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Untitled Document CURRICULUM VITAE - 15 March 2004

Fernando Ribeiro Gomes [photo]

PRESENT ADDRESS

Department of Biology
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521
Office Phone: (909) 787-6445
Lab Phone: (909) 787-5724
Facsimile: (909) 787-4286 = Dept. office (not confidential)
E-mail: frgomes@usp.br

http://www.biology.ucr.edu/people/faculty/Garland/GomesCV.html

EDUCATION

08/97 - 10/02 - University of São Paulo, Brazil. Ph.D. Dissertation title: Comparative study of the inter-relationships between behavior, thermal ecology and metabolic physiology in the genus Scinax (Anura: Hylidae). Advisor: Dr. Carlos Arturo Navas Iannini.

02/92 - 11/96 - São Paulo State University, B. Sc. in Animal Science.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

01/03 - NSF funded Postdoctoral Researcher. Department of Biology, University of California, Riverside, U.S.A.
Supervisor: Dr. Theodore Garland, Jr.

PUBLISHED PAPERS

Gomes, F.R., T. Kohlsdorf, and C.A. Navas. 2004. Death-feigning in Eurolophosaurus divaricatus: temperature and habituation effects. Amphibia-Reptilia. In press.

Gomes, F.R., J.G. Chaui-Berlinck, J.E.P.W. Bicudo, and C.A. Navas. 2004. Intraspecific relatioships between resting and activity metabolism in anuran amphibians: influence of ecology and behavior. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 77(2), in press.

Gomes, F. R., C. Bevier, and C.A. Navas. 2002. Environmental and physiological factors influence antipredator behavior in Scinax hiemalis (Anura: Hylidae). Copeia, 2002(4):994-1005.

Navas, C.A. and F.R. Gomes. 2001. Time in captivity as a confounding variable in herpetological research: An example from the metabolic physiology of treefrogs (Scinax). Herpetological Review, 32(4):228-230.

PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS

Carvalho, J.E., C.R. Bevier, F.R. Gomes, and C.A. Navas. 2002. Correlations between energy metabolism, thermal environment and activity in anuran amphibians from genus Scinax (Amphibia, Hylidae). The Physiologist, 35:352.

Bevier, C.R., F.R. Gomes, and C.A. Navas. 2001. Diversity of calling behavior within a genus of tropical frogs: relationships with habitat structure and energetics. American Zoologist, 34:86.

PRESENTATIONS AT PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS

Gomes, F.R., E.L. Rezende, J.L. Bunkers, and T. Garland Jr. 2004. Organ Masses and Carbohydrate Metabolism of Mice Artificially Selected for High Voluntary Wheel Running. 2004 Annual Meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, New Orleans, U.S.A.

Bunkers, J.L., F.R. Gomes, E.L. Rezende, W. Saltzman, and T. Garland Jr. 2004. Plasma Corticosterone of Mice Selectively Bred for High Voluntary Wheel Running: Levels at Rest and Following Restraint Stress. 2004 Annual Meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, New Orleans, U.S.A.

Chappell, M.A., E.L. Rezende, and F.R. Gomes. 2004. Energetics of voluntary running in deer mice. 2004 Annual Meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, New Orleans, U.S.A.

Carvalho, J.E., F.R. Gomes, and C.A. Navas. 2003. Aspects of energy metabolism and thermal environment of activity in ectotherms: and evolutionary and comparative study with treefrogs from genus Scinax (Amphibia/Hylidae). XXI Congresso da Associacao Latino Americana de Ciencias Fisiologicas – ALACF, Ribeirao Preto, Brasil.

Carvalho, J.E., F.R. Gomes, C.R. Bevier, and C.A. Navas. 2002. Correlations between energy metabolism, thermal environment and activity in anuran amphibians from the genus Scinax (Amphibia, Hylidae). 2002 American Physiological Society Meeting, San Diego, U.S.A.

Bevier, C.R., F.R. Gomes, and C.A. Navas. 2002. Diversity of calling behavior within a genus of tropical treefrogs: relationships with habitat structure and energetics. 2002 Society for the Study of Comparative and Integrative Biology Meeting, Anahein, U.S.A.

Bevier, C.R., C.A Navas, and F.R. Gomes. 2001. Environmental influences on call structure in tropical treefrogs of the genus Scinax. 2001 Animal Behavior Society, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, U.S.A.

F.R. Gomes, C.R. Bevier, and C.A Navas. 2001. Influence of systematic position and ecology on the calling effort and energetics of tropical treefrogs of the genus Scinax. 2001 Animal Behavior Society, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, U.S.A.

