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1. JOURNAL ARTICLES

Peer-reviewed and/or indexed publications in international journals:

PLEASE NOTE THAT PDF VERSIONS OF ARTICLES ARE PROVIDED AS REPRINTS – ONE COPY FOR PERSONAL USE

New England Science Public Series Evolution Paz-y-Mino-CPaz-y-Miño-C, G. & Espinosa A. 2014. Acceptance of Evolution by America’s Educators of Prospective Teachers: the disturbing reality of evolution illiteracy at colleges and universities. New England Science Public: Series Evolution Vol. 2, No. 1. [PDF] The complete 92-page study includes 23 figures, statistics, 34 maps, 12 tables, and a companion slide show ‘Image Resources’ for science journalists, researchers and educators. The supplementary materials include 15s figures and 25s tables. This article has been featured in the Richard Dawkins Foundation Newsletter and website. RDF has also posted a note in its Facebook page.

Espinosa, A.& Paz-y-Miño-C, G. 2014. Evidence of Taxa-, Clone-, and Kin-discrimination in Protists: Ecological and Evolutionary Implications. Evolutionary Ecology DOI 10.1007/s10682-014-9721-z

Bonoan R, Clodius F, Dawson A, Caetano S, Yeung E & Paz-y-Miño-C, G. 2013. Dominance Hierarchy Formation in a Model Organism, the Zebra Finch (Taeniopygia guttata), and Its Potential Applications to Laboratory Research. BIOS 84: 201-209.

Paz-y-Miño-C., G. & Espinosa A. 2013. Galapagos III world evolution summit: why evolution matters. Evolution: Education and Outreach, 6:28. [PDF]. Open Access.

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. & Espinosa A. 2013. Attitudes toward evolution at New England colleges and universities, United States. New England Science Public: Series Evolution 1: 1-32. [PDF]. Read commentaries in Happy Birthday Charles Darwin – The Boston Globe and Basic Knowledge of Darwin’s Theory Lost in Some Classes – The Boston Globe Metro. The Standard Times of New Bedford published the note Evolution Misunderstood By Students, Faculty.

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. & Espinosa A. 2012. Educators of prospective teachers hesitate to embrace evolution due to deficient understanding of science/evolution and high religiosity. Evolution: Education and Outreach 5:139-162. [PDF]. Follow a discussion on this study in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

COVER JOURNAL ARTICLE from “JEU” or

Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology

Espinosa, A.& Paz-y-Miño-C, G. 2012. Discrimination, Crypticity and Incipient Taxa in Entamoeba. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 59:105-110. [PDF].

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. & Espinosa, A. 2012. Introduction: Why People Do Not Accept Evolution: Using Protistan Diversity to Promote Evolution Literacy. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 59:101-104. [PDF].

Paz-y-Miño-C, G., Espinosa A. & Bai, C. 2011. The Jackprot Simulation couples mutation rate with natural selection to illustrate how protein evolution is not random. Evolution: Education and Outreach 4:502-514 [PDF] Visit The Jackprot Simulation website to access computer program and tutorials.

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. & Espinosa A. 2011. On the theory of evolution versus the concept of evolution: three observations. Evolution: Education and Outreach 4:308–312 [PDF].

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. & Espinosa A. 2011. New England faculty and college students differ in their views about evolution, creationism, intelligent design, and religiosity. Evolution: Education and Outreach 4:323–342 [PDF].

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. & Espinosa, A. 2010. Integrating horizontal gene transfer and common descent to depict evolution and contrast it with “common design.” J. Eukaryotic Microbiology 57: 11-18 [PDF].

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. & Espinosa, A. 2009. Acceptance of evolution increases with student academic level: a comparison between a secular and a religious college. Evolution: Education & Outreach 2:655–675 [PDF].

Espinosa, A., Pedrizet, G., Paz-y-Miño-C, G., Lanfranchi, R. & Phay, M. 2009. Effects of iron depletion on Entoamoeba histolytica alcohol dehydrogenase 2 (EhADH2) and trophozoite growth: implications for antiamoebic therapy. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 63:675-678 [PDF].

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. & A. Espinosa. 2009. Assessment of biology majors’ versus non-majors’ views on evolution, creationism and intelligent design. Evolution Education and Outreach 2: 75-83 [PDF].

