Odalisca Breedy Shadid
Odalisca Breedy Shadid
Académico de Número

Desde el 2005 es investigadora asociada a Smithsonian Tropical Reseaarch Institute, investigadora del Centro de Ciencias del Mar y Limnología (CIMAR) y del Centro de Investigación en Estructuras Microscopicas (CIEMIC), profesora de la Biología desde el 2013, Actualmente es la Directora del Museo de Zoología de la Universidad de Costa Rica. 

En el 2014 fue reconocida como la "Científica destacada, 2014" por el Ministerio de Ciencia Tecnología y Telecomunicaciones y la Academia Nacional de Ciencias de Costa Rica.  

Estudios realizados: 

  • Especialidad: Biologia Marina
  • 2010 Ph.D. Ciencias, Universidad de Costa Rica
  • 2003 M.Sc. Biología, Universidad de Costa Rica
  • 1986 Licenciatura en Biología (Biología Marina), Universidad de Costa Rica
  • 1982 Especialidad en Informática, Universidad de Costa Rica.
  • 1979 Bachillerato en Biología (Biología Marina), Universidad de Costa Rica. 

Publicaciones representativas: 

  • Breedy, O. & Guzman, H.M. 2014. A New Species of Alcyonacean Octocoral from the Peruvian Zoogeographic Region. Journal of the Marine Biological Association, U.K. 94(3): 493–498. doi:10.1017/S0025315413001835.
  • Vargas, S., Guzman, H.M., Breedy, O. & Wörheidea, G. 2014. Molecular phylogeny and DNA barcoding of tropical eastern Pacific shallow-water gorgonian octocorals. Marine Biology 161: 1027–1038.DOI 10.1007/s00227-014-2396-8.
  • Gómez, C.G., Guzman, H.M., Gonzalez, A. & Breedy, O. 2014. Survival, growth, and recruitment of Octocoral species in Coiba National Park, Pacific Panama. Bulletin of Marine Science 90(2): 623–650.
  • Breedy, O., Williams, G. & Guzman, H.M. 2013. Two new species of gorgonian octocorals from the Tropical Eastern Pacific Biogeographic Region (Cnidaria, Anthozoa, Gorgoniidae). ZooKeys, 350: 75–90.
  • Breedy, O. & Guzman, H.M. 2013. A new species of the genus Eugorgia Verrill, 1868 (Cnidaria: Octocorallia: Gorgoniidae) from mesophotic reefs in the eastern Pacific. Bulletin of Marine Science, 89(3): 735-743.
  • Abeytia, R., Guzman, H.M. & Breedy, O. 2013. Species composition and bathymetric distribution of gorgonians (Anthozoa: Octocorallia) on the Southern Mexican Pacific coast. Revista de Biología Tropical 61(3): 1157-1166.
  • Breedy O., Ofwegen van, L.P. & Vargas, S. 2012. A new family of soft corals (Anthozoa, Octocorallia, Alcyonacea) from the aphotic tropical eastern Pacific waters revealed by integrative taxonomy, Systematics and Biodiversity, 10:3, 351-359.
  • Breedy, O., Abeytia, R. & Guzman, H.M. 2012. A new species of Leptogorgia (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Octocorallia) from the Mexican Pacific coast. Bulletin of Marine Science, 88(2): 319-325.
  • Breedy, O., & Guzman, H.M. 2012. A new species of Leptogorgia (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Octocorallia) from Golfo Dulce, Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica. Zootaxa, 3182: 65–68.
  • Alvarado, J.J.,Guzman, H.M., Breedy, O. 2012. Distribution and diversity of echinoderms (Asteroidea, Echinoidea, Holothuroidea) in the islands of the Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama. Revista de Biologia Marina y Oceanografia, 47(1): 13-22.
  • Breedy, O. & Guzman, H.M. 2011. A revision of the genus Heterogorgia Verrill, 1868 (Coelenterata: Octocorallia: Plexauridae. Zootaxa, 2995: 27-44.
  • Breedy, O. & Cortés, J. 2011. Morphology and taxonomy of a new species of Leptogorgia (Cnidaria: Octocorallia: Gorgoniidae) in Cocos Island National Park, Pacific Costa Rica, Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 124(2):62–69.
  • Guzman, H. M. & Breedy, O. 2011. Pacifigorgia marviva (Anthozoa: Octocorallia) a new species from Coiba National Park, Pacific Panama. Journal of the Marine Biological Association, 92: 693–698.
  • Opresko, D.M. & Breedy, O. 2010. A New Species of Antipatharian Coral (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Antipatharia: Schizopathidae) from the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 123 (3): 234-241.
  • Vargas, S., Eitel, M., Breedy, O. & Schierwater, B. 2010. Molecules match morphology: mitochondrial DNA supports Bayer’s Lytreia–Bebryce–Heterogorgia (Alcyonacea?:? Octocorallia) clade hypothesis. Invertebrate Systematics, 24: 1-9.
  • Vargas S., Breedy O. & Guzman H. M. 2010. The phylogeny of Pacifigorgia (Coelenterata, Octocorallia, Gorgoniidae): a case study of the use of continuous characters in the systematic of the Octocorallia. Zoosystema, 32 (1): 5-18.
