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MEET THE LEEC FAMILY



PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR


Prof. Milton Cezar Ribeiro (Miltinho)


I am a computer scientist with experience on spatial ecology, ecological modelling and geotechnologies applied to conservation biology. My interest includes movement ecology, landscape genetics, individual based modelling, urban ecology and landscape resilience. Actually I am putting great effort to develop and test new sampling methods and statistical tools to monitor, analyse and simulate...More

The bellow team are the main collaborator of the following projects funded by FAPESP, CNPq and CAPES:

  • New sampling methods and statistical tools for biodiversity research:
    integrating animal movement ecology with population and community ecology
    FAPESP 2013/50421-2
  • Remote sensing and vegetation indices applied to the monitoring of long-term and large scale biodiversity quality
    FAPESP-Vanderbilt - 2014/50584-1
  • Influence of landscape structure on the movement patterns and populational density of crab-eating fox (Cerdocyon thous)
    CNPq Universal 425746/2016-0
  • Ecology, genetics and conservation of Cerrado, Amazonia and Mata Atlantica
    Capes PROCAD 88881.068425/2014-01

MENTORS AND COLLABORATORS

Adriano Chiarello

Adriano Paglia

Alexine Keuroghlian

Carlos Peres

Carlos R. Ruiz

Danilo Boscolo

Denise Alves

Gustavo Oliveira-Santos

Karl Mokross

Katia Ferraz

Laurence Culot

Márcio Araújo

Marco Pizo

Maria Luisa Jorge

Marie-Josée Fortin

Marina Côrtes

Mauro Galetti

Otso Ovaskainen

Patricia Morellato

Renata Sousa-Lima

Rogério de Paula

Ronaldo Morato

Thiago Sanna

Wesley Dáttilo



POSTDOCs

Danilo Sinhei Iha (postdoc candidate)


I’m a doctor in biological sciences with experience in analysis of limnological variables, treatment of water by phytoremediation and community ecology... More

Thadeu Sobral


I´m interested in studying macroecological patterns, mainly biogeography, based on ecological niche models... More

Giordano Ciocheti


At this moment he are working in the science of Road Ecology trying discover patters of functional groups (of vertebrates and invertebrates) linked to responses... More



PHD STUDENTS

André Luis Regolin


I am interested in applications of ecological modeling and landscape ecology for the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem services... More

Calebe Pereira Mendes


I am a PhD candidate interested in understand the moderating effects of environmental features on the behavioral ecology... More

Carolina da Silva Carvalho


I am a PhD candidate in Ecology and Biodiversity (UNESP) interested in understand how landscape structure, lack of large seed disperser and... More

Danielle C. T. L. Ramos


My research interests are related to the moderating effects of landscape composition on the seed dispersal services provided by birds... More

Gabriela Teixeira Duarte


Bachelor in Biological Science (UFMG),with complementary formation in marine biology, and Master in Ecology and Conservation... More

José W. Ribeiro Jr.


I am PhD candidate in Ecology profoundly interested in conservation biology, and animal ecology (especially that of amphibians). More

Júlia Emi de Faria Oshima


I am currently a PhD candidate in Zoology (UNESP) interested in understanding how landscape structure and habitat quality affect spatial distribution and... More

​​Karlla V. C. Barbosa


I am interested in migratory birds and urbanization... More

Marcela de Matos Barbosa


Graduate in Biological Science (UFMA), Master in Conservation and Biodiversity (UFMA) and currently is an Entomology PhD student by University of... More

Milene Amâncio Alves-Eigenheer


I am a PhD candidate in Ecology and Biodiversity (UNESP) interested in understand the role of the movement of a seed dispersor... More

Paloma Marques


I am a PhD candidate at Federal University of Minas Gerais, interested in understand how environmental variables influence arboreal mammals... More

Paula Carolina Montagnana


Entomology PhD student (USP). Research areas include wild bees ecology and conservation, with special interest in how the landscape heterogeneity... More

Renata de Lara Muylaert


I am interested on understanding major effects of habitat loss and environmental change on biodiversity and species interactions... More

Tatiana Lobato de Magalhaes


Tatiana is an agronomist and obtained her MA from the University of Santa Catarina... More

