Carlos Barreto, PhD

Education

PhD — Biology, University of Western Ontario (Canada – Sept 2016 – Nov 2021)
Thesis:  Diversity and drivers of oribatid mites (Acari: Oribatida) in boreal peatlands
Supervisor: Dr. Zoë Lindo

Diploma — Environmental Education, Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil – 2014)

BS.c. — Biological Sciences, Federal University of Ouro Preto (Brazil – 2012)
Thesis:  Phylogenetic analysis of the Rhodniini tribe
Supervisor: Dr. Alexandre Silva de Paula

Awards

2021    CSEE Excellence in PhD Research  (Runner-up)
2021    CSEE BIPOC Foundational Research Microgrant
2021    Robert and Ruth Lumsden Graduate Fellowship in Science, Faculty of Science, Western University
2021    Travel Subsidy, Society of Graduate Students, Western University
2020    J.D. Detwiler Award, Biology Department, Western University
2020    Outstanding Student Presentation, First Place, Acarological Society of America Meeting
2020    Danks Scholarship, Entomological Society of Canada
2020    Travel Subsidy, Society of Graduate Students, Western University
2020    CSEE BIPOC Spotlight Library Microgrant
2020    Mitacs Research Training Award
2020    Western Summer 2020 Student Internship
2020    Abstract Award, Acarological Society of America
2020    Entomological Society of Canada International Congress of Entomology (ICE) Travel Award, Entomological Society of Canada
2019    Travel Subsidy, Society of Graduate Students, Western University
2019    Dr. Lloyd M. Dosdall Memorial Scholarship, Entomological Society of Canada
2019    Science International Engagement Fund Award, Faculty of Science and Science International at Western University
2019    Mitacs Globalink Research Award 
2019    Faculty of Science Graduate Teaching Award, Master’s of Environmental Science Program, Western University 
2019    Travel Subsidy, Society of Graduate Students, Western University
2018    Dr. Rene R. Roth Memorial Award, Biology Department, Western University
2018    Harry Hoogstraal Memorial Fellowship for the Acarology Summer Program, Ohio State University
2018    Graduate Student Travel Award, Biology Department , Western University
2018    Travel Student Award Grant, Acarological Society of America
2017    Travel Subsidy, Public Service Alliance of Canada Local 610, Western University
2017    Travel Subsidy, Society of Graduate Students, Western University
2017    Graduate Student Travel Award, Biology Department, Western University

Conference presentations

*indicates primary speaker/presenter

37. Barreto, C., Buchkowski, R.W., Branfireun, B.A., McLaughlin, J.W., Lindo, Z. 2021. Experimental warming decreases carbon and nitrogen fluxes in soil food webs of boreal peatlands. Joint Meeting of the Entomological Society of Ontario and the Entomological Society of Canada . Online oral presentation.

36. Barreto*, C., Fabiano-da-Silva, W. 2021. Arachnological studies presented at the Brazilian Ecological Society meetings between 2003–2019.  XV Congresso de Ecologia do Brasil. Online oral presentation.

35. Barroso*, G., Barreto, C. 2021. Exploring the use of predatory mites for the control of Raoiella indica Hirst (Acari: Prostigmata: Tenuipalpidae) in Southern Brazil. XV Congresso de Ecologia do Brasil. Online oral presentation.

34. Barreto*, C., Branfireun, B.A., McLaughlin, J.W., Lindo, Z. 2021. Responses of oribatid mites to warming in boreal peatlands depend on fen type. Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution Annual Meeting 2021. Online oral presentation.

33.  Pettit*, T., Barreto, C., Buchkowski, R.W., Branfireun, B., Lindo, Z. 2021. Modeling soil carbon cycling in boreal peatlands under future climate warming scenarios. Ontario Ecology, Ethology and Evolution Colloquium. Guelph, ON. Online oral presentation.

32. Dehens*, S., Barreto, C., Lindo, Z. 2021. Comparing vegetation survey methods on boreal peatland plant communities under climate warming. EnviroCon. London, ON. Online oral presentation.

31. Pettit*, T., Barreto, C., Buchkowski, R., Branfireun, B., Lindo, Z. 2021. Modeling soil carbon cycling in boreal peatlands under future climate warming scenarios. Ontario Biology Day. Hamilton, ON. Online oral presentation.
      
30. Meehan, M.L., Barreto*, C., Turnbull, M.S., Bradley, R.L., Bellenger, J., Darnajoux, R., Lindo, Z. 2020. Response of soil fauna to simulated global change factors depends on ambient climate conditions. Festival of Ecology - British Ecological Society. Online poster presentation.

