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Daniel Caetano

  • PhD. Student
  • PhD. Student
  • University of Idaho
  • 4PublicationsNumber of items in Daniel's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 30Followers

Research interests

Phylogenies.Experimental ecologyAnimal BehaviorSexual selectionTrait evolutionComparative methods

About

My first contact with research was as a second year undergraduate student at Dr. Sergio Vanin's lab in USP (Brazil), where my main task was to organize the lab beetles collection. The huge diversity of shapes among beetles groups surprised me and, since then, I have paid attention to relationships between form and function in organisms and to evolutionary patterns. My masters dissertation work comprised of studying the phylogenetic relationships of different species of harvestmen belonging to the family Gonyleptidae (Opiliones). For that I built a phylogeny using only behavioral, ecological, and chemical characters. This project was a great opportunity to experience how shared ancestrality can shape both ecology and morphology and its influence on comparative studies. Recently I've joined Dr. Luke Harmon's lab at the University of Idaho as a PhD. Student. My main research interests are modern comparative methods and traits evolution, with emphasis in phenotypes under sexual selection.

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Recent publications

  • Copelatus cessaima sp. nov. (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Copelatinae): first record of a troglomorphic diving beetle from Brazil

    • Caetano D
    • Bená D
    • Vanin S
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  • The ecological tale of Gonyleptidae (Arachnida, Opiliones) evolution: phylogeny of a Neotropical lineage of armoured harvestmen using ecological, behavioural and chemical characters

    • Caetano D
    • Machado G
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Professional experience

PhD. Student

University of Idaho

August 2012 - Present

Education

PhD. degree in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

University of Idaho

August 2012 - November 2012(3 months)

Master degree in Ecology

Universidade de São Paulo

February 2009 - August 2011(3 years)

Bachelor of Biological Sciences

Universidade de São Paulo

February 2004 - January 2009(5 years)