Mariana Pires Braga
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.