Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Renata Durães Ribeiro

Professor of Practice - Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Contact Info
rduraes@tulane.edu

Department Affiliation
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Degrees
  • B.S., Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Ecology, 1998
  • M.S., Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Ecology, Conservation & Wildlife Management, 2001
  • Ph.D., University of Missouri-St. Louis, Ecology
Academic Experience
  • Professor of Practice, Tulane University, 2016-
  • Adjunct Instructor, Tulane University, 2011-2016
  • AAUW Post-doctoral Fellow, Tulane University, 2014-2015
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 2010-2011
  • Visiting Scholar, University of California, Los Angeles, 2008-2009

Research & Teaching Specializations: Avian ecology and behavior, Neotropical Ornithology, Understory birds, Brazil

Distinctions
  • Post-doctoral Fellowship, American Association of University Women, 2014
  • CAPES graduate scholarship for Doctorate Abroad Program, UM-St. Louis, 2001-2015
  • Annual award in Excellence in Tropical Ecology and Conservation, Journal Biotropica, 2013
Languages:
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
Selected Publications
  • 2015. “Loss of sexual dimorphism is associated with loss of lekking behavior in the green (Xenopipo holochlora).“Journal of Avian Biology. Ribeiro, R.D., J.E. McCormack, H.G. Álvarez, L. Carrasco, G.F. Grether, P. Mena, R. Sedano, T.B. Smith & J. Karubian. 46:307-314
  • 2013. “Effects of forest disturbance and habitat loss on avian communities in a Neotropical biodiversity hotspot.” Biological Conservation. Durães, R., L. Carrasco, T.B. Smith & J. Karubian. 166:203-211
  • 2013. “Effects of forest disturbance and habitat loss on avian communities in a Neotropical biodiversity hotspot”. Biological Conservation. Durães, R., L. Carrasco, T.B. Smith & J. Karubian 166:203-211
  • 2012. “Mating behavior drives seed dispersal by the Long-wattled umbrellabird Cephalopterus penduliger.” Biotropica. Karubian, J., R. Durães, J.L. Storey & T.B. Smith. 44: 689-698
  • 2009. “Female mate choice across spatial scales: influence of lek and male attributes on mating success of Blue-crowned manakins.” Proceedings of the Royal Society. Durães, R., B.A. Loiselle, P.G. Parker & J.G. Blake. B 276:1875-1881
  • 2008. “Spatial and temporal dynamics at manakin leks: reconciling lek traditionality with male turnover.” Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. Durães, R., B.A. Loiselle, & J.G. Blake 62:1947-1957
  • 2007. “Intersexual spatial relationships in a lekking species: blue-crowned manakins and female hot spots.” Behavioral Ecology. Durães, R., B.A. Loiselle, & J.G. Blake. 18:1029-1039

Recently-Taught Latin American-Related Courses: Diversity of Life; Field Biology and Conservation in the Tropical Andes; Contemporary Biology; Tropical Biology; Global Environmental change

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