top of page


Peer review book chapters and manuscripts


(*) Students at the time of research


76. Correa-Metrio A, Cordero Oviedo C, Gamez-Nunez E*, Olivares-Casillas G, Escobar J, Curtis JH, Perez L, Blaauw M, Bernal JP. The evolution of

     the Maya coastal landscape in the Mexican Caribbean during the last 6200 years. Quaternary Science Reviews. 314. 108214

75. Seitz C, Kenney FWF, Patterson-Boyarski B*, Curtis JH, Velez MI, Seitz C, Glodzik K*, Escobar J, Brenner M. Sea level and paleoenvironmental

     responses in a coastal Florida salt marsh over the last three centuries. Journal of Paleolimnology. 69. 327-343

74. Wright MN*, Bird BW, Gibson DK, Pollard H, Escobar J, Barr RC. Fluvial responses to late Holocene hydroclimate variability in the

     midcontinental United States. Quaternary Science Reviews. 301. 107939


73. Gibson DK*, Bird BW, Pollard HJ, Nealy CA, Barr RC, Escobar J. 2022. Using sediment accumulation rates in floodplain paleochannel

      lakes to reconstruct climate-flood relationships on the lower Ohio River. Quaternary Science Reviews. 298. 107852

72. Arias P, and (others, Escobar J). 2022. Tercera Comunicación Nacional sobre Cambio Climático de Colombia: implicaciones

     metodológicas e inconsistencias: Tercera CNCC ColombiaRev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Ex. Fis. Nat. 46(180), 769-794.

71. Jaramillo C, Krigsfeld Shuster G, Rojas CD, Henao A, Ojeda GY, Caballero D, Escobar-Florez S, Gomez S, Escobar J. 2022. Upper Pleistocene

     deposits from the Cauca Valley River. Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Ex. Fis. Nat. 46(179). 482-495.

70. Benito X, Feitl M, Carrevedo M, Velez MI, Escobar J, Tapia P, Steinitz-Kannan M, Fritz S. 2022. Tropical South American Diatom Database:

     a tool for macro ecology of microorganisms. Diatom Research.

69. Correa-Metrio A, Escobar J, Bird B, Caballero-Rodriguez D, Steinman BA, Rodriguez-Zorro PA, Curtis J. 2022. A millenium of climatic and floristic

      dynamics in the Eastern Cordillera of the Colombian Andes. Journal of Biogeography. 49. 853-865. 

68. Castaneda-Posadas C*, Correa-Metro A, Escobar J, Moreno E, Curtis J, Blaaw M, Jaramillo C. 2022. Effects of mid to late Holocene sea level

     rise on the fringe mangroves of the Panamanian Caribbean. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 592, 110918. 

67. Hoyos N, Correa-Metro A, Jaramillo C, Villegas JC, Escobar J. 2022. Effects of consecutive dry and wet days in the forest-savanna boundary

     in north-westSouth America. Global Ecology and Biogeography. 31, 347-361. 


66. Martinez C, Jaramillo C, Martinez-Murcia J, Crepet W, Cardenas A, Escobar J, Moreno F, Pardo-Trujillo A, Caballero D. 2021. Paleoclimatic and

     paleoecological reconstruction of a middle to late Eocene South American tropical dry forest. Global and Planetary Change. 205,


65. Velez MI, Salgado J, Brenner M, Hooghiemstra H, Escobar J, Boom A, Bird B, Curtis JH, Temoltzin-Loranca Y, Patino LF, Gonzalez-Arango C,

       Metcalfe SE, Simpson GL, Velasquez. 2021. Novel Responses of Diatoms in Neotropical Mountain Lakes to Indigenous and Post

     European Occupation. Anthropocene. 34, 100294

64. Jaramillo D*, Velez, MI, Escobar J, Pardo-Trujillo, A, Vallejo F, Villegas JC, Acevedo AL, Curtis J, Rincon H, Trejos-Tamayo R. 2021. Mid to Late

     Holocene Dry events in Colombia's super humid Western Cordillera reveal changes in regional atmospheric circulationQuaternary

     Science Reviews. 261, 106937

63. Scott, CA, Zilio MI, Harmon T, Zuniga-Teran  A, Diaz-Caravantes R, Hoyos N, Perillo GME, Meza F, Varady MG, Ribeiro-Neto A, Velez MI, Martin F,

      Escobar J, Piccolo MC, Mussetta P, Montenegro S, Rusak JA, Pineda N. 2021 Do ecosystem insecurity and social inequity lead to failure

     of water security? Environmental Development. 38, 100606

62. Smith, RL, Fatima U, Segarra M, Borre L, Zilio MI, Reid B, Pincetl S, Astorga A, Huamantico-Cisneros MA, Conde D, Harmon T, Hoyos N, Escobar J,

       Loyoza JP, Perillo GME, Piccolo MC, Rusak JA, Velez M. 2021. Engaging stakeholders across a socio-environmentally diverse network

     of water research sites in North and South America. Environmental Development. 38, 100582

61. Perez-Consuegra N*, Hoyos N, Restrepo JC, Escobar J, Hoke GD. 2021. Contrasting climate controls on the hydrology of the

     mountainous Cauca River and its associated sedimentary basin: implications for interpreting the sedimentary record.

