Office: 510 Mueller Laboratory
BSc 2012 Universidade Vila Velha, Brazil
MSc 2015 Adelphi University
My research interests involve behavior, sexual dimorphism and sexual selection. My current project investigates fitness costs and benefits of male-typical secondary sexual traits on female eastern fence lizards.
Assis BA, Swierk L, Langkilde T. Performance offsets reproductive costs in bearded female lizards. (Speaker: Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology 2017, New Orleans, LA).
Assis BA and Foellmer M. Determinants of sperm transfer in a highly-dimorphic orb-web spider. (Speaker: International Society of Behavioral Ecology 2014, New York, NY).
Assis BA, Trietsch C, Foellmer M. Male mate choice based on chemical cues in Acheta domesticus. (Poster: Adelphi University Research Conference 2014, Garden City, NY).
Assis BA, Cruz ZMA, Castro R. The latex of Euphorbia milii and its effects on the liver and intestine histology of Rattus norvegicus. (Poster: XII Congresso Brasileiro de Ecotoxicologia 2012, Porto de Galinhas, PE, Brazil).
Assis BA, Trietsch C and Foellmer M. 2017. Male mate choice based on chemical cues in Acheta domesticus (Orthoptera: Gryllidae). Ecological Entomology 42: 11-17.
Assis BA and Foellmer M. 2016. One size fits all? Determinants of sperm transfer in a highly dimorphic orb-web spider. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 29: 1106-1120.
Assis BA, Swierk L, Langkilde T. Performance, behavior, and offspring morphology may offset reproductive costs of male-typical ornamentation for female lizards. Behavioral Ecology