Marina Costa Rillo

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Education

Expected 2019 PhD in Ocean and Earth Sciences
University of Southampton, United Kingdom
The Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom
(One year exchange at the University of Bremen, Germany)

2014 MSc in Evolutionary Biology - Erasmus Mundus MEME Programme
University of Groningen, Netherlands
University of Montpellier II, France

2014 BSc in Biological Sciences
University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

2012 BSc in Molecular Sciences
University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Publications

M.C. Rillo, J. Whittaker, T.H.G. Ezard, A. Purvis, A.S. Henderson, S. Stukins & C.G. Miller (2016)
The unknown planktonic foraminiferal pioneer Henry A. Buckley and his collection at the Natural History Museum, London. Journal of Micropalaeontology: jmpaleo2016-020

Dataset

M.C. Rillo (2016) Dataset: Henry Buckley Collection of Planktonic Foraminifera. NHM Data Portal

Fellowships, Grants and Awards

2018 Participation support for ICTP-SAIFR Summer Schools, FAPESP Brazil (USD 1,275)
2017 Best Poster, The Micropalaeontological Society Annual Conference
2017 Travel Award for The Micropalaeontological Society Annual Conference, TMS UK (GBP 100)
2016 Research Grant for Doctoral Candidates Academic Exchange at the University of Bremen, DAAD Germany (EUR 10,385)
2016 Tuition support for the International School Foraminifera Urbino, European Geological Union (EUR 500)
2016 Best Poster, 10th Annual Natural History Museum Student Conference
2015 Travel Award for The Micropalaeontological Society Annual Conference, TMS UK (GBP 100)
2015 PhD Research studentship, Graduate School of the National Oceanography Centre Southampton UK (GBP 102,000 tuition included)
2012 Master scholarship, Category A, Erasmus Mundus EACEA European Union (EUR 36,000 tuition included)
2012 Exchange scholarship at the Technical University of Munich, Science Without Borders CNPq Brazil (EUR 5,000)
2012 Exchange scholarship for German Winter Course in Düsseldorf, DAAD Germany (EUR 2,625)
2011 Undergraduate scholarship, FAPESP Brazil (USD 3,456)

Oral Presentations

2018 M. C. Rillo, Mauro T. C. Sugawara, Brenno Cabella, Lukas Jonkers, Michal Kucera & Thomas H. G. Ezard Do modern planktonic foraminifera species compete? FORAMS 2018, Edinburgh, UK

2017 M.C. Rillo, M. Kucera, A. Purvis, C.G. Miller & T.H.G. Ezard. Biogeographic variation of shell size within modern planktonic foraminifera species. The Micropalaeontological Society Annual Conference, Natural History Museum, London, UK

2017 M.C. Rillo, L. Jonkers, M. Kucera & T.H.G. Ezard. Diversity-dependent diversification: but do modern planktonic foraminifera actually compete? 15th International Congress of Protistology, Prague, Czech Republic

2015 M.C. Rillo, T.H.G. Ezard, A. Purvis & C.G. Miller. The Henry Buckley Collection of Planktonic Foraminifera. The Micropalaeontological Society Annual Conference, University of Liverpool, UK

Poster Presentations

2018 M. C. Rillo, Mauro T. C. Sugawara, Brenno Cabella, Lukas Jonkers, Michal Kucera & Thomas H. G. Ezard How consistent are macroevolutionary and community ecology patterns of interspecific competition? Evolution 2018, Montpellier, France

2017 M.C. Rillo, L. Jonkers, M. Kucera & T.H.G. Ezard. Diversity-dependent diversification: but do modern planktonic foraminifera actually compete? Evolution 2017, Portland, OR, USA & The Micropalaeontological Society Annual Conference, London, UK

2016 M.C. Rillo, C.G. Miller, A. Purvis & T.H.G. Ezard. The biogeography of ecological optima in modern planktonic foraminifera. 10th Annual Natural History Museum Student Conference, London & BES Macroecology, Oxford, UK

Research Experience

Since 2015 PhD research: Unravelling macroecological patterns in extant planktonic foraminifera. Supervisor: Dr. Thomas Ezard, University of Southampton
2014 Master Thesis: The role of diversity dependence in macroevolutionary succession. Supervisor: Prof. Rampal Etienne, University of Groningen
2013 Master Thesis: Facilitation and the evolution of Mediterranean plant trait-syndromes. Supervisor: Dr. Sonia Kéfi, University of Montpellier II
2010-2011 Undergraduate Thesis: Are migrations rates of frugivorous butterflies consistent with the Neutral Theory of Biodiversity? Supervisor: Prof. Paulo Inácio K. L. Prado, University of Sao Paulo

Field Experience

2017 Plankton net, planktonic foraminifera sampling from sea water, plankton filtering. Marine expedition FORAMFLUX M-140, RV Meteor, Cabo Verde to Canary Islands (4 weeks)

2011 Butterfly capture-mark-recapture method using traps and nets. Atlantic Rainforest, Brazil (1 year)

Complementary Courses and Workshops

2018 School on Physics Applications in Biology - Time-series analysis (Empirical Dynamic Modeling), ICTP-SAIFR Brazil (1 week)
2016 The International School on Foraminifera, Urbino (3 weeks)
2016 Comparative Approaches in Ecology and Evolution (IDEM 186) Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock (1 week)
2015 Taxonomy & Biostratigraphy of Cenozoic Planktonic Foraminifera, Natural History Museum London (1 week)
2014 Computational Methods in Macroevolutionary Analysis, Institute of Systematic Botany, University of Zurich (1 day)
2013 IV Course on Ecological Consequences of Climate Change, CSIC Estación Biológica de Doñana (2 weeks)

Teaching and Outreach

2018 Nature Live show on “Planktonic Pioneers”, Natural History Museum, London
2018 Teaching assistant, VII Southern-Summer School on Mathematical Biology, ICTP-SAIFR Brazil
2017 Outreach, European Researchers’ Night: Oceans, Science Uncovered at the Natural History Museum, London
2015 Demostrator, Vertebrate Palaeobiology: Phylogenetics and Evolution (SOES 3049), University of Southampton
2015 Outreach, European Researchers’ Night, Science Uncovered at the Natural History Museum, London
2013 Teaching assistant, II Southern-Summer School on Mathematical Biology, Theoretical Physics Institute, UNESP, Brazil

Languages

Portuguese Fluent, Native language
English Fluent, Working language
German Good communication level
Dutch Basic communication level

Other skills

R programming language
C programming language
LaTeX