Visits to IEG
We had a number of visits at IEG during September and the first half of October: Andy Jones (at STRI, Panama), and Sabrina Russo (Univ. Cambridge, UK), Yoshihisa Suyama and Motoshi Tomita (Tohoku Univ, Japan). Also we had Margarita Rios, from Colombia (Fundación Ecoandina y Wildlife Conservation Society) for a short stay at the lab. In addition Paulo came for a short stay.
Paulo’s PhD thesis
Paulo R. Guimarães Jr. defended his PhD thesis at University of Campinas, Brazil. He has worked on plant-animal interaction networks from a theoretical perspective, addressing connectivity patterns, the origin of truncation in the connectivity distributions, nestedness patterns and the structure of ant-plant and fish-cleaning interactions in comparison with other mutualisms. He has been advised by Sérgio Furtado Dos Reis, Marcus Aguiar, Jordi Bascompte and myself. It has been a privilege to work with Paulo in this project.