Students

PhD Students

JNoriega_mugshotJorge Ari Noriega Alvarado, PhD candidate at the Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (CSIC) (Madrid, Spain). Project: “Perturbaciones humanas, estructura funcional y servicios ecosistémicos de los escarabajos coprófagos (Coleoptera, Scarabaeoidea)” [Human impacts, functional structure and ecosystem services provided by scarab dung beetles (Coleoptera, Scarabaeoidea)]. Co-supervisor: Ana M.c. Santos, MNCN; expected dates 2014-2018.

Joaquín M. Calatayud Ortega, PhD candidate at the Departamento de Ecología, Universidad de Alcalá (Spain). Project: “Gradientes espaciales e impactos del cambio global sobre el tamaño corporal de insectos” [Spatial gradients and global change impacts on insect body size]. Co-supervisor: Miguel Ángel Rodríguez, Dpto. Ecología, Universidad de Alcalá; expected dates 2013-2017.

IndradeCastro_smallIndradatta de Castro-Arrazola, PhD at the Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (CSIC) (Madrid, Spain). Thesis provisory title: “Diversidad y estructura de las comunidades de escarabeidos coprófagos (Coleoptera, Scarabaeoidea) del Paleártico Occidental” [Diversity and structure of the Western Palearctic scarab dung beetle (Coleoptera, Scarabaeoidea) communities]. Co-supervisor: Dr. Francisco Sánchez-Piñero, Dpto. Zoología, Universidad de Granada, Spain; expected dates 2013-2016.

Verónica Rocio Espinoza Zaruma, PhD candidate at the Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (CSIC). Project: “Efectos del Cambio Climático sobre las comunidades de escarabeidos coprófagos (Coleoptera, Scarabaeoidea) a lo largo de gradientes de altitud” [Climate change effects on scarab dung beetle (Coleoptera, Scarabaeoidea) communities along altitudinal gradients]. Co-supervisor: Dr. Francisco J. Cabrero-Sañudo, Dpto. Zoología y Antropología Física, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain; expected dates 2011-2015.

CrisAraujo_smallCristina de Oliveira Araújo, PhD candidate at the at the Postgraduate Program “Ecologia”, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ, Brazil). Project: “Gradiente altitudinal de Scarabaeinae (Scarabaeidae) no Parque Nacional do Itatiaia, RJ, Brasil: diversidade e distribuição.” [Elevational gradient of Scarabaeinae (Scarabaeidae) in Itatiaia National Park, RJ, Brazil: diversity and distribution]. Main supervisor: Dr. Ricardo F. Monteiro (UFRJ); co-supervisor: Dr. Julio N. C. Louzada (Universidade Federal de Lavras-UFLA, Brazil); expected dates 2010-2014.

Geiziane Tessarolo, PhD candidate at the Postgraduate Program “Ecologia e Evolução”, Universidade Federal de Goiás (UFG, Brazil). Project: “Quantificando a incerteza de diferentes fontes em modelagem de distribuição” [Quantifying different sources of uncertainty in species distribution modelling]. Co-supervisor: Dr. Thiago F. Rangel, Dpto. Ecologia, ICB, UFG; expected dates 2011-2014.

Sergio Chozas Vinuesa, PhD candidate at the CBA — Centro de Biologia Ambiental, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal). Project: “Assessing the utility of several plant taxa as indicators of biodiversity and habitat quality for conservation purposes in sand dune habitats”. Co-supervisor: Dr. Otília S. Correia, CBA; expected dates 2010-2014.

Nagore García Medina, PhD candidate at the Departamento de Biología (Sección Botánica), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM, Spain). Project: “Diversidad, biogeografía y estado de conservación de los briófitos epífitos de los bosques mediterráneos de la península Ibérica” [Diversity, biogeography and conservation status of the epiphytic bryophites from the Mediterranean forests of the Iberian Peninsula]. Main supervisor: Dr. Francisco Lara García (UAM); co-supervisor: Dr. Vicente Mazimpaka Nibarere (UAM); expected dates 2009-2012.

Suraya Merí Vargas Rodríguez, PhD candidate at the Departamento de Ciencias Ambientales, Facultad de Ciencias del Medio Ambiente, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM, Spain). Project: “Biogeografía y conservación de Noctuidos ibéricos (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae)” [Biogeography and conservation of Iberian Noctuids (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae)]. Main supervisor: Dr. José Luis Yela, UCLM; expected dates 2007-2012.

Sidney Feitosa Gouveia, PhD at the Postgraduate Program “Ecologia e Evolução” of the Universidade Federal de Goiás (UFG, Brazil). Thesis title: “Origem e natureza de padrões macroecológicos em anfíbios: antigas questões, novas abordagens” [Origin and nature of macroecological patterns in amphibians: old questions, new approaches]. Main supervisor: José Alexandre F. Diniz-Filho, Dpto. Ecologia, ICB, UFG; Thesis defended 7th February 2013.

Rosa María Chefaoui, PhD at the Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (CSIC) (MNCN, Spain). Thesis title: “Modelos predictivos aplicados a la conservación de invertebrados protegidos Ibero-baleares” [Predictive models applied to the conservation of Ibero-Balearic protected invertebrates]. Main supervisor: Dr. Jorge M. Lobo (MNCN). 2005-2010; Thesis defended 5th May 2010, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

MSc Students

Alice Francener, MSc candidate at the Mestrado em Ecologia e Evolução, Universidade Federal de Goiás (UFG, Brasil). Project: “Padrões globais de descrição de espécies e revisão taxonômica de morcegos (Mammalia, Chiroptera)” [Global patterns in the description of species and taxonomic revisions of bats (Mammalia, Chiroptera)]. Co-supervisor: Daniel Brito (UFG); May 2011–March 2013.

Carolina Ureta Sánchez, MSc in Environmental Technology, Imperial College London, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Centre for Environmental Policy. MSc Thesis title: “Developing Conservation Strategies for two endangered Mexican cacti under Climate Change”. Co-supervisors: Jon Knight, Imperial College London; Carlos Martorell Delgado, UNAM – México. March-June 2007; defended September 2007.