29. Barreto*, C., de Paula, A.S. 2020. Distribuição Potencial atual e futura de Nysius simulans (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae) em plantações de soja na América do Sul. V Mostra da Pós-Graduação da UFOP, Encontro de Saberes 2020, Ouro Preto, Brazil. Online oral presentation.

28. Barreto*, C., de Paula, A.S. 2020. Potential distribution of Nysius simulans (Stål) (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae) in soybean crops in South America under current and future climate. Entomological Society of America Meeting, Orlando, FL. Online poster presentation.

27. Barreto*, C., Rillig, M.C., Lindo, Z. 2020. Addition of polypropylene and polyester in soil affects decomposition rates but not microarthropod communities. Acarological Society of America’s symposium Current Advances in Acarology in the Entomological Society of America Meeting, Orlando, FL. Invited speaker. Online oral presentation.

26. Barreto*, C.,  Lindo, Z. 2020. Weak effects of warming and CO2 on soil microarthropod communities. SPRUCE All-Hands meeting, Oak Ridge, TN. Online oral presentation. 

25. Barreto*, C.,  Lindo, Z. 2019. Climate change field experiment shows weak effects of warming and neutral effects of CO2 on soil microarthropod communities. Joint Meeting of the Acadian Entomological Society, the Entomological Society of Canada and the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution, Fredericton, NB. Oral presentation.  

24. Barreto*, C., Lindo, Z. 2019. Warming has different effects on top-down and bottom-up trophic cascades in a soil acarine predator-prey system. Building Bridges: Micro-, Meso- and Macrofauna processes across systems, Göttingen, Germany. Oral presentation.

23. Lindo, Z., Ramirez, I., McNeil, J.N., Barreto*, C. 2019. Are soil mesofauna at the monarch overwintering sites affected by secondary plant compounds sequestered by monarch butterflies? Building Bridges: Micro-, Meso- and Macrofauna processes across systems, Göttingen, Germany. Poster presentation.

 22. de Paula*, A. S., Barreto, C. 2018. Species distribution modeling to evaluate the impact of climate change on the distribution of Nysius simulans (Stål) (Heteroptera: Lygaeoidea: Orsillinae). 6th Quadrennial Meeting of The International Heteropterists' Society, La Plata, Argentina. Poster presentation. 

21. Meehan*, M., Barreto, C., Kustec, J., Turnbull, M. S., Bradley, R., Bellenger, J., Lindo, Z. 2018. The impact of warming on two trophic levels in microarthropod communities. ESA, ESC and ESBC Joint Annual Meeting, Invited speaker at the Soil Mites: Minute Arthropods with a Monumental Role Symposium, Vancouver, British Columbia. Oral presentation. 

20. Barreto*, C., Lindo, Z. 2018. Does warming alter top-down and bottom-up trophic cascades in a soil acarine predator-prey system? ESA, ESC and ESBC Joint Annual Meeting, Invited speaker at the Soil Mites: Minute Arthropods with a Monumental Role Symposium, Vancouver, British Columbia. Oral presentation. 

19. Meehan*, M., Barreto, C., Kustec, J., Turnbull, M. S., Bradley, R., Bellenger, J., Lindo, Z. 2018.Warming rewires trophic linkages in belowground forest communities. 9th Annual Biology Graduate Research Forum, Western University, London, Ontario. Oral presentation.

18. Barreto*, C., Lindo, Z. 2018. Warming alters top-down and bottom-up trophic cascades in a soil acarine predator-prey system. 48th Ontario Ecology, Ethology and Evolution Colloquium, London, Ontario. Oral presentation. 

17. Kustec*, J., Barreto, C., Lindo, Z. 2018. Shifts in Collembola communities under top-down and bottom-up effects are mediated by warming. 48th Ontario Ecology, Ethology and Evolution Colloquium, London, Ontario. Oral presentation. 

16. Barreto*, C., Barreto, L. 2018. Perceptions of primary and middle school students from Brazil on caves and possibilities for Environmental Education. EnviroCon 2018, London, Ontario. Oral presentation. 

15. Barreto*, C., Kustec, J., Lindo, Z. 2018. Predator and Prey Enrichment Response in Soil. NSERC Strategic Project annual meeting - Predicting Annual Allowable Cut. Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs, Québec, Québec. Oral presentation. 

