, D., Moreno, J.C., Olalla- Tárraga, M.Á., Pausas, J.G., Rahbek, C., Rodríguez, M.Á., Sanders, N.J., & Williams, P.H. 2007. A global evaluation of metabolic theory as an explanation of diversity gradients. Ecology 88: 1898–1902.

Research Activity

Amphibian and reptile monitoring of FS wilderness (USDA: Forest Service (FS)). 

Impacts of climate on the spatial-temporal patterns on animal and plant diversity.

Surveys to access the status and distribution of Arizona toad – (Arizona Game and Fish Department) 

LTER: CAP IV - Investigating urban ecology and sustainability through the lens of Urban Ecological Infrastructure. National Science Foundation (NSF). 

Courses

Fall 2021
Course Number Course Title
ABS 350 Applied Statistics
ABS 485 GIS in Natural Resources
ABS 598 Special Topics
ABS 599 Thesis
Summer 2021
Course Number Course Title
ABS 350 Applied Statistics
ABS 590 Reading and Conference
ABS 592 Research
ABS 599 Thesis
Spring 2021
Course Number Course Title
ABS 350 Applied Statistics
ABS 486 Introduction to Remote Sensing
ABS 598 Special Topics
ABS 599 Thesis
Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
ABS 350 Applied Statistics
ABS 485 GIS in Natural Resources
ABS 598 Special Topics
ABS 599 Thesis
Summer 2020
Course Number Course Title
ABS 350 Applied Statistics
ABS 592 Research
ABS 599 Thesis
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
ABS 350 Applied Statistics
ABS 486 Introduction to Remote Sensing
ABS 598 Special Topics
ABS 599 Thesis
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
ABS 350 Applied Statistics
ABS 485 GIS in Natural Resources
ABS 598 Special Topics
ABS 599 Thesis
Summer 2019
Course Number Course Title
ABS 350 Applied Statistics
ABS 590 Reading and Conference
ABS 599 Thesis
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
ABS 350 Applied Statistics
ABS 486 Introduction to Remote Sensing
ABS 598 Special Topics
ABS 599 Thesis
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
ABS 350 Applied Statistics
ABS 485 GIS in Natural Resources
ABS 598 Special Topics
ABS 599 Thesis
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
ABS 350 Applied Statistics
ABS 590 Reading and Conference
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
ABS 350 Applied Statistics
ABS 486 Introduction to Remote Sensing
ABS 598 Special Topics
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
ABS 350 Applied Statistics
ABS 485 GIS in Natural Resources
ABS 598 Special Topics
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
ABS 350 Applied Statistics
ABS 486 Introduction to Remote Sensing
ABS 598 Special Topics