Alison M. Gainsbury



Alison M. Gainsbury

Born in Canada and fluent in Portugese, Alison Gainsbury has spent many years living in Brazil. She has participated in several field expeditions across Brazil running pit traps in the Brazilian Cerrado, one of her favorite activities. Shown here in the field holding one of her favorites, Enyalius sp. Alison earned her Master's degree from the Universidade de Brasilia in 2002. She extended this work at the University of Texas where she was awarded her Ph. D. in 2012. Alison is currently a postdoc with Shai Meir at Tel Aviv University working on global associations  between climate, net primary productivity and lizard diets.


Tupinambis duseniAmeiva ameivaPolychrus acutirostris


Micrablepharus atticolusCercosaura ocellataOphiodes spp.

Publications

Gainsbury, A. M. and G. R. Colli. 2003. Lizard Assemblages from Natural Cerrado Enclaves in Southwestern Amazonia: The Role of Stochastic Extinctions and Isolation. Biotropica 35: 503-519. Download pdf.

Colli, G. R., J. P. Caldwell , G. C. Costa, A. M. Gainsbury, A. A. Garda, D. O. Mesquita, C. M. M. R. Filho, A. H. B. Soares, V. N. Silva, P. H. Valdujo, G. H. C. Vieira, L. J. Vitt, F. P. Werneck, H. C. Wiederhecker, and M. G. Zatz. 2003. A new species of Cnemidophorus (Squamata, Teiidae) from the Cerrado Biome in central Brazil. Occ. Papers Sam Noble Oklahoma Mus. Nat. Hist. 14: 1-14.

Garda, A. A., Wiederhecker, H. C., Gainsbury, A. M. Costa, G. C., Pyron, R. A., Calazans Viera, G. H., Werneck, F. P., and Colli, G. R. 2013. Microhabitat variation explains local-scale distribution of terrestrial Amazonian lizards in Rondônia, Western Brazil. Biotropica 45: 245-252.