14. Barreto*, C., Lindo, Z. 2017. Do decomposer and decomposition dynamics across a hummock-hollow topology differ in boreal peatlands?  2017 Joint Meeting of the Entomological Societies of Canada and Manitoba. Winnipeg, Manitoba. Oral presentation. 

13. Barreto*, C., Lindo, Z. 2017. Factors affecting decomposers and decomposition dynamics differ in boreal peatlands. 2017 Ontario Ecology, Ethology and Evolution Colloquium. Kingston, Ontario. Oral presentation. 

12. Barreto*, C., Lindo, Z. 2017. Factors affecting decomposers and decomposition dynamics differ in boreal peatlands. Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution Annual Meeting 2017. Victoria, British Columbia. Oral presentation. 

11. Barreto*, C. Lindo, Z. 2017. Oribatid mites in hummock-hollow microtopology in a Boreal peatland in White River, Ontario. NSERC Strategic Project annual meeting - Northern Peatland Ecosystem Responses to Climate Change, Ministry of the Environment, Toronto, Ontario. Oral presentation. 

10. Barreto*, C.R.A., Paula, A.S. 2016. Phylogenetic analysis of the Rhodniini tribe (Heteroptera: Reduviidae). 7th Annual Biology Graduate Research Forum, Western University, London, Ontario. Oral presentation. 

9. Barreto*, C.R.A., Nepomucena, T.C., Horta, A.L., Paula, A.S. 2012. Do temperature and moon luminosity interfere in Heteroptera (Insecta: Hemiptera) survey from Itacolomi State Park?  XX Honour Thesis Seminar, Ouro Preto, Brazil. Oral presentation. 

8. Barreto*, C.R.A., Paula, A.S. 2011. Phylogenetic analysis of Rhodniini (Insecta: Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Triatominae) using morphological, morphometric and molecular characters. XIX Honour Thesis Seminar, Ouro Preto, Brazil. Oral presentation. 

7. Barreto*, C.R.A., Nepomucena, T.C., Paula, A.S. 2011. Morphological, morphometric and molecular characters in cladistic analysis of Rhodniini Tribe (Insecta: Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Triatominae). X Congresso de Ecologia do Brasil, São Lourenço, Brazil. Poster presentation. 

6. Raimundo*, R.L.S., Barreto, C.R.A., Paula, A.S. 2010. Cladistic analysis of Rhodniini Tribe (Hemiptera: Reduviidae). XVIII Honour Thesis Seminar, Ouro Preto, Brazil. Poster presentation. 

5. Barreto*, C.R.A., Paula, A.S. 2010. Cladistic and Biogeographical analysis of Rhodniini Tribe (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Triatominae) and areas of endemism of associated Neotropical palm trees. XVIII Honour Thesis Seminar, Ouro Preto, Brazil. Poster presentation. 

4. Barreto*, C.R.A., Paula, A.S. 2010. How do bioclimatic variables explain potential distribution of Rhodniini (Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Triatominae) species in Neotropical region on current and Last Glacial Maximum periods? II Simpósio de Entomologia UFV, Viçosa, Brazil. Poster presentation. 

3. Machado*, N.A.M., Ribeiro, P.S., Barreto, C.R.A., Martins, I.S., Leite, M.G.P., Kozovits, A.R. 2010. Eremanthus erythropappus (DC.) MacLeish (Asteraceae) seedlings development in substrates from mining abandoned areas. 61º Congresso Nacional de Botânica, Manaus, Brazil. Oral presentation. 

2. Barreto*, C.R.A., Raimundo, R.L.S., Galvão, C., Paula, A.S. 2010. Bioclimatic variables participation in the potential distribution of Rhodniini species (Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Triatominae) on Neotropical region on current, future and Last Glacial Maximum periods. SIMBIO 2010 - I Simpósio de Biodiversidade, Rio Paranaíba, Brazil. Poster presentation. 

1. Machado*, N.A.M., Ribeiro, P.S.C., Barreto, C.R.A., Leite, M.G.P., Kozovits, A.R. 2009. Low-cost methods for rehabilitation of areas degraded by Bauxite mining at Quadrilátero Ferrifero, MG. Congresso Iberoamericano e do Caribe sobre Restauração Ecológica, Curitiba, Brazil. Poster presentation.