     Geomorphology. 377, 107590

60. Torregroza-Espinosa AC*, Restrepo JC, Escobar J, Pierini J, Newton A. 2021. Spatial and temporal variability of Temperature, Salinity 

      and Chlorophyll-a in the Magdalena River Mouth, Caribbean SeaJournal of South American Earth Science. 105, 102978 


59. Jaramillo C, Sepulchre P, Cardenas D, Correa-Metrio A, Moreno JE, Trejos R, Vallejo D, Hoyos N, Martinez C, Carvalho D, Escobar J, Oboh

       Ikuenobe F, Pramparo MB, Pinzon D. 2020. Drastic Vegetation Change in the Guajira Peninsula (Colombia) during the Neogene.

     Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology. 35, 11, e2020PA003933

58.Torregroza-Espinosa AC*, Restrepo JC, Escobar J, Brenner M, Alice N. 2020. Nutrient Input and Net Ecosystem Productivity in the

     Mouth of the Magdalena River, Colombia. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 243, 106899

57. Scholz S*, Petersen S, Escobar J, Jaramillo C, Hendy A, Allmon W, Curtis J, Anderson B, Hoyos N, Restrepo J, Perez N*. 2020. Isotope

     Schlerochronology and Tropical Seasonality Suring the Mid Miocene Climatic Optimum. Geology. 48, 668-672

56. Escobar J, Serna Y*, Hoyos N, Velez MI, Correa-Metro A. 2020. Why we need more paleolimnology studies in the tropics. Journal of

     Paleolimnology. 64, 47-53 

55. Kamenov GD, Escobar J, Arnold E*, Pardo A, Gangoiti G, Hoyos N, Curtis J, Bird B, Velez MI, Vallejo F, Trejos-Tamayo R. 2020Appearance of

     an enigmatic Pb source in South America around 2000PB: anthropogenic vs natural originGeochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.

      276, 122-135 

54.Torregroza-Espinosa AC*, Restrepo JC, Correa-Metrio A, Hoyos N, Escobar J, Pierini J, Martinez JM. 2020. Fluvial and Oceanographic

    Influences on Suspended Sediment in the Magdalena River Estuary. Journal of Marine Systems. 204, 103282 

53. Serna Y*, Correa-Metrio A, Curtis JH, Velez MI, Brenner M, Kenney W, Hoyos N, Restrepo JC, Cordero-Oviedo C, Buck D, Suarez N, Escobar

     J. 2020Post-colonial pollution of the Bay of Cartagena, Colombia. Journal of Paleolimnology. 63, 21-35. 



52. Bird B, Wilson J, Escobar J, Kamenov G, Pollard H*, Monaghan G. 2019. Pre-Columbian Lead Pollution from Native American Galena

     Processing and Land Use in the Mid continental United States. Geology. 47, 1193-1197. 

51. Gibson DK*, Bird BW, Wattrus NJ, Escobar J, Ahmed M*, Fonseca H, Velasco F, Fernandez A*, Polissar PJ. 2019. Characterizing late

     Quaternary lake-level variability in Lago de Tota, Colombian Andes, with CHIRP seismic stratigraphy. Journal of

     Paleolimnology. 62, 319-335.

50. Restrepo JC, Higgins A*, Escobar J, Ospino S*, Hoyos N. 2019. Contribution of low-frequency climatic/oceanic oscillations to

     streamflow variability in small, coastal rivers of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (Colombia). Hydrology and Earth System

     Sciences. 23, 2379 - 2400.

49. Cordero-Oviedo C*, Correa-Metro A, Urrego LE, Vasquez-Hurtado G, Blaauw M, Escobar J, Curtis JH. 2019. Holocene establishment of

     mangrove forests in the western coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Catena. 180, 212-223.

48. Liu B*, Booth RK, Escobar J, Wei Z, Bird B, Pardo A, Curtis JH, Ouyang J. 2019. Ecology and paleoenvironmental application

     of testate amoebae in peatlands of the high-elevation Colombian páramo. Quaternary Research. 92, 14-32.

47. Arellano-Torres E, Correa-Metrio A, Lopez-Davila D, Escobar J, Curtis JH, Cordero-Oviedo MC*. 2019. Mid to late Holocene hydrological

     and sea level change reconstructions from la Mancha coastal lagoon, Veracruz, Mexico. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology,

     Palaeoecology, 520, 150-162

46. Hoyos N, Correa-Metrio A, Jepsen SM, Wemple B, Valencia S*, Marsik M, Doria R*, Escobar J, Restrepo JC, Velez MI. 2019. Modeling 

     streamflow response to persistent drought in a costal tropical mountainous watershed, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta,

     Colombia. Water, 11(1), 94.


45. Londono L*, Royer DL, Jaramillo C, Escobar J, Foster DA, Cárdenas-Rozo AL, Wood A. 2018. Early Miocene CO2 estimates from a

     Neotropical fossil leaf assemblage exceed 400 ppm. American Journal of Botany, 105, 1929-1937.

