Ariovaldo A. Giaretta. Biologist by the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp), SP, Brazil. Master and PhD in Biological Sciences (Unicamp). At present Professor at the Federal University of Uberlândia, MG, Brazil. Researcher of the Brazilian government research agency (CNPq/Zoology). Advisor of the 1) Comparative Biology (Usp) and 2) Animal Biology (Unicamp) graduate programs. Research program in taxonomy and animal behavior (mainly bioacoustics) and the interfaces of these with Systematics (patterns and processes micro and macro-evolution). Frogs (Lissamphibia: Anura) as model organisms in research. Activities also in biodiversity inventories and curation of zoological collections and associated databases.