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. 2006. Transitive reasoning in animals. Mind and Brain 19: 40-45 [PDF], series by Scientific American. (Razonamiento Transitivo en Animales, Mente y Cerebro/Investigación y Ciencia – Scientific American) ISSN 1695-0887 www.investigacionyciencia.es

Paz-y-Miño-C, G., Bond, A. B., Kamil, A. C. & Balda, R. P. 2004. Pinyon jays use transitive inference to predict social dominance. Nature 430: 778-781 [PDF]. It includes a commentary in News & Views by Sara J. Shettleworth: Rank inferred by reason, p. 732-733 .

“Pinyon jays seem to work out how to behave towards an unfamiliar jay by watching it in encounters with members of their own flock. The findings provide clues about how cognition evolved in social animals (Shettleworth 2004).” Image left from ardeaprints.com

Paz-y-Miño-C, G., Leonard, S. T., Ferkin M. H. & Trimble, J. F. 2002. Self-grooming and sibling recognition in meadow voles (Microtus pennsylvanicus) and prairie voles (M. ochrogaster). Animal Behaviour, 63: 331-338.

Ferkin, M. H., Mech, S. G. &  Paz-y-Miño-C, G. 2002. Scent marking in meadow voles and prairie voles: a test of three hypotheses. Behaviour, 138: 1319-1336.

Ferkin, M. H., Leonard, S. T., Heath, L. A. & Paz-y-Miño-C, G. 2001. Self-grooming as a tactic used by prairie voles, Microtus ochrogaster, to increase scent marking detection by conspecifics. Ethology 107: 939-949.

L. Salkoff, A. Butler, G. Fawcett, M. Kunkel, C. McArdle, G. Paz-y-Miño-C, M. Nonet, N. Walton, Z.-w. Wang, A. Yuan, A. Wei. 2001. Evolution tunes the excitability of individual neurons. Neuroscience 103: 853-859 [PDF].

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. & Tang-Martinez, Z. 1999. Social interactions, cross-fostering, and sibling recognition in prairie voles, Microtus ochrogaster. Canadian Journal of Zoology 77: 1631-1636.

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. & Tang-Martinez, Z. 1999. Effects of exposures to siblings or sibling odors on sibling recognition in prairie voles (Microtus  ochrogaster). Canadian Journal of Zoology 77: 118-123.

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. & Tang-Martinez, Z. 1999. Effects of isolation on sibling recognition in prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster). Animal Behavior 57: 1091-1098.

Paz-y-Miño-C, G., Balslev, H. & R. Valencia. 1995. Useful Lianas of the Siona-Secoya Indians from Amazonian Ecuador. Economic Botany 49(3): 269-275.

Valencia, R., Balslev, H. & Paz-y-Miño-C, G. 1994. High Tree Alpha-Diversity in Amazonian Ecuador. Biodiversity and Conservation 3: 21-28.

Balslev, H. & Paz-y-Miño-C, G. 1991. Collaboration of Denmark and Ecuador: A Model for Plant Genetic Resources Training. Diversity 7 (1-2): 31-32.

 

2. BOOKS & BOOK CHAPTERS

Paz-y-Miño-C., G. & Espinosa A. 2014. The Incompatibility Hypothesis: Evolution vs. Supernatural Causation. Pp. 3-16. [PDF] In G. Trueba (Ed.) Why Does Evolution Matter? The Importance of Understanding Evolution. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle, United Kingdom. ISBN (10): 1-4438-6518-4, ISBN (13): 978-1-4438-6518-0.

Espinosa, A. & Paz-y-Miño-C., G. 2014. Examining Crypticity in Entamoeba: A Behavioural and Biochemical Tale. Pp. 181-190. In G. Trueba (Ed.) Why Does Evolution Matter? The Importance of Understanding Evolution. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle, United Kingdom. ISBN (10): 1-4438-6518-4, ISBN (13): 978-1-4438-6518-0.

Paz-y-Miño-C., G. 2014. Cognitive Repertoire, Cognitive Legacies, and Collective Reasoning: The Next Frontiers in Conservation Behavior, pp. 289-310. In Ken Yasukawa (Ed.) Animal Behavior: How and Why Animals Do the Things They Do, Vol. 3 Integration and Application with Case Studies. PRAEGER, ABC-CLIO Publishers: Santa Barbara CA.

Evolution Book Paz-y-Mino-CBOOK: Paz-y-Miño-C., G. 2013. Evolution Stands Faith Up: Reflections on Evolution’s Wars. NOVA Publishers, New York.