Victor Gasperotto Krepschi


PhD candidate at Ecology and Biodiversity. Main interests: ecology and conservancy of medium and large sized mammals... More

André L. B. Tavares


I am interested in evaluate the contribution of forest cover and landscape heterogeneity in ecosystem services provided by dung beetles... More

Bernardo B. S. Niebuhr


I am interested in how landscape and animal movement features influence ecological processes at different spatial scales... More

Carina A. de Souza Silva


I am interested in understanding and evaluate the pollination services of bees in sunflower culture through a study of Forest Cover different proportions... More

Claudia Zukeran Kanda


PhD candidate at Ecology and Biodiversity, UNESP – Rio Claro. Master in Ecology and Biodiversity from Universidade Estadual... More

Fábio Monteiro de Barros


I am interested on bird ecology (mainly frugivorous birds, raptors and owls), landscape ecology, more particularly how habitat fragmentation can... More

Fernando Silva Lima


I'm a biologist, specialist in Endangered Species Management by the University of Kent, UK. Got my Master's Degree in Vertebrate Zoology... More

Hugo Reis Medeiros


I am a PhD candidate in Applied Ecology (ESALQ/USP) interested in how landscape composition and configuration affect predatory insects and... More

Julia Camara de Assis


My research focuses on spatial aspects of Ecosystem Services, including modelling and quantification... More

Larissa Sayuri Moreira Sugai


I am interested in understanding ecological processes in biological communities at multiple scales. My background permeates the interface between community... More

Marcelo Magioli


I am a PhD candidate in Applied Ecology (ESALQ/USP) and have experience with medium- and large-sized mammals in anthropogenic landscapes... More

Natalia Stefanini


Graduate in Biological Science (UNESP-Rio Claro), I am a phd’s student in Zoology (UNESP). In my masters I worked with movement of thrushes in fragmented... More

Patrícia Kerches Rogeri


I am a PhD candidate in Ecology and Biodiversity (UNESP) interested in the interindividual variantion in the use of space and diet of a seed dispersal bat... More

Paula Eveline Ribeiro D’Anunciação


I’m a degree in Biological Sciences (2003-2008, Universidade Federal de Alfenas – Unifal-MG), with a masters in Ecology and... More

Rodrigo Matavelli


I am interested in understanding the effects of altitudinal gradients on community structure of anurans... More

Stefano Marco Cantone


I am a Biologist (graduate University Catania, Italy) with experience in Entomology and Behavioral Ecology. My interest includes biodiversity... More

Verônica Fernandes Gama


I am a PhD candidate at the University of Queensland (Australia). Bachelor in Biological Sciences (UNIVAP) and Master in Remote Sensing (INPE)... More



MASTER STUDENTS

Gabriela Raphael Duarte


BSc in Biological Sciences (USP – Ribeirão Preto). Currently I am a MSc candidate student in Comparative Biology at University of São Paulo... More

Kauã da Silva Duarte


Scientific Iniciation. 2015. Effects of habitat split on the functional diversity of anuran amphibians in the Atlantic Forest. More

Marina Scarpelli


I am a master student at the Environmental Systems Analysis and Modelling programme at UFMG. I am interested in Soundscape Ecology... More

Isabella Cruz Fagundes


I am Master candidate in Plant Biology (UNICAMP) interested in how restoration planning affects landscape connectivity... More

Ligia Pereira de Souza Salzano


I am a Ecologist graduated from UNESP and currently master’s student in Ecology and Biodiversity (UNESP) interested in landscape ecology... More

Mauricio Humberto Vancine


My interested is understanding how the landscape changes affect biodiversity in the Neotropical Region... More



COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH

Emma-Liina Marjakangas


My research interests lie within community ecology, conservation biology, sustainability, and statistical modelling... More

Flávia Pinto


My research interest focuses on understanding the spatial pattern of species’ vulnerability to global changes and how to leverage... More

John Wesley Ribeiro


Undergraduate student in Computer Science at Anhanguera University and programmer in Python, C, Delphi, Java, and shell languages... More

Kalinka Hiromi Kawamichi


I am Ecologist (UNESP-RC), I am interested in Science Communication. I make videos about courses, lecture, field trips and researchs about Ecology... More