Gomes, F.R. and C.A. Navas. 2001. Time in captivity as a confounding variable in herpetological research: An example from the metabolic physiology of treefrogs (Scinax). 2001 Joint Annual Meetings Herpetologist´s League and the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A.

Carvalho, J.E., Gomes, F.R., C.R. Bevier, and C.A. Navas. 2001. Exceptionally high vocal effort of treefrogs in the genus Scinax involve rapid evolution of aerobic capacity without parallel increase in resting metabolism. 2001 Joint Annual Meetings Herpetologist´s League and the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A.

Gomes, F.R., C.R. Bevier, and C.A. Navas. 2001. Extrinsic and intrinsic factors modulate anti-predator behavior in Scinax hiemalis (Amphibia, Anura, Hylidae). XIX Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Society of Ethology, Juiz de Fora, M.G. (In Portuguese).

Gomes, F.R., C.R. Bevier, and C.A. Navas. 2001. Anti-predator responses of Scinax hiemalis (Amphibia, Anura, Hylidae) to approximation and contact to a snake in the field. XIX Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Society of Ethology, Juiz de Fora, M.G. (In Portuguese).

Gomes, F.R., C.R. Bevier, and C.A. Navas. 2001. Comparative study of vocal behavior in Scinax (Amphibia, Anura, Hylidae). XIX Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Society of Ethology, Juiz de Fora, M.G. (In Portuguese).

Navas, C.A.; F.R. Gomes, and C.R. Bevier. 2000. Fleeing, freezing or dying: Influence of temperature and physical condition on the anti-predator behavior of a hylid frog, Scinax hiemalis. 37th Meeting of the Animal Behavior Society, Morehouse College and Zoo Atlanta, U.S.A.

Navas, C.A.; C.R. Bevier, F.R. Gomes, C. Araujo, and T. Mott. 1999. Does physiological condition modulate territory selection and vocal effort in a hylid frog? 1999 Joint Meeting of ASIH, AES, HL and SSAR _ The Pennsylvania State University State College, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Costa, R.R.; C.A. Navas, and F.R. Gomes. 1998. Temperature influences on the resting metabolic rates of anuran amphibians. XIII Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Federation of Experimental Biology, Caxambu, Brazil. (In Portuguese).

Gomes, F.R. and S.M. Nishida. 1996. Patterns of sound emission in the social interactions of capybara in captivity. VIII Annual Meeting of Undergraduate Research of The São Paulo State University – Guaratinguetá, Brazil. (In Portuguese).

Nishida, S.M.; F.D.C. Mendes, F.R. Gomes. 1996. . Patterns of sound emission in the social interactions of capybara in captivity. XIV Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Society of Ethology - Uberlândia, Brazil. (In Portuguese).

Gomes, F.R. and S.M. Nishida. 1995. Vocal communication in capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris). VII Annual Meeting of Undergraduate Research of São Paulo State University – Guaratinguetá, Brazil. (In Portuguese).

Gomes, F.R., D. Savastano, and S.M. Nishida. 1995. A study about vocal patterns in capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) in captivity. XIII Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Society of Ethology, Pirassununga, Brazil. (In Portuguese).

Moura, A.S.A.M.T., R. Polastre, and F.R. Gomes. 1994. Endogamy and environmental factors effects in the number of individuals at birth of rabbits of the genetic group Botucatu. XXXI Annual Meeting of Brazilian Society of Animal Science – Maringá, Brazil. (In Portuguese).

FELLOWSHIPS

Doctoral Fellowship. FAPESP (Support Fund for Research at the State of São Paulo, Brazil). University of São Paulo, Department of Physiology. 2000-2002

Teaching Assistantship. University of São Paulo, Department of Physiology. 1998.

Graduate Research Fellowship. CAPES (Brazilian Institute for Qualification of High-level Professionals). University of São Paulo, Department of Physiology. 1997-1999.

Undergraduate Research Fellowship. PIBIC/CNPq (Brazilian Science Fundation). São Paulo State University, Department of Physiology. 1994-1996.

Research Assistantship. FUNDAP. São Paulo State University, Department of Animal Science. 1993-1994.

SEMINARS

Comparative and artificial selection approaches to exercise physiology: treefrogs and lab mice. February 2004. Department of Biology. Colby College, Waterville, Maine, U.S.A.

Metabolism and thermal regulation in extinct vertebrates. September 2002. Biosciences Institute. University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

Evolution of metabolic rates in anuran amphibians. August 1999. Biosciences Institute. University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

Biology classes for high school in the Colégio Butantã, during the first semester of 1997.

Teaching Assistance in the undergraduate course “Human and Comparative Physiology”. University of São Paulo. 1998.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Voluntary member of the organization committee for the seminars in the Department of Physiology (IB-USP), during the second semester of 2000 and first semester of 2001.


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