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I'm a Brazilian Ph.D Candidate in Ecology at the University of São Paulo. I am currently interested in behavioral ecology, mainly in sexual selection proccesses in species with male alternative reproductive tactics.
Male dimorphism is an emblematic example of disruptive selection, commonly found in arthropods. However, few studies compared pre-copulatory and copulatory courtship between morphs. Our review shows that pre-copulatory courtship may be markedly different between morphs. Four processes may explain these differences: only one morph expresses traits u...
Circulating androgens can influence immune responses and sexual traits in male vertebrates. However, in the last 20 years, glucocorticoids have also been implicated as a possible source of variation in male sexual traits and immunocompetence. In this context, we studied the relations between male vocal mating display, immunity, androgens, and gluco...
Androgens and glucocorticoids play important roles in vertebrate’s reproduction and display complex immunomodulatory functions that may affect survival. In anurans, testosterone and corticosterone are correlated to sexual behavior, reproduction, and immune function. Male toads (Rhinella jimi) were treated with acute doses of testosterone (T) and co...
Stressors can increase plasma glucocorticoid (GC) levels and decrease plasma androgen levels in different species of vertebrates. GCs can have immune-enhancing or immunosuppressive effects, which are dependent upon stress duration and intensity. The worldwide decline in amphibian populations is strongly linked to an array of different stressors. Th...
Background The current treatments for anxiety disorders and depression have multiple adverse effects in addition to a delayed onset of action, which has prompted efforts to find new substances with potential activity in these disorders. Citrus aurantium was chosen based on ethnopharmacological data because traditional medicine refers to the Citrus...