Who I am and what I do
I am a Brazilian ecologist passionate about tropical forests. In my research, I try to understand the patterns and processes related to the organization and biodiversity of these forests. My main research interests include the:
Ecology, succession and restoration of tropical forests;
Taxonomic and functional diversity of tree species;
Theoretical and quantitative community ecology;
Human impacts on forest carbon and biodiversity;
The conservation of threatened and endemic species.
My research is mainly focused on the vegetation of Eastern South America, particularly the Atlantic Forest.
I am currently based at the 'Universidade de São Paulo' (Piracicaba, Brazil), where I hold an Ecology professor position.