Eugenia Zandonà, PhD
Assistant Professor 

Undergraduate: Natural Science - Università degli Studi di Padova, Itália, 2004
PhD: Ecology - Drexel University, EUA, 2010

I am currently an 
Assistant Professor in the Department of Ecology at the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ) and member of the permanent staff of the Graduate Program in Ecology and Evolution (PPGEE, UERJ). My main interests are the functioning of aquatic ecosystems, both community ecology and ecosystem functioning and processes. My research projects focus on trophic webs, ecological stoichiometry of the interactions between consumers and resources, and the role of fish and invertebrates in nutrient recycling. I am also interested in the impacts that land use has on the structure and functioning of ecosystems, especially in processes such as decomposition of organic matter, biofilm growth and nutrient cycling. Also, I am interested in evolutionary ecology, collaborating on projects that focus on the evolution of the placenta and on the interactions between ecological and evolutionary processes in the fish family Poeciliidae. In the past, I developed ethological studies, especially on lateralized behavior in a variety of fees, including monkeys, fish, and turtles.