Mariana Pires Braga

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Mariana Pires Braga



Zoologiska institutionen: Ekologi
08-16 40 41
08-15 95 22
Svante Arrheniusväg 18 B
Stockholms universitet
Zoologiska institutionen: Ekologi
106 91 Stockholm


I combine host use records, phylogenetic information, network theory, and computer simulations to study the relationship between the evolution of butterfly-host plant interactions and butterfly diversification.



Mariana P. Braga, Sabrina B. L. Araujo, Salvatore Agosta, Daniel Brooks, Eric Hoberg, Sören Nylin, Niklas Janz, Walter A. Boeger. 2018. Host use dynamics in a heterogeneous fitness landscape generates oscillations in host range and diversification. Evolution 72: 1773-1783.

Sören Nylin, Salvatore Agosta, Staffan Bensch, Walter A. Boeger, Mariana P. Braga, Daniel R. Brooks, Matthew L. Forister, Peter A. Hambäck, Eric P. Hoberg, Tommi Nyman, Alexander Schäpers, Alycia L. Stigall, Christopher W. Wheat, Martin Österling, Niklas Janz. 2018. Embracing Colonizations - A New Paradigm for Species Association Dynamics. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 33: 4-14.

Mariana P. Braga, Paulo R. Guimarães Jr, Christopher W. Wheat, Sören Nylin, Niklas Janz. 2018. Unifying host-associated diversification processes using butterfly-plant networks. Nature Communications 9.

Houshuai Wang, Jeremy D. Holloway, Niklas Janz, Mariana P. Braga, Niklas Wahlberg, Min Wang, Sören Nylin. 2017. Polyphagy and diversification in tussock moths - Support for the oscillation hypothesis from extreme generalists. Ecology and Evolution 7: 7975-7986.

Niklas Janz, Mariana P Braga, Niklas Wahlberg, Sören Nylin. 2016. On oscillations and flutterings - A reply to Hamm and Fordyce. Evolution 70: 1150-1155.

Sabrina B. L. Araujo, Mariana Pires Braga, Daniel R. Brooks, Salvatore J. Agosta, Eric P. Hoberg, Francisco W. von Hartenthal, Walter A. Boeger. 2015. Understanding host-switching by ecological fitting. PLoS ONE 10.

Walter A. Boeger, Flávio M. Marteleto, Letícia Zagonel, Mariana P. Braga. 2015. Tracking the history of an invasion: the freshwater croakers (Teleostei: Sciaenidae) in South America. Zoologica Scripta 44: 250-262.

Mariana P Braga, Emanuel Razzolini, Walter A. Boeger. 2015. Drivers of parasite sharing among Neotropical freshwater fishes. Journal of Animal Ecology 84: 487-497.

Mariana P. Braga, Sabrina B. L. Araujo, Walter A. Boeger. 2014. Patterns of interaction between Neotropical freshwater fishes and their gill Monogenoidea (Platyhelminthes). Parasitology Research 113: 481-490.

Rosana M. Rocha, Leonardo C. Cangussu, Mariana P. Braga. 2010. Stationary substrates facilitate bioinvasion in paranaguá Bay in Southern Brazil. Brazilian Journal of Oceanography 58: 23-28.

Övrigt vetenskapligt

Mariana Pires Braga. 2019. Evolution of host repertoires and the diversification of butterflies. Doctoral thesis. Department of Zoology, Stockholm University.

Mariana P. Braga, Michael Landis, Sören Nylin, Niklas Janz, Fredrik Ronquist. Evolution of butterfly-plant networks revealed by Bayesian inference of host repertoire.

Mariana P. Braga, Michael Landis, Sören Nylin, Niklas Janz, Fredrik Ronquist. Bayesian analysis of host repertoire evolution.