Socio-ecological networks: food security, ecological services and biodiversity conservation in tropical forests. 3y Project financed by FAPERJ, in colab with Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden and Instituto Juruá.
Associated researcher at Instituo Juruá - a plural non-profit organization aiming at providing financial, technical and scientific support for community-based conservation of the Amazonian Rainforest.
Nectar-based pollination networks from the wetlands of Pantanal. In collaboration with Fernando Gonçalves.
Restoration metanetworks in the Atlantic Forest. In collaboration with Debora Rother.
Past leading projects
Metanetwork of seed-dispersal interactions in the Atlantic Forest.
The ecological theater and the evolutionary play of seed-dispersal interactions.
Defaunation effects on plant-herbivory and plant-pathogens interactions. Working with Natalia Mello and Mauro Galetti in the Atlantic Forest of Brazil.
Ant-myrmecophyte networks and the effects of dam-induced fragmentation in the Central Amazon
Intraspecific variation on invaded pollination networks. Working with Jane Memmott to unveil the mysteries of balsam (Impatiens glandulifera) invasion in temperate ecosystems.
Multiple effects of alien species on pollination networks (PhD thesis)
Projeto Mosaico II - Ecological Processes. The effects of timber tree plantations on native and exotic seedlings. Logo: Floresta Nacional de São Francisco de Paula.
Past collaborative projects
Associated researcher at Observatório Covid-19 BR - an independent, non-profit organization created to fast-generated scientific information about the new coronavirus in Brazil to inform decision-makers.
Restoration of plant-herbivore interactions.
A collaborative work with Rafael Domingos and Gislene Ganade, from UFRN to understand how plant diversity influences the recovery of insect herbivores on time.
Ponds metanetwork - an approach for toad-bacteria interactions. Contributing to Decio Correa PhD thesis from Texas University to investigate the ecological aspects of these intriguing interactions at the local and regional spatial scale.
Avian seed-dispersal networks in fragments of Southern Bahia.
A collaborative work with Ícaro Menezes and José-Carlos Morante-Filho to test how forest cover affect the functionality of seed-dispersal networks in one of the richest areas of the Atlantic Forest.