Interests and Background

I am a biologist interested in bridging the fields of community ecology, macroevolution and micropalaeontology to understand biodiversity dynamics over large temporal and spatial scales. I have a theoretical ecology background and mainly use planktonic foraminifera, a marine microfossil group, as a model system. I enjoy (re)discovering ways to visualise and analyse data in R and greatly support open science.

Since March 2019, I am a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oldenburg, Germany, collaborating with Prof. Helmut Hillebrand and Prof. Michal Kucera as part of the Ocean Floor Excellence Cluster of the University of Bremen (Reseach Unit RECORDER). I obtained my B.Sc. degrees from the University of Sao Paulo in my home country Brazil, and moved to Europe in 2012 to follow the Erasmus Mundus Master Programme in Evolutionary Biology (MEME) funded by the European Union. In 2019, I obtained a Ph.D. degree in Ocean and Earth Science from the University of Southampton, UK, under the supervision of Dr. Thomas Ezard. During my Ph.D., I also worked at the Natural History Museum in London with Dr. Giles Miller re-discovering and digitising a forgotten planktonic foraminifera collection.