Sidney Feitosa Gouveia

Life Sciences

Biologist Sidney Gouveia holds a master’s degree in ecology and conservation from the Federal University of Sergipe. He furthered his academic journey by earning a PhD in ecology and evolution from the University of Goiás. During his PhD, he was a sandwich fellow at the Museum of Natural Sciences in Madrid. In his professional capacity, Sidney delves into the field of macroecology, studying the impact of individual organisms on macroscopic phenomena. Apart from his research, he serves as an adjunct professor in the Department of Ecology at the Federal University of Sergipe. Beyond his academic and professional pursuits, Sidney is a harmonica enthusiast. He also embraces the joy of fatherhood, often playing the role of the official storyteller for his four-year-old daughter, Alice.


Ecophysics: Exploring the fundamental characteristics of global biodiversity
Science / Life Sciences

A significant gap in our understanding of macro-ecological phenomena, which operate on large spatial and temporal scales, is how fundamental principles at the individual level impact geographical scales. These principles encompass the physical properties of matter, including its geometry, thermodynamics, hydrodynamics, and metabolism. Our project aims to bridge this gap by integrating concepts and techniques from mathematical and ecological modeling, ecophysiology, and macroecology. We seek to explore how these fundamental principles extend from the individual level to macro-scale ecological levels. The transition between these levels of organization and scales results in patterns such as geographical distribution, morphological and ecological variation, species diversity, and the organization of ecological communities. By understanding the relationships between microscopic and macroscopic phenomena, we can gain insights into the effects of environmental conditions and changes on global biodiversity.

Amount invested

R$ 92,558.22

Open Calls

Science Call 1
  • Topics
  • Biodiversity
  • Ecological phenomena
  • Macroecology