44. Harmon T, Smyth R, Chandra S, Conde D, Dhungel R, Escobar J, Hoyos N, Lozoya JP, Nin M, Perillo G, Pincetl S, Piccolo C, Reid B, Rusak J,

      Scordo F*, Velez M, Villamizar S, Wemple B, Zilio M. 2018. Socio-economic and environmental proxies for comparing freshwater

    ecosystem service threats across international sites: A diagnostic approach. Water, 10(11), 1578.

43. Velez MI, Conde D, Lozoya J, Rusak J, García-Rodríguez F, Seitz C*, Harmon T, Perillo G, Escobar J, Vilardy S. 2018. Paleoenvironmental

     Reconstructions Improve Ecosystem Services Risk  Assessment: Case Studies From Two Coastal Lagoons In South America.

     Water, 10(10), 1350.

42. Pailles C, Sylvestre F, Escobar J, Tonetto A, Rustig S, Mazur JC. 2018. Cyclotella petensis and Cyclotella cassandrae, two new fossil

     diatoms from Pleistocene sediments of Lake Peten-Itza, Guatemala, Central America. Phytotaxa, 351, 247-263.

41. Temoltzin-Loranca Y*, Velez MI, Moreno E, Escobar J2018. Late Holocene environmental change in Lake Boquete and its

      watershed: human or natural causes? Boletín de la Sociedad Geologica Mexicana, 70, 121-131. 

40. Velez MI, Salazar-Rios A*, Benito X, Fritz S, Tapia P, Lubiniecki D*, Kar N, Escobar J. 2018. Aquatic ecosystems in a newly formed

     ecospace: Early Pliocene lakes in the Central Andean Altiplano. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 490, 218


39. Perez-Consuegra N*, Parra M, Jaramillo C, Silvestro D, Echeverri S, Montes C, Jaramillo JM, Escobar J. 2018. Provenance analysis of the

      Pliocene Ware Formation in the Guajira Peninsula, northern Colombia: Paleodrainage implications. Journal of South American

     Earth Sciences, 81, 66-77. 

38. Bird BW, Rudloff O*, Escobar J, Gilhooly WP, Correa-Metrio A, Velez M, Polissar PJ. 2018. Paleoclimate support for a persistent dry

     island effect in the Colombian Andes during the last 4700 years. The Holocene, 2, 217-228. 


37. Sigala I*, Escobar, J. 2017. Amebas testadas: Arcelinida y Ceroza. In: Perez L, Massaferro J, Correa-Metrio A.

       (eds). Paleobioindicadores lacustres Neotropicales. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico. Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico. 223p

36. Jaramillo C, Romero I*, D’Apolito C*, Bayona G, Duarte E, Louwye S, Escobar J, Luque J, Carrillo-Briceño JD, Zapata V, Mora A, Schouten S,

       Zavada M, Harrington G, Ortiz J, Wesselingh FP. 2017. Miocene flooding events of western Amazonia. Science Advances, 3, e1601693. 

35. Hoyos N, Correa-Metrio A, Sisa A, Ramos-Fabiel MA*, Espinosa JM, Restrepo JC, Escobar J. 2017. The environmental envelope of fires in

     the Colombian CaribbeanApplied Geography, 84, 42-54. 

34. Restrepo JC, Escobar J, Otero L, Franco D, Pierini J, Correa I. 2017. Factors influencing the distribution and characteristics of Surface

     sediment in the Bay of Cartagena, Colombia. Journal of Coastal Research, 33, 135-148. 

33. Escobar, J. 2017. Quaternario. En: Jaramillo, C. y Oviedo, L.H. (Eds.). Hace tiempo. Un viaje paleontológico ilustrado por Colombia.

       Instituto Alexander von Humboldt e Instituto Smithsonian de Investigaciones Tropicales. Bogotá, D.C.,Colombia. 124 p.

32. Jaramillo C, Escobar, J. 2017. Jose Ignacio Martinez Rodríguez 1956-2016Revista de la Academia Colombiana de Ciencias

     Exactas, Fisicas y Naturales158, 137-140.

31. Mays J*, Brenner M, Curtis JH, Curtis KV, Hodell DA, Correa-Metrio A, Escobar J, Dutton AL, Zimmerman AR, Guilderson TP. 2017. Stable

     carbon isotopes (δ13C) of total organic carbon and long-chain n-alkanes as proxies for climate and environmental change in a

     sediment core from Lake Petén-Itzá, Guatemala. Journal of Paleolimnology, 57, 307-319. 


30. Sigala I*, Lozano S, Escobar J, Perez L Gallegos J. 2016. Testate Amoebae (Protozoa: Rhizopoda) in Tropical Lakes of Central

     MexicoInternational Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation, 64, 393-413. 

29. Correa-Metrio A, Velez MI, Escobar J, St-Jacques JM, Lopez-Perez M*, Curtis J, Cosford J. 2016. Mid-elevation ecosystems of Panama:

     future uncertainties in light of past global climatic variability. Journal of Quaternary Science, 31, 731 740.

bottom of page