Gabriel Caetano

Position: Post-doctoral Researcher

Team: Biodiversity dynamics and macro-ecology

Contact details:
Laboratoire Écologie, Systématique et Évolution – IDEEV
Université Paris Saclay
Bât. 680 – 12, route 128
91190 Gif Sur Yvette



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Laboratoire Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution

Research interests

My main interests are developing and applying new data science tools to conservation science and macroecology. I have worked on a variety of fields, such as extinction risk assessments, biogeography, conservation culturomics, ecophysiology and population dynamics, focusing mostly on terrestrial vertebrates. At ESE, my research will focus on the spatial extrapolation and future forecast of the economic costs caused by invasive species worldwide.

Laboratoire Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution


  • Caetano, G.H.O., and Guarino Rinaldi Colli. “Climate instability causing the decline of a Neotropical savanna lizard population (Squamata: Tropiduridae).” Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 134.2 (2021): 474-485.
  • Caetano, G.H.O., et al. “Evaluating global interest in biodiversity and conservation.” Conservation Biology (2023): e14100.
  • Caetano, G.H.O., et al. “Time of activity is a better predictor of the distribution of a tropical lizard than pure environmental temperatures.” Oikos 129.7 (2020): 953-963.
  • Caetano, G.H.O., et al. “Automated assessment reveals that the extinction risk of reptiles is widely underestimated across space and phylogeny.” PLoS Biology 20.5 (2022): e3001544.
  • Murali, G., Caetano, G.H.O., Barki, G. et al. Emphasizing declining populations in the Living Planet Report. Nature 601, E20–E24 (2022).