Publications and Outreach

In preparation

De la Cadena-Mendoza, G. & Ramón-Cabrera, G.M. Diversity of beetles (Coleoptera – Insecta) in the Guayllabamba Valley, Ecuador. 

Ramón-Cabrera, G.M., Domínguez-Trujillo, M., Montalvo Salazar, J. Ant biodiversity along an elevational gradient in the Western Amazon foothills.

Torres, D., Cisneros-Heredia, D.F & Ramón-Cabrera, G.M. Diet preferences of the argentine ant Linepithema humile in Quito, Ecuador, and new country records. 

 Peer-reviewed Publications

Muriel, R., Pérez, N., Benítez, D.S., Riofrío, D., Ramón, G., Peñaherrera, E. & Cisneros-Heredia, D. (2021). BeetleID: An Android Solution to Detect Ladybird Beetles. IEEE Fifth Ecuador Technical Chapters Meeting (ETCM), Cuenca, Ecuador, 2021, pp. 1-6.

Tadashima-Rivera, A. G., Cisneros-Heredia, D. F., Ramos-Rojas, S. A., & Ramón-Cabrera, G.M. (2021). Observations on Camposella insignata (Diptera: Acroceridae) from the Tropical Andes of Ecuador. Neotropical Biodiversity, 7(1), 523–529. 

Venegas, P., Calderon, F., Riofrío, D., Benítez, D., Ramón, G., Cisneros-Heredia, D., Coimbra, M., Rojo-Álvarez, J. L., & Pérez, N. (2021). Automatic ladybird beetle detection using deep-learning models. PLOS ONE, 16(6), e0253027. 

von Ellenrieder, N., Garrison, R. W., & Ramón, G. (2020). Odonata collected in Napo province, Ecuador, in January of 2020. Journal of the International Dragonfly Fund, 150, 3–20.

Garrison, R. W., & Ramón, G. (2019). Argia mauffrayi n. sp. from Ecuador (Odonata: Coenagrionidae). Zootaxa, 4545(2), 286–292. 

Ramón, G., Jarrín, P., & Pérez Pimentel, R. (2019). Francisco Campos-Rivadeneira and Roberto Levi-Castillo: their lives and contributions to the study of mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) in Ecuador. Biomédica, 39(3), 172–198.

Qualls, W. A., Naranjo, D. P., Subía, M. A., Ramon, G., Cevallos, V., Grijalva, I., Gómez, E., Arheart, K. L., Fuller, D. O., & Beier, J. C. (2016). Movement of Aedes aegypti following a sugar meal and its implication in the development of control strategies in Durán, Ecuador. Journal of Vector Ecology, 41(2), 224–231. 

Ramón, G., & Donoso, D. A. (2015). The role of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Forensic Entomology. Revista Ecuatoriana de Medicina y Ciencias Biológicas, 1(1), 19–26.

Donoso, D. A., Onore, G., Ramón, G., & Lattke, J. (2014). Invasive ants of continental Ecuador, a first account. Revista Ecuatoriana de Medicina y Ciencias Biológicas, 35, 133–141.

Ramón, G., Barragán, Á., & Donoso, D. A. (2013). Can clay banks increase the local ant species richness of a montane forest? Métodos en Ecología y Sistematica, 8(2), 37–53.

Carpio, C., Donoso, D. A., Ramón, G., & Dangles, O. (2009). Short-term response of dung beetle communities to disturbance by road construction in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France, 45(4), 455–469. 

Donoso, D. A., & Ramón, G. (2009). Composition of a high diversity leaf litter ant community (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from an Ecuadorian pre-montane rainforest. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France, 45(4), 487–499. 

 Science outreach


'Using Citizen Science to detect Invasive Ants in Quito' (Press release) 

In this press release, we were interviewed about an ongoing inter-institutional project studying the distribution and ecology of the Argentine ant and other invasive ants.

El Comercio newspaper

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Quito, Ecuador (2022)

Invertebrates: the vast majority (Workshop)

Museo de Zoología y Laboratorio de Zoología Terrestre, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Quito, Ecuador (October 2021)


Ants: Biological and Ecological aspects (Webinar)

Museo de Zoología y Laboratorio de Zoología Terrestre, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Quito, Ecuador (April 2021)


Sexuality across different kingdoms (Webinar)

Organized by Paulette Goyes (Scientist/Science Communicator, @BabyPollution)

Quito, Ecuador (April 2020)


Nuna project: Biodiversity along an Amazonian river basin (Radio interview)

My colleagues and I  reported on the preliminary results of a biodiversity survey along the East Ecuadorian Amazon Basin.

Show: Andrés el Mono López

Radio Visión

Social media release

Quito, Ecuador (2019)