Thaís B. Guedes (Researcher)
I am an evolutionary biologist. Currently, I am senior researcher at the Universidade Estadual do Maranhão (UEMA; Brazil) and 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.
Part of the editorial board: Journal of Biogeography, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution (Biogeography and Macroecology), Check List, and Cuadernos de Herpetología.
Discovering the diversity of amphibians of the mid-north region of Brazil. Start 2021.Co-advisor. Advisor: Denise Rossa-Feres
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
Maria Gabriela Bacelar
Title will be available soon Start 2022. Advisor.
The effect of climate change on the Neotropical Herpetofauna. Start 2021. Advisor.
Snakes of medical importance in the state of Maranhão: diversity, mapping and clinical-epidemiological profile of snakebites. Start 2020. Advisor.
Jean Paulo Silva
Anurans from the Caatinga: integrating diversity metrics and biogeography to identify priority areas for conservation. Start 2020. Co-advisor. Advisor: Adrian Garda
Bachelor student in Biological Sciences. Co-advisor. Advisor: Ricardo J. Sawaya
(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