ECOlogical and COevolutionary dynamics of SPECIES interactions

The Dáttilo's Lab

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Prospective students and Postdoctoral Fellows

We are looking for talented and motivated students and postdocs regardless of ethnicity, color, religion, gender, national origin, or ancestry.

At this moment, I can serve as the primary advisor for students at the Instituto de Ecología AC (Mexico), Universidad Veracruzana (Mexico), and Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso (Brazil).

M.Sc. Ph.D. and Postdoctoral Fellowships are available through the Mexican and Brazilian National Councils of Science and Technology (CONACYT and CNPq, respectively). Successful candidates will receive full fellowships. Undergraduate students who also are interested in pursuing a research project should contact me directly.

Members of the group have an opportunity to work on a rich and diverse set of ecological problems, and to develop a unique set of skills, knowledge and research connections that will enable them to launch successful careers in theoretical and applied ecology. And we have fun doing it!

We always have new research opportunities available in the lab so please contact me if you are interested in our research.

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Who is who - Meet the Lab Family

 

 
Principal investigator
 

Dr. Wesley Dáttilo. I am Assistant Professor and Researcher at the Department of Eco-ethology at the Instituto de Ecología, A.C. (Mexico) with experience on tropical ecology, species interactions, ecological networks, and conservation biology.

Date of Birth: August 03, 1987. Place: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

 
 
PhD. Students


Research Assistant

Brenda Juarez (2020-Current)

Research project: Ant-plant interaction networks in temperate forests (Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo - Mexico). Co-supervised with Dra. Claudia Moreno.

 

Ricardo Madrigal (2015-Current)

He is currently supporting our projects on biotic interactions in tropical landscapes.


Carlos

Carlos Pinilla (2020-Current)

Research project: Plant-bumblebee-mite interaction networks along elevational gradients (Instituto de Ecología AC - Mexico).



MSc. Students

Andrea Esquivel (2020-Current)

Research project: Competitive interactions between exotic and native dung beetles (Instituto de Ecologia A.C. - Mexico). Co-supervised with Dr. Daniel Tokman.

Daniela Alicia Torres (2019-Current)

Research project: Primary seed dispersal by howler monkeys (Instituto de Ecologia A.C. - Mexico). Co-supervised with Dr. Juan Serio-Silva.

   

Issaac Teodosio (2019-Current)

Research project: Avian frugivory and seed dispersal in urban landscapes (Instituto de Ecologia A.C. - Mexico).

Luis Quijano (2019-Current)

Research project: Spatial ecology and predator-prey interaction networks (Instituto de Ecologia A.C. - Mexico). Co-supervised with Dra. Simoneta Negrete.

 

Undergraduate Student

Brenda Ratoni (2019-Current)

Research project: Functional diversity of dung beetles in fragmented landscapes (Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla - Mexico).

Pedro Luna (2018-Current)

Research project: Plant–pollinator interactions along altitudinal gradients (Instituto de Ecologia A.C. - Mexico).

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Ashley García (2021-Current)

Research project: Bee diversity along elevational gradients (Universidad Veracruzana - Mexico).

Erick Corro-Méndez(2017-Current)

Research project: The macroecology of ecological networks (Instituto de Ecologia A.C. - Mexico). Co-supervised with Dr. Fabricio Villalobos.

 
Honorary members

Cauê Dáttilo (2019-Current)

Research project: This cutie baby is interested in worms and butterflies.

Diana Ahuatzin-Flores (2017-Current)

Research project: Multi-scale modelling and ant physiology in fragmented landscapes (Instituto de Ecología A.C. - Mexico). Co-supervised with Dr. Daniel González-Tokman.

 

Nickie (2018-Current)

Research project: She is interested in exploring nature, hunting butterflies, and in Extinction Vortex of her toys.







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Alumni
   

Reuber Antoniazzi (2016-2020)- PhD in Ecology

Research project: Ant-plant interactions in forest canopies (Instituto de Ecologia A.C. - Mexico). Co-supervised with Dr. Maurice Leponce.







Visiting Students

Rodrigo Mello (2016-2020)- PhD in Ecology

Research project: Landscape effects on plant-bat networks (Universidade Federal de Lavras, Brazil). Co-supervised with Dr. Renato Gregorin.


Daiane Carreira (2018)

Research project: Frugivory in tropical rainforests (Universidade de São Paulo - Brazil).


Patricia N. Miranda (2015-2019) - PhD in Ecology

Research project: Effects of forest fragmentation on ant-plant interactions mediated by extrafloral nectaries (Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Brazil).

 

Diego Anjos (2017)

Research project: Ant-seed interactions in the Neotropical savannah (Universidade de São Paulo - Brazil).

 

Juan Trejo (2016-2019) - MSc in Ecology

Research project: Secondary seed dispersion by dung beetles (Instituto de Ecología A.C. - Mexico).

 
Arleu Viana (2017)

Research project: Termites over tropical altitudinal gradients (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais- Brazil).

Edgar Gonzalez (2016-2018) - MSc in Ecology

Research project: Probabilistic models to study plant-hummingbird networks (Instituto de Ecología A.C. - Mexico).

 
Giselle Martins (2017)

Research project: Distribution patterns in butterflies (Universidade Estadual de Campinas- Brazil).

Pedro Luna (2016-2018) - MSc in Ecology

Research project: Temporal dynamic of individual-based networks (Instituto de Ecologia A.C. - Mexico).

 
Sinead Gómez (2016)

Research project: Plant-plant interaction networks (Universidad Autónoma de Morelos - Mexico).

Nathalia Barrozo (2016-2018) - MSc in Ecology

Research project: Mammal–ectoparasite interaction networks (Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso - Brazil).

 
Tae Tanaami (2016)

Research project: Twigs as nest-building resources for ants (Universidade de Mogi das Cruzes - Brazil).

Erick Corro-Méndez (2015-2017) - MSc in Ecology

Research project: Ant-plant interactions in fragmented rainforests (Instituto de Ecología A.C. - Mexico).

 
Nancy Baez (2016)

Research project: Dung beetles in fragmented landscapes (Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla - Mexico).

 

Diana Ahuatzin-Flores (2015-2017) - MSc in Ecology

Research project: Ecological and functional diversity of ants in fragmented landscapes (Instituto de Ecología A.C. - Mexico).

 



 

Ricardo E. Vicente (2012-2016) - PhD. in Ecology

Research project: Ants garden in treefall gaps of Amazonian rainforests (Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso - Brazil).

 

 

 

Natalí Sánchez-Garzón (2014-2016) - M.S. in Ecology

Research project: Food webs of black howler monkeys in fragmented landscapes (Instituto de Ecología A.C. - Mexico).

 

 

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Andréa Marry Santana (2014-2016) - M.S. in Zoology

Research project: Ants foraging on plants bearing extrafloral nectar in rupestre fields. (Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana - Brazil).

 

 

 

Rocío Flores (2015-2016) - BSc in Biology

Research project: Multitrophic interactions between ants, plants and herbivores in arid environments (Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla - Mexico).