My main interest is in understanding the origin, maintenance and fragility of large-scale patterns in ecological systems, in terms of minimal processes that operate at different scales.

Several ecological systems, from interactions among individuals within a population to species interactions within a ecological community can be viewed as complex networks.I have been working with the description of patterns of interaction in these ecological networks and its implications to ecological and evolutionary processes. In this sense, my current research program is devoted to understand how evolution and coevolution mold and are molded by species interactions.

Currently, I am professor at the Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.



Thanks Rodolfo G. Batista for the illustrations and Alexandre Colombo for the web design.


E-mail: prguima [at] usp [dot] br
Google Talk: prguima
Skype: paulo.guima
Address: Departamento de Ecologia - sala 241A, IB, Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Rua do Matão, Travessa 14, nº 321,Cidade Universitária, CEP 05508-900 - São Paulo, SP, Brazil.