  • Vargas, S., Breedy, O., Siles, F. & Guzman, H. 2010. How many kinds of sclerite? Towards a morphometric classification of gorgoniid microskeletal components. Micron, 41: 158-164.
  • Breedy, O, Guzman, H.M. & Vargas, S. 2009. A revision of the genus Eugorgia Verrill, 1868 (Coelenterata: Octocorallia: Gorgoniidae. Zootaxa, 2151: 1-46.
  • Breedy, O., Hickman C.P. Jr. & Williams, G. 2009. Octocorals in the Galapagos Islands. Galapagos Research, 66: 27-31.
  • Breedy, O. & Guzman, H.M. 2008. Leptogorgia ignita, a new shallow-water coral species (Octocorallia: Gorgoniidae) from the tropical eastern Pacific. Journal of the Marine Biological Association, U.K., 88 (5): 893-899.
  • Guzman, H. M. & Breedy, O. 2008. Leptogorgia christiae (Octocorallia: Gorgoniidae) a new shallow gorgonian from Pacific Panama. Journal of the Marine Biological Association, U.K., 88 (4): 719-722.
  • Breedy, O. & Cortés, J. 2008. Octocorals (Coelenterata: Anthozoa: Octocorallia) of Isla del Coco, Costa Rica. Revista de Biologia Tropical, 56 (Supplement 2): 71-77.
  • Guzman, H.M. & O. Breedy. 2008. Distribución de la Diversidad y Estado de Conservación de los Arrecifes Coralinos y Comunidades Coralinas del Pacífico Occidental de Panamá (Punta Mala-Punta Burica). The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, Virginia, USA 40 p.
  • Guzman, H.M., Benfield, S., Breedy, O. & Mair, J.M. 2008. Broadering protection across the Marine Conservatin Corridor of the Eastern Tropical Pacific: distribution and diversity of reefs in Las Perlas Archipelago, Panama. Environmental Conservation, 35: 46-54.
  • Vargas, S., Guzman, H.M. & Breedy, O. 2008. Distribution patterns of the genus Pacifigorgia (Octocorallia Gorgoniidae): Track analysis and parsimony analysis of endemicity. Journal of Biogeography, 35: 241-247.
  • Breedy, O & Guzman, H.M. 2007. A revision of the genus Leptogorgia Milne Edwards & Haime, 1857 (Coelenterata: Octocorallia: Gorgoniidae) in the eastern Pacific. Zootaxa, 1419: 1-90.
  • Breedy, O. & Guzman, H.M. 2005. A new species of alcyonacean octocoral from the Galapágos Archipelago. Journal of the Marine Biological Association, U.K., 85: 801-807.
  • Breedy, O. & Guzman, H.M. 2005. A new species of Leptogorgia (Coelenterata: Octocorallia: Gorgoniidae) from the shallow waters of the eastern Pacific. Zootaxa, 899: 1-11.
  • Breedy, O. & Guzman, H.M. 2004. New species of the gorgoniian genus Pacifigorgia (Coelenterata: Octocorallia: Gorgoniidae) from the Pacific of Panamá. Zootaxa, 541: 1-15.
  • Williams, G. & Breedy, O. 2004. The Panamic Genus Pacifigorgia (Octocorallia: Gorgoniidae) in the Galápagos Archipelago. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 55 (3): 54-87.
  • Guzman, H.M., Guevara, C.A. & Breedy, O. 2004. Distribution, diversity, and conservation of coral reefs and coral communities in the largest marine protected area of Pacific Panama (Coiba Island). Environmental Conservation, 31 (2): 1-11.
  • Breedy, O. & Guzman, H.M. 2003. The genus Pacifigorgia (Octocorallia:Gorgonacea) in Costa Rica (Coelenterata: Octocorallia: Gorgoniidae). Zootaxa, 281: 1-60.
  • Breedy, O. & Guzman, H.M. 2003. A new species of Pacifigorgia (Coelenterata: Octocorallia: Gorgoniidae) from Panama. Zootaxa, 128: 1-10.
  • Breedy, O. & Guzman, H.M. 2002. A Revision of the genus Pacifigorgia (Coelenterata: Octocorallia: Gorgoniidae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 115: 782-839.
  • Calvo Shadid, A. & Breedy Shadid, O. 2002. Glosario tetralingue de términos aplicados a la morfología y anatomía de Octocorallia (Coelenterata: Octocorallia). Revista de Filología y Linguística, 28 (2): 1-26.
  • Breedy, O. 2001. A new species of Pacifigorgia from the eastern Pacific (Coelenterata: Octocorallia: Holaxonia). Bulletin of the Biological Society of Washington, 10: 181-187.
  • Breedy Shadid, O. & Calvo Shadid, A. 2000. La creación de léxico científico: terminología aplicada a la subclase Octocorallia (Anthozoa: Cnidaria) Revista de Filología y Linguística, 26 (1): 81-98.
  • Breedy, O. & M.M. Murillo. 1995. Isópodos (Crustacea: Peracarida) de un arrecife del Caribe de Costa Rica. Revista Biologia Tropical, 43 (1-3): 219-229.
  • Watling, L. & Breedy, O. 1988. A new cumacean (Crustacea) genus from beaches of Golfo de Nicoya, Costa Rica. Revista Biología Tropical, 36 (2B): 527-533.