RODRIGO CARMO is a visiting PhD student. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology from the Federal University of Pernambuco – Brazil in 2010. He finished him MS in Animal Biology, with an emphasis in Ecological Entomology, from the same university in 2014. His thesis work examined the diversity of necrophagous flies and biological invasions in insular environments. Rodrigo have an extensive background in Forensic Entomology and Ecological Entomology. For his PhD, he will determine the blow fly community structure along a latitudinal gradient in northeastern Brazil with the goal to apply such information in forensic investigations. Part of Rodrigo’s research in the FLIES Facility will be to examine the effects of interspecific competition between Chrysomya rufifacies and Cochliomyia macellaria.