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Department of Zoology



I am currently a PhD student at the British Antarctic Survey/Department of Zoology and completed both my undergrad (Biological Sciences) and master's (in Zoology) at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.


My studies mainly focus on the taxonomy, phylogeny, biogeography, phylogeography and ecophysiology of insects (mostly Neotropical). Climate change (and climate science as whole) is another important interest.


Key publications: 

1         Simões, F.L., Ferrari, A., Grazia, J. (2012) Is Elsiella Froeschner, 1981 a valid genus? (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae: Pentatomini). Zootaxa (Online), 3238, 39-48.
2         Ferrari, A., Barão, K.R., Simões, F.L. (2013) Quantitative panbiogeography: was the congruence problem solved?. Systematics and Biodiversity (Print), 11, 285-302. 
3         Pessi, I.S., Osorio-Forero, C., Galvez, E.J.C., Simões, F.L., Simões, J.C., Junca, H., Macedo, A.J. (2014) Distinct composition signatures of archaeal and bacterial phylotypes in the Wanda Glacier forefield, Antarctic Peninsula. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 2014, 1.
4         Simões, F.L., Campos, L.A. (2014) Taxonomic notes on Ochlerus: revisiting Herrich-Schäffer's species (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae: Discocephalinae: Ochlerini). Zootaxa (Auckland. Print), 3774, 496-500.
5         Simões, F.L., Campos, L.A. (2015) Breddin's types of Ochlerus (Hemiptera, Pentatomidae, Discocephalinae). Contributions to Entomology, 65(2), 213-222.

PhD Student

Contact Details

British Antarctic Survey
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