João Vitor S. Messeder

João Vitor S. Messeder
Pennsylvania State University | Penn State · Department of Biology

MSc. Plant Biology

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Introduction
I am a PhD student and a Fulbright scholar in the Ecology program at Penn State University (USA). I've completed a Master Degree in Plant Biology and a Bachelor Degree in Biological Sciences both at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil). My research experience and interests are plant-animal interactions, especially frugivory and seed dispersal, seed ecology and physiology, restoration and community ecology, using several statistical approaches to address eco-evolutionary questions.
Additional affiliations
March 2019 - April 2020
Federal University of Minas Gerais
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • Research assistant at the Laboratory of Tropical Plant Ecology and Evolution. Please visit http://leept.webnode.com/ for more information
February 2018 - December 2018
Federal University of Minas Gerais
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • Teacher assistant (PIFD - PROGRAD/UFMG) of the Plant Biology department. Courses: - Plant Anatomy; - Identification of Vascular Plants; - Field Methodology
March 2017 - February 2019
Federal University of Minas Gerais
Position
  • Master's Student
Description
  • Plant-frugivore interactions in the neotropics.
Education
August 2020 - March 2026
Pennsylvania State University
Field of study
  • Ecology
March 2017 - February 2019
Federal University of Minas Gerais
Field of study
  • Seed disperssal ecology
August 2011 - December 2016
Federal University of Minas Gerais
Field of study
  • Plant ecology

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Projects (2)
Archived project
To evaluate water use-related anatomical, functional and physiological traits in flowers and evolutionary consequences on pollinator attractiveness characters in Kielmeyera species in the Brazilian cerrado.
Project
We aim to investigate ecological and evolutionary facets of plant diversity in three rocky outcrop vegetation, the campo rupestre, the canga and inselbergs. Our ultimate goals are to mainstream rocky outcrop vegetation in the scientific community agenda; and to provide support for evidence-based conservation, restoration and public policies.