Ph.D. Breno Barros

Hiroshima University

Dr. Breno Barros graduated as B.Sc. in Biological Sciences, from the Federal University of Pará (Universidade Federal do Pará, Brazil) in 2002. He has entered the Hiroshima University (Japan) in 2005, where he has achieved his M.Sc. degree in Marine Ecology at the Laboratory of Aquatic Resources (2007). In 2012, he has concluded his Ph.D. in Environmental Biology at the Institute of Coastal Studies (IECOS), Federal University of Pará, Brazil, with a brief sandwich period in the Laboratory of Aquatic Resources, Hiroshima University, Japan. Dr. Barros has been studying teleost fish feeding behavior, focusing his attentions to the Family Ephippidae, establishing comparative studies on behavioral ecology of Ephippid fish from both Pacific and Atlantic oceans, having published a number of papers dealing with feeding behavior and mimicry by representants of that group. Currently, he is a post-doctorate candidate at the Laboratory of Biological Systematics and Co-evolution at the Institute of Coastal Studies (IECOS), Federal University of Pará, Brazil.

Fields of Research


  • 2005 - 2007

    Graduate School of Biosphere Science, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima

    Laboratory of Aquatic Resources

  • 2008 – 2012

    Programa de Pós-Graduação em Biologia Ambiental, Universidade Federal do Pará, Bragança

    Instituto de Estudo Costeiros

Edited Books

  • Herbivory

    Studies of herbivory provide important insights into fundamental questions in many areas of the biological sciences. The focus on natural systems is more effective for the prediction of potential changes in ecosystems, given that agricultural systems are designed to create an equilibrium that optimizes the productive process. Given the ramifications of the processes related to herbivory, studies based on complementary approaches are necessary for a better understanding of the different aspects of the ecological process. This book attempts to expand on these different aspects of herbivory by presenting a multidisciplinary approach to a number of different themes, focusing on topics that range from basic research in natural habitats to the intrinsic relationships between animals and plants in agricultural systems.