Mariana Pires Braga

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Mariana Pires Braga

PhD Student


Zoologiska institutionen: Ekologi
+46 8 16 40 41
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Visiting address:
Svante Arrheniusväg 18 B
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Stockholm University
Zoologiska institutionen: Ekologi
106 91 Stockholm

Research interests

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.



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.

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.