I am an entomologist from Brazil, particularly fond of maggots, grubs, caterpillars, and any other type of insect larvae. This does not mean I can identify everything that comes my way – I'm not a taxonomist. But often I can do a fair job in identifying the Order, Family, and in few cases, species of a sample.
I am interested in understanding how ecological factors drive larval development and adult life-history trait expression, with consequences to population and ultimately, evolution. So if you ask me, I work in the field of 'developmental ecology'.
My other interests include insect mating systems, life-history trade-offs, reproduction, immunity and behaviour.
Independent Academic Fellow – University of Aberdeen, UK (2019 – current)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Macquarie University, Australia (2017 – 2019)
Postdoctoral Research Associate – University of Sydney, Australia (2016 – 2017)
DPhil in Zoology – University of Oxford, UK (2013 – 2016)
SwB Undergraduate Research Fellowship – Elettra Synchrotron Light Source, Italy (2012 – 2013)
BSc in Biological Sciences – Federal University of Paraná, Brazil (2009 – 2013)
Associate Editor: Journal of Animal Ecology
Associate Editor: Neotropical Entomology
Nutritional Ecology of Holometabolous Insects
Applications of Machine Learning to Evolutionary Ecology Data
Associate Editor: Austral Ecology
Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society (FRES)
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA)
Fellow of the Linnean Society of London (FLS)
Member of the Royal Society of Biology (MRSB)
Chartered Statistician (CStat)
Finalist Fresh Science science communication competition
Visiting Professor – Ecology and Conservation Graduate Program
Honorary Fellow – Macquarie University