Friday last week, the 22nd of March, Alice defended successfully her MSc thesis, entitled: “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)] which was co-supervised by Joaquín Hortal and Daniel Brito. After a nice and fruitful discussion with the two jury members (Ludmila Aguiar from the Universidade de Brasilia, Thiago Rangel from the UFG) about the future of taxonomy, the pitfalls of doing taxonomy in the tropics and the evolution of the concept of species trhough time, among other things, Alice passed with no corrections (the maximum qualification at UFG). Congratulations Master Alice!
I am a biogeographer and community ecologist, working as scientific researcher at the Department of Biogeography and Global Change of the Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (CSIC).
I am also scientific collaborator at the Postgraduate Course on Ecology and Evolution of the Universidade Federal de Goiás and the Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes (cE3c) of the Universidade de Lisboa, and member of eBryo – Research Group on Experimental Bryology.