Francisco Hita Garcia

  • Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Entomology
  • PhD

Peer-reviewed scientific publications


Köhler, J., Vieites, D.R., Bonett, R.M., Hita Garcia, F., Glaw, F., Steinke, D. & Vences, M. (2005). New Amphibians and global conservation: a boost in species discoveries in a highly endangered vertebrate group. Bioscience 55:693-696.

 

Hita Garcia, F., Fischer, G., Peters, M.K., Snelling, R.R. & Wägele, J.W. (2009). A preliminary checklist of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Kakamega Forest (Kenya). Journal of East African Natural History 98:147-165.

 

Hita Garcia, F., Fischer, G. & Peters, M.K. (2010). Tetramorium snellingi sp.n. - a new leaf-litter ant species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from a Western Kenyan rainforest. Myrmecological News 13:141-146. PDF

 

Hita Garcia, F., Fischer, G., Kück, P., Thormann, B. & Peters, M.K. (2010). Tetramorium boehmei sp. n. - a new ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) species from the Kakamega Forest, Western Kenya. Bonn zoological Bulletin 57(2):359-366.

 

Hita Garcia, F., Fischer, G. & Peters, M.K. (2010). Taxonomy of the Tetramorium weitzeckeri species group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae) in the Afrotropical zoogeographical region. Zootaxa 2704:1-90. PDF

 

Kück, P., Hita Garcia, F., Wiesel, E. & Meusemann, K. The ant trail of Martialis: advanced Maximum Likelihood analyses allow plausible conclusions for the ant tree of life. Molecular Biology & Evolution, submitted.

 

Popular publications


Hita Garcia, F. (2006). "Ameisen (Formicidae)" In: Brockhaus - Faszination Natur, Band II, Brockhaus Verlag, Mannheim.

 

Published abstracts


Hita Garcia, F. & Peters, M.K. (2008). Patterns of ant diversity and stemborer infection on Maize Fields in the vicinity of a tropical rainforest in Western Kenya. International Conference of the Society for Tropical Ecology, "Connecting microbes, plants, animals and human impact", Kaiserslautern, Germany.

 

Hita Garcia, F., Fischer, G. & Peters, M.K. (2008). From sugarcane plantations to primary rain forest:  Ants in the Kakamega Forest area (Kenya). International Conference of the Society for Tropical Ecology, "Consequences of Climate Change on Tropical Ecosystems", Stuttgart, Germany.

 

Hita Garcia, F., Fischer, G. & Peters, M.K. (2008). From sugarcane plantations to primary rain forest:  Ants in the Kakamega Forest area (Kenya). Pre-COP 9, Convention on Biological Diversity associated scientific meeting, "Biodiversity Research - Safeguarding the Future", Bonn, Germany.

 

Hita Garcia, F., Fischer, G. & Peters, M.K. (2008). The ant diversity of a Congo-Guinean rain forest in western Kenya. International Congress BIOTA Africa "Biodiversity of Africa - Observation and Sustainable Management for our Future!", Spier, Republic of South Africa.

 

Hita Garcia, F., Fischer, G. & Peters, M.K. (2009). A question of protection: selective logging diminishes ant diversity in a Guineo-Congolian rainforest. Joint Meeting Association for Tropical Biology (ATBC) & Conservation and Society for Tropical Ecology (GTOE)  "Impacts of Global Change on Tropical Ecosystems - Cross-cutting the Abiotic, Biotic and Human Spheres", Marburg, Germany.

Contact

  • Francisco Hita Garcia
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
  • California Academy of Sciences
  • 55 Music Concourse Drive
  • San Francisco, CA 94118
  • 415-379-5856 (direct)