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Ken Sebastian Toyama Campos
PhD student – Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto.
25 Willcocks Street 3041, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 3B2

Education:

Graduate studies:

Ph.D. University of Toronto (2017-present)
Supervised by Luke Mahler

MSc. University of Montpellier (2014-2016, as part of the Erasmus Mundus Master Program in Evolutionary Biology, MEME).
MSc. thesis: The efficiency of the software STRUCTURE to calculate admixture proportions under different conditions.
Supervised by Raphaël Leblois and Pierre-André Crochet

MSc. Ludwig Maximillian University of Munich (2014-2016, as part of the Erasmus Mundus Master Program in Evolutionary Biology, MEME).
MSc. thesis: Morphological variation in the lizard clade Tropidurinae and its relation with habitat use. External project conducted at Harvard University.
Supervised by Jonathan Losos and Frank Glaw

Undergraduate studies:

BSc. Biology. Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (2009-2013).
Top 25% of class. GPA: 3.65/4.00
Research project: Diet ecomorphology of the lizard Microlophus thoracicus (Reptilia: Tropiduridae).
Supervised by Jose Pérez Z.

 

Publications:

Toyama KS. (2017). Interaction between morphology and habitat use: a large scale approach in Tropidurinae lizards. Breviora 554(1): 1-20. [PDF]

Toyama KS. (2016). Evidence of adaptive evolution in the cranial morphology of Tropidurid lizards from coastal Peru. Herpetology Notes 9: 47-53. [PDF]

 

Manuscripts in preparation (available upon request):

Toyama KS, Junes K, Ruiz J, Mendoza A and Pérez J. Ontogenetic Change in the Diet and Morphology of a Semi-herbivore Tropidurid Lizard (Microlophus thoracicus).

Toyama KS, Florián JC, Ruiz E and Gonzales WL. Sand swimming behavior as a strategy against ecto-parasites in the lizard Microlophus occipitalis.

 

Posters and presentations:

 Toyama KS, Kaliontzopoulou A, Martínez-Freiría F. (2017). Geographic correlates of dorsal coloration patterns in Palearctic vipers. Poster presented at the SEH XIX European Congress of Herpetology – Salzburg, Austria.

Toyama KS. (2016). Interacción entre morfología y uso de hábitat: Un estudio a gran escala en lagartijas Tropidurinae. Oral presentation at the III Science Students Congress of Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru. Title in English: Interaction between morphology and habitat use: a big scale study in Tropidurinae lizards.
* Best oral presentation award (graduate level)

– López GC, Toyama KS, Gonzales WL. (2016). Tolerancia termal y patrones térmicos de Microlophus occipitalis en relación a la temperatura ambiental y características intrínsecas, como sexo, estadio y tamaño. Poster presented at the III Science Students Congress of Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru. Title in English: Thermal tolerance and thermic patterns of Microlophus occipitalis in relation to the environmental temperature and intrinsic characteristics like sex, age-class and size.
* Best poster award (undergraduate level)

– Florián JC, Gonzales WL, Toyama KS. (2016). Patrones de ecto-parasitismo en Microlophus occipitalis en la costa del Perú. Oral presentation at the III Science Students Congress of Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú. Title in English: Patterns of ectoparasitism in Microlophus occipitalis in the coast of Peru.

Toyama K, Leblois R and Crochet PA. (2016). Conditions affecting the admixture proportions calculated by the software STRUCTURE. Oral presentation at the 8th edition of Le Printemps de Baillarguet, Montpellier, France.

– Junes K, Toyama K, Ruiz J, Mendoza A and Pérez J. (2014). Variación ontogénica en la dieta de la lagartija de los gramadales Microlophus thoracicus (Reptilia: Tropiduridae). Oral presentation at the XXIII Scientific meeting ICBAR, 2014. Title in english: Ontogenetic variation in diet of the lizard Microlophus thoracicus (Reptilia: Tropiduridae).

Toyama KS, Junes K, Ruiz J, Mendoza A and Pérez J. (2014). Variación ontogénica en la dieta y morfología de la lagartija de los gramadales Microlophus thoracicus (Reptilia: Tropiduridae) en el desierto costero peruano. Oral presentation at the X Latin-American Congress of Herpetology, October 2014. Title in english: Ontogenetic variation in diet and morphology of the lizard Microlophus thoracicus (Reptilia: Tropiduridae) in the Peruvian coastal desert.

– Florián JC, Ruiz EJ, Toyama KS and Gonzáles WL. (2014). Ectoparasitismo en la lagartija Microlophus Occipitalis en dos hábitats del norte del Perú. Poster presented at the I Science Students Congress of the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru. Title in english: Ectoparasitism in the lizard Microlophus occipitalis in two habitats from northern Peru.

Toyama K. (2014). Adaptación evolutiva en la morfología craneal de saurios del género Microlophus (Tropiduridae). Poster presented at the I Science Student Congress of the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru. Title in english: Adaptive evolution in the cranial morphology of lizards of the genus Microlophus (Tropiduridae).

 

Teaching:

University of Toronto (Teaching assistant, September 2017 – present)

Adaptation and Biodiversity 
(BIO120H1)

Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (August – December 2016). Lima – Peru:

Ecology (C0059)
Evolution (BL 4091)

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