Paz-y-Miño-C., G. & Espinosa A. 2013. The Everlasting Conflict Evolution-and-Science versus Religiosity. pp. 73-97 [PDF]. In G. Simpson & S. Payne (eds) Religion and Ethics NOVA Publishers, New York. Download OPEN ACCESS at NOVA.

Balslev H., Valencia R., Paz-y-Miño-C G., H. Christensen & I. Nielsen. 1998. Species Count of Vascular Plants in 1-hectare of humid lowland forest in Amazonian Ecuador. Pp. 585-594. In: F. Dallmeier & J. Komiskey (eds.): Forest Biodiversity in North, Central and South America, and the Caribbean: Research and Monitoring. Man and Biosphere Series 21 The Parthenon Publishing Group, Paris. 768 pp. Note: late paper from my undergraduate research.

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. 1998. El valor de la diversidad biológica y sus vínculos con la diversidad cultural, pp. 57-64. In F. Díaz-Pineda, J. M. de Miguel & M.A. Casado (eds.) Diversidad Biológica y Cultura Rural en la Gestión Ambiental del Desarrollo. Mundi Prensa, Madid (Spain), 205.

 

3. OTHER PUBLICATIONS:

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. 2012. (editor) The Conservation Behaviorist 10(1): 1-8 [PDF].

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. 2011. (editor) The Conservation Behaviorist 9(1): 1-8 [PDF].

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. 2011. Did conservation behavior need a “primer”? It arrived! The Conservation Behaviorist 9(1): 4. See it also at Amazon.com Review by G. Paz-y-Miño-C.

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. 2010. (editor) The Conservation Behaviorist 8(1-2): 1-12 [PDF].

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. 2009. (editor) The Conservation Behaviorist 7(1): 1-11 [PDF].

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. 2008. (editor) The Conservation Behaviorist 6(2): 1-12 [PDF].

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. 2008. (editor) The Conservation Behaviorist 6(1): 1-12 [PDF].

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. 2007. (editor) The Conservation Behaviorist 5(2): 1-7 [PDF].

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. 2007. (editor) The Conservation Behaviorist 5(1): 1-8 [PDF].

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. 2007. Conservation behavior in the Galapagos. The Conservation Behaviorist 5(1): 4-5.

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. 2006. (editor) The Conservation Behaviorist 4(2): 1-4 [PDF].

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. 2006. (editor) The Conservation Behaviorist 4(1): 1-22 [PDF].

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. 2005. (editor) The Conservation Behaviorist 3(1): 1-10 [PDF].

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. 2005. Animal Cognition and its role in Conservation Behavior. The Conservation Behaviorist 3(1): 4-5,9.

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. 2004. (editor) The Conservation Behaviorist 2(2): 1-8 [PDF].

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. 2004. (editor) The Conservation Behaviorist 2(1): 1-8 [PDF].

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. 2003. Behavioral unknowns: an emerging challenge for conservation. The Conservation Behaviorist 1(2): 2.

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. 2003. Contribution of animal behavior research to conservation biology. Animal Behavior Society Newsletter 48(1): 1-2.

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. 2003. (editor) The Conservation Behaviorist 1(2): 1-7 [PDF].

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. 2003. (editor) The Conservation Behaviorist 1(1): 1-4 [PDF].

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. 1994. Ecoregions -A new approach for conservation in Latin America and the Caribbean. Newsletter of the International Center for Tropical Ecology at the University of Missouri St. Louis 2: 3-4.

 

4. EDITORIALS (research-based, scientific-journalism style)

Paz-y-Miño-C., G. 2015. Science challenges Golden Age of Violin making. The Standard Times, Editorial, January 16.

Paz-y-Miño-C., G. 2014. Dehumanizing academia by dismantling the humanities. The Standard Times, Editorial, November 23.

Paz-y-Miño-C., G. 2014. Hiking among trilobites, ancient whales and dinosaurs. The Standard Times, Editorial, September 2.

Paz-y-Miño-C., G. 2014. Outcomes of proper education at UMass Dartmouth. The Standard Times, Editorial, April 4.

Paz-y-Miño-C., G. 2014. Bill Nye wins evolution debate. The Standard Times, Editorial, February 12.

Paz-y-Miño-C., G. 2013. Evolution Meeting in Lisbon Raises Concern. The Standard Times, Editorial, September 23.

Paz-y-Miño-C., G. 2013. Galapagos: Conference adds to understanding. The Standard Times, Editorial, June 18.

