Welcome to LESTES!

Our laboratory is located in the Department of Hydrobiology of the Federal University of São Carlos (Brazil). We work on two interesting and important interfaces: we attempt to understand how evolutionary and ecological processes interact to create and maintain biodiversity. To achieve this goal, we integrate several areas of knowledge, always aiming at the training and integration of students in Biology, Zoology and Animal Behavior.


Current Projects

Odonata and Forests: Ethodiversity as an indicator of environmental impacts from forestry.

Partners: Kleber Del Claro, Adolfo Cordero Rivera and Leandro Juen



Dragonflies of the Canastra Mountains


The effect of environmental complexity on animal behavior and biodiversity




Behavioral and Biodiversity patterns in anthropic and natural environments