Alexandre Luis Padovan Aleixo

  • PL 17 (Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 13)




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Description of research and teaching

All aspects of the collection, curation, and maintenance of ornithological specimens and animal genetic samples. Original independent research in the fields of biogeography, community ecology, molecular systematics, taxonomy, and phylogeography; planning and execution of ornithological field-based surveys.


2006 – present: 5 Postdocs / 20 PhD students / 29 Master Students.


2006 – present: Participation or main responsibility for teaching the following graduate level courses: Biogeography, Conservation and management of the Amazonian fauna, Diversity and Evolution of Vertebrates, Evolution, Phylogenetic Systematics, and Phylogeography.

Education information

2002 - PhD  Zoology / Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, USA.

1997 - Master  Ecology / Institute of Biological Sciences, State University of Campinas UNICAMP, Brazil.

Research interests

My research interests lie in studying the evolutionary processes driving the diversification of modern birds, and include the fields of biogeography, historical ecology, landscape ecology and genetics, molecular systematics, phylogeography, and taxonomy. Currently, I am using genomic datasets to answer several key questions related to avian evolution both in the tropics and Eurasia, ranging from spatial and temporal patterns of genetic variation to the development of pre- and post-zygotic reproductive isolation barriers, and species delimitation.

Education/Academic qualification

Zoology, PhD, Louisiana State University

Award Date: 1 Sep 2002

External positions

Researcher, Instituto Tecnológico Vale

Jul 2021 → …

Research Associate, Department of Ornithology, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (ANSP), Philadelphia, USA.

2016 → …

Adjunct Professor, Museu Goeldi, Graduate Program in Biodiversity and Evolution

1 Sep 2015 → …

Adjunct Professor, Federal University of Pará, Graduate Program in Biodiversity and Technology (BIONORTE)

1 Mar 2012 → …

Adjunct Professor, Federal University of Pará, Graduate Program in Zoology

1 Mar 2006 → …

Fields of Science

  • 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
  • 1184 Genetics, developmental biology, physiology

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.