Arthur José Vieira Porto

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The study of the genetic variance/covariance matrix (G-matrix) is a recent and fruitful approach in evolutionary biology, providing a window of investigating for the evolution of complex characters. Although G-matrix studies were originally conducted for microevolutionary timescales, they could be extrapolated to macroevolution as long as the G-matrix(More)
It has come to our attention that the article 'Selection Response Decomposition (SRD): A New Tool for Dissecting Differences and Similarities Between Matrices' (Marroig et al. 2011) contains an error in Fig. 1. This figure should show the mean and confidence intervals for the correlation between random vectors in various dimensions. We take this opportunity(More)
Allometry is a major determinant of within-population patterns of association among traits and, therefore, a major component of morphological integration studies. Even so, the influence of size variation over evolutionary change has been largely unappreciated. Here, we explore the interplay between allometric size variation, modularity, and life-history(More)
Recent advances in wireless networking technology and the proliferation of industrial wireless sensors have led to an increasing interest in using wireless networks for closed loop control. The main advantages of Wireless Networked Control Systems (WNCSs) are the reconfigurability, easy commissioning and the possibility of installation in places where(More)
This paper summarizes the results of a simulation study for a Parts Distribution Center (PDC), which contains approximately 30000 items, modeling its retrieving process in simulation software ARENA® 5.0. The collection of the parts is carried out manually by five employees, being supported by manual trolleys. The current problem of PDC is to decide if(More)
Evolutionary studies have long emphasized that the genetic architecture of traits holds important microevolutionary consequences. Yet, studies comparing the genetic architecture of traits across species are rare, and discussions of the evolution of genetic systems are made on theoretical arguments rather than on empirical evidence. Here, we compared the(More)