Kate Pereira Maia
Kate is a network biologist working on her PhD thesis with Jane Memmott at the University of Bristol, UK. I co-supervise a chapter of her thesis that investigates how interaction rewiring shapes the structure and dynamics of mutualistic and antagonistic networks. Her work includes both empirical and theoretical perspectives on ecological networks, with a particular focus on potential applications related to ecological restoration.
Viviana Márquez Velásquez
Viviana is a Colombian PhD student at Universidade Federal da Paraíba, João Pessoa, Brazil. Her research focuses on different aspects of feeding habits and trophic ecology of fishes, especially elasmobranchs, based on analysis of stomach contents and stable isotopes. Currently, her main interest is the ecological role of fish species on the stability and maintenance of marine and freshwater ecosystems. She applies network tools to study the structure and dynamics of food webs, particularly the propagation of direct and indirect effects and the implications of biodiversity loss for network properties. I co-supervise a chapter of her thesis addressing the stability of such ecological networks.
I am looking for highly motivated students that are interested in ecological and evolutionary modeling. No grants are currently available, but I will be happy to discuss funding opportunities and to help with projects.