Sergio Cohuo Durán, M.Sc Limnology and Marine Sciences

PhD student and Scientific employee


E-Mail: Umschlag s.cohuo-duran@tu-bs.de
Telefon: fon +49 531 391 7274
Raum Nr.: 207
Anschrift: Technische Universität Braunschweig
Institut für Geosysteme und Bioindikation
Langer Kamp 19c
38106 Braunschweig

Curriculum Vitae

since July 2013

PhD student
Technische Universität Braunschweig, Institut für Geosysteme und Bioindikation

Germany DFG funded Project: “Effects of abrupt climate change on Ice Age ecosystem of Lake Peten Itzá and on the distribution patterns of ostracodes across the Yucatán Peninsula


M. Sc. Limnology and Marine Sciences. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México

Thesis: Taxonomical revision (morphological and molecular) of the freshwater ostracodes from South-Central México


B. Sc. Biology. Instituto Tecnológico de Chetumal. Quintana Roo, México

Professional Experience

since July 2013 Scientific Asistant, Institut für Geosysteme und Bioindikation, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
2013 Professor Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Universidad politécnica de Bacalar, Quintana Roo, México
2012 Project Assistant, Oceanographic campaign at Yucatan Coast, UMIDI Sisal, UNAM
2012 Academic stay at Barcode of life laboratory, Facultad de estudios superiors Iztacala, México D.F
2011 Academic and research stay at  Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea


Sergio Cohuo, Laura Macario-Gonzalez, Liseth Pérez, Antje Schwalb. 2016. Overview of Neotropical-Caribbean freshwater ostracode fauna (Crustacea, Ostracoda), identifying areas of endemism and assessing biogeographical affinities. Hydrobiologia. In press

Cohuo-Durán, S., Elías-Gutiérrez, M., & Karanovic, I. (2013). On three new species of Cypretta Vávra, 1895 (Crustacea: Ostracoda) from the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. Zootaxa, 3636, 501-524

Cohuo-Durán, S., Pérez, L., & Karanovic, I. (2014). On Limnocytherina axalapasco, a new freshwater ostracod (Podocopida: Limnocytheridae)from Mexican crater lakes. Revista de Biologia Tropical, 62, 15-32




European Conference of Tropical Ecology 2016. (Göttingen, Germany). Cohuo, S., Macario, L., Elías-Gutiérrez, M., Pérez, L., Vences, M, Schwalb, A.  Tracking the history of geographical parthenogenesis in Neotropical freshwater ostracode species (Crustacea,Ostracoda), consequence of climate fluctuations? A view from fossil and molecular data
2016 European Geosciences UnionGeneral Assembly 2016. (Vienna, Austria). Sergio Cohuo, Laura Macario, Florence Sylvestre, Christine Pailles, Steffen Kutterolf, Liseth Pérez, Jason Curtis, Antje Schwalb. Reconstructing the climatic ultrastructure and aquatic biotic communities response to Heinrich stadials in northern Neotropics
2015 IODP/ICDP Kolloquium 2015 (Bonn, Germany). L. Macario, S. Cohuo, L. Pérez, S. Kutterolf, J. Curtis, A. Schwalb. First evidences of neotropical glacial/interglacial (220-85 ka BP) climate change based on freshwater ostracodes and geochemical indicators from Lake Petén Itzá, Guatemala
2015 The Sixth International Limnogeology Congress 2015 (Tahoe, Nevada, USA). Macario L., Cohuo S., Perez L., Vences M., Schwalb A. Integrating Biogeography, Ecology, Taxonomy and Molecular Analysis for the Improvement of ostracode-based Environmental Reconstructions in the Northern Neotropics
2015 8th European Ostracodologist Meeting. 2015 (Tartu, Estonia). Cohuo Sergio, Macario Laura, Pérez Liseth & Schwalb Antje. Geographical parthenogenesis in Neotropical freshwater ostracodes? Understanding the causes using two widely distributed species
2014 GESEP School 2014, nitial Drill-Core Processing, Analyses and Archiving. (Erlangen, Germany)
2014 IODP/ICDP Kolloquium (Erlangen, Germany). 2014.  L. Macario, S. Cohuo, L. Pérez, S. Kutterolf, A. Schwalb. Effects of Abrupt Climate Change on Ice Age Ecosystem of Lake Petén Itzá, Guatemala and on Distribution Patterns of Ostracodes across the Yucatán Peninsula
2012 ICDP Workshop. Lake Chalco Drilling Project.
2012 Oral presentation: Taxonomic and molecular revision of the ostracodes from south-central México.  XVII Reunión Nacional y X Reunión Internacional de la Sociedad Mexicana de Planctología (SOMPAC). Chetumal, México
2011 Course ¿y ahora que?, como publicar datos sobre código de barras. El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, unidad Chetumal
2009 Poster presentation: Preliminary Results On Ostracoda Barcodes From Yucatan Peninsula. Third international Barcode of Life Conference. México, D.F.
2008 Oral presentation: Caracterización y distribución de ostrácodos en la Península de Yucatán, Instituto Tecnologico de Chetumal. Mexico
2007 Theoretical and Practical Training Course of Dcode Universal Mutation Detection System. BioRad

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