Meet our team of researchers

COORDINATION

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FÁBIO DAURA JORGE

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Biologist, PhD in Biological Sciences at UFPR and professor at the Department of Ecology and Zoology at UFSC. My main interest is to integrate population and behavioral ecology, using marine mammals as the main, but not the only, biological model. I also collaborate and supervise projects that travel through trophic, fishing and ecosystem ecology. In addition to research, I have great interest in teaching and a collaborative and cooperative view of the academic universe. My work is fascinating, but I value the experience of other environments immensely. Sailing is always an escape valve, and family time a priority. After all, “ the true biologist deals with life, with teeming boisterous life, and learns something from it, learns that the first rule of life is living (John Steinbeck) ”.

daurajorge at gmail.com

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PAULO CÉSAR SIMÕES LOPES

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Biologist and PhD, full professor at the Department of Ecology and Zoology, Center for Biological Sciences, Federal University of Santa Catarina. I have experience in the area of ​​Zoology of Marine Mammals, with an emphasis on Morphology, Biomechanics of the Skeleton and Dental Alterations, Comparative Anatomy, Zooarcheology, Population Ecology, Behavior and Systematics of Cetaceans and Pinnipeds. I am a curator of the Scientific Collection of Mammals and a postgraduate advisor in the Ecology (UFSC) and Zoology programs at the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR). I am also a co-leader of the Research Group “Laboratory of Aquatic Mammals (LAMAQ)” and ad-hoc reviewer of dozens of journals. I published more than 130 scientific articles in journals and chapters of specialized books, in addition to four science dissemination books .

pcsimoeslopes at gmail.com

TECHNICIAN

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MAURÍCIO EDUARDO GRAIPEL

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I am a field ecologist interested in the history of life, ecology and evolution of mammals in the Quaternary. Biologist from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (1993) and PhD in Biosciences from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (2003). I have worked at UFSC since 1985 and develop research in the areas of Zoology and Ecology, with an emphasis on morphology, populations, communities and evolution. I contributed to the creation of UCs and the elaboration of Management Plans in Santa Catarina. I am the author of books on children's literature and currently collaborate with the projects "Parques & Fauna", "Fauna Floripa", "Felinos do Aguaí", "Synthesis Group on Ecology and Sustainability of the Atlantic Forest" and PPBIO-SC.

mauricio.graipel at ufsc.br

DOCTORS

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ALEXANDRE MARCEL DA SILVA MACHADO

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I am a Biologist (2015) and Master in Ecology (2018) from the Federal University of Santa Catarina. Since 2019, I have been developing my PhD in Ecology at the same university. I develop part of the project at Konstanz Universität, supervised by Dr. Damien Farine in the sandwich doctorate (CAPES / DAAD-PROBRAL program). I am interested in behavioral ecology, especially in the implications of individual variation for population dynamics and ecological interactions. In the doctorate, I want to understand how individuals from a population of mullet dolphins differ in the use of a specialized foraging tactic with artisanal fishermen, and to assess the effects of individual variation on the population and to maintain the boto-fisherman interaction. Find out more on my personal page .

alexandremarcelsm at hotmail.com

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BIANCA ROMEU

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Biologist, master and doctoral student in Ecology at UFSC. I started my studies with cetaceans in 2008, as an intern at LAMAQ and at Instituto Baleia Jubarte. Since then, I develop and participate in projects, using different methods: photoidentification, distance sampling, biopsy and acoustics. Dolphin acoustics is my main focus of study. Since 2010 I have been developing research on mullet dolphins ( Tursiops truncatus gephyreus ) in Laguna / SC. In addition, I worked as a volunteer researcher in the Rorqual Project (Edmaktub Association, Spain), as a technical assistant in the Beach Monitoring Project (PMP-BS) and as an onboard observer and passive acoustic monitoring operator in the Cetacean Monitoring Project (PMC -BS). I also have experience as a teacher in pre-university entrance courses, EJA and elementary school.

romeu.bianca at gmail.com

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LARISSA DALPAZ

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I am a biologist and a master at PPG in Ecology at UFSC, member of the LAMAQ family since 2016. Currently, PhD student in the same Program and “STOPBycatch” fellow at VIVA Instituto Verde Azul. My great interest is in dialogical ecology and applied to marine conservation. In this sense, I navigate through areas that include: analysis of methods, population ecology, functional diversity in communities, ecosystem services and fishing interactions. I have experience in monitoring cetaceans and turtles, both in works and marine terminals and on board. I am an activist for socio-environmental justice and an engaged marine conservation perspective, as well as a feminist and pedal boat.

