My research goals are directed toward understanding the mechanisms that drive the dynamics and the distribution of biodiversity patterns across different spatial and temporal scales. In particular I study the effects of filters induced by biogeographical constraints, landscape factors, environmental factors and management practices on community assembly.
I am also interested in new methods and tools to improve biodiversity assessment and data analysis.
I am currently working on land-use effects on diversity in the Biodiversity Exploratories project.
Martinez, P A; Jacobina, U P; Fernandes, R V; Brito, C; Penone, Caterina; Amado, T F; Fonseca, C R; Bidau, C J (2017). A comparative study on karyotypic diversification rate in mammals. Heredity, 118(4), pp. 366-373. The Genetics Society 10.1038/hdy.2016.110
Gossner, Martin M.; Lewinsohn, Thomas M.; Kahl, Tiemo; Grassein, Fabrice; Boch, Steffen; Prati, Daniel; Birkhofer, Klaus; Renner, Swen C.; Sikorski, Johannes; Wubet, Tesfaye; Arndt, Hartmut; Baumgartner, Vanessa; Blaser, Stefan; Blüthgen, Nico; Börschig, Carmen; Buscot, Francois; Diekötter, Tim; Jorge, Leonardo Ré; Jung, Kirsten; Keyel, Alexander C.; ... (2016). Land-use intensification causes multitrophic homogenization of grassland communities. Nature, 540(7632), pp. 266-269. Macmillan Journals Ltd. 10.1038/nature20575
Veron, Simon; Penone, Caterina; Clergeau, Philippe; Costa, Gabriel C.; Oliveira, Brunno F.; São-Pedro, Vinícius A.; Pavoine, Sandrine (2016). Integrating data-deficient species in analyses of evolutionary history loss. Ecology and evolution, 6(23), pp. 8502-8514. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 10.1002/ece3.2390