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Marie-Claire Chelini

  • Msc
  • PhD Student
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln Nebraska Center for Mass Spectrometry
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Research interests

ThomisidaeOpilionesevolution of mating systemsfemale choicespermatic competitionparental careSexual selection

About

In my current research, I have been studying the costs and benefits of the peculiar maternal care strategy presented by the Neotropical harvestman Neosadocus maximus, under the supervision of Dr. Glauco Machado. I am particularly interested in the trade-offs between foraging opportunities, fecundity and offspring protection. During my undergrad studies, I described the inter and intra-sexual dimorphism of the harvestman Serracutisoma spelaeum, aiming to understand its relation to the mating guard behavior of its males. Although my main interests are sexual selection, and in particular parental care and evolution of mating systems, I also worked with gregariousness, anti-predator behavior, and sensorial capacities of Neotropical harvestmen.

Co-authors (10)

Publications (5)

  • Crossing regimes of temperature dependence in animal movement

    • Gibert J
    • Chelini M
    • Rosenthal M
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  • Caves as a Winter Refuge by a Neotropical Harvestman (Arachnida, Opiliones)

    • Chelini M
    • Willemart R
    • Gnaspini P
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  • Costs and benefits of freezing behaviour in the harvestman Eumesosoma roeweri (Arachnida, Opiliones)

    • Chelini M
    • Willemart R
    • Hebets E
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  • Sexually dimorphic legs in a neotropical harvestman (Arachnida, Opiliones): Ornament or weapon?

    • Willemart R
    • Osses F
    • Chelini M
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  • An ethological approach to a SEM survey on sensory structures and tegumental gland openings of two neotropical harvestmen (Arachnida, Opiliones, Gonyleptidae)

    • Willemart R
    • Chelini M
    • de Andrade R
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Professional experience

PhD Student

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

July 2011 - Present

Masters

Universidade de São Paulo, Instituto de Biocências

January 2009 - May 2011(2 years)

Undergrad student under Dr Pedro Gnaspini supervision

Universidade de São Paulo, Instituto de Biociências, Departamento de Zoologia

May 2004 - October 2007(3 years)

Undergrad student under Dr Eileen Hebets supervision

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

December 2006 - March 2007(3 months)

Education history

Phd student

University of Nebraska, Lincoln

July 2011 - March 2013(2 years)

MSc

Universidade de São Paulo, Instituto de Biocências

January 2009 - May 2011(2 years)

Bachelor degree in Biology

Instituto de Biociências - Universidade de São Paulo

February 2003 - December 2007(5 years)