- Research Grants
graduate at Ciencias Biologicas Bach/Lic from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (2007). Has experience in Ecology, focusing on Ecology (Source: Lattes Curriculum)
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|Mammalian diversification after extinction of the dinosaurs|
|Megafauna extinction shortened dispersal distances of large seeds|
|Marine biodiversity increases in protected areas|
The study of trophic ecology is essential to comprehend the role of a species in the ecosystem and to make predictions concerning its population dynamics. Carnivores play a central role in ecological communities, regulating the populations of prey and other sympatric carnivores through direct and indirect effects. Therefore, information concerning the trophic niche of carnivores is fund...
Understanding how ecological interactions affect origination and extinction of clades is essential for the understanding of how ecological processes can generate diversification patterns in large scales of time and space. The use of models is a necessary strategy for the study of evolution on the geological scale, mainly due to the limitations of the fossil record. This project aims to ...
Science popularization in developing countries like Brazil faces the consequences of deficient educational systems, because the inherent challenges of communicating complex scientific topics are extrapolated by society's poor understanding of science and its methods. This difficulty of dealing with a deficient educational system is exactly one of the main factors that give urgency to sc...
Understanding the role of different mechanisms in shaping diversity dynamics is a major challenge in ecology and evolution. The diversity in a given region depends on the balance between speciation, extinction and migration rates. Despite a great amount of effort devoted to understand the role of the rates of speciation and extinction in diversification, we still know little about the r...
A recurrent pattern found in the fossil record is the replacement of entire clades by ecologically similar lineages. These phenomena suggest ecological interactions between taxa in different clades may interfere with the evolutionary dynamics of a given lineage. In this project we propose to develop diversification models that include mechanistic components likely to underlie these macr...
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PIRES, Mathias Mistretta. Nicho trofico de Micoureus paraguayanus (Didelphimorphia: Didelphidae) : variação intrapopulacional e interindividual. Dissertação (Mestrado) - Instituto de Biologia. Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). (07/57299-7)
PIRES, Mathias Mistretta. Redes tróficas do Pleistoceno: estrutura e fragilidade. Tese (Doutorado) - Instituto de Biociências. Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo. (09/54567-6)