Dr Rafael de Andrade Moral

Mathematics and Statistics, Hamilton Institute

Lecturer

Logic House
133
(01) 7086645

Biography

2018 - present: Lecturer in Statistics, Maynooth University
2014 - 2017: PhD in Statistics, University of São Paulo
2012 - 2014: MSc in Statistics, University of São Paulo
2007 - 2011: BSc and BEd in Biology, University of São Paulo

Research
My research interests include the development and application of statistical modelling techniques to Biology and Agriculture, more specifically Ecology and Entomology. I am also interested in the computational implementation of statistical models, especially under the form of R code.

Research Interests

My research interests include the development and application of statistical modelling techniques to Biology and Agriculture, more specifically Ecology and Entomology. I am also interested in the computational implementation of statistical models, especially under the form of R code.

I am currently working on the development of computational and statistical tools to jointly model multivariate responses in ecological studies, in particular those involving the collection of abundance measurements.

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2014 'Models for Overdispersed Data in Entomology'
Demétrio CGB, Hinde J, Moral RA (2014) 'Models for Overdispersed Data in Entomology' In: Ferreira CP, Godoy WAC (eds). Ecological Modelling Applied to Entomology. Cham: Springer. [DOI] [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2018 'Environmental conditions for Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Hemiptera: Liviidae) take-off'
Tomaseto, AF;Miranda, MP;Moral, RA;de Lara, IAR;Fereres, A;Lopes, JRS (2018) 'Environmental conditions for Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Hemiptera: Liviidae) take-off'. Journal of Applied Entomology, 142 :104-113 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Prediction of sporulation and germination by the spider mite pathogenic fungus neozygites floridana (Neozygitomycetes: Neozygitales: Neozygitaceae) based on temperature, humidity and time'
Castro T.;Moral R.;Demétrio C.;Delalibera I.;Klingen I. (2018) 'Prediction of sporulation and germination by the spider mite pathogenic fungus neozygites floridana (Neozygitomycetes: Neozygitales: Neozygitaceae) based on temperature, humidity and time'. Insects, 9 (2) [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2018 'Overdispersed fungus germination data: statistical analysis using R'
Fatoretto M.;Moral R.;Demétrio C.;de Pádua C.;Menarin V.;Rojas V.;D'Alessandro C.;Delalibera I. (2018) 'Overdispersed fungus germination data: statistical analysis using R'. Biocontrol Science and Technology, [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Models for Jointly Estimating Abundances of Two Unmarked Site-Associated Species Subject to Imperfect Detection'
Moral, RA;Hinde, J;Demetrio, CGB;Reigada, C;Godoy, WAC (2018) 'Models for Jointly Estimating Abundances of Two Unmarked Site-Associated Species Subject to Imperfect Detection'. Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics, 23 :20-38 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Half-Normal Plots and Overdispersed Models in R: The hnp Package'
Moral, RA;Hinde, J;Demetrio, CGB (2017) 'Half-Normal Plots and Overdispersed Models in R: The hnp Package'. Journal of Statistical Software, 81 :1-23 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2017 'Parasitism-mediated prey selectivity in laboratory conditions and implications for biological control'
Moral, RD;Demetrio, CGB;Hinde, J;Godoy, WAC;Fernandes, FS (2017) 'Parasitism-mediated prey selectivity in laboratory conditions and implications for biological control'. Basic and Applied Ecology, 19 :67-75 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Transmission potential of the entomopathogenic fungi Isaria fumosorosea and Beauveria bassiana from sporulated cadavers of Diaphorina citri and Toxoptera citricida to uninfected D-citri adults'
Conceschi, MR;D'Alessandro, CP;Moral, RD;Demetrio, CGB;Delalibera, I (2016) 'Transmission potential of the entomopathogenic fungi Isaria fumosorosea and Beauveria bassiana from sporulated cadavers of Diaphorina citri and Toxoptera citricida to uninfected D-citri adults'. BioControl, 61 :567-577 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2016 'Bird sensitivity to disturbance as an indicator of forest patch conditions: An issue in environmental assessments'
Alexandrino, ER;Buechley, ER;Piratelli, AJ;Ferraz, KMPMD;Moral, RD;Sekercioglu, CH;Silva, WR;do Couto, HTZ (2016) 'Bird sensitivity to disturbance as an indicator of forest patch conditions: An issue in environmental assessments'. Ecological Indicators, 66 :369-381 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2016 'Seasonal prevalence of the insect pathogenic fungus Colletotrichum nymphaeae in Brazilian citrus groves under different chemical pesticide regimes'
