June 2015 - June 2019

PH.D. ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY

Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW)/Utrecht University, Wageningen, the Netherlands
Thesis title: Biotic resistance to alien plant invasions in tropical and temperate freshwater ecosystems

March 2013 - March 2015

M.SC. ECOLOGY

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Thesis title: Influence of herbivore damage on methane emission from emergent aquatic macrophytes

August 2008 - March 2013

B.SC. BIOLOGY

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

October 2019 - present

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW

Centre for Biological Control (CBC), Rhodes University, Grahamstown/Makhanda, South Africa

March 2013

RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Monitoramento Limnológico do Igarapé Água Fria - Porto Trombetas (Amazonia), Pará, Brazil (Biomonitoring of Amazonian streams)

2013 - 2014

RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Estudos limnológicos na FLONA de Carajás (Amazonia), Pará, Brazil (Biomonitoring of Amazonian lagoons. Survey and identification of aquatic macrophyte species)

 

ORGANIZATIONAL AND REVIEW ACTIVITIES

2021

Reviewer for Aquatic Ecology, Functional Ecology

2016 - 2020

Reviewer for Hydrobiologia, Aquatic Botany, Acta Limnologica Brasiliensia

2015 - 2019

Organizer of PhD meetings and events at the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW), the Netherlands

2010 - 2011

Organizer of the Biology Academic Week at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil

 

SKILLS

LABORATORY

Aquatic macrophyte culturing | Invertebrate culturing (e.g. snails, insects)

FIELD

Aquatic macrophyte identification | Limnological monitoring (water quality parameters, phytoplankton, zooplankton, macroinvertebrates, sediment) | Mesocosm setup and monitoring | Plan and coordination of field surveys | Greenhouse gas sampling and analysis | PADI Open Water Diver certified | Experienced hiker

STATISTICS

Highly proficient in the statistical analysis software R
Design of experiments | Meta-analysis techniques | Mixed effects models (GLM, GLMM) | Multivariate analysis | Zero inflated models | Structural equation modeling

LANGUAGES

Portuguese | Native
English | Fluent
Spanish | Intermediate
Italian | Basic

 

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

British Ecological Society (since 2022)