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 Assistants

Elliott Oliveira (2020-Current)

Research project: Insects and climate change (Universidade de São Paulo - Brazil). Co-supervised with Dr. Kleber Del-Claro.


Fernando Escobar (2021-Current)

He is currently supporting our projects on insect biodiversity in tropical landscapes.


Jefferson Oliveira (2020-Current)

Research project:  The effects of anthropization of Amazon rainforest on plant-animal relationships (Universidade Federal de Viçosa - Brazil). Co-supervised with Dr. Lucas Paolucci.


Ricardo Madrigal (2015-Current)

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


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.

 
MSc. Student

Brenda Ratoni (2021-Current)

Research project: Thermal tolerance of pollinators along ecological gradients (Instituto de Ecologia A.C. - Mexico).

Carlos

Carlos Pinilla (2020-Current)

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


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Undergraduate Students

Ashley García (2021-Current)

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

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.

 

José Barreiro (2022-Current)

Research project: Thermal tolerance of pollinators in urban landscapes (Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla - 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.

 

Honorary members

Cauê Dáttilo (2019-Current)

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


Pedro Luna (2018-Current)

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

 
Nickie (2018-Current)

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

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.

 







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Alumni

Visiting Students
Erick Corro-Méndez (2017-2022)- PhD. in Ecology

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


Daiane Carreira (2018)

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



Andrea Esquivel (2020-2022)- MSc. in Ecology

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


Diego Anjos (2017)

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


Issaac Teodosio (2019-2021)- MSc. in Ecology

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


Arleu Viana (2017)

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


Brenda Ratoni (2019-2021)- BSc. in Biology

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


Giselle Martins (2017)

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


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.


Sinead Gómez (2016)

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


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.


Tae Tanaami (2016)

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

 

Nancy Baez (2016)

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

 

Juan Trejo (2016-2019) - MSc in Ecology

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

 

Edgar Gonzalez (2016-2018) - MSc in Ecology

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

 

Pedro Luna (2016-2018) - MSc in Ecology

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

 

Nathalia Barrozo (2016-2018) - MSc in Ecology

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

 

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

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