Ariovaldo A. Giaretta

Keywords: Taxonomy, Anura, bioacoustics, Neotropics, Systmatics

Biography

Ariovaldo A. Giaretta. Biologist by the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp), SP, Brazil. Master and PhD in Biological Sciences (Unicamp). At present Associate 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) post-graduation 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. Latest papers: -A new species of the Bokermannohyla circumdata group (Anura: Hylidae) from southeastern Brazil, with bioacoustic data on seven species of the genus. Zootaxa, 3321, 37–55, 2012.

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