Quick guides

In order to hep my students, I wrote some quick guides that aim to fulfill some gaps in their education. Those guides teach the basics on how to elaborate projects, articles, talks and posters. If you want further info, please contact me or participate in my courses. Unfortunately, there are no English versions by now, but I am working on translations.

Independent articles

Here I publish opinion texts that did not find a place in regular science popularization magazines, because their ideas are not yet accepted by the national academic community. I am working on translations too.

Bat sites

  • Bat Conservation International:

  • Bat/Plant Interactions in the Neotropics:

  • Instituto Pasteur, Morcegos:

  • Instituto Biológico, Morcegos:

  • Wikipédia, Morcego:

  • Wikipedia, Bat:

  • Basically Bats:

  • The Bat Conservation Trust:

  • AMNH, Chiroptera:

  • ADW, Chiroptera:

  • Lubee Bat Conservancy:

  • Sydney Bats:

  • Barbastella:

  • Fledermauskunde:

  • Noctilio:

  • Projeto Pró-Morcegos:

The books cited below may be bought in different online bookstores, especially:


  • NHBS

Important books about bats

  • Altringham JD. 1998. Bats: biology and behaviour. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

  • Dobat K, Holle TP. 1985. Blüten und Fledermäuse: Bestäubung durch Fledermäuse und Flughunde (Chiropterophilie). Frankfurt am Main: W. Kramer & Co. Druckerei.

  • Bredt A. 1996. Morcegos em áreas urbanas e rurais: manual de manejo e controle. Brasília: Fundação Nacional de Saúde.

  • Fenton MB. 1985. Communication in the Chiroptera. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

  • Findley JS. 1995. Bats: a community perspective. Cambridge: Press Syndicate of the University of Cambridge.

  • Fleming TH. 1988. The short-tailed fruit bat: a study in plant-animal interactions. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

  • Kunz TH. 1982. Ecology of bats. New York: Plenum Press.

  • Kunz TH, Racey PA. 1999. Bat biology and conservation. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press.

  • Kunz TH, Fenton MB. 2003. Bat ecology. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

  • Neuweiler G. 1993. Biologie der Fledermäuse. Stuttgart: Georg Thieme Verlag.

  • Nowak RM. 1994. Walker`s bats of the world. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press.

  • Reis NR, Peracchi AL, Pedro WA, Lima IP 2007. Morcegos do Brasil. Londrina: Editora da Universidade Estadual de Londrina.

  • Richarz K, Limbruner A. 1993. The world of bats. Neptune City: TFH Publications.

General books on mammals and their food-plants

  • Reis NR, Peracchi AL, Pedro WA, Lima IP. 2006. Mamíferos do brasil. Londrina: Editora da Universidade Estadual de Londrina.

  • Dyer LA, Palmer ADN. 2004. Piper: a model genus for studies of phytochemistry, ecology, and evolution. New York: Cluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers.

  • Barroso GM, Amorim MP, Peixoto AL, Ichaso CLF. 1999. Frutos e sementes: morfologia aplicada à sistemática de dicotiledôneas. Viçosa: Editora da Universidade Federal de Viçosa.

  • Lorenzzi H. 2006. Frutas brasileiras e exóticas cultivadas: (de consumo in natura). Nova Odessa: Plantarum.

  • Wilson DE, Reeder DM. 2005. Mammal species of the world: a taxonomic and geographic reference (3rd ed). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. 2.142 pp. (available online!)

Science popularization articles on bats

  • Bernard E. 2003. Ecos na escuridão. Ciência Hoje 32(190): 14-20.

  • Bernard E. 2005. Morcegos vampiros: sangue, raiva e preconceito. Ciência Hoje 36(214): 44-49.

  • Mello MAR. 2002. Morcegos gostam de pimentas. Ciência Hoje 32(189): 74-76.

  • Mello MAR. 2007. Morcegos e frutos: interação que gera florestas. Ciência Hoje 41(241): 30-35.

Scientific search engines

  • Thomson Scientific (WoS, JCR)

  • Scirus

  • Periódicos da CAPES

  • Scielo

  • Google Scholar

  • Google Books

Scientific journals on bats and other mammals

  • Journal of Mammalogy

  • Mammalian Species

  • Acta Chiropterologica

  • Mammalian Biology

  • Acta Theriologica

  • Mammalia

  • Bat Research News

  • Chiroptera Neotropical

  • Mastozoologia Neotropical

  • Myotis

Sites on mutualism and coevolution:

  • Pedro Jordano

  • Paulo R. Guimarães Jr.

  • John N. Thompson

  • Jordi Bascompte

  • Mauro Galleti

  • Theodore Fleming

  • Elisabeth Kalko

  • Frubase

  • Bat-Plant Databases

  • Neofrug

  • Interaction Web Database

  • Fruit and Seed Dispersal

  • Fig-eating by Vertebrate Frugivores

  • Wikipedia: Biological Dispersal

  • Seed Dispersal

  • Seed Dispersal

  • Biology of Plants: Seed Dispersal

Scientific sites about other subjects:

  • Daniel Loebmann - science and photography.

  • Daniela Takiya - leafhoppers (Homoptera).



Rationalism, skepticism and freethinking:

  • Richard Dawkins Website

  • Projeto Ockham

  • Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster