Jhoniel Perdigón Ferreira

Jhoniel Perdigón Ferreira

Academic background

2016- PhD student, University of Zurich
2014-2016 MSc, Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, Germany
2006-2012 BSc, Central University of Venezuela

Scholarships, Awards and Honours

2018 GRC Travel Grant, University of Zurich
2018 Claraz Foundation, graduate student grant
2016 Forschungskredit der Universität Zürich
2015 Lehre@LMU-Förderpreis - research prize for excellent students, awarded for the development of the project entitled “Adjustment in the amount and viability of sperm in Gryllus bimaculatus crickets under sperm competition”
2013 X Venezuelan Congress of Ecology - First Place for the best poster presentation by an undergraduate student, entitled “Phylogenetic relationships of Aglaiocercus berlepschi (Trochilidae), a hummingbird endemic to the north-eastern region of Venezuela”


Pérez-Emán J, Perdigón Ferreira J, Gutierrez-Pinto N, Cuervo AM, Céspedes-Arias L, Witt CC & Cadena CD. 2018. An extinct hummingbird species that never was: a cautionary tale about sampling issues in molecular phylogenetics. Zootaxa 4442:491-497. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4442.3.11

Tuni C, Perdigón Ferreira J, Fritz Y, Munoz Meneses A & Gasparini C. 2016. Impaired sperm quality, delayed mating but no costs for offspring fitness in crickets winning a fight. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 29: 1643-1647. doi: 10.1111/jeb.12888