João Tonini

João Tonini

Postdoctoral Researcher
Naomi Pierce Lab
Scott Edwards Lab
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My research interests are related to understanding the relative importance of mechanisms generating biodiversity at multiple geographic scales and how human-driven environmental impacts accelerate species extinction risks. To investigate topics along those lines, I collect empirical data on phenotypic features, behavioral traits, genetics, and species distribution. In addition, to develop null distribution and test hypotheses, I use model-based approaches that incorporate fundamental evolutionary and ecological processes affecting biodiversity patterns. My ongoing projects focus on the evolution of Cerrado biodiversity of birds and butterflies, evolution of frog calls, evolutionary history of phytotelm-breeding frogs, and systematics and biogeography of Neotropical frogs.

Contact Information

Museum of Comparative Zoology
26 Oxford St.
Cambridge, MA 02138