PhD Students

ALINE
GIROUX

MSc mentee | Ecology | Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul

Supervisors: Luiz Gustavo Oliveira-Santos & Zaida Ortega

PhD Defense: ongoing - Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (Brazil)

Research: Aline is assessing the links between ecophysiology and movement ecology of giant anteaters (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) with the aim of understanding their vulnerability to deforestation and enhancing their conservation.

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PATRÍCIA SAYURI SHIBUYA

PhD candidate | Ecology | Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul

Supervisors: Luiz Gustavo Oliveira-Santos & Zaida Ortega

PhD Defense: June 2020 - Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (Brazil)

Research: Patrícia studied how movement patterns and physiology of the turtle Chelonoidis carbonaria can indicate their success in reintroduction programs for conservation. 

Master Students

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JULIA
CRESPO

MSc mentee | Movement Ecology | University of Granada

Supervisors: Zaida Ortega & Luiz Gustavo Oliveira-Santos

Thesis defense: ongoing - University of Granada (Spain)

Research: Julia's research aims to understand the effect of environmental temperature and other extrinsic factors in the behaviour of urban capybaras (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris), using Hidden Markov Models. 

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ALEJANDRO
PINTOR

MSc mentee | Conservation | University of Granada

Supervisors: Zaida Ortega & Marga L. Rivas

Thesis defense: ongoing - University of Granada (Spain)

Research: Alejandro studies the impact of the temperature increase projections for the 21st century, due to climate change, in the reproductive success of many marine turtle populations worldwide.

RAFAELA
THALER

MSc mentee | Ecology | Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul

Supervisors: Vanda Lúcia Ferreira & Zaida Ortega

Thesis defense: 2021 - Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (Brazil)

Research: Rafa studied the effect of sex and personality on microhabitat selection of the arboreal snake Leptodeira annulata in the Pantanal of Brazil.

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JULIA VASCONCELOS DO NASCIMENTO

MSc Ecology | Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul

Supervisors: Luiz Gustavo Oliveira Santos & Zaida Ortega

Thesis defense: 2021 - Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (Brazil)

Research: Julia studied the effect of sex on movement ecology of the terrapin Phrynops geoffroanus, specifically, on how they use the space within their home ranges.

ALINE
GIROUX

MSc mentee | Ecology | Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul

Supervisors: Luiz Gustavo Oliveira Santos & Zaida Ortega

Thesis defense: 2019 - Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (Brazil)

Research: Using Structural Equation Modeling, Aline conducted an integrative research on the effect of environmental temperature in three aspects of movement ecology of giant anteaters (Myrmecophaga tridactyla): area used, selection for forest patches and distance moved.

KLEBER
MARTINS

MSc mentee | Zoology | Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul

Supervisors: Vanda Lúcia Ferreira & Zaida Ortega

Thesis defense: 2019 - Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (Brazil)

Research: Kleber studied how males of the Neotropical frog Boana punctata select calling sites and its relantioship with mating success.

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JESÚS ARCA
RUBIO

Undergrad Student Biology | University of Granada

Undergrad Students

Supervisors: Zaida Ortega

Thesis defense: ongoing - University of Granada (Spain)

Research: Jesús is studying the main factors driving seasonal patterns of roadkill in amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.

Mentors

VALENTÍN PÉREZ-MELLADO

PhD mentor | Full professor | Zoology | University of Salamanca

FRANCISCO JAVIER MARTÍN-VALLEJO

MSc mentor | Full professor | Statistics| University of Salamanca

LUIZ GUSTAVO OLIVEIRA-SANTOS

Postdoctoral mentor | Full professor | Ecology | Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul

VANDA LÚCIA
FERREIRA

Postdoctoral mentor | Full professor | Zoology | Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul

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AIDA
PÉREZ

Undergrad Student Biology | University of Granada

Supervisors: Zaida Ortega

Thesis defense: ongoing - University of Granada (Spain)

Research: Aida is conducting a literature review about the effect of environmental temperature in movement ecology of large mammals.

GREGORIO MORENO-RUEDA

Full professor | Zoology | University of Granada

Collaborators

PURIFICACIÓN GALINDO-VILLARDÓN

Full professor | Statistics | University of Salamanca

MARGA LÓPEZ
RIVAS

Assistent Professor | Universidad de Almería

MICHAEL
ANGILLETTA

Full professor | Ecophysiology | Arizona State University

DIOGO BORGES 
PROVETE

Full professor | Ecology | Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul

ABRAHAM
MENCÍA

Research collaborator | Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul

LUCA BÖRGER

Full professor | Movement  Ecology | Swansea University

JORGE
MENEZES

Postdoctoral fellow | Ecology | Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul

RONILDO
ALVES-BENÍCIO

Postdoctoral fellow | Zoology | Federal University of São Carlos

MÁRCIA MARRIE
MÜLLER

MSc Ecology | Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul

THIAGO MATHEUS
ROCHA SANTOS

PhD candidate | Ecology | Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul

JULIANA
TERRA

PhD | Ecology | University of São Paulo

CAROLINA
GANCI

MSc Ecology | Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul

SAMARA
SERRA-MEDEIROS

MSc Ecology | Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul

MARIO
GARRIDO

Postdoctoral fellow |  Ecology | Ben Gurion University of the Neguev