After realizing my lack of talent in soccer, I became interested in how individual variation arises in nature and how it affects the structure and functioning of populations, communities, and ecological interactions. My research combines empirical, experimental, and simulation approaches to understand patterns and processes shaping diversity in different taxa. I like to look at the complexity of nature through the lenses of individuals.
I have obtained my Ph.D. from São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil, in December 2018. During my Ph.D., I was a visiting researcher at Rice University (Houston, USA) and the University of Otago (Dunedin, New Zealand). I have also worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at McMaster University (Hamilton, Canada) and Universidade de Lisboa (Lisbon, Portugal). In January 2020, I joined the Animal Biology Department at the University of Campinas (Unicamp, Campinas, Brazil) as Assistant Professor.