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Investigator
Antonio Brescovit, Ph.D.
Investigator
Laboratório de Artrópodes
Instituto Butantan
Av. Vital brasil, 1500, São Paulo, São Paulo
Brazil

Curator of the Collections of Arachnida and Myriapoda
Laboratório de Artrópodes
Instituto Butantan


adbresc@terra.com.br
PBI Role:
Investigator;
co-supervise Neotropical collections;
fieldwork;
monography
Professional Experience:
Professional preparation:
Universidade Federeral do Paraná, Pós-Graduação em Zoologia, 1989 (M.Sc)
Universidade Federal do Paraná, Pós-Graduação em Zoologia, 1995 (Ph.D)

Synergistic Activities
- Coordination of the project “Biodiversity of Arachnida and Myriapoda of the state of São Paulo” of the research program Biota-Fapesp that aims to inventory the flora and fauna of the state of São Paulo
- Elaboration of a database of published taxonomy and biogeography papers on south-american spiders. This database will be published online at Butantan Institute Homepage.
- Digitalization of Butantan Institute arachnological collection.

- Professional Experience
- Neotropical spiders
- Biota Fapesp program in biodiversity
- Universidade de São Paulo - Associated Professor of the Post-Graduation
- Systematics of Neotropical spiders of the families Anyphaenidae, Ctenidae, Clubionidae, Scytodidae and Palpimanidae
- Systematics of the spiders of the family Oonopidae (in collaboration with Alexandre Bonaldo, Ricardo Ott, Cristina Rheims and Adalberto J. dos Santos; funded by the US National Science Foundation; in the http://research.amnh.org/oonopidae/).
- Systematics of the spider of the families Nemesiidae, Mecycobotriidae and Cyrtaucheniidae (in collaboration with Sylvia M. Lucas, Instituto Butantan)
 
 
 
The American Museum of Natural History, New York, in collaboration with
The California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco   The University of California, Berkeley
The Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago   George Washington University, Washington DC
 
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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DEB 0613754. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.