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I am a marine biologist from Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF). During my
undergraduate work I investigated the structure of fish assemblages in shallow systems
(e.g. rocky reefs and surf zones), in order to evaluate their function as nursery grounds for
marine fishes. And for my MSc I investigated the impact of anthropogenic noise, generated
by recreational motorboats, on foraging and agonistic interactions of the Dusky damselfish,
Stegastes fuscus.

Now I’m an PhD candidate in Ecology at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). On my
PhD, I’ll investigate the effects of increasing temperature and acidification in the acoustic
behavior of reef fish. And also evaluate the effects of anthropogenic noise in future
scenarios (e.g. increased temperature and acidification). My main interests are in acoustic
ecology, bioacoustics, fish biology and ecology, and marine conservation.


E-mail: alexiaalc@id.uff.br | lattes curriculum