Projects

A list of the main projects I am currently involved.

Neotropical Tree Communities database

Lead coordinator of this long-term project which aims to synthesize the existing knowledge on the structure and diversity of Neotropical forests and shrublands. Data is stored at the Ecology department of the University of São Paulo.

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The threat status of endemic Atlantic Forest trees

Lead researcher of the project aiming to support the protection of Atlantic Forest trees that are currently threatened of extinction. This project was executed at Naturalis.

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Managing records from biological collections

Author of this open-source, award-winning computer program to assist the assessment of the quality of species records for downstream analysis. The package was written using R.

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Synthesis of Neotropical Tree Biodiversity

Three-year international effort to dissect the patterns of tree diversity and rarity across Latin American biomes, based on over 8,000 inventories of forests and savannas, and to assess species extinction risks and vulnerability in the Neotropics.

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Enhancing our understanding of rainforests 

Member of the Brazilian team, which is one of the Qualified teams competing in this challenge to accelerate the innovation of technologies for biodiversity assessment and revealing the true potential of the standing tropical rainforests.

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