Pavel Dodonov


I am a Biologist with a PhD and a Masters in Ecology, by the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar). Currently I'm a post-doctoral fellow at the... More

Trina Merrick


My research involves ground and satellite retrievals of solar induced fluorescence of vegetation in Brazil... More

Felipe Martello Ribeiro


I am a PhD candidate in Zoology (UNESP) interested in how urban landscape shapes the biodiversity and in which way this landscape could be managed... More

Jennifer Bradham


My research centers around animal movement and landscape use dynamics. Through GPS tracking and computer modeling... More

Juliana Silveira dos Santos


After completing my M.S. and my Ph.D in Remote Sensing, I am now a postdoc in the Department of Ecology at the UNESP Rio Claro and LEEC Lab... More

Laura Kyoko Honda


Bachelor and education degree in Biology from UNESP and master in Pshycobiology from UFRN. I have experience in acoustic ecology and... More

Paola Mandetta Tokumoto


Master in Ecology and Evolution. 2015. The landscape heterogeneity effect on plant-pollinator networks. More



UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Camila Fátima Priante Bernardo


Undergraduate student of geography with focus on environmental analysis and geoprocessing. I'm a LEEC member and I'm currently developing... More

Erick Teixeira Rodrigues


I started my major in 2010 and from 2013 to 2015 I did the Science without Borders interchange program in Perth, Western Australia... More

Stephanie Marucci de Souza


I am an undergraduate student of Biological Sciences at UNESP (Rio Claro-SP). I’m interested in understand how the landscape influences... More

Danieli Ribeiro


I am an undergraduate student in Biological Science in UNESP- Rio Claro. My interest is to study the movement of wild felids in fragmented landscape... More

Jamile Silva Pereira


I am almost finishing my undergrad in Ecology (UNESP), and have great interest in the relationship between bats, fruits and landscape... More

Mitra Katherina Ferreira


I am an undergraduate student of Biological Sciences at UNESP (Rio Claro-SP) and my main interests are... More



CONCLUDED RESEARCH

Vanesa Bejarano


Master. 2017. Between migration and reproduction.More

Franciane Marchiori


Scientific Initiation. 2017. Use of different depths of agricultural matrices such as sugarcane, orange, eucalyptus and grass, by the feline Puma concolor. More

Briza Cristina Alves


Scientific Initiation. 2017. Fruit handling strategies and feeding preferences of the Guerlinguetus ingrami squirrel related to the Syagrus romanzoffiana palm. More

Marco Aurélio Ferreira Martins de Oliveira


Scientific Initiation. 2017. Influence of width of restored riparian forests on ant diversity. More

Victor Motta


Scientific Initiation. 2017.More

Mayara Mulato dos Santos


Scientific Iniciation. 2016. Matrix use by the black lion tamarin, Leontopithecus chrysopygus, in the municipality of Guareí, São Paulo. More

Juliana Costa Coelho


Master in Applied Ecology. 2016. Environmental and landscape variables as biodiversity surrogates for conservation planning. More

André Luis Regolin


Master in Animal Biodiversity. 2016. Effects of forest fragmentation on carnivores in the Atlantic Forest. More

Laura Kyoko Honda


Master in Pshycobiology. 2016. Movement ecology of Humpback whale singers (Megaptera novaeangliae) in Abrolhos-BA. More

Samuli Laurindo Pereira


Scientific Iniciation. 2015. Influence of local attributes and urban landscape on ant of green areas. More

Júlia Mortatti Monarcha


Scientific Iniciation. 2015. Effect of the seasonality in the movement pattern of the jaguar (Panthera onca) in the Pantanal of south Mato Grosso, Brazil. More

Kauã da Silva Duarte


Scientific Iniciation. 2015. Effects of habitat split on the functional diversity of anuran amphibians in the Atlantic Forest. More

Flávia Pinto


My research interest focuses on understanding the spatial pattern of species’ vulnerability to global changes and how to leverage... More

Claudia Zukeran Kanda


Master in Ecology and Biodiversity. 2015. Movement Ecology and spatio-temporal dynamics of jaguar (Pantheraonca) in the southern Pantanal of Brazil. More

