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

Recent Prizes and Honours

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”


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


2016 Forschungskredit der Universität Zürich, Verfügung Nr. FK-16-089. “From kicking to tickling: Disentangling the adaptive significance and consequences of exaggerated forelegs in male Drosophila prolongata