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Pós-Graduação em Biologia Comparada Universidade de São Paulo Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto


The Graduate Program on Comparative Biology was established in 1997 within the infrastrucutre of the “Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto (FFCLRP-USP). The main objective of this program is to produce specialists (professors, students, researchers) with a graduate-level understanding of evolutionary history of organisms and respective mechanisms of adaptation to the environment.The Comparative Biology graduate program is interdisciplinary, connecting research groups from distinct areas. At the core of the Comparative Biology program is the understanding of the evolutionary story of organisms, their phylogenetic interrelationships, and the adaptative mechanisms present in a given environment. Complimentary, the program also foster a research line comprising to history, philosophy and education in Ecology and Evolution. Its interdisciplinary nature stems from the integration of research groups dedicated to complimentary areas, which are organized in three major fields: 1) Evolution of Biodiversity; 2) Ecology and Conservation of Biodiversity; and 3) History, Philosophy and Education in Evolution and Ecology.The post-graduation program on Comparative Biology periodically organizes scientific meetings, such as the “Comparative Biology Meeting” and the “Darwin Day”, which are open to the public, especially to secondary level and university students from institutions other than University of São Paulo. During such events, core concepts on Comparative Biology, Biodiversity, Ecology, Evolution, History, Scientific Philosophy and Biology Education, are discussed by faculty and students.Furthermore, members of the program also contribute to the general public, the media in special, by participating on interviews and News coverages. Likewise, when requested, expert opinions in the form of technical reports, are given regarding problems related to systematics and evolution, in addition to environmental impacts on a broad diversity of levels.
The Comparative Biology graduate program, located at the Department of Biology – FFCLRP/USP, has as main objective the education of teachers, researchers and human resources highly qualified in Biological Sciences. The course structure encompasses a forming core composed by mandatory disciplines and a broader group disciplines that students can choose from, in addition to a practical work aiming the composition of a dissertation (Master degree) or a thesis (Doctoral degree). Students and teachers can also complement their formation attending to weekly seminars, offered in conjunction with the Graduation Program on Entomology (FFCLRP/USP (, and participating on Darwin Day and Comparative Biology Meeting, both organized by students regularly enrolled on the program.

The graduate program on Comparative Biology is comprises three broad research areas:

  • 1) Evolution of Biodiversity;
  • 2) Ecology and Conservation of Biodiversity;
  • 3) History, Philosophy and Education in Evolution and Ecology.

2013 – 2016 = 2010 – 2012 = 5

2007 – 2009 = 5

2004 – 2006 = 5

2001 – 2003 = 4

Titular Alternate Mandate Function
Profa. Dra. Tiana Kohlsdorf Prof. Dr. Wilfried Klein Sep 30th, 2016 – Sep 29th, 2018
Prof. Dr. Milton Groppo Junior Profa. Dra. Maura Helena Manfrin Sep 30th, 2016 – Sep 29th, 2018
Prof. Dr. Tomas Ferreira Domingues Prof. Dr. Max Cardoso Langer Sep 30th, 2016 – Sep 29th, 2018
Prof. Dr. Flavio Alicino Bockmann Prof. Dr. Adriano Garcia Chiarello Sep 30th, 2016 – Sep 29th, 2018
Prof. Dr. John Campbell McNamara Prof. Dr. Fernando Luis Medina Mantelatto Sep 30th, 2016 – Sep 29th, 2018
Profa. Dra. Lilian Al-Chueyr Pereira Martins Profa. Dra. Fernanda da Rocha Brando Fernandes Sep 30th, 2016 – Sep 29th, 2018
Prof. Dr. Ricardo Macedo Corrêa e Castro Prof. Dr. Emerson Ricardo Pansarin Sep 30th, 2016 – Sep 29th, 2018
Mariana Bissoli de Moraes Malu Araújo Almeida Abr 27th, 2018 – Abr 26th, 2019 Students Representative

CCP – Course Coordination Comission





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18/06/2019 Terça-feira 17 horas 24/06/2019 Segunda-feira 14:30 horas 04/07/2019 Quinta-feira 8:30 horas
17/07/2019 Quarta-feira 17 horas 22/07/2019 Segunda-feira 14:30 horas 01/08/2019 Quinta-feira 8:30 horas
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23/10/2019 Quarta-feira 17 horas 29/10/2019 Terça-feira 14:30 horas 07/11/2019 Quinta-feira 8:30 horas
20/11/2019 Quarta-feira 17 horas 25/11/2019 Segunda-feira 14:30 horas 05/12/2019 Quinta-feira 8:30 horas

(*) Feriado Corpus Christi
(*) Funcionário Público (28/10/2019)