About

Curriculum Vitae - Vinicius S. Ferreira
@ Yellowstone National Park, 2014
  • Ph.D student in Entomology (started 2016). Montana Entomology Collection, Montana State University, Montana, United States
  • M.Sc., in Systematics, Animal Taxonomy and Biodiversity (2014). Entomology Department, Museum of Zoology, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
  • B.S., Biological Sciences (2011). Universidade Cruzeiro do Sul, São Paulo, Brazil
Research Interest
My interest is centered in the Taxonomy and Systematics of general Cantharoids (Insecta, Coleoptera, Elateroidea) with emphasis in Lycidae, Omethidae, Phengodidae and Telegeusidae, as well as their taxonomic problems and issues, especially in the way that Neoteny affects the speciation processes within these groups. Besides my interests in beetles I am very connected with the problems and challenges of biodiversity information, specially on what concerns the use of Natural History Museums collections and data.

Awards and Grants
2017 - SysEB Student Research Travel Award, Entomological Society of America, United States
2017 - Montana Institute on Ecosystems Graduate Enhancement Funding, United States
2016 - The Idea Wild Award, United States
2016 - The Montana State University Graduate School Travel award, Montana State University, United States
2016 - Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology department travel award, Montana State University, United States

Scholarships
Doctoral scholarship by CNPq (National Council for Scientific and Technological Development), Ministry of Science and Technology, Brazil (2016-2019). 
Master of Science scholarship by CAPES (Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior), Brazil (2012-2014).
Undergraduate research scholarship (2009)

Teaching Experience
Fall 2017 - Teaching Assistant - Introduction to Entomology BIOO262. Montana State University, Montana, United States
Spring 2017 - Teaching Assistant in Insect Identification BIO465. Montana State University, Montana, United States
2012 – Science Teacher for Junior High School - Colégio Alexandria, São Paulo, Brazil
2009 - Teaching assistant in the Zoology of Invertebrates, Universidade Cruzeiro do Sul, São Paulo, Brazil.

Museum and Collections Research
2017 – Georgia College, Milledgeville, Georgia, United States
2016 – Florida State Collection of Arthropods, Gainesville, Florida, United States
2016 – Montana Entomology Collection, Montana State University, Montana, United States
2008-2015 Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
2012 – Coleção Entomológica Adolph Hempel, Instituto Biológico, São Paulo, Brazil
2012 - Coleção Entomológica FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 
2012 - Coleção Entomológica Pe.Jesus S. Moure da UFPR, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil 
2012 - Museu Nacional da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 
2013 - Národní Muzeum, Prague, Czech Republic
2013 - Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom

Fieldwork
2017 – El Yunque - El Verde Field Station, Puerto Rico
2016 – Temperate conifer forest (Montana and Idaho, USA)
2013 – Parque Nacional da Serra dos Órgãos, Atlantic Rainforest (Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil)
2013 – Estação Biológica de Boracéia, Atlantic Rainforest (Salesópolis, São Paul state, Brazil)
2012 – Estação Biológica de Boracéia, Atlantic Rainforest (Salesópolis, São Paul state, Brazil)

Other Platforms  

Address and Contact
Montana State University
Montana Entomology Collection
Marsh Labs, Rm 05
1911 W. Lincoln St.
Bozeman, MT 59717
email: vinicius.sfb@gmail.com
Skype: vinicius.sfb
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