Luisa Fontoura

2017 - present: PhD candidate, Macquarie University, Australia. Supervisors:  Dr. Elizabeth Madin; Dr. Stephanie D'agata

2014 - 2016: Master’s degree, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil. Supervisors: Prof. Sergio Floeter; Dr. Roberta Bonaldo

2008 - 2013 - Bachelor’s degree, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil. Supervisors: Prof. Sergio Floeter; Dr. Guilherme Longo


It all started when…

The old passion for the sea guided me to choose my major of Oceanography in 2008. My curiosity in understanding the mechanisms and processes behind the functioning of marine ecosystems has guided me to my current ecological research. From 2012 to 2016 I worked on marine protected areas and oceanic islands' reef monitoring programs, collecting data in numerous remote islands and marine protected areas. In 2016, I completed my master’s degree focusing on the relationship between spatial diversity patterns and ecological interactions of reef fishes using remote videos. In 2017, I started my PhD focused on the relationship between reef fish ecological interactions, habitat resources, and regional processes.


My Research...

My major aim is to contribute to our understanding of marine ecosystem functioning, by combining field observations with ecological theory, towards better conservation and management of reef ecosystems.


What I've written...

My peer-reviewed publications are listed here. Feel free to email me for copies of any of them.