Dr. Larissa Souza Arantes


Department of Evolutionary Genetics

Tel: 0049 (0) 30 5168 - 315
Tel: 0049 (0) 30 83859 - 961

Short curriculum vitae

I am a biologist interested in applying genetic tools in species conservation studies. I have experience in sea turtles population genetics, phylogeography, hybridization and genomics conservation. I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, in Berlin. I obtained my doctoral degree in Genetics at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. In my research, I have investigated the hybridization between sea turtles along the Brazilian coast using genomic data.


In-depth genomic analysis of hybridization between sea turtles

Life history connectivity and population structure of the Antartic toothfish (Dissostichus mawsoni) in the Weddel Sea

Research interests
  • Population Genomics,

  • Conservation Genomics,

  • Hybridization and Introgression,

  • NGS data analysis

Selected publications
Arantes LS, Vargas SM, Santos FR (2020): Global phylogeography of the critically endangered hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata). Genet Mol Biol. 43(2):e20190264.
Last updated on 23 June, 2020.