laradal_91 at hotmail.com

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MACARENA AGRELO

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I am a biologist at the University of Buenos Aires, master and doctoral student in Ecology at the Federal University of Santa Catarina. During my graduation I worked in the field of biological chemistry with an emphasis on ecotoxicology and aquatic contamination. During my master's degree at LAMAQ, I worked with the population of dolphins in Laguna, evaluating the effect of anthropogenic impacts on their distribution. My doctoral research aims to estimate the population parameters of right whales that breed in Argentina. As well as assessing the effects of climate change and local threats on the survival and recovery of the population. My love for whales and the sea traced my path, and I am currently a researcher responsible for the line of research on population ecology at the NGO Instituto de Conservación de Ballenas .

maca.agrelo at gmail.com

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THAYUSKY DA PENHA CORREA

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Biologist, and Master in Animal Biodiversity at UFSM, and currently I am a doctoral student in Ecology at UFSC. There is a genus of dolphins called Stenella in which five species are recognized. It is known that they all occur in Brazilian waters, but are still poorly studied in Brazil. My project seeks to understand some ecological and behavioral aspects by estimating how many, describing how, when and where these animals prefer to aggregate in the waters of the South and Southeast of Brazil.

thayusky at gmail.com

MASTERS

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ALINE SALVADOR VANIN

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I have a degree in Biological Sciences from UFRGS and a Master's student in Ecology at UFSC. My experience in the marine area includes monitoring cetaceans and studies with sea and coastal birds. Currently, I work with strandings of albatrosses and petrels (Procellariiformes) using data from strandings obtained by the Beach Monitoring Program (PETROBRAS). These birds are oceanic and only approach the land for reproduction, the non-reproductive period being the least known phase of its annual cycle. Thus, my project aims to characterize the seabird community on the coast of Santa Catarina and analyze its trophic ecology from the analysis of stable isotopes of carbon and nitrogen in feathers. Through biology I am also able to exercise another passion that is photography, being able to register a little of the biological and social diversity that surrounds us.

alinesvanin at gmail.com

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DENIS HILLE

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I have a degree in Marine Biology, at the University of the Region of Joinville - UNIVILLE. I started working on ketology in research projects focused on ecology and conservation of cetaceans in Babitonga Bay since the first year of graduation. After graduating, I started my professional career working as a “Marine Mammal Observer” (MMO) on seismic prospecting vessels, which I carried out for six years. At the end of 2015, I joined the Santos Basin Cetacean Monitoring Project as an MMO, where I develop field activities aimed at collecting data from photo-identification, biopsy, telemetry and drone images, which I have developed to date.

hille90 at gmail.com

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ISADORA CARLETTI

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I have a degree in Ecology (2016) from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN) and I received a scholarship from the Science without Borders program (CAPES / CNPq). I have experience in the area of ​​Ecology and Zoology, with an emphasis on behavior and conservation of aquatic mammals, working mainly in the collection and analysis of bioacoustic, behavioral and photo-identification data. I am currently a Master's student in Ecology at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), working in collaboration with Syracuse University and Instituto Australis in the development of research on acoustics and social behavior of right whales.

isa.carletti at gmail.com

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JOÃO PEREIRA

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I am a biologist graduated from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (2019). I am currently developing my master's degree in Ecology at the same university. My main line of research is behavioral ecology, which I assess and have been trying to understand the dynamics of fishing in Laguna, where artisanal fishermen fish with the help of porpoises. In addition, I seek to assess the behavioral variations of the fishermen and how they affect the success of the catch, in relation to physiological, space and physical factors. Evolution, social behavior and systemic theory are the cornerstones of my curiosity, in addition to the people who continue to supply me with kerosene that keeps the flame of the search for knowledge alive. Nature is splendid. "I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees" (Henry Thoreau).

joao.vallepereira at gmail.com

GRADUATES

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BEATRIZ SPRESSON CANAZAVA

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I am a graduate student in Biological Sciences at UFSC and I am currently an intern at the Santos Basin Cetacean Monitoring Project (PMC-BS), where I am part of the team that processes and organizes photo identification data. In 2019, I did an internship at the Humpback Whale Project working at the Fixed Observation Point located in the Abrolhos Archipelago where, in addition to working with the humpback whales, I was part of the ICMBio team, assisting in all PARNAM Abrolhos activities. Among many paths that I aim to trace in science, I try to build horizontally and collectively, understanding that science is political and we have an urgent need to make it accessible to everyone.

