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B.Sc. in Biology (Ecology Major) from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (1975), M.Sc. in Ecology (1980) and PhD in Ecology from UNICAMP, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (1988). Full Professor of Ecology at Unicamp (retired 2016). Fellow of the Wissenschafts-Kolleg zu Berlin, 2018-2019, with Fellowship from EURIAS (European Network of Institutes of Advanced Studies). Resident fellow, Bellagio Center, Rockefeller Foundation, 2014. Research focuses on Community Ecology, biodiversity, and conservation policies, with both theoretical and comparative or experimental field studies on plant-insect interactions. Present and past consultant for many Brazilian and overseas funding agencies and organisms, including CNPq, Fapesp, European Science Foundation, UNEP and GEF/World Bank. Ad-hoc reviewer for more than 20 journals, including Science and Nature. Past president of the Brazilian Association for Ecological Science and Conservation (ABECO), 2008-2013. President of the 2nd Meeting of the Brazilian Association of Ecology, 2018. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)
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This proposal comprises two subprojects. Subproject 1, "Trophic specialization and genetic diversity of phytophagous insects", aims at evaluating how the genetic diversity of herbivorous insects is influenced by their trophic specialization and geographic extent. Microsatellite markers will be used to amplify specific regions of the herbivores' DNA, which will be used to compute measur...
Vojtech Novotny is Head of the Department of Ecology and Conservation Biology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, and Professor of Ecology in the University of South Bohemia. He also directs the New Guinea Binatang Research Center in Papua New Guinea, where he leads a large team that investigates herbivorous insects and their interactions with host plants. In 20 years thei...
The School explored conceptual bases, methods of analysis and complex network theory applications in ecology. Graphic interactions networks have always been one of the central problems in ecology, and its recent momentum gained with study the theory of complex networks. Currently, this is one of the most active areas of research in Ecology. Among the many fields of application of the th...
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Ecological specialization is a key promoter of speciation. Specialization influences genetic diversity, and hence contributes to the organization and differentiation of terrestrial communities. The investigation of how the ecological specialization of phytophagous insects shape their genetic diversity within and among host plants along their geographic range contributes to elucidate one...
Trophic specialization is among the most important concepts in ecological theory. By measuring the range of food resources, it is intimately related to the diversity of species and interactions in communities. Advances in ecophylogenetics and interaction networks provided a new toolset to the study of communities, although without integrating ecological interactions and phylogenetic con...
The identification of protected areas with high conservation priority in order to halt biodiversity loss has been one of the greatest challenges to Conservation Biology. Hitherto, species richness and endemism, as well as political circumstances, have been the main criteria used to select areas to be preserved. However, this strategy does not ensure that a large part of functional diver...
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Host-plants are the key niche dimension for herbivore insects. Guilds of herbivores feed on different plant parts and acquire resources in varying ways. Herbivore and plant traits, as well as guild membership, may influence the specialization of herbivores. We will use a new phylogenetically controlled specialization metric to address the following questions in two papers: 1) How specia...
Communities assemblage may be influenced by ecological or evolutionary processes or stochastic events. In order to detect the relative contribution of each of these processes on the structure of Atlantic reef fish communities, the master project (2011/15086-2), to which this proposal is linked, focuses on investigating the species' distribution patterns regarding its phylogenetic relate...
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HACHICH, Nayara Fernanda. Estrutura espacial da biodiversidade de organismos recifais no Oceano Atlântico. Dissertação (Mestrado) - Instituto de Biologia. Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). (11/15086-2)
NETO, Mário Almeida. Efeito da degradação de habitat sobre a estrutura de interações entre plantas e insetos fitófagos. 167 f. Tese (Doutorado) - Instituto de Biologia. Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas. (03/02548-1)
DIAS, André Tavares Corrêa. Efeito da disponibilidade de recursos em um sistema com três níveis tróficos. 63 f. Dissertação (Mestrado) - Instituto de Biologia. Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas. (01/00851-3)
KUBOTA, Umberto. Fenologia da comunidade de Asteraceae, variação temporal e determinantes locais de riqueza de insetos endófagos de capítulos. 75 f. Dissertação (Mestrado) - Instituto de Biologia. Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas. (01/00852-0)
JORGE, Leonardo Ré. Reformulation of the concept of trophic specialization and its application to species and communities. Tese (Doutorado) - Instituto de Biologia. Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). (09/54806-0)