André Victor Lucci Freitas

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Cargo: Professor Titular

PhD, University of Campinas

Dep. BIOLOGIA ANIMAL, IB, Unicamp, Campinas, SP


    Research lines

    • Population dynamics and interspecific interactions
    • Biodiversity, conservation and environmental changes
    • Systematics and biogeography
    • Biology of terrestrial and aquatic animals

    Personal presentation

    Degree in Biological Sciences from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (1991), Master's at Ecology from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (1994) and Ph.D. at Ecology from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (1999). Has experience in Ecology, acting on the following subjects: butterflies, conservation, systematics, immatures and cladistics.

    Research activities

    Labbor is located in the Animal Biology Department (Departamento de Biologia Animal) at Unicamp, Campinas, SãoPaulo. The lab focuses its research in studies on natural history, ecology and systematics of Neotropical lepidoptera. Current lines of research include butterfly taxonomy and phylogeny, natural history, adult and immature morphology, community ecology, and conservation.

    Selected Publications

    Brown Junior, K. S.; freitas, A. V. L.; Atlantic Forest Butterflies: Indicators for Landscape Conservation. Biotropica (Lawrence, KS), v.32, p. 934-956, 2000 [ doi:10.1111/j.1744-7429.2000.tb00631.x ]

    freitas, A. V. L.; Brown Junior, K. S.; Phylogeny of the Nymphalidae (Lepidoptera). Systematic Biology (Philadelphia), v.53, p. 363-384, 2004 [ doi:10.1080/10635150490445670 ]

    Oliveira, P. S.; freitas, A. V. L.; Ant-Plant-Herbivore Interactions in the Neotropical Cerrado Savanna. Naturwissenschaften, v.91, p. 557-570, 2004 [ doi:10.1007/s00114-004-0585-x ]

    Wahlberg, N.; Leneveu, J.; Kodandaramaiah, U.; Peña, C.; Nylin, S.; freitas, A. V. L.; Brower, A. V. Z.; Nymphalid butterflies diversify following near demise at the Cretaceous/Tertiary boundary. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, v.276, p. 4295-4302, 2009 [ doi:10.1098/rspb.2009.1303 ]

    Lewinsohn, Thomas M.; Agostini, Kayna; Lucci freitas, André Victor; Melo, Adriano S.; Insect decline in Brazil: an appraisal of current evidence. Biology Letters, v.18, p. 20220219-, 2022 [ doi:10.1098/rsbl.2022.0219 ]