M.Sc. Cristian Klunk
 CV                               

Since 2019

PhD candidate in Ecology and Conservation at Universidade Federal do Paraná and TU Darmstadt.

Biomechanics of bite in ants with Finite Element Analysis.

2017-2019

Master's degree in Ecology and Conservation at Universidade Federal do Paraná. Ecology, Ecophysiology, Evolution.

Master's thesis: “Evolution of environmental resistance in ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and its implications”.

2012-2016

Study of Biology at Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina: Ecology, Myrmecology.

Diploma thesis: “Simple does not mean poor: grasslands and forests harbor similar ant species richness  and distinct composition in highlands of southern Brazil”

 

 

 Research interests     

 

I am interested in the biomechanics of bite in ant workers, mainly the role of the mandible and head morphology in the dissipation of stresses caused by muscular contraction and bite strikes.

 

 

 

 

 

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Contact

 

klunkcristian at gmail.com

M.Sc. Cristian L. Klunk

Department of Zoology

Universidade Federal do Paraná

Graduate Program in Ecology and Conservation

82590-300 Curitiba - PR

Brazil

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Phone +55 (41) 996921012

 Publications                
 Research projects  

 

CAPES

 

 

 

2022

(7)  SILVA, R. R.; MARTELLO, F.; FEITOSA, R. M.; ...; KLUNK, C. L.; ...; RIBEIRO, M. C. ATLANTIC ANTS: a data set of ants in Atlantic Forests of South America. ECOLOGY., 2022. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.3580.

2021

(6) KLUNK, C. L.; PIE, M. R. No evidence for dominance–discovery trade-offs in Pheidole (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) assemblages. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY., v.99, p.1002 - 1008, 2021. dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjz-2021-0074.

(5)  KLUNK, C. L.; ARGENTA, M. A.; FERREIRA, A. C.; ECONOMO, E. P.; PIE, M. R. Mandibular morphology, task specialization and bite mechanics in Pheidole ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of The Royal Society Interface., v.18, p.1 - 9, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2021.0318.

(4) PEREZ, DANIELA M.; KLUNK, CRISTIAN L.; ARAUJO, SABRINA B. L. Imperfect synchrony in animal displays: why does it occur and what is the true role of leadership? PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES., v.376, p.20200339, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2020.0339.

 

2020

(3)TELLES, FRANCISMEIRE JANE; KLUNK, CRISTIAN LUAN; MAIA, FABIANO RODRIGO DA; BRITO, VINÍCIUS LOURENÇO GARCIA DE; VARASSIN, ISABELA GALARDA. Towards a new understanding of the division of labour in heterantherous flowers: the case of Pterolepis glomerata (Melastomataceae). BIOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY, v.131(1), p.1 - 11, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1093/biolinnean/blaa107.

 

2018

(2)KLUNK, C. L.; GIEHL, E. L. H.; LOPES, B. C.; MARCINEIRO, F. R.; ROSUMEK, F. B. Simple does not mean poor: grasslands and forests harbor similar ant species richness and distinct composition in highlands of southern Brazil. BIOTA NEOTROPICA., v.18(3), p.1 - 9, 2018. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1676-0611-BN-2017-0507.

 

2014

(1)BINDER, L. B.; SOUZA, V. R. C.; CARON, N.; FARINA, K.; ALMEIDA, C. S.; KLUNK, C. L.; CASTELLANI, T. T. PROJETO BROTAR: O FAZER EDUCAÇÃO AMBIENTAL COM CRIANÇAS. Revista de Ensino de Biologia da Associação Brasileira de Ensino de Biologia (SBEnBio)., v.7, p.1055 - 1067, 2014.