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Renato Lima

FOREST ECOLOGY & RESTORATION

COMMUNITY ECOLOGY

SPECIES CONSERVATION

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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.