In a new article by Thadeu Sobral-Souza and collaborators, we show that data on fruit-feeding forest butterflies is biased, in particular to large forest fragments, hampering our ability to predict the effects of deforestation on species diversity and population viability in the small forest fragments that are typical of the areas suffering from progressively stronger human management.
About The Author
I am a biogeographer with broad interests in macroecology, community ecology, island biogeography, insect ecology, evolution, and biodiversity research. My main research aim is to determine why biodiversity – and in particular community structure – is geographically distributed the way it is, and to identify the processes that domain the spatial and temporal dynamics of ecological assemblages. Currently I am a Ramón y Cajal Research Fellow at the Department of Biogeography and Global Change of the Natural History Museum in Madrid (MNCN), a research institute of the Spanish Scientific Council (CSIC). I am also a Collaborating Professor at the Departamento de Ecologia of the Federal University of Goiás (UFG) in Brazil, and an Associate Researcher of both the Azorean Biodiversity Group – CITA A of the University of the Azores and the Centre for Environmental Biology (CBA) of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon in Portugal.
Why species geographic ranges can’t be used to study the evolution of the conservatism in the ecophysiological constraints
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 external professor of the Postgraduate Course on Ecology and Evolution of the Universidade Federal de Goiás, scientific collaborator of cE3c – Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes of the Universidade de Lisboa, and member of eBryo – Research Group on Experimental Bryology.