Vinicius Augusto Galvão Bastazini

Centre for Biodiversity Theory and Modelling
Station d’Ecologie Théorique et Expérimentale du CNRS
09200 Moulis, France

Phone: +33 (0) 5 61 04 03 83

Research interests

I have a broad (and when I say broad, I mean broad!) interest in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Conservation Biology, but the main focus of my research is to understand how the interplay between ecological and evolutionary processes determine patterns of biological diversity and species interaction. During my PhD, I investigated the effects of eco-evolutionary dynamics on the robustness of mutualistic networks and I developed new statistical methods capable to integrate functional and phylogenetic information in order to describe structural patterns of ecological networks.

My work here at the CBTM focuses on investigating the combined effects of Climate Change and habitat fragmentation in meta-ecosystems.

Summary CV

  • 2017 2019: Postdoctoral Researcher at the CBTM (CNRS SETE, Moulis).
  • 2016: Research Fellow - Dept. of Ecology, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
  • 2011 - 2015: PhD. in Ecology - Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
  • 2009 - 2011: MSc. Ecology - Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
  • 2008 - 2009: Research Fellow - Dept. of Zoology, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
  • 2008 - 2009: Research Fellow - Catholic University of Pelotas, Brazil.
  • 2004 - 2007: Bsc. in Ecology - Catholic University of Pelotas, Brazil.


  • Santos P., […], Bastazini V.A.G. and al. (2019) Neotropical xenarthrans: a dataset of occurrence of xenarthrans species in the Neotropics. Ecology e02663. Download


  • Casas G., Bastazini V.A.G., Debastiani V.J. and Pillar V.D.P. (2018) Assessing sampling sufficiency of network metrics using bootstrap. Ecological Complexity 36: 268-275. Download
  • Garcias F.M., Stolz J., Fernández G.P, Kubiak B.B., Bastazini, V.A.G. and Freitas T.R.O. (2018) Environmental predictors of demography in the tuco-tuco of the dunes (Ctenomys flamarioni). Mastozoología Neotropical 25 (2): 293-304. Download
  • Gonçalves L.O., Alvares D. J., Teixeira F. Z., Schuck G., Coelho I.P., Esperandio I.B., Anza J., Beduschi J., Bastazini V.A.G. and Kindel A. (2018) Reptile road-kills in Southern Brazil: Composition, hot moments and hotspots. Science of the Total Environment 615:1438-1445. Download
  • Gonçalves M. S., Pons P., Bonow F., Bastazini V.A.G., Gil-Delgado J.and Iborra G.L. (2018) Habitat fragmentation compromises the population dynamic of the globally near-threatened Straight-billed Reedhaunter (Limnoctites rectirostris). Ecology. Download
  • Bastazini V.A.G., Abreu P.M., Azambujo B., Casas G., Debastiani V., Guimarães Jr P.R. and Pillar V.P. (2017) Untangling the tangled bank: A novel method for partitioning the effects of phylogenies and traits on ecological networks. Evolutionary Biology: 1-13.
  • Dias R.D., Gianuca A., Vizentin-Bugoni J., Gonçalves M.S.S., Bencke G.A. and Bastazini V.A.G.(2017) Livestock disturbance in southern Brazilian grasslands influences avian species diversity via turnover. Biodiversity and Conservation: 1-18.
  • Bergamin R.S., Bastazini V.A.G., Vélez-Martin E., Debastiani V., Zanini K.J., Loyola R. and Müller S.C. (2017) Linking beta diversity patterns to protected areas: Lessons from the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. Biodiversity and Conservation 26: 1557-1568.
  • Casas G., Bastazini V.A.G., Debastiani V. J., and Pillar V. D. P. (2016) Assessing sampling sufficiency of network metrics using bootstrap. BioRxiv, 080655.
  • Hofmann G.S., Coelho I.P., Bastazini V.A.G., Cordeiro J.L.P. and Oliveira L.F.B. (2016) Implications of climatic seasonality on activity patterns and resource use by sympatric peccaries in northern Pantanal. International journal of Biometeorology 60: 421-433.
  • Lefcheck J., Bastazini V.A.G. and Griffin J.N. (2015) Choosing and using traits in functional diversity research. Environmental Conservation 42: 104-107.
  • Carlucci M.B., Bastazini V.A.G., Hofmann G.S., Macedo J.H., Iob G., Duarte L.D.S., Hartz S.M. and Müller S.C. (2015) Taxonomic and functional diversity of woody plant communities on opposing slopes of inselbergs in southern Brazil. Plant Ecology and Diversity 8: 187-197.
  • Duarte L.S., Both C., Carlucci M., Debastiani V., Cappelatti L., Seger G., Salengue E., Bastazini V.A.G., Gonçalves L.O., Brum F.T. and Bernardo-Silva J. (2014) Climate effects on amphibian distribution depend on phylogenetic scale and biogeography. Global Ecology and Biogeography 23: 213-222.
  • Dias R.A., Gianuca A.T. and Bastazini V.A.G. (2014) Bird-habitat associations in coastal rangelands of southern Brazil. Iheringia - Série Zoologia 104: 200-208.
  • Gianuca A.T., Bastazini V.A.G., Dias R.A. and Hernández M. (2013) Independent and shared effects of environmental features and space driving avian community beta-diversity across a coastal gradient in southern Brazil. Austral Ecology 38: 864873.
  • Dias R.A., Bastazini V.A.G., Gonçalves M.S.S., Bonow F.C. and Müller S. (2013) Shifts in composition of avian communities related to temperate-grassland afforestation in southeastern South America. Iheringia - Série Zoologia 103: 12-19.
  • Hoffman G.S., Bastazini V.A.G., Coelho I.P. and Oliveira L.F.B. (2013) Fauna da Reserva Particular do Patrimônio Natural SESC Pantanal: uma perspectiva através de armadilhas fotográficas. Ed. SESC, ISBN: 978-85-89336-99-4.
  • Sousa K.S., Bastazini V.A.G. and Colares E.P. (2013) Feeding ecology of Lontra longicaudis in the lower Arroio Grande, southernmost Brazil. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências 85: 285-294.
  • Kasper C.B., Bastazini V.A.G., Soares J.B.G. and Freitas, T.R.O. (2012) Abundance of Conepatus chinga (Carnivora: Mephitidae) and other medium-sized mammals in grasslands of southern Brazil. Iheringia - Série Zoologia 102: 303-310.
  • Dias R. A., Gonçalves M.S.S. and Bastazini, V.A.G. (2009) First breeding record of the bay-capped wren-spinetail (Spartonoica maluroides) in Brazil, with nest and nestling descriptions and nesting behavior notes. Iheringia - Série Zoologia 99: 449- 455.
  • Kasper C.B., Bastazini V.A.G., Salvi J. and Grillo H.C.Z. (2008) Trophic ecology and the use of shelters and latrines by the Neotropical otter (Lontra longicaudis) in the Taquari Valley, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Iheringia - Série Zoologia 98: 1-6.

    Awards and Distinctions

    • 2009 - Helmut Sick Award. Brazilian Ornithological Society.