Ligia Pereira de Souza


Scientific Iniciation. 2015. Effects of fragmentation on frugivory and use of artificial fruits in ecological research. More

Marina Furlan Giubbina


Master in Zoology. 2015. The matrix effect in the movement of understory birds in the landscape. More

Natalia Stefanini


Master in zoology. 2015. Movement patterns of thrushes (Turdus spp., Turdidae) in fragmented landscapes. More

Kalinka Hiromi Kawamichi


Scientific Iniciation. 2014. Effect of interior-edge-matrix and matrix type on edaphic entomofauna of Brazilian savannah fragments. More

Gabriela Teixeira Duarte


Master in Ecology and Conservation. 2014. Ecosystem services modeling as a tool for defining priority areas for conservation. More

Carolina da Silva Carvalho


Master in Ecology and Evolution. 2013. The role of landscape features on the genetic diversity of the palm Euterpe edulis along the Atlantic rainforest. More

Andreia Magro Moraes


PhD. 2017. Landscape genetic applied to the conservation of the golden lion tamarin.More

Daiane Arruda de Almeida Dupim


Scientific Iniciation. 2017. Mudanças no uso e ocupação do solo na região do corredor Cantareira-Mantiqueira nos últimos 30 anos.

Paulo Truffi de O. Costa


Scientific Initiation. 2017. Sustainability Indicator in Agroecosystem - the Agroforestry Experience of Stttlement PDS Santa Helena, São Carlos- SP. More

Luís Fernando de Castro Campanha


Scientific Initiation. 2017. Landscape Ecology of ant communities. More

Patrícia Kalaf Alves dos Santos


Scientific Initiation. 2017. The relationship about behavior and dispersion for Puma concolor in different fragments. More

Felipe Martello Ribeiro


PhD candidate in Zoology. 2016. Landscape Ecology of ant communities. More

Bruno Defane Borges


Master in Ecology and Biodiversty. 2016. Uma nova perspectiva para entender a conectividade funcional integrando Paisagem e Fenologia. More

Priscilla Costa dos Santos


Scientific Iniciation. 2015. Influence of grassland in characterizing the jaguar movement (Panthera onca) in the Southern Pantanal of Brazil. More

Gabriela de Lima Fregonezi


Scientific Iniciation. 2015. Effect of the percentage of habitat and matrix types on the diet of ocelots (Leopardus pardalis). More

Otavio Franco Bartelega


Scientific Iniciation. 2015. Landscape effect on the diet of margay (Leopardus wiedii): subsidies for sugar and acohol industries, citriculture and forestry plan the... More

Juliana Silveira dos Santos


After completing my M.S. and my Ph.D in Remote Sensing, I am now a postdoc in the Department of Ecology at the UNESP Rio Claro and LEEC Lab... More

Marina Isidoro Silva


Master in Ecology and Evolution. 2015. The habitat amount effect on mixed species bird flocks of fragmented Atlantic Forest. More

Mauricio Humberto Vancine


Scientific Iniciation. 2015. Effect of fragmentation on the persistence of anuran amphibians (Amphibia: Anura) within the Atlantic Forest. More

Paola Mandetta Tokumoto


Master in Ecology and Evolution. 2015. The landscape heterogeneity effect on plant-pollinator networks. More

Stefano Marco Cantone


Master in Biodiversity. 2015. Winged ants in green urban enviroments: diversity, phenology and climatic influence. More

Rafael Souza Cruz Alves


Scientific Iniciation. 2015. Avifauna em matas ciliares: caracterização visando ações de emergência, mitigação e compensação em caso de... More

Giordano Ciocheti


PhD Project. 2014. Spatial and temporal influences of road duplication on wildlife road kill using habitat suitability models. More

Ricardo Sartorello


PhD in Physical Geography. 2014. Interactions in conservation studies: concepts and techniques to geographical and ecological landscape analysis. More

Renata de Lara Muylaert


Master in Zoology. 2014. Fragmentation threshold on bat richness in savanna–forest landscapes. More

Maria Luísa Branco Soares


Scientific Iniciation. 2013. Road proximity and habitat amount influences frugivory within highly fragmented landscapes. More



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