Pietro Pollo

Pietro Pollo

Postdoctoral Fellow
Evolution and Ecology Research Centre
Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences

2011-2015: BSc (biological sciences), Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)
2016-2018: MSc (biological sciences, zoology), University of Sao Paulo (Brazil)
2019-2023: PhD (biological sciences), University of New South Wales (Australia)
2023-currenty: Postdoctoral fellow, University of New South Wales (Australia)

Project: Synthesis of sexual selection and sex differences

Supervised by: Shinichi Nakagawa

Project Description: I am currently conducting projects exploring sexual selection and sex differences using meta-analyses and systematic maps.

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[1] Mizuno, A.; Lagisz, M.; Pollo, P.; Yang, Y.; Soma, M. & Shinichi, N. (2024) A systematic review and meta-analysis of anti-predator mechanisms of eyespots: conspicuous pattern vs eye mimicry. EcoEvoRxiv.
[2] Pottier, P.; Kearney, M. R.; Wu, N. C.; Gunderson, A. R.; Rej, J. E.; Rivera-Villanueva, A.N.; Pollo, P.; Burke, S.; Drobniak, S.M. & Nakagawa, S. (2024) Vulnerability of amphibians to global warming. EcoEvoRxiv.
[3] Pollo, P.; Lagisz, M.; Yang, Y.; Culina, A. & Shinichi, N. (2023) Synthesis of sexual selection: a systematic map of meta-analyses with bibliometric analysis. EcoEvoRxiv.
[4] Pottier, P.; Lagisz, M.; Burke, S.; Drobniak, S. M.; Downing, P. A.; Macartney, E. L.; Martinig, A. P.; Mizuno, A.; Morrison, K.; Pollo, P.; Ricolfi, L.; Tam, J.; Williams, C.; Yang, Y. & Nakagawa, S. (2023) Keywords to success: a practical guide to maximise the visibility and impact of academic papers. bioRxiv.
[5] Pottier, P.; Lin, H.Y.; Oh, R.R.Y.; Pollo, P.; Rivera-Villanueva, A.N.;
Valdebenito, J.O.; Yang, Y.; Amano, T.; Burke, S.; Drobniak, S.M. & Nakagawa, S. (2022) A comprehensive database of amphibian heat tolerance. Scientific data, 9: 600.
[6] Pollo, P.; Nakagawa, S. & Kasumovic, M. M. (2022) The better, the choosier: a meta-analysis on interindividual variation of male mate choice. Ecology Letters, 25: 1305-1322.
[7] Pollo, P. & Kasumovic, M. M. (2022) Let's talk about sex roles: what influences researchers' perception of sex differences in animal behaviour? Animal Behaviour, 183: 1-12.
[8] Pollo, P.; Burke, N. W. & Holwell, G. I. (2021) Effects of male and female personality on sexual cannibalism in the Springbok mantis. Animal Behaviour, 182: 1-7.
[9] Pollo, P.; Spindler, C. S. & Costa-Schmidt, L. E. (2020) Female foraging impairment related to reproduction in a neotropical spider. Ethology, Ecology & Evolution, 32: 481-492.
[10] Pollo, P.; Muniz, D. G. & Santos, E. S. A. (2019) Be prudent if it fits you well: male mate choice depends on male size in a golden orb-weaver spider. Animal Behaviour, 156: 11-20.
[11] Moreira, G. R. P., Pollo, P., Brito, R., Gonçalves, G. L. & Vargas, H. A. (2018) Cactivalva nebularia, gen. et sp. nov. (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae): a new Weinmannia leaf miner from southern Brazil. Austral Entomology, 57: 62-76.
[12] Vargas, H. A., Pollo, P., Basilio, D. S., Gonçalves, G. L. & Moreira, G. R. P. (2015) A new cecidogenous species of Eugnosta Hübner (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) associated with Baccharis salicifolia (Asteraceae) in the northern Chilean Atacama Desert: life-history description and phylogenetic inferences. Zootaxa, 3920: 265-280.
[13] Pollo, P., Greve, C., Matesco, V. C. & Grazia, J. (2012) Description of the immature stages of Glyphepomis spinosa Campos & Grazia (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae: Pentatominae: Carpocorini). Zootaxa: 3566, 61-68.