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ANA CAROLINA RAMA

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I am a graduate student in Biological Sciences at UFSC. I worked as a scientific initiation scholarship holder in the Environmental Protection Area of ​​Anhatomirim / ICMBio through the photo-identification of bottlenose dolphins in the North Bay of Florianópolis in order to estimate patterns of occurrence, residence and loyalty to the area. I did an internship at the Humpback Whale Project in Praia do Forte in Bahia, where I performed activities in the area of ​​environmental education, whale watching tourism and research. I am currently an intern at the Santos Basin Cetacean Monitoring Project in data processing through photo identification. From this database I am developing my project, whose objectives are to analyze the distribution, prevalence and intensity of Xenobalanus globicipitis barnacles in cetaceans in the Santos Basin.

anacmrama at gmail.com

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LUIZA KLEIN

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I am a graduate student in Biological Sciences at UFSC and a member of LAMAq since July 2019. I am interning at PMC in the photo-identification part, focusing on epidermal lesions. I am interested in conducting research on Shark-Cigar injuries in cetaceans, considering that they cover one of the most common types of injuries found during photo-identification.

luiza_kf at hotmail.com

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THEO CRISTINI GROTHE MEES

Graduando de Ciências Biológicas na UFSC e estagiário voluntário no Laboratório de Mamíferos Aquáticos, LAMAQ, desde abril de 2021. Minha principal área de interesse são mamíferos terrestres de médio e grande porte, com foco em felinos. Dentro do laboratório realizo as atividades de dissecação e preparação de carcaças de mamíferos marinhos, limpeza e numeração dos ossos, acondicionamento dos dentes e tombamento em coleção científica. Também participo nas atividades do laboratório voltadas aos mamíferos terrestres, trabalhando na manutenção das armadilhas fotográficas, planilhamento de espécies, preparação de peles e análise de dados.

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COLLABORATING RESEARCHERS

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ANDRÉ FERNANDES NOGUEIRA

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I am a biologist graduated from UFSC and I started my research with cetaceans through LAMAQ in 2017. During my graduation I was an intern at the Beach Monitoring Project (PMP-BS) and at the Australis Institute, where I assessed the behavioral ontogeny of right whale calves during the breeding season in the APA region of Baleia Franca. In 2019, I completed my graduation as an intern at SocioAmbiental Consultores Associados, working on the Santos Basin Cetacean Monitoring Project - PETROBRAS. Today I work as an MMO for the PMC and as an associate researcher at the Australis Institute participating in the stripping of large cetaceans. During the internship at SocioAmbiental I also developed carbon darts for biopsy in cetaceans and opened Mysticeta Research, a company that develops research equipment, environmental education activities and audiovisual production for dissemination.

dedefnogueira at gmail.com

carolinabezamat at gmail.com

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CAROLINA BEZAMAT

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I have a degree in Biological Sciences from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, a master's and doctorate in Ecology from the Federal University of Santa Catarina. In the master's degree, I estimated the density of Megaptera novaeangliae humpback whales in a breeding area and the risk of collision with barge ships. In the doctorate, I studied the dynamics and viability of the mullet dolphin population Tursiops truncatus gephyreus in Laguna, Santa Catarina. I am currently part of the “Gephyreus Project: Boto extinction risk assessment in Brazil” (FBPN), I am an associate researcher at LAMAQ / UFSC and the Baleia Jubarte Institute, research coordinator at ProFRANCA / Instituto Australis (Petrobras Socioambiental Program) and coordinator of the Aerial Sighting campaigns for the Cetacean Monitoring Project in the Santos Basin (PMC-BS), with Socioambiental Consultores Associados.

clarissa.rteixeira at gmail.com

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CLARISSA RIBEIRO TEIXEIRA

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I have a degree and a bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences from UFPR, and a master's degree in Zoology from the same university. During the undergraduate and master's degrees, I evaluated the behavior strategies of parental care of the gray dolphin in different age groups in the Estuarino Lagunar Complex of Cananéia and Guaraqueçaba. In 2016, I had the opportunity to start my doctorate in Ecology at UFSC through LAMAQ, escaping (a little) from behavioral ecology, to assess the trophic ecology of gray dolphins at different ecological scales through the analysis of stable isotopes of carbon and nitrogen . I am currently finishing my doctorate and also acting as a behavioral ecology technician for the Boto-Gray Project (IPeC) in Cananéia-SP.

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ERIC ZETTERMANN DIAS DE AZEVEDO​

Graduação e mestrado em matemática pela UFSC. Sou professor assistente no departamento de engenharia de pesca da UDESC/Laguna. Doutorado em Ecologia pela UFSC. Trabalho com modelos matemáticos comportamentais aplicados ao manejo pesqueiro (teoria dos jogos).

ericzt at hotmail.com

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GABRIELA WHO

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I am a biologist graduated from UFSC and I have been involved in LAMAQ since the first years of graduation. Here I carried out my first scientific initiation work and built my TCC, entitled "Co-occurrence, use of habitat and movements of dolphins Steno bredanensis and Tursiops truncatus in northeastern Brazil". I am currently working with photo-identification in the Cetacean Monitoring Project in the Santos Basin (PMC-BS), being responsible for data processing and managing the team of interns, as well as eventually embarking as an MMO for the project. I believe in a science painted by art, faced with critical eyes and made for the collective. At LAMAQ, I have always found ink, brush and people willing to color this science that I long for.

