About The Author

PhD in Ecology from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (2011-2015), Post-doctorate at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the United States (2015-2016). He is currently an adjunct professor in the Department of Oceanography and Limnology at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, where he develops research activities in marine ecology.

Are Ecological Interactions More Intense In The Tropics?

THE QUESTION When we think about a tropical site, what commonly comes in mind is heat, rainforests, beaches, and colorful reefs. The tropics are the warmer regions of the planet, and they harbor the highest species diversity on Earth, particularly in forests and reefs. Despite this widely-accepted biodiversity pattern, there is a heated debate on