Mascarin, GM;Guarin-Molina, JH;Arthurs, SP;Humber, RA;Moral, RD;Demetrio, CGB;Delalibera, I (2016) 'Seasonal prevalence of the insect pathogenic fungus Colletotrichum nymphaeae in Brazilian citrus groves under different chemical pesticide regimes'. Fungal Ecology, 22 :43-51 [DOI] [Details]
2013 'Quantitative and qualitative dynamics of exotic and native blowflies ( Diptera: Calliphoridae) with migrations among municipalities'
Moretti, TC;Coutinho, RM;Moral, RA;Ferreira, CP;Godoy, WAC (2013) 'Quantitative and qualitative dynamics of exotic and native blowflies ( Diptera: Calliphoridae) with migrations among municipalities'. Community Ecology, 14 :249-257 [DOI] [Details]
2013 'Annona mucosa Jacq. (Annonaceae): A promising source of bioactive compounds against Sitophilus zeamais Mots. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)'
Ribeiro, LD;Vendramim, JD;Bicalho, KU;Andrade, MD;Fernandes, JB;Moral, RD;Demetrio, CGB (2013) 'Annona mucosa Jacq. (Annonaceae): A promising source of bioactive compounds against Sitophilus zeamais Mots. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)'. JOURNAL OF STORED PRODUCTS RESEARCH, 55 :6-14 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2018 'Cross-crop effects on larval growth, survivorship and fecundity of Helicoverpa armigera'
Reigada, C;Moral, RD;Demetrio, CGB;Parra, JRP (2018) 'Cross-crop effects on larval growth, survivorship and fecundity of Helicoverpa armigera'. Journal of Pest Science, 91 :121-131 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Selection of an Artificial Diet for Laboratory Rearing of Opogona sacchari (Lepidoptera: Tineidae) (Bojer, 1856)'
Coelho A;Milanez JM;de Andrade Moral R;Demétrio CGB;Parra JRP; (2018) 'Selection of an Artificial Diet for Laboratory Rearing of Opogona sacchari (Lepidoptera: Tineidae) (Bojer, 1856)'. Neotropical Entomology, 47 (2) [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Does the scion or rootstock of Citrus sp affect the feeding and biology of Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Hemiptera: Liviidae)?'
Alves, GR;Beloti, VH;Faggioni-Floriano, KM;de Carvalho, SA;Moral, RD;Demetrio, CGB;Parra, JPRP;Yamamoto, PT (2018) 'Does the scion or rootstock of Citrus sp affect the feeding and biology of Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Hemiptera: Liviidae)?'. Arthropod-Plant Interactions, 12 :77-84 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Changes in gamma-aminobutyric acid concentration, gas exchange, and leaf anatomy in Eucalyptus clones under drought stress and rewatering'
Otto, MSG;Francisco, JG;Gonsalez, BT;Calvo, LD;de Mattos, EM;de Almeida, M;Moral, RD;Demetrio, CGB;Stape, JL;de Oliveira, RF (2017) 'Changes in gamma-aminobutyric acid concentration, gas exchange, and leaf anatomy in Eucalyptus clones under drought stress and rewatering'. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, 39 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Acute Toxicity of Fresh and Aged Residues of Pesticides to the Parasitoid Tamarixia radiata and to the HLB-Bacteria Vector Diaphorina citri'
Beloti VH;Alves GR;Moral RA;Demétrio CGB;Yamamoto PT; (2017) 'Acute Toxicity of Fresh and Aged Residues of Pesticides to the Parasitoid Tamarixia radiata and to the HLB-Bacteria Vector Diaphorina citri'. Neotropical Entomology, [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Reproductive potential of Chrysoperla externa maintained in different cage sizes in laboratory conditions'
Battel, APMB;Moral, RD;Rodrigues, CA;Araujo, MD;Godoy, WAC (2017) 'Reproductive potential of Chrysoperla externa maintained in different cage sizes in laboratory conditions'. Ciencia Rural, 47 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2016 'Intraguild predation influences oviposition behavior of blow flies (Diptera: Calliphoridae)'
Galindo LA;Moral RA;Moretti TC;Godoy WA;Demétrio CG; (2016) 'Intraguild predation influences oviposition behavior of blow flies (Diptera: Calliphoridae)'. Parasitology Research, 115 (5) [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2016 'The effect of synthetic pesticides and sulfur used in conventional and organically grown strawberry and soybean on Neozygites floridana, a natural enemy of spider mites'
Castro T;Roggia S;Wekesa VW;de Andrade Moral R;Gb Demétrio C;Delalibera I;Klingen I; (2016) 'The effect of synthetic pesticides and sulfur used in conventional and organically grown strawberry and soybean on Neozygites floridana, a natural enemy of spider mites'. Pest Management Science, 72 (9) [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2016 'Data on morphological features of mycosis induced by Colletotrichum nymphaeae and Lecanicillium longisporum on citrus orthezia scale'
