Ngorongoro Crater - Tanzania

Interests and Background

I'm a biologist interested in understanding how ecological interactions are organized in nature and how they shape the functioning of ecological systems affecting diversity at local and regional scales and in ecological and deep time (see Research Interests). I'm also an outdoor enthusiast and amateur wildlife photographer.

I graduated with a degree in Biological Sciences, and obtained my M.Sc. degree in Ecology (under the supervision of Sérgio F. dos Reis) at Campinas State University (UNICAMP) in Brazil.

I obtained a Ph.D. degree in Ecology at São Paulo University (USP) under the supervision of Paulo R. Guimarães Jr. I also developed part of my Ph.D. project as a visiting student at Paul Koch's lab at the University of California-Santa Cruz (UCSC).

Currently, I am a Postdoc at Tiago Quental’s lab (LabMeMe) in São Paulo University (USP) and I recently concluded a short-term Postdoc at University of California-Berkeley.

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Departamento de Ecologia,
Instituto de Biociências (IB),
Universidade de São Paulo,
São Paulo, SP, Brazil



Unicamp USP