Mariana Pires Braga

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Lab Affiliation: Michael Landis

I am an evolutionary ecologist studying the drivers and consequences of changes in the repertoire of hosts that a parasite or mutualist is able to use. My research has focused on combining host use records, phylogenetic information, network theory, and computer simulations to study the evolution of butterfly-host plant interactions and butterfly diversification. I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Landis lab, developing probabilistic models to help us understand the distribution of ecological interactions across space and time.


Twitter: @mpiresbr2

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  • Washington University
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  • St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
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