Mascarin GM;Guarín-Molina JH;Arthurs SP;Humber RA;de Andrade Moral R;Demétrio CG;Delalibera Í; (2016) 'Data on morphological features of mycosis induced by Colletotrichum nymphaeae and Lecanicillium longisporum on citrus orthezia scale'. Data In Brief, 8 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2016 'Phosphoethanolamine and omega-3 in patients with asthma'
Piai DB, Barbeiro A, Yonezawa GN, Quagliato Jr R, Claro Neto S, Chierice GO, Moral RA, Demétrio CGB (2016) 'Phosphoethanolamine and omega-3 in patients with asthma'. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, 9 :18543-18548 [IR Link] [Details]
2016 'Persistence of Brazilian isolates of the entomopathogenic fungi Metarhizium anisopliae and M. robertsii in strawberry crop soil after soil drench application'
Castro, T;Mayerhofer, J;Enkerli, J;Eilenberg, J;Meyling, NV;Moral, RD;Demetrio, CGB;Delalibera, I (2016) 'Persistence of Brazilian isolates of the entomopathogenic fungi Metarhizium anisopliae and M. robertsii in strawberry crop soil after soil drench application'. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 233 :361-369 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2016 'The use of sheepdogs in sheep production in southeastern Brazil'
Moral, RA;Azevedo, FCC;Verdade, LM (2016) 'The use of sheepdogs in sheep production in southeastern Brazil'. Pastoralism-Research Policy And Practice, 6 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2015 'Lethal and Sublethal Effects of Insecticides Used on Citrus, on the Ectoparasitoid Tamarixia radiata'
Beloti VH;Alves GR;Araújo DF;Picoli MM;Moral Rde A;Demétrio CG;Yamamoto PT; (2015) 'Lethal and Sublethal Effects of Insecticides Used on Citrus, on the Ectoparasitoid Tamarixia radiata'. PLoS ONE, 10 (7) [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2015 'Action potentials in abscisic acid-deficient tomato mutant generated spontaneously and evoked by electrical stimulation'
Macedo, FCO;Dziubinska, H;Trebacz, K;Oliveira, RF;Moral, RA (2015) 'Action potentials in abscisic acid-deficient tomato mutant generated spontaneously and evoked by electrical stimulation'. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, 37 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2014 'DYNAMICS AND PREDATION EFFICIENCY OF CHRYSOPERLA EXTERNA (NEUROPTERA: CHRYSOPIDAE) ON ENNEOTHRIPS FLAVENS (THYSANOPTERA: THRIPIDAE)'
Rodrigues, CA;Battel, APMB;Martinelli, NM;Moral, RD;Sercundes, RK;Godoy, WAC (2014) 'DYNAMICS AND PREDATION EFFICIENCY OF CHRYSOPERLA EXTERNA (NEUROPTERA: CHRYSOPIDAE) ON ENNEOTHRIPS FLAVENS (THYSANOPTERA: THRIPIDAE)'. Florida Entomologist, 97 :653-658 [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'The effects of photoperiod and light intensity on the sporulation of Brazilian and Norwegian isolates of Neozygites floridana'
de Castro TR;Wekesa VW;Moral Rde A;Demétrio CG;Delalibera I;Klingen I; (2013) 'The effects of photoperiod and light intensity on the sporulation of Brazilian and Norwegian isolates of Neozygites floridana'. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 114 (3) [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'Modelling fungus dispersal scenarios using cellular automata'
Ferreira, IED;Moral, RD;Ferreira, CP;Godoy, WAC (2013) 'Modelling fungus dispersal scenarios using cellular automata'. Ecological Informatics, 14 :53-58 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2012 'Modelos matemáticos predador-presa e aplicações ao manejo integrado de pragas'
Battel APMB, Moral RA, Godoy WAC (2012) 'Modelos matemáticos predador-presa e aplicações ao manejo integrado de pragas'. Oecologia Australis, 16 :43-62 [DOI] [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2018 Young Statistician Showcase Prize International Biometric Society
2016 Best Student Oral Presentation Statistical Modelling Society
2012 Best Academic Average University of São Paulo

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
International Biometric Society Member /
Statistical Modelling Society Member /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
Maynooth University Lecturer in Statistics 22-JAN-18 /

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2017 University of São Paulo Doctor of Philosophy Statistics
2014 University of São Paulo Master of Science Statistics
2012 University of São Paulo Bachelor of Education Biology
2011 University of São Paulo Bachelor of Science Biology

Languages

  Language Reading Writing Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
German Basic Basic Basic
Spanish Functional Basic Functional
Portuguese Fluent Fluent Fluent

Reviews

  Journal Role
Computational Statistics And Data Analysis Reviewer
Pest Management Science Reviewer
Journal Of Computational And Graphical Statistics Reviewer
Neotropical Entomology Reviewer

Teaching Interests

Currently teaching
  • Introduction to Statistics (ST122 and ST221)
  • Statistical Computing with R (ST366)
  • Probability (ST461)