Bernardo Niebuhr

Bachelor in Physics (UFPR), Master in Ecology (UFPR), and PhD candidate in Ecology and Biodiversity (UNESP). I am interested in how landscape and animal movement features influence ecological processes (say, animal and plant population dynamics, landscape connectivity, seed dispersal interaction networks and seed dispersal effectiveness) at different spatial scales. In my PhD project I focus on primate taxa and their interaction with fruit plants.


Primates and plants in fragmented landscapes: the interplay of movement and landscape on population dynamics and species interactions. Advised by Milton C. Ribeiro (UNESP), Marcus A. M. de Aguiar (UNICAMP, SP), and Laurence M. V. Culot (UNESP). Collaboration with Mauro Galetti (UNESP), Pedro Jordano (Estación Biológica de Doñana, Spain), Carlos R. Ruiz-Miranda (UENF, RJ), and Otso Ovaskainen (University of Helsinki, Finland).

This is part of the international project between FAPESP and AKA/Finland "New sampling methods and statistical tools for biodiversity research: integrating animal movement ecology with population and community ecology."

Grants and Funding:

I am granted by CAPES (PhD) and part of my study is funded by FAPESP (process 2013/50421-2).

E-mail: bernardo_brandaum@yahoo.com.br