Paz-y-Miño-C., G. 2013. Unforgettable Galapagos, a summit, and why evolution matters. Secular Nation, 19: 28-29.

Paz-y-Miño-C., G. 2013. Darwin Day awaits designation by US Congress. Evolution Literacy, Editorial, May 7.

Paz-y-Miño-C., G. 2012. New England Science Public reaches the community. The Standard Times, Editorial, December 10.

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. 2012. Mauna Kea telescopes to sink in the Pacific. The Standard Times, Editorial, September 18.

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. 2012. On the wrongly called The God Particle. The Standard Times, Editorial, July 12.

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. 2012. Massachusetts gets an A- in science standards. The Standard Times, Editorial, March 21.

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. 2012. Rejection of science threatens to be epidemic. The Standard Times, Editorial, January 11.

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. & Espinosa A. 2012. Atheists’ knowledge about science and evolution. Secular World 8(1): 33-36 [PDF].

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. 2011. United States ‘exceptionalism’ has been built on backs of the 99 percent. The Standard Times, Editorial, November 2.

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. 2011. Hayden Planetarium carries standard of scientific study. The Standard Times, Editorial, August 17.

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. 2011. Wrong about Armageddon. The Standard Times, Editorial, June 3.

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. 2011. A Stationary Ark on Isle Jersey. The Providence Journal, Editorial, March 25.

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. 2011. All history is Black History. The Standard Times, Editorial, March 2.

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. 2011. Why accepting evolution matters? The Standard Times, Editorial, January 15.

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. 2010. Can we forecast the fall of today’s empires? The Standard Times, Editorial, December 13.

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. 2010. Can atheists be our leaders? The Standard Times, Editorial, November 6.

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. 2010. On whales and a whaling museum. The Standard Times, Editorial, September 30.

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. 2010. Faith healing vs. medical science. The Standard Times, Editorial, September 2.

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. 2010. To deny evolution is to deny history. The Standard Times, Editorial, August 7.

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. 2001. Box-cutter’s tale: after September 11th, would Amos Jacob pass muster? The Memphis Flyer. p. 13.

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. 2001. A box-cutter and a Florida T-shirt: passing judgment on the innocent. The Daily Helmsman, 69(25): 4-5.

 

5. PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS IN US-indexed SPORTS journals

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. & Espinosa, A. 2006. Optical illusions in Aikido, Journal of Asian Martial Arts, 15(3): 21-37.

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. & Espinosa, A. 2004. Music principles applied to Aikido techniques, Part II. Journal of Asian Martial Arts, 13(3): 64-81.

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. & Espinosa, A. 2004. The rhythm of Aikido, Part I. Journal of Asian Martial Arts, 13(2): 44-63.

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. & Espinosa, A. 2002. Aikido: the art of the dynamic equiangular spiral. Journal of Asian Martial Arts, 11(4): 8-29.

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. & Espinosa, A. 2002. Dichotomous keys to fundamental attacks and defenses in aikido. Journal of Asian Martial Arts, 11(1): 8-27.

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. 2000. Predicting Kumite strategies: a quantitative approach to Karate. Journal of Asian Martial Arts, 9(4): 22-35.

 

6. Other publications in SPORTS periodicals: 

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. & Espinosa, A. 2007 (CD review). Aikido 3D: experience a new point of view, by Creator/Producer Shai Golan. Journal of Asian Martial Arts, 16(3): 79-80.

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. & Espinosa, A. 2007 (book review). Advanced Aikido, by Phong Thong Dand & L. Seiser. Journal of Asian Martial Arts, 16(3): 79.

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. & Espinosa, A. 2006 (book review). Progressive Aikido, by Moriteru Ueshiba. Journal of Asian Martial Arts, 15(2): 92.

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. & Espinosa, A. 2005 (book review). The Art of Aikido: Principles and Essential Techniques, by Kisshomaru Ueshiba. Journal of Asian Martial Arts, 14(3): 92-93.

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. & Espinosa, A. 2004 (book review). The Aikido Master Course: Best Aikido 2, by Ueshiba Moriteru. Journal of Asian Martial Arts, 13(4): 87.

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. 2003. Ki meditation: good for the mind, good for the body. Aikido Today Magazine, 17(6): 35-36.

Paz-y-Miño-C, G. & Espinosa, A. 2003. Ten things you can do to improve your understanding of Ki-Aikido. St. Louis Ki-Society Newsletter 1(2): 7-8.