BWG – The Bromeliad Working Group
The BWG is an international research network with approximately 46 researchers from 12 distinct countries. Through the field sample of the faunal food web inhabiting tank bromeliads, the BWG is able to conduct large-scale experiments from Florida to Argentina concerning Community Ecology, Biogeography, and Phylogeny.
1. Marino NAC, Céréghino R, Gilbert B, Petermann JS, Srivastava DS, Omena PM, Bautista FO, Farjalla VF, Guzman LM, Romero GQ, Trzcinski MK, Barberis IM, Corbara B, Debastiani VJ, Dézerald O, Kratina P, Leroy C, MacDonald AAM, Montero G, Pillar VD, Richardson BA, Richardson MJ, Talaga S, Gonçalves AZ, Piccoli GCO, Jocqué M. Species niches, not traits, determine abundance-occurrence relationships: a multi-site synthesis. Global Ecology and Biogeography [manuscript accepted].
2. Céréghino R, Pillar VD, Srivastava DS, Omena PM, MacDonald AAM, Barberis IM, Corbara B, Guzman M, Leroy C, Bautista FO, Romero GQ, Trzcinski MK, Kratina P, Debastiani VJ, Gonçalves AZ, Marino NAC, Farjalla VF, Richardson BA, Richardson MJ, Dézerald O, Gilbert B, Petermann J, Talaga S, Piccoli GCO, Jocqué M, Montero G. 2018. Constraints on the functional trait space of aquatic invertebrates in bromeliads. Functional Ecology, 32: 2435-2447. [PDF]
Dr. Vanessa Villanova Kuhnen
My path crossed Ana’s in 2012 when we made our PhD at the same Department. There has begun a friendship that lasts until today and, fortunately, also turned into a productive professional partnership. Although we work in different areas, Science has been our common motivation. Ana has been helping me with the sample design of my research, statistical analysis and the writing process of my papers.
Our first research together was one of my PhD manuscripts about “Population dynamics of marsupials”. Then, we taught together the graduation course “Experimental design”, and today she is an Associate Researcher in my project with “Multitrophic crops”. It has been an opportunity to learn while working with Ana. She inspires me not only for her knowledge but also for her dedication and love for what she does. I am proud to have her on my team.
Kuhnen VV, Aguiar MAM, Gonçalves AZ, Setz EZF. 2017. Realized trophic niche driven by apparent competition: an example with marsupials. Biotropica 49: 832-837.[PDF]
Dr. Guilherme Nascimento Corte
Ana Z. and I obtained our MSc. and PhD. degrees in the same department. Currently, one of the aims of my Post-doctoral research is advancing the ecosystem-based approach for beach conservation, combining exploratory field research and complementary methods (e.g., stable isotope analysis). Ana Z. recently became the collaborator of my research in which she has been collaborating with the stable isotope theory and analysis.