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Peer review book chapters and manuscripts


(*) Students at the time of research


28. Serna Y*, Velez MI, Escobar J. 2015. Microscopic organic matter particles in late Holocene riparian sediments near the Cauca River.

     Journal of Paleolimnology, 54, 325-344.

27. Hoyos N, Monsalve O, Berger GW, Antinao JL, Giraldo H, Silva C, Ojeda G, Bayona G, Escobar J, Montes C. 2015. A Climatic trigger for  

     catastrophic Pleistocene-Holocene debris flows in the Eastern Andean Cordillera of Colombia. Journal of Quaternary Science,

       30(3), 258-270.

26. Moreno JF*, Hendy AJW, Quiroz L, Hoyos N, Jones DS, Zapata V, Zapata S, Ballen G, Cadena E, Cardenas A, Carrillo J, Carrillo JD, Delgado, Sierra D,

       Escobar J, Martinez JI, Martinez C, Montes C, Moreno J*, Perez N*, Sanchez R, Suarez C, Vallejo-Pareja MC, and Jaramillo C. 2015. Revised

     Stratigraphy of Neogene strata in the Cocinetas Basin, La Guajira, ColombiaSwiss Journal of Paleontology, 134, 43


25. Arnold TE*, Brenner M, Curtis J, Dutton D, Baker SM, Escobar J, Ortega C*. 2014. Application of stable isotopes (δ18O) to determine the

     growth patterns of the invasive gastropod Pomacea maculata in Florida lakes. Florida Scientist, 77(3), 126-144

24. Velez MI, Escobar J, Brenner M, Rangel O, Betancourt A*, Jaramillo JA, Curtis J, Moreno JL*. 2014. Middle to late Holocene relative sea

     level rise, climate variability and environmental change along the Colombian Coast. The Holocene, 24, 898 907.

23. Winston B, Hausmann S, Escobar J, Kenney WF. 2014. A sediment record of trophic state change in an Arkansas (USA) reservoir. Journal

     of Paleolimnology, 51(3), 393-403.

22. Jaramillo, C., E. Moreno, V. Ramirez, S. da Silva, A. Barrera, B. Adhara, S. Moron, F. Herrera, Escobar J, R. Koll, S. Manchester, and N. Hoyos. 2014.

     Palynological record of the last 20 Million years in Panama. In W. D. Stevens, O. M. Montiel, and P. Raven, (Editor). Paleobotany

     and Biogeography: A Festschrift for Alan Graham in His 80th Year. pp 134-253.St Louis: Missouri Botanical Garden Press


21. Pérez L, Curtis J, Brenner M, Hodell D, Escobar J, Lozano S, Schwalb A. 2013. Stable isotopes values (δ18O & δ13C) of multiple

     ostracode species of a large Neotropical lake as indicators of past changes in hydrology. Quaternary Science Reviews, 66, 96-111

20. Escobar J, Whitmore TJ, Kamenov GD, Riedinger-Whitmore MA. 2013. Isotopic record of anthropogenic lead pollution in lake sediments

      of Florida, USA. Journal of Paleolimnology, 49, 237-252.

19. Aguilar-Reyes B, Mejia V, Goguitchaichvili A, Escobar J, Bayona G, Bautista F, Morales J, Ihl T. 2013. Reconnaissance environmental

     magnetic study of urban soils, dust and leaves from Bogotá, Colombia. Studia Geophysica et Geodaetica, 57, 741-754.

18. Restrepo JC, Franco D, Escobar J, Correa ID, Otero L, Gutierrez J. 2013. Bahia de Cartagena (Colombia): Distribución de sedimentos

     superficiales y ambientes sedimentarios. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research, 41(1), 99-112.

17. Hoyos N, Escobar J, Restrepo JC, Arango AM, Ortiz JC. 2013. Impact of the 2010-2011 La Nina phenomenon in Colombia, South

     America: the human toll of an extreme weather event. Applied Geography, 39, 16-25.


16. Correa-Metrio A, Bush MB, Cabrera KR, Sully S, Brenner M, Hodell DA, Escobar J, Guilderson T. 2012. Rapid climate change and no-analog

     vegetation in lowland Central America during the last 86,000 years. Quaternary Science Reviews, 38, 63-75.

15. Molinares CE*, Martinez JI, Fiorini F, Escobar J, Jaramillo C. 2012. Paleoenvironmental reconstruction for the lower Pliocene Arroyo

     Piedras section (Tubara – Colombia): Implications for the Magdalena River – paleodelta’s dynamic. Journal of South American

     Earth Sciences, 39, 170-183

14. Escobar J, Hodell DA, Brenner M, Curtis JH, Gilli A, Mueller AD, Anselmetti FS, Ariztegui D, Grzesik DA, Perez L, Schwalb A, Guilderson TP.

