One of the oldest challenges in ecology is to understand the processes that underpin the composition of communities. Unravelling the complexities of the distribution, abundances and interactions between species requires novel approaches. Together with taxonomy, ecological experiments and observations, we develop mathematical and statistical approaches for integrating different facets (traits, phylogeny, systematics, dynamics) of species interactions and biodiversity.
Nayara Fernanda Hachich
Nayara is interested in understanding marine ecological diversity distribution, considering reef fish as models. Her masters research focused on investigating the spatial distribution patterns of phylogenetic lineages and species ecological traits to infer the role of ecological and historical-evolutionary process on shaping communities composition.
Nayara was a MSc student in Ecology at the State University of Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil.
Her main interests are ecology, governance, environmental education and environmental entrepreneurship.