Thaís B. Guedes (Researcher)
I am a herpetologist and biogeographer. Currently, I am a Young Researcher FAPESP at the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP; Brazil) and I am also an Associate Researcher at the Gothenburg Global Biodiversity Center at the University of Gothenburg (GGBC; Sweden).
I am interested in to understand the patterns of distribution of biodiversity and how these patterns changed along time and space. I investigate these subjects on global, regional and local scales by integrating species distribution datasets with phylogenies and traits of the biota, with implications for conservation.
Thus, my studies include analysis of biodiversity (patterns of richness, phylogenetic diversity and endemism, functional diversity), biogeography (mapping species distribution, regionalization, history and conservation), macroecology and modelling of species distribution (niche evolution, changes of species distribution under climate change scenarios). I also investigate topics related to natural history, taxonomy, reproductive biology and behaviour. I use mainly amphibians and reptiles (herpetofauna) as models in my studies.
In 2021, I became the author of the List of Reptiles of Brazil, published periodically by the Brazilian Society of Herpetology.
Part of the editorial board: Journal of Biogeography, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution (Biogeography and Macroecology), and Journal of Herpetology.
(PPG Ecologia, UNICAMP)
Title of the project soon
Start 2023. Advisor
(Univ. de Caldas, Colombia)
Patterns of diversity, biogeography, natural history and conservation of snakes from Magdalena River Basin. Start 2023.Co-advisor. Advisor: Héctor H. Ramírez-Chaves
Unraveling the Rhinella marina species complex: phylogeography and ecological niche modeling for species delimitation and recognition of potential hybridization areas. Start 2021. Co-advisor. Advisor: Denise Rossa-Feres
Herping as an ecotourism activity in the Guapiaçu Ecological Reserve (REGUA). Start 2022. Co-advisor. Advisor: Dr. André Zaú
Ecoepidemiological analysis of two decades of snakebites in southern Brazil. Start 2022. Co-advisor. Advisor: Dr. Josiane Prophiro
Autoecology and geographical distribution of the Caatinga green snake Erythrolamprus viridis (Günther, 1862) (Serpentes: Dipsadidae)
Start 2022. Advisor
(University of Gothenburg)
PhD in Natural Sciences. Co-advisor. Advisor: Alexandre Antonelli
MSc in Biodiversity, Environment and Health. Co-advisor. Advisor: Carlos Azevêdo
MSc in Biodiversity, Environment and Health. Co-advisor. Advisor: Maria Claudene Barros