Alan Nilo Costa


Biologist, doctor in Ecology and Conservation, with great experience in tropical ecosystems. As researcher, develops studies in community ecology, focusing on works about entomology and animal-plant interactions. The main current researches are about the role of insect herbivory played in plant dynamics at Neotropical savannas habitats. With special interest of leaf-cutter ant, have published papers about herbivory and ecosystem effects of these ants in Brazilian Cerrado, the largest extension of savanna in neotropics. In addition, contributes with studies of fauna diversity and animal conservation.

Biodiversity Conservation Biology Ecology Entomology Plant Science Zoology

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Voluntary Professor

Universidade Federal de Goiás
May 2013
Instituto de Biotecnologia


Programa de Conservação Mamíferos do Cerrado
January 2009


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