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Dr. Adriana Bravo obtained her BSc in Biology from the Universidad Agraria La Molina in Lima, Peru and her PhD in Biological Sciences from Louisiana State University. Her main interests are conservation biology and education. In her early career she was a nature guide, and was involved in a conservation project of large macaws in Southeastern Peru. For her dissertation she studied the phenomenon of mineral lick visitation by frugivorous bats in the Peruvian Amazon. She also participated in Rapid Biological Inventories conducted by the Field Museum of Chicago in Peru and Ecuador. After finishing her PhD, she worked for the Organization for Tropical Studies in Costa Rica, first as coordinator for a graduate course, and then as Coordinator for the Undergraduate Programs.
- Bravo, A. 2010. Mammals. Pp. 205-211 in M. P. Gilmore, C. Vriesendorp, W. S. Alverson, Á. del Campo, R. von May, C. López Wong and S. Ríos Ochoa (eds.), Perú: Maijuna. Rapid Biological and Social Inventories Report 22. Chicago, IL: The Field Museum.
- Bravo, A., K.E. Harms and L.H. Emmons. 2010. Preference for collpa water by frugivorous bats (Artibeus): An experimental approach. Biotropica 42: 276-280.
- Bravo, A., K.E. Harms and L.H. Emmons. 2010. Puddles created by geophagous mammals are mineral source for frugivorous bats (Stenodermatinae) in the Peruvian Amazon. Journal of Tropical Ecology 26:173-184.
- Bravo, A., K.E. Harms, R.D. Stevens and L.H. Emmons. 2008. Collpas: Activity Hotspots for Frugivorous Bats (Phyllostomidae) in the Peruvian Amazon. Biotropica 40: 203-210.
- Bravo, A. and R. Borman. 2008. Mammals. Pp. 229-234 in William S. Alverson, Corine Vriesendorp, Álvaro del Campo, Debra K. Moskovits, Douglas F. Stotz, M. García Donayre and Luis A. Borbor L. (eds.), Peru, Ecuador: Cuyabeno-Güeppí. Rapid Biological Inventories Report 20. Chicago, IL: The Field Museum.
- Bravo, A. and J. Ríos. 2007. Mammals. Pp. 140-145 in C. Vriesendorp, J. A. Alvarez, N. Barbagelata, W. S. Alverson, and D. K. Moskovits (eds.), Perú: Mazán-Nanay-Arabela. Rapid Biological Inventories Report 18. Chicago, IL: The Field Museum.
- Lebbin, D.J., W.P. Tori and A. Bravo. 2007. A ruddy spinetail Synallaxis rutilans with aberrant plumage. Cotinga 27: 68-– 69.
- Brightsmith, D.J. and A. Bravo. 2005. Ecology and management of nesting Blue-and-yellow Macaws (Ara ararauna) in Mauritia palm swamps. Biodiversity and Conservation 15: 4271-4287.
- Bravo, A., A. Porzecanski, E. Sterling, N. Bynum, M. Cawthorn, D. Fernandez, L. freeman, S. Ketcham, T. Leslie, J. Mull, and D. Vogler. In review. Teaching for higher levels of thinking: developing quantitative and analytical skills in undergraduate science courses. CBE–Life Sciences Education Journal.
- Bravo, A., K. E. Harms and L. H. Emmons. 2012. Keystone resource (Ficus) chemistry explains natural lick visitation by frugivorous bats. Journal of Mammalogy 93: 1099-1109.