José Ricardo Cure

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Professor, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Militar, Nueva Granada, Colombia

Research Fellow, CASAS Global


Education and Languages

PhD  [in what, where?]

Postdoctoral studies [in what?] at the University of California, Berkeley, California


Spanish, English, Portuguese

Expertise & Research Interests

Wild bumble bees: ecology, taxonomy and biodiversity, population ecology and modeling, pollination ecology

Crop system analysis in coffee

Biological control

Relevant Experience

Extensive research experience in field ecology in various crop systems

Selected Publications

Cure, J. R., and D. Wittmann. 1990. Callonychium petuniae, a new panurgine bee species (Apoidea, Andrenidae), oligolectic on Petunia (solanaceae). Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment 25(3):153-156.

Wittmann, D., R. Radtke, J. R. Cure, and M. T. Schifino-Wittmann. 1990. Coevolved reproductive strategies in the ologolectid bee Callonychim petuniae (Apoidea. Andrenidae) and three purple flowered Petunia species (Solanaceae) in southern Brazil. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 28(3):157-165.

Aldana, J., J. R. Cure, M. T. Almanza, D. Vecil, and D. Rodríguez. 2007. Effect of Bombus atratus (Hymenoptera: Apidae) on tomato production (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) in greenhouse in Bogotá plateau, Colombia. Agron. colomb. (in Spanish) 25(1):

Cure, J. R., and S. Laroca. 2010. A Comunidade de Abelhas silvestres (Anthophila) do Parque da Cidade (Curitiba, Brasil): diversidade, abundancia relativa, fenologia e recursos tróficos. Acta Biologica Paranaense (Curitia, Brasil) 39(3); 111–181.

Rodríguez, D., J. R. Cure, J. M. Cotes, A. P. Gutierrez, and F. Cantor. 2011. A coffee agroecosystem model. I. Growth and development of the coffee plant. Ecological Modeling 222: 3626-3639.

Rodríguez, D., J. R. Cure, J. M. Cotes, A. P. Gutierrez, and F. Cantor, F. 2012. A coffee agroecosystem model. II. Dynamics of coffee berry borer. Ecological Modeling. 248:203-214.

Rodríguez D., Cotes J. M., Cure J. R. 2012. Comparison of eight degree-day estimation methods in four agroecological regions in Colombia. Bragantia 71:299-307

Pacateque, J., P. Cruz, M. L. Aguilar, and J. R.Cure. 2012. Effect of pocket feeding of Bombus atratus (Hymenoptera: Apidae) in early colony development stages. (in Spanish). Rev. Colomb. Entomol.  38(2): 343-346.