Victor Hugo Fonseca Oliveira

PhD student

Research Overview

I am currently in the first year of my PhD in Environmental Sciences at the Lancaster University, and in the second year of my PhD in Applied Ecology at the Universidade Federal de Lavras (BRA). I have been dealing with different questions concerning the ecology of Tropical Dry Forests and Rainforests, using dung beetles as indicators of environmental changes. My thesis is focused on understanding to what extent biased and subjective choices across the design and analysis of field studies affects the way we perceive the species environment relationships.

Are we selecting appropriate metrics to assess human impacts on biodiversity?
Oliveira, V.H.F., Barlow, J., Gardner, T., Louzada, J. 30/03/2017 In: Basic and Applied Ecology.
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Anthropogenic disturbance in tropical forests can double biodiversity loss from deforestation
Barlow, B.J., Lennox, G.D., Ferreira, J., De Berenguer Cesar, E., Lees, A.C., Mac Nally, R., Thomson, J.R., de Barros Ferraz, S.F., Louzada, J.N., Fonseca Oliveira, V.H., Parry, L.T.W., de Castro Solar, R.R., Guimaraes Vieira, I.C., Aragao, L.E.O.C., Begotti, R.A., Braga, R.F., Cardoso, T.M., de Oliveira Junior, R.C., Souza, C., de Moura, N.G., Serra Nunes, S., Siqueira, J.V., Pardini, R., Silveira, J., Vaz-de-Mello, F.Z. 29/06/2016 In: Nature. 535, 7610, 4 p.

How pervasive is biotic homogenization in human‐modified tropical forest landscapes?
Solar, R.R.C., Barlow, B.J., Ferreira, J., De Berenguer Cesar, E., Lees, A.C., Louzada, J.N., Maues, M.M., Moura, N., Fonseca Oliveira, V.H., Mario Chaul, J.C., Vieira, I.C., Mac Nally, R., Gardner, T. 10/2015 In: Ecology Letters. 18, 10, p. 1108-1118. 11 p.
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A social and ecological assessment of tropical land uses at multiple scales: the Sustainable Amazon Network
Gardner, T.A., Ferreira, J., Barlow, J., Lees, A.C., Parry, L., Guimaraes Vieira, I.C., Berenguer, E., Abramovay, R., Aleixo, A., Andretti, C., Aragao, L.E.O.C., Araujo, I., de Avila, W.S., Bardgett, R.D., Batistella, M., Begotti, R.A., Beldini, T., de Blas, D.E., Braga, R.F., Braga, D.d.L., de Brito, J.G., de Camargo, P.B., dos Santos, F.C., de Oliveira, V.C., Nunes Cordeiro, A.C., Cardoso, T.M., de Carvalho, D.R., Castelani, S.A., Mario Chaul, J.C., Cerri, C.E., Costa, F.d.A., Furtado da Costa, C.D., Coudel, E., Coutinho, A.C., Cunha, D., D'Antona, A., Dezincourt, J., Dias-Silva, K., Durigan, M., Dalla Mora Esquerdo, J.C., Feres, J., de Barros Ferraz, S.F., de Melo Ferreira, A.E., Fiorini, A.C., Flores da Silva, L.V., Frazao, F.S., Garrett, R., Gomes, A.d.S., Goncalves, K.d.S., Guerrero, J.B., Hamada, N., Hughes, R.M., Igliori, D.C., Jesus, E.d.C., Juen, L., Junior, M., de Oliveira Junior, J.M.B., de Oliveira Junior, R.C., Souza Junior, C., Kaufmann, P., Korasaki, V., Leal, C.G., Lei 5/06/2013 In: Philosophical Transactions B: Biological Sciences. 368, 1619, 11 p.
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