Karine Gil, PhD
Ph. D. Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences. 2002 -2006. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA.
Master of Science in Applied Ecology. 2000. Experimental Science Faculty,
Universidad del Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela.
Bachelor’s Degree in Biology (Five-year program, with B. S. Thesis). 1984.
Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela.
Degree in Piano Teaching and Performance. 1983. National Conservatory of Music,
J. J. Landaeta, Caracas, Venezuela.
Lecturer, Department of Biology, Baylor University, Waco, TX, 2022-Present.
Human Physiology, Anatomy and Physiology, and Biology for non-major Lab. Coordinator. Baylor University, TX. 2021 - 2022.
Adjunct Professor at Lone Star College (LSC- Cypress) and Biology and Environmental Science Teacher AP and DC courses. Cy-Creek HS (Cy-Fair ISD). 2019 - 2020.
Pre AP Biology Teacher. Bryan ISD. 2016 - 2019.
Environmental Consultant, Ecosystem Advisors L.P. 2016 – 2019.
Biology Lab. Instructor. Texas A&M University. Department of Biology. 2013- 2016
Biology Professor. Blinn College, Bryan. TX. 2011-2013
Population Ecologist-Avian Biologist. The Crane Trust. Nebraska. 2006-2011.
Postdoctoral Researcher at The Royal Swedish Academy of Science. The Beijer International Institute. Stockholm, Sweden. 2005-2006.
MAJOR AREAS OF RESEARCH INTEREST
Conservation of Endangered Species
Modern Concepts of Bioscience I. BIO 1305, and Human Physiology BIO 3322. Department of Biology, Baylor University. 2022_Present
Anatomy and Physiology BIO 2401, and BIO 2402 Labs. Human Physiology BIO 3122 Lab, and BIO 1401 Biology for non-majors Lab. As a Lab coordinator, I prepared Lab. content classes and trained TAs for Lab activities in support of lecture content (Department of Biology, Baylor University). 2021- 2022.
Biology and Environmental Science for Advanced Placement (AP) and Dual Credit (DC), (College Board Program). Courses: BIOL 1406, BIOL 1407, ENVS 1401, and ENVS 1402, Lone Star College (Cy-Fair ISD, LSC Cy-Fair). 2019 – 2020.
Pre AP Biology, INQUIRE Program, GT. Gifted and Talented students. Bryan ISD. 2016 to May 2019.
General Biology I, II and Biology for non-major (BIO 111, BIO 112, and BIO 113) Lab. Instructor. Texas A&M University. Department of Biology. Lower Division Instruction. 2013 - 2016.
General Biology I and II (BIO 1406, BIO 1407). Blinn College, Bryan, Texas. 2011 – 2013.
Ecology, Management and System Analysis for Natural Resources Sustainability. Universidad de Juárez, Estado de Durango, Mexico, October, 2006 (40 hours).
Tropical Coastal Ecosystems: Biology, Ecology and Environmental Management. Mangrove and Lake Maracaibo Ecosystems. Course. Universidad de Las Palmas. Canary Island. March 2001 (40 hours).
Wilson, S., K. Gil-Weir, R. G. Clark, G.J. Robertson and M.T. Bidwell. 2016. Using Integrated Population Modeling to Assess Demographic Variation and Limiting Factors for Endangered Whooping Cranes, Biological Conservation 197: 1-7.
Gil-Weir, K. C; W.E. Grant; R. D. Slack, H-H. Wang, and M. Fujiwara. 2012. Demography and population trends of Whooping Cranes. Journal of Field Ornithology 83: 1-10
Gil de Weir, K., E. H. Weir, C. Casler, and S. Aniyar. 2011. Ecological Functions and Economic Value of the Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) in Los Olivitos Estuary, Venezuela. Environment and Development Economics 16: 553 -572.
Weir, E. H., C. Casler and K. Gil-Weir. 2010. Riqueza y abundancia de la aves en el
Refugio de Fauna y Reserva de Pesca Cienaga Los Olivitos, Estado Zulia. Boletín del Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas 44(4): 403 – 424.
Weir E., W. Contreras, and K. Gil-Weir. 2007. Biological control of Diatrea spp. (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in sugarcane crops in Central Venezuela. Rev. Biol. Trop. 55: 655 – 658.
Enrique Weir and Gil, Karine . 2014. Música de las Grullas. Una historia natural de las grullas de America. Translation from English to Spanish of “Crane Music” by Paul Johnsgard. University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Zea Books. 179 pp.
Gil, K., C. Casler and E. H Weir 2003. Biodiversity in Maracaibo Lake. West Urdaneta
Camp. Zulia University – SHELL de Venezuela. S.A 2003. Maracaibo, Venezuela . Ediciones Astro Data, S.A, 267 pp. ISBN 980-232-883-9. Two languages: English and Spanish.
Gil. K., and N. Wilkins. 2003. Rio Grande/Rio Bravo Basin Endangered and Threatened Species: A Bibliography. Texas A&M Publication. CD and on-line version. http://landinfo.tamu.edu/riogrande.
CONGRESSES AND SYMPOSIUMS
Gil-Weir, K., F. Chavez-Ramirez, B. Johns, L. Craig-Moore, T. Stehn, and R. Silva.
Historical breeding, stopover and wintering distributions of a Whooping Crane family. Joint Meeting of 11th North American Crane Workshop and 34th Annual Meeting of The Waterbird Society. 13-16 March, 2011. Mid-Town Holiday Inn, Grand Island, NE.
Gil-Weir, K., W. E. Grant, R. D. Slack, and H. Wang. Demography and predicted
population trends of the Whooping Crane. Association of Field Ornithologists, Cooper Ornithological Society, and Wilson Ornithological Society FO/COS/WOS, 9 – 13 March 2011. Younes Conference Center, Kearney, NE.
Gil, K., W. Grant, R. D. Slack. and E. Weir. Impacts of global and regional climate on Whooping Crane demography: trends and extreme events. 2nd. Conference ”Bird Migration and Global Change”, MIGRES. Movement Ecology and Conservation Strategies. Strait of Gibraltar, Algeciras SW Spain, March 17-20, 2010.
Gil, K., and F. Chavez-Ramirez. Temporal - Spatial distribution and abundance of roosting Sandhill Cranes in the Central Platte River: 2002-2009, Nebraska, USA. 33rd Annual Meeting - Waterbird Society. Cape May, NJ. Nov 2009.
Gil, K., E. Weir, C. Casler, and S. Aniyar. Ecological functions and economic value
of the Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) in Los Olivitos Estuary, Venezuela. 33rd Annual Meeting - Waterbird Society. Cape May, NJ. Nov 2009,
Gil, K., and F. Chavez-Ramirez. Temporal - Spatial distribution and abundance
of roosting Sandhill Cranes in the Central Platte River: Platte River Symposium. Kearney, Nebraska. October 13, 2009.
Gil, K., F. Chavez-Ramirez and W. Grant. Wintering Whooping Cranes:
An energetics budget model. Ecological Society of America. Albuquerque, New Mexico. August 2-7, 2009.
Gil, K., and F. Chavez-Ramirez. Individual Whooping Crane’s family history:
Patterns of distribution and stopover use. American Ornithologist’s Union. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. August 12-15, 2009.