Prof. Leandro Rabello Monteiro

The study of shape variation of biological structures is essential for the understanding of the evolutionary processes responsible for generating and maintaining biodiversity. My current research projects deal mainly with evolutionary patterns and processes of morphological and ecological divergence, along with the development of tools for the statistical analysis of shape in evolutionary studies.

Major publications

Diet, bite force and skull morphology in the generalist rodent morphotype
Maestri, R. B. D. Patterson, R. Fornel, L. R. Monteiro, and T. R. O. de Freitas
Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 2016

Morphometrics and the comparative method: studying the evolution of biological shape
Monteiro, L. R.
Hystrix, 2013

Evolutionary patterns and processes in the radiation of phyllostomid bats
Monteiro, L. R., and M. R. Nogueira
BMC Evolutionary Biology, 2011

Adaptive radiations, ecological specialization, and the evolutionary integration of complex morphological structures
Monteiro, L. R., and M. R. Nogueira
Evolution, 2010

Morphological correlates of bite force and diet in the skull and mandible of phyllostomid bats
Nogueira, M. R., A. L. Peracchi, and L. R. Monteiro
Functional Ecology, 2009

Full publication list can be accessed here.

Pós-Graduação Ecologia e Recursos Naturais
Pós-Graduação Ecologia e Recursos Naturais
UENF - Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense Darcy Ribeiro
Av. Alberto Lamego, 2000 - Parque Califórnia
Campos dos Goytacazes - RJ
CEP: 28013-602