       2012. A ~43-ka record of paleoenvironmental change in the Central American lowlands inferred from stable isotopes of

     lacustrine ostracodsQuaternary Science Reviews, 37, 92-104.

13. Hodell DA, Turchyn AV, Wiseman CJ, Escobar J, Curtis JH, Brenner M, Gilli A, Mueller AD, Anselmetti F, Ariztegui D, Brown E. 2012.

     Late Glacial temperature and precipitation changes in the lowland Neotropics by tandem measurement of δ 18O in

     biogenic carbonate and gypsum hydration water. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 77, 352-368.

12. Correa-Metrio A, Bush MB, Hodell DA, Brenner M, Escobar J, Guilderson T. 2012. The influence of abrupt climate change on the ice-age

     vegetation of the Central American lowlands. Journal of Biogeography. 39, 497-509.


11. Velez MI, Curtis JH, Brenner M, Escobar J, Leyden BW, Popenoe de Hatch, M. 2011. Environmental and Cultural Changes in Highland

     Guatemala Inferred from Lake Amatitlan Sediments. Geoarchaeology. 26(3), 346-364.

10. Pérez L, Frenzel P, Brenner M, Escobar J, Hoelzmann P, Scharf B, Schwalb A. 2011. Late Quaternary (24–10 ka BP) environmental

      history of the Neotropical lowlands inferred from ostracodes in sediments of Lago Itza, Guatemala Journal of Paleolimnology.

       46, 59-74.


9.  Escobar J, Curtis J, Brenner M, Hodell DA, Holmes J. 2010. Isotope measurement of ostracod and gastropod shells for climate

     reconstruction: evaluation of within-sample variability and determination of optimum sample size. Journal of Paleolimnology    

     43(4), 921-938.

8.   Mueller AD, Anselmetti FS, Ariztegui D, Brenner M, Curtis JH, Escobar J, Gilli A, Grzesik DA, Hodell DA, Guilderson TJ, Kutterolf S, Ploetze ML.

      2010. Late Quaternary Palaeoenvironment of Lake Petén Itzá, Northern Guatemala: Evidence from Deep Drill Holes and Seismic

    Stratigraphy. Sedimentology. 57(5), 1220-1245.


7.   Brenner M, Escobar J. 2009. Ontogeny of Aquatic Ecosystems. In: Gene E. Likens, (Editor) Encyclopedia of Inland Waters. volume 1, pp.

      456-461. Oxford: Elsevier

6.  Escobar J, Buck DG, Brenner M, Curtis J, Hoyos N. 2009. Thermal stratification, circulation patterns and heat budgets of Florida

     lakes. Journal of Fundamental and applied limnology. 174(4), 283-293.


5.   Hodell DA, Anselmetti FS, Ariztegui D, Brenner M, Curtis JH, Gilli A, Grzesik DA, Guilderson TJ, Muller AD, Bush MB, Correa Metrio A, Escobar

     J, and Kutterolf S. 2008. An 85-ka Record of Climate Change in lowland Central America. Quaternary Science Reviews. 27(11), 1152


4.  Escobar J, Brenner M, Whitmore T, Kenney W, Curtis J. 2008. Ecology of testate amoebae (thecamoebians) in subtropical Florida

     lakes. Journal of Paleolimnology. 40, 715-731.


3.   Hodell D, Anselmetti F, Brenner M, Ariztegui D, and the PISDP Scientific Party. 2006. The Lake Petén Itzá Scientific Drilling Project

     (PISDP). Journal of Scientific Drilling. 3, 25-29


2.  Escobar J, Martinez JI, Parra N. 2005. Thecamoebians (testaceous rhizopods) from a tropical lake: La Fe Reservoir, Antioquia,

     ColombiaCaldasia. 27(2), 293-298

1.  Escobar J, Restrepo JC, Martinez JI. 2005. Paleolimnology as a tool for the study and management of reservoirs. Gestion Ambiente.

      8(2), 51 59. In Spanish

Non Peer Review and General Audience Magazines


Hodell D, Anselmetti FS, Ariztegui D, Brenner M, Curtis J, and the PISDP Scientific Party. 2006. Preliminary results of the Lake Petén Itzá Scientific Drilling ProjectDOSECC News. 4(2), 5-6

Hodell D, Anselmetti FS, Ariztegui D, Brenner M, Curtis J, and the PISDP Scientific Party. 2006. 1.3 km of sediment recovered by the Lake Petén Itzá Scientific Drilling Project. DOSECC News. 4(1), 1-2

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