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Dr Juliano Sarmento Cabral

J Sarmento Cabral

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Dr Juliano Sarmento Cabral

School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham

Research Interests

The key interests of Dr. Sarmento Cabral are the mechanisms underlying biodiversity patterns and dynamics across spatiotemporal scales. His works focus on population and community dynamics, species distributions and range dynamics, biodiversity gradients in static and dynamics environments, eco-evolutionary feedbacks, biogeography and the impacts of human activities and human-induced environmental change on biodiversity.

Scientific Inspiration

Marie Curie due to her interdisciplinary achievements.

Supervision Style

In three words or phrases: Inclusive, guiding, development-driven.

Provision of Training

I normally train the students at their first steps in techniques and project management, keeping continuous guidance throughout, with increasing amount of responsibility and independence expected at later stages

Progression Monitoring and Management

I will discuss together with you a set of goals with a realistic time schedule, with bi-weekly progress meetings, but with an open door for troubleshooting and guidance if necessary.


The team has an email list (work-related communication) and a WhatsApp group chat (social communication). I am happy to react to enquiries during work hours. I police myself not to send emails or communication during non-working hours.

PhD Students can expect scheduled meetings with me:

In a group meeting

At least once a week

In year 1 of PhD study

At least once a fortnight

In year 2 of PhD study

At least once a fortnight

In year 3 of PhD study

At least once a fortnight

These meetings will be a mixture of face to face or via video chat or telephone, and I am usually contactable for an instant response on every working day.

Working Patterns

The timing of work in my lab is completely flexible, and (other than attending pre-arranged meetings), I expect students to manage their own time.

Notice Period for Feedback

I need at least 2 weeks' notice to provide feedback on written work of up to 5000 words.