I am a field ecologist and spent most of my career in trying to understand the effects of human disturbance on plant-animal interactions. Because I live in Brazil, I am able to study a variety of frugivores (fish, reptiles, birds and mammals) and ecosystems. I try to use several tools (including GIS, molecular genetics) to answer how species are evolving and changing in the Antropocene. I earned my Bachelor in Biology at Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), and my Master degree there. Then, I got my PhD at University of Cambridge, England. I also have experience in Bornean rainforests, where I studied hornbills and bears. My research also focus on understanding how the changes in wildlife in defaunated landscapes affects ecosystem function.