Yesterday, 7th February 2013, Sidney Feitosa Gouveia succesfully defended his PhD thesis at the Universidade Federal de Goiás (UFG, Brazil), entitled “Origem e natureza de padrões macroecológicos em anfíbios: antigas questões, novas abordagens” [Origin and nature of macroecological patterns in amphibians: old questions, new approaches], which Joaquín had the luck to co-supervise together with José Alexandre F. Diniz-Filho. Since two of the four papers of the thesis have been already published, Sidney had a nice discussion with the examiners about the state-of-the-art and future prospects in amphibian macroecology.

Now Sidney is applying for a permanent position at the Universidade Federal de Maceió, in Aracajú, and we wish him the best of luck.

Congratulations, Dr. Gouveia!