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Alexandre Palaoro

  • Student
  • Universidade Federal de Santa Maria - Federal University
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Recent publications

  • One step ahead of the enemy: investigating aggressive interactions between invasive and native crayfish before the contact in nature

    • Dalosto M
    • Palaoro A
    • Souty-Grosset C
    • et al.
    N/AReaders
    6Citations
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  • Population biology of Aegla platensis (Decapoda: Anomura: Aeglidae) in a tributary of the Uruguay River, state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

    • Dalosto M
    • Palaoro A
    • de Oliveira D
    • et al.
    N/AReaders
    5Citations
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Professional experience

Student

Universidade Federal de Santa Maria - Federal University

January 2007 - Present

Research interests

About

I am interested in behavioral ecology, mainly animal contests and weaponry evolution. Behavioral ecology requires a multidisciplinary approach to understand nature, and thus, I try to use different methodologies whenever possible to fill in the gaps in our knowledge. That is why I used geometric morphometrics, functional morphology, and behavioral assays in my thesis. This integrative approach allows us to understand a bigger scenario than using a single framework. The topics I am currently interested are: - Animal contests: how resource value and fighting costs influence decisions during fights; what fighting ability is; what factors influenced the evolution of the decision-making process. - Weaponry performance and evolution: how biomechanics influence weapon shape; selective pressures acting on weapons. - Life history and behavior of decapods. I frequently use freshwater decapods as models. But I am always open to new ideas and new models.

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