Alexandre Machado

Alexandre earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biology (2015) and his Master’s degree in Ecology (2018) from the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (Brazil). For his Mater’s thesis, he studied how individual traits affect the social structure of bottlenose dolphins that forages cooperatively with artisanal fishers. Alexandre is now a Ph.D. student at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, under the supervision of  Prof. Fabio Daura-Jorge,  Dr. Mauricio Cantor and Dr. Damien Farine. He is investigating how individual variation in dolphins that forage with artisanal fishers influences the benefits accrued in this unique cooperation. Alexandre was granted with a joint Brazil-Germany scholarship from CAPES and DAAD to join the Farine Lab at the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behaviour to work on the Dolphin-Fishers project. More on his personal website.