Micaela Santos successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis through videoconference. She studied the consequences of habitat loss and fragmentation on plant-insect herbivore-parasitoid food webs in a dryland landscape. Her research allows understanding how habitat connectivity and area influence interaction diversity and network structure and robustness in this system. This is also a pioneering study in terms the valuable natural history information is generated. Bravo Mica!
One of her thesis chapters has already been published in Ecology, and others will be forthcoming.
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