Renato Portela Salomão


Renato in a Caatinga habitat (a semi-arid Brazilian ecosystem) near Parnamirim municipality, Brazil. Photo by Fabio Costa.

I am conducting research on Scarabaeinae in a wide range of field studies, including feeding aspects and adaptations of dung beetles to using alternative food resources in tropical regions and also landscape ecology associated with distributional patterns. I am also interested in community structure of dung beetles and the conditions that influence the rareness and dominance of species. I am conducting my PhD at INECOL in Xalapa, México, where I am studying terminal inversion behavior, community structure, and physiology of dung beetles influenced by landscape structure.

Renato Portela Salomão

Red de Ecoetología
Instituto de Ecología, A.C.
Xalapa, Veracruz, MEXICO



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