Editoral and reviewer activities

Editorial Board Member and Social Media Manager  of Pedobiologia  — Journal of Soil Ecology
Guest Editor (2020–2022) for a Special Issue on Response of Soil Biodiversity to Global Change in Pedobiologia — Journal of Soil Ecology
Reviewer for Ecological Indicators, Ecology, Écoscience, Ecosystems, Entomology Beginners, Environmental Science: Advances, Experimental & Applied Acarology, Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, Insect Conservation and Diversity, Journal of Insect Science, Nature Communications, Oecologia, PeerJ, Soil, Soil & Tillage Research, Soil Organisms

Professional experience

08/2021 – current                  Research Biologist at the Ontario Forest Research Institute, MNDMNRF, Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
09/2016 – 11/2021                 PhD CandidateTeaching Assistant and Research Assistant at the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
09/2018 – 08/2021                 Greenhouse Technical/Research Support I at the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
08/2020 – 11/2020                 Mitacs Research Intern at the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
01/2020 – 04/2020                 Course content Marker for the Ecosystem Ecology class at the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
09/2019 – 12/2020                 Lecturer/Course Coordinator of the Community Ecology class at the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada.
05/2019 – 08/2019                 Visiting Graduate Researcher at the Institut für Biologie, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
02/2016 – 08/2016                 Biology Laboratory Coordinator at Carste Ciência e Meio Ambiente, Brazil
04/2014 – 04/2016                 External Research Consultant at Instituto do Carste, Brazil
02/2013 – 02/2016                 Junior Biologist at Carste Ciência e Meio Ambiente, Brazil
01/2010 – 08/2012                 Undergraduate Teaching Assistant at Federal University of Ouro Preto, Ouro Preto, Brazil
09/2009 – 08/2012                 Undergraduate Student Researcher at Federal University of Ouro Preto, Ouro Preto, Brazil

Teaching assistantships

Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Department of Biology, University of Western Ontario
Biodiversity Science (BIO4412), Aquatic Ecology (BIO3415), Insect Biology (BIO4420), Community Ecology (BIO3445), Marine Biology (Field course in Saint Andrews, NB, Canada), Ecosystem Ecology (BIO4405), Biology for Science I (BIO1001A/BIO1201A), Research Techniques in Environmental Science (ENVSCI3350)    

Undergraduate Teaching Assistantship, Department of Biodiversity, Evolution and Environment, Federal University of Ouro Preto
Invertebrate Zoology I (CBI165), Invertebrate Zoology II (CBI166), Systematics (CBI212)

Mentoring

11/2021 ​– 04/2022     Co-supervisor  with Dr. Pedro Antunes , Algoma University
                                      Project: Do Vinca minor invasions have an effect on the abundance and biodiversity of microarthropods in urban forests?
                                      BSc Student: Rebekah Gwynn

09/2020 – 04/2021    Graduate Advisor, University of Western Ontario
                                     Project: Vegetation Data Survey Methods: An Analysis of Point-Intercept and Visual Estimation Data on Boreal Peatland Plant Communities                                                                   BSc Student:  Shae-Lynn Dehens

09/2020 – 04/2021    Graduate Advisor, University of Western Ontario
                                     Project: Quantifying carbon and nitrogen mineralization in a peatland soil food web                                      
                                     BSc Student:  Trevor Pettit

09/2019 – 04/2020    Graduate Advisor, University of Western Ontario 
                                     Project: Songs at stopover: Do species differ in their temporal aggregation? 
                                     BSc Student:  Christian Buchanan-Fraser

Service and Outreach

Membership

Acarological Society of America (Social Media Manager)
Entomological Society of Canada
Entomological Society of America
Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution

Panel discussions

2022                             How to Succeed in Canada as a New Immigrant, Northern Ontario Latin-Hispanic Association
2022                             Biodiversity Science class interviewee, University of Western Ontario
2021                             Career-day panelist, University of Western Ontario
2021                             Earth Science Career Info Session panelist, University of Western Ontario
2020                             Current Advances in Acarology symposium panelist, Acarological Society of America meeting

Event Organization

2021                            PSAC Local 610 Elections – Chief Returning Officer
2019                            10th Annual Biology Graduate Research Forum, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario 
2018                            9th Annual Biology Graduate Research Forum, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario 
2018                            Outreach activity – Soil ecology for a Girl Guide group, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario 
2017                            Envirocon Interdisciplinary Conference, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario 

Volunteering

2020 – 2022               Reach the World Expedition
2020 – 2021               Steward at PSAC Local 610 
2019 – 2021               Food Support Committee at PSAC Local 610 
2017 – 2021               Canadian Society of Ecology and Evolution Student representative at the University of Western Ontario
2020                            National Scholarships ranking