I am a Ph.D. student supervised by Pedro Peres-Neto and Steven Kembel at Université du Québec à Montréal (Montréal, Canada). Previously, I was a MSc. student in Ecology and Evolution from Natan Medeiros Maciel and Paulo De Marco Júnior, at Universidade Federal de Goiás (Goiânia, Brazil), where I have also completed my bachelor studies in biological sciences. You may read about my previous and ongoing work here. I combine phylogenetic and functional trait approaches, comparative methods, geographic distribution estimations, scale-dependence and conservation planning to study ecological and evolutionary processes that generate diversity patterns. In my research, I stress that research in diversity determinants should be done across multiple scales in order to produce correct generalizations. I am examining how evolutionary processes and environmental variation act across the spatial scales, latitude and biogeographic regions to determine patterns of climatic niche evolution, phylogenetic dispersion, cold tolerance and distribution of ecosystemic services in bats. I am also performing a comprehensive overview of bat conservation, evaluating the correlates of extinction risk and the actual and future conservation priorities under climate change scenarios.
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