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  • Ph.D. candidate in Biology from the University of Auckland (New Zealand). ​

  • Master of Science - Biology - Animal Ecology from Lund University (Sweden).

  • Experience in avian cognitionbehaviour and vision.

  • Nine years of teaching experience in several areas.

  • Experience with handling, banding and husbandry of wild and captive birds.

Ph.D. candidate. University of Auckland - New Zealand
2019 - present
Thesis: The effects of sleep on avian vocal performance.

Master in Biology - Animal Ecology. Lund University - Sweden

2016 - 2018

Thesis: Mirror-mediated spatial location in great tits (Parus major).

Bachelor in Biological Sciences. Universidade de Caxias do Sul - Brazil

​2011 - 2016
Thesis: Behavioral analysis of Southern Lapwing, Vanellus chilensis, with human presence.

Exchange - General Biology. Thompson Rivers University - Canada

2012 - 2013

Exchange Program through the Brazilian government scholarship Science Without Borders 

Research Experience

See Projects for more details.


University of Auckland - May/2019 - present

Ph.D. project

Project: The effects of sleep on avian vocal performance.

University of Auckland - Mar/2019 - present

Ph.D. project

Project: Visual and auditory ornaments in New Zealand Fantails (Rhipidura fuliginosa)

Lund University - Jun/2018 - Aug/2018


Project: Detection of moving targets in budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus)

Lund University - Aug/2017 – Jun/2018

Master Thesis

Projects: Mirror-mediated spatial location in great tits (Parus major)


Lund University - Nov/2016 – Jul/2017


Projects: Problem solving in urban and rural great tits (Parus major)

Self-control with experienced great tits (Parus major)


Universidade de Caxias do Sul May/2015 – Apr/2016

Bachelor’s Thesis

Project: Behavioral analysis of Southern Lapwing (Vanellus chilensis) with human presence


Thompson Rivers University - May/2013 – Aug/2013

Field Technician

Project: Associations of parental care and quality on offspring plumage coloration in mountain bluebirds (Sialia currucoides)

Universidade de Caxias do Sul - Mar/2011 – Aug/2012

Laboratory Internship

Project: Cellulase, xylanase and pectinase production from Penicillium echinulatum, Aspergillus oyzae and Trichoderma reesei fungi in solid and liquid cultivation

Teaching Experience

See Teaching for more details.

Teaching Assistant - 2021

Biology of Terrestrial Animals - BIOSCI 338

The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Teaching Assistant - 2019, 2020

Animal Behaviour - BIOSCI 337 

The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Teaching Assistant  - 2019

Animal Form and Function - BIOSCI 207

The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Skype a Scientist Program - Mar/2019 - December/2019


English Teacher - ESL - Sep/2018 - Feb/2019

Talkers Idiomas, Brazil

Demonstrator -  Apr/2018

Animal Behaviour

Lund University, Sweden

English Teacher - ESL - Aug/2015 – Jul/2016

SKILL Idiomas, Brazil

English Teacher - ESL - Sep/2013 – Jul/2014

Instituto de Idiomas Yázigi, Brazil

Computer to Older Adults Teacher - Sep/2013 - Dec/2013

Community Volunteering, Brazil

Community Teacher - Mar/2007 - Jul/2012

Community Volunteering, Brazil

Professional Societies

Australasian Society of the Study of Animal Behaviour

Outreach officer (07/2019 - present)

Member (04/2019 - present)

Birds New Zealand 

Member (04/2019 - present)


International Society for Behavioural Ecology

Member (02/2020 - present)

Scholarships, Grants and Prizes

ASSAB Student Research Grant (2020)

3rd place - FoS PG Research Showcase (2019)

University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship (UoADS) (2019 - 2022)

Science without Borders Scholarship (2012 - 2013)

Courses and Training

Bioacoustic Analysis in R (2021) - Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS)

Wild Bird Rescue and Rehabilitation (2021) - Learn Bird Care and New Zealand Bird Rescue 

Relevant Certifications

Banding Level 1 - New Zealand (2019)

Bird Handling - Sweden (2016) 

Animal Handling - Canada (2013)

Laboratory Animal Handling - Brazil (2012)

Professional Service

Blood coordinator - 06/2019 – Present
School of Biological Sciences - UoA

Outreach officer and board member 07/2019 - present

Australasian Society of the Study of Animal Behaviour - ASSAB

Manuscript reviewing

Evolutionary Ecology - 2020

Behavioural Processes - 2019

Outreach officer and board member

2017 - 2018

Projekt6 (NGO)


Portuguese (Native)

English (Proficient)

Spanish (Basic)

Italian (Basic)

Event Presentations

ASSAB Conference 2020 (Talk + Organization) - 2020

Virtual Meeting

25th Congress of the European Sleep Research Society (Poster) - 2020

Virtual Meeting


57th Annual Conference of the Animal Behavior Society (Talk) - 2020

Virtual Meeting


Exposure Postgraduate Research Exposition (Poster) 2019

Auckland, New Zealand

Faculty of Science 2019 Postgraduate Poster Competition (Poster) - 2019

Auckland, New Zealand

ASSAB Conference 2019 (Poster) - 2019

Waiheke, New Zealand

35th International Ethological Conference (Poster) - 2017

Estoril, Portugal

Biologists in Lund Annual Meeting (Poster) - 2017

Lund, Sweden

Swedish OIKOS Meeting (Symposia) - 2017

Lund, Sweden

Meeting of Young Researchers (Poster) - 2011

Caxias do Sul, Brazil


Board Member and Head of Project and Internal Engagement at NGO Projekt6 - 2018

Outreach Officer at NGO Projekt6 - 2017

Organization Volunteer for Swedish OIKOS Meeting - 2017

Vice-Secretary of Biology Student Union (UCS) - 2015


Computer to Older Adults Teacher - 2013

Community School Teacher - 2007 - 2012

Organization Volunteer for Simpósio Nacional de Bioprocessos - 2011