Posdoctoral research at IFISC (UIB-CSIC)
Campus Universidad de las Islas Baleares, E07122 Palma de Mallorca (Spain)
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Research interests: Theoretical ecology, complex systems, nonequilibrium statistical physics and nonlinear dynamics. CVList of Publications: [Google Scholar]
I'm a physicist interested in the macroscopic phenomena that emerge in biological populations, focusing on topics such as population survival in heterogeneous environment, self-organization and ecosystem diversity. I received my doctoral degree in 2018, at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), with the thesis “Collective behavior of living beings under spatiotemporal environmental fluctuations” and currently work at Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Physics and Complex Systems (IFISC).
Research lines- Community coexistence Species coexistence is an ecossytem macroscopic property that arises from individual-level interactions. For a predator-prey system, the interaction level is set by their encounter rate and predator attack (catching) success. This involves species movement behavior, hunting strategies and perceptual ranges. Proposing an individual-level model, we investigated whether the evolutionary dynamics of predator traits interacts with prey-predator spatial distribution. We showed that while different levels of species mixing select for predator characteristics, the resulting evolutionary outcome reshape the spatial distribution of preys and predators. Since prey-predator spatial mixing is the key factor that regulates the intensity of predation, we explore the community-level implications of such feedback and show that it controls both coexistence times and species extinction probabilities.