jjcherem at gmail.com

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JORGE CHEREM

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Graduated in Biological Sciences from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (1994) and a master's degree in Biosciences (Zoology) from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (1999). I am a collaborator researcher at the Laboratory of Aquatic Mammals (LAMAQ) and the Laboratory of Paleontology (LabPelo) at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, and a collaborator at Caipora Cooperativa For Conservation and Protection of Natural Resources. I have experience in the area of ​​Zoology, with an emphasis on terrestrial mammals and I work mainly on the following topics: fauna survey, fauna monitoring and rescue, scientific collection and cranial morphology.

salatiel.pires at ufsc.br

JOSÉ SALATIEL RODRIGUES PIRES

My academic career, from training to post-doctorate, is focused on the study and development of Applied Ecology, which aims to reduce the environmental impacts caused by human action on ecosystems. I was a researcher and professor at the Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar) and I am currently a professor of Conservation Biology and Landscape Ecology at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC). I am part of the Research Groups of the Laboratory of Aquatic Mammals (LAMAQ - UFSC) and Observatory of Protected Areas - OBSERVA (UFSC). I act as advisor in the Graduate Program in Ecology and Natural Resources at UFSCar. My research focus is Environmental Analysis and Planning aimed at defining Strategies for the Conservation of Biodiversity acting mainly on the following themes: Monitoring of Biological Communities, Biodiversity Conservation in multifunctional coastal and terrestrial landscapes, Ecosystem Management, Ecological Economic Zoning (EEZ) , Management Plan for Conservation Units and Forest Certification (FSC).

juliapierry at yahoo.com.br

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JULIA CAVALLI PIERRY

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I am a biologist graduated from UFSC and a cetacean researcher graduated from LAMAQ, where I started my career in 2012. Between voluntary internship, scientific initiation, TCC, congresses, and work on fleshing, education and maintenance of the biological collection, it was in this laboratory that the researcher was born who used to live in my dreams. Since 2014, I study the southernmost population of gray porpoises, residents of the North Bay of Santa Catarina Island. I am currently finishing my master's degree in Ecology at UFSC, in which I study the behavioral response of this population of gray porpoises to the reproduction of another species of dolphins that co-occur in the region. I am an associate researcher at LAMAQ, a fellow at VIVA - Instituto Verde Azul and a photo-identification technique for the IPeC Boto-Gray Project.

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LUIZA BECKER PEREIRA

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I have a bachelor's degree and a degree in Biological Sciences from UFSC and in 2019 I completed my master's degree in Ecology. I have already investigated a little about the morphology of otarid pinnipeds, worked with age estimates and learned quite a bit about the trophic ecology of the mullet dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) when exploring the composition of their teeth through stable isotope analyzes. Since graduation I study aquatic mammals, but I confess that I am interested in life in general, in all its forms and interactions. I love being outdoors, but also inside museums and scientific collections. One of the things that brings me the most balance is watching the sea.

mauriciocantor at yahoo.com

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MAURICIO CANTOR

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I have participated in LAMAQ since 2009, when I was a master's student at UFSC. I currently contribute as a collaborating professor at PPG in Ecology at UFSC and in Coastal and Oceanic Systems at UFPR, and a researcher at the Department for the Ecology of Animal Societies, Max-Planck-Institut of Animal Behavior, Germany. My research seeks to connect behavioral ecology with interaction ecology by testing theoretical models with empirical data. I am particularly interested in understanding how animal social systems evolve from simple rules of interaction between individuals and the environment, and how natural selection acts on the resulting social behavior. Porpoises and whales are my main model due to behavioral diversity, learning and social complexity — not to mention the challenges of field study. Find out more on my personal page .

drs.paula at gmail.com

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PAULA DANYELLE RIBEIRO DE SOUZA

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Biologist graduated in the Bachelor's Degree in Biological Sciences with an emphasis on Environmental Sciences from the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE). I did an internship with ecology of small mammals in the Caatinga and Atlantic Forest at the Mastozoology Laboratory (LabMz) by the same university, in addition to field work involving containment, management, taxonomic identification, mammal inventories and helped in the organization of the UFPE Mammal Collection. Currently, he is a CAPES fellow linked to the Postgraduate Program in Ecology and Natural Resources at the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), where he develops research with modeling of the geographic distribution and conservation of small neotropical mammals. In addition, he is a member of the Institute of Last Refuges, and of the Projects: Marsupials, Parks and Fauna, and Fauna Floripa.