Dr. Jhoniel Perdigón Ferreira

Jhoniel Perdigón Ferreira

Academic background

2021- Postdoc, University of Zurich
2016-2021 PhD student, University of Zurich
2014-2016 MSc, Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, Germany
2006-2012 BSc, Central University of Venezuela

Scholarships, Awards and Honours

2022 URPP Evolution in Action: From Genomes to Ecosystems, pilot study grant (Meena A, Perdigón Ferreira J, Lüpold S)
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”


Perdigón Ferreira J & Lüpold S. 2022. A condition- and context-dependent alternative mating tactic in Drosophila prolongata. Behavioral Ecology 33: 213-221. doi: 10.1093/beheco/arab127

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