Our major aim is to produce scientific knowledge on the reproductive biology of snakes, lizards, and amphisbaenians.
We focus on several topics such as reproductive cycles, sperm storage, reproductive ecology, and reproductive modes, always seeking to place them in an evolutionary-ecological context.
In parallel, we aim to disseminate knowledge and stimulate scientific debate by offering extension courses, workshops, and postgraduate courses.
The group is linked to the Laboratory of Ecology and Evolution at the Butantan Institute and led by the researcher Dr. Selma Maria Almeida-Santos with the participation of several associated researchers, who support both PhD and MSc students. We also rely on the collaboration of several researchers from different institutions.
On this website, you will find information about the group members, research projects, publications, courses, and news.