Lucas Kaminski

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Possuo graduação em Ciências Biológicas (2003), mestrado em Biologia Animal pela Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (2006) e doutorado em Ecologia pela Universidade Estadual de Campinas (2010). Atualmente sou pesquisador colaborador do Departamento de Biologia Animal da UNICAMP, e do Centro de Pesquisa e Conservação do Cerrado e Caatinga (CECAT/ICMBio). A minha principal linha de pesquisa envolve o estudo de aspectos ecológicos e morfológicos relativos à evolução de interações simbióticas (mirmecofilia) entre lepidópteros e formigas. Tenho experiência na área de Zoologia e Ecologia, com ênfase em entomologia, atuando principalmente nos seguintes temas: Lepidoptera, estágios imaturos, morfologia, interação inseto-planta, interações multitróficas e ecologia comportamental.
lucaskaminsky@yahoo.com.br

Publicações selecionadas

Kaminski, L.A., Mota, L.L., Freitas, A.V.L. & Moreira, G.R.P. 2013. Two ways to be a myrmecophilous butterfly: Natural history and comparative immature stage morphology of two species of Theope (Lepidoptera: Riodinidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 108: 844-870.

Penz, C.M., Freitas, A.V.L., Kaminski, L.A., Casagrande, M.M. & DeVries, P.J. 2013. Adult and early stage characters of Brassolini contain conflicting phylogenetic signal (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae). Systematic Entomology 38: 316-333.

Kaminski, L.A. & Carvalho-Filho, F.S. 2012. Life history of Aricoris propitia (Lepidoptera: Riodinidae), a myrmecophilous butterfly obligately associated with fire ants. Psyche: A Journal of Entomology (Cambridge) 2012: 1-10.

Kaminski, L.A. & Rodrigues, D. 2011. Species-specific levels of ant attendance mediate performance costs in a facultative myrmecophilous butterfly. Physiological Entomology 36: 208–214.

Kaminski, L.A., Freitas, A.V.L. & Oliveira, P.S. 2010. Interaction between mutualisms: Ant-tended butterflies exploit enemy-free space provided by ant-treehopper associations. American Naturalist 176: 322-334.

Rodrigues, D., Kaminski, L.A., Freitas, A.V.L. & Oliveira, P.S. 2010. Trade-offs underlying polyphagy in a facultative ant-tended florivorous butterfly: the role of host plant quality and enemy-free space. Oecologia 163: 719–728.

Cavalleri, A., Kaminski, L.A. & Mendonça, Jr., M. de S. 2010. Ectoparasitism in Aulacothrips (Thysanoptera: Heterothripidae) revisited: host diversity on honeydew-producing Hemiptera and description of a new species. Zoologischer Anzeiger 249: 209-221.

Kaminski, L.A. 2008. Polyphagy and obligate myrmecophily in the butterfly Hallonympha paucipuncta (Lepidoptera: Riodinidae) in the Neotropical Cerrado savanna. Biotropica 40: 390-394.

Kaminski, L.A. 2008. Immature stages of Caria plutargus (Lepidoptera: Riodinidae), with discussion on the behavioral and morphological defensive traits in non-myrmecophilous riodinid butterflies. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 101: 906-914.

I have graduated in Biological Sciences (2003) and have a MSc in Animal Biology at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (2006). I have a doctorate degree in Ecology at Universidade Estadual de Campinas (2010). I am currently a collaborator researcher at UNICAMP Animal Biology Department and the Center for Research and Conservation of Cerrado and Caatinga (CECAT/ICMBio). My main line of research is the study of ecological and morphological traits related to evolution of symbiotic interactions (myrmecophily) between Lepidoptera and ant. I have experience in zoology and ecology, with emphasis in enthomology and the subjects: Lepidoptera, immature stages, morphology, insect-plant interactions, multitrophic interactions and behavioral ecology.

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