Technologist Senior of the Remote Sensing Division (DSR) of the Center of
Earth Observation-OBT of the National Institute for Space Research-INPE, where he started working in 2003.
He is an agricultural engineer, specialized in remote sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). In his current research, he has focused on the methodological development for mapping and analysis of topographic descriptors from Digital Elevation Models (DEM). In this line of research, he has contributed to the identification of specific features and the geomorphometric characterization of relief at scales of 1: 50.000 to 1: 250,000, based on processes developed in GIS environment
He was the mentor and main creator of the Topodata - Geomorphometric database of Brazil, which provides topographic data drawn from the refinement and derivation of the DEM derived from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission-SRTM, with a complete coverage of the Brazilian territory.
He is a professor of the Graduate Program in Remote Sensing at INPE, having supervised 8 M.Sc., 2 doctors and 7 undergraduate students. He has a fellowship in scientific productivity from the CNPq (catergory 2). He has published 48 articles in
scientific journals, 2 book chapters, and made 84 papers communications in various scientific meetings.
Graduated in Agricultural Engineering from the Julio de Mesquita Filho State University (1992), Master (1995) and Doctor (2003) in Remote Sensing by the National Institute for Space Research-INPE (1995). He is currently a senior technologist III from the Image Processing Division of INPE. He is permanent faculty member of the Remote Sensing Graduate Program of the OBT/INPE and of the Earth System Science Graduate Program (CCST/INPE). His main working interests have been image processing and hydrological modeling applied in Amazonian studiess. He has published 36 articles in scientific journals and book chapters, and 59 full papers in conference proceedings. He has supervised 11 masters and 2 doctors.
Phd Marcelo Cancela Lisboa Cohen, Universidade Federal do Pará
Associate Professor of the Institute of Geosciences at the Federal University of Pará-UFPA, where he has worked since 2004. He is a geologist with a master in Geology and Geochemistry (1998) from the UFPA and PhD from the Tropical Marine Ecology Center (ZMT) at the University of Bremen in Germany (2003). He developed a postdoctoral in C-14 at the Center for Nuclear Energy in Agriculture Laboratory of the University of São Paulo-USP (2012). He is an expert in palynology of late Quaternary deposits. In his research, he has combined palynological data with several techniques involving sedimentology and C and N isotopes in order to reconstruct paleoflora communities over the geological time. His work has contributed to clarifying issues related to the impact of climate and sea level change on vegetation within Amazonia and coastal areas in Brazil, with particular emphasis in mangrove development during the late Quaternary. He is an affiliate member of the Brazilian Science Academy and Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Geology and Geochemistry of the UFPA.
He holds a fellowship in research productivity from the CNPq (category 1D), and supervised 3 doctors, 7 masters and 7 undergraduate students. He has published 42 articles in scientific journals, 7 book chapters and 45 articles and papers in scientific meetings.
Graduated in Agricultural Engineering at the Federal Rural University of Amazonia-UFRA (1994) and master's degree in Biological Sciences from the Federal University of Pará-UFPA (1997).
He is currently a researcher at the Emílio Goeldi Museum (MPEG), where he develops research in the area of Plant Ecology. He was coordinator of the Scientific Ferreira Penna Station (2004-2006) at the Caxiuanã National Forest of MPEG. He was the Amazonian coordinator of the national list of endangered flora of the State of Pará.
He has published 43 articles in journals with editorial board and book chapters. He also made 16 communications in scientific events.
She is engineer graduated in topography at the Universidad del Valle, Colombia. MSc and doctor in remote sensing from the National Institute for Space Research- INPE. She is an associate researcher of the Seismological Observatory CORPOSSO, Colombia. Specialized in remote sensing, she has interest in relief modeling and mapping of environmental variables. She developed techniques for deriving regional topographic variables from digital elevation model for separation of homogeneous areas of the landscape. In her research, she has studied the relationship between topography with soil types, vegetation types and temperature variations. She has experience in the study of topographical constraints of mass movements and floods. Currently, she has turned her attention into geological mapping integrating remote sensing data from different sources, including digital elevation model, geomorphometric variables, field data, gamma ray spectrometric and magnetic geophysical data.
Sub-project: QUATERNARY DEVELOPMENT OF THE BRANCO RIVER, NORTHERN AMAZONIA
Goal: He develops a research project that aims to reconstruct the Quaternary geological history of the Branco River, northern Amazonia, and verify its relationship with climatic and tectonic factors. This research is based on the integration of remote sensing, sedimentological, geochronological and geophysical data.
Geographer at the State University of Maringa-UEM (2006-2009), where he worked with the Group of Multidisciplinary Environmental Studies (GEMA-EMU). Master in remote sensing by the National Institute for Space Research-INPE (2010-2012), he is currently a doctoral student at the same institute. He has experience in remote sensing applications (multi-sensor) and geographic information systems applied to mapping and understanding geomorphological processes of the Quaternary to Recent time frame.
He recently received a nomination as the oustanding young geomorphologist of the year 2014, granted by the Brazilian Union of Geomorphology-UGB.
His field of research interests includes fluvial geomorphology, hydrological processes, tropical rivers, geomorphological mapping, use and land cover, Quaternary continental, neotectonics, and geochronology techniques of carbon-14 and optically stimulated luminescence (OSL).
Sub-project: REMOTE SENSING APPLIED TO CHARACTERIZATION OF MORPHOLOGIES RIVER IN TROPICAL AREAS
Goal: The main objective of this proposal is to discuss the mechanisms that led to the origin of the Amazon River based mainly on data derived from remote sensing.
He is a geographer with degree from the State University of São Paulo- USP (2007) and master from the Remote Sensing Program at INPE (2011). He has experience in Physical Geography, with applications of geospatial techniques. He is currently a doctoral student from INPE, where he has developed remote sensing processing techiqyes applied to the analysis of quaternary deposits of the Amazon fluvial basin.
Hanna Tuomisto - Coordinator (University of Turku)
She graduated in Biology from the University of Helsinki (1990), PhD in Botany from the University of Turku (1994), where she is currently holding a teaching position in research on biodiversity.
She has a special interest in ecology of tropical forests. In particular, she has focused her professional efforts in the discovery of factors that determine species composition and diversity of plant communities in Amazonia using indicator species and remote sensing. Her preferred group of indicator species is the ferns, and this group also addresses various issues related to taxonomy, ecology and evolutionary history. She works with multivariate data analysis, using this tool applied to clarify important concepts, such as beta diversity and uniformity.
She has published 67 articles in journals with editorial board, 14 book chapters and 3 books. She was the supervisor of 12 masters and 8 doctors.
Kalle Ruokolainen, University of Turku
He is ecologist who obtained a master's degree in systematic of plants and ecology from the University of Helsinki (1990) and PhD in ecology from the University of Turku plants (1996).
He works as a professor in plant ecology at the University of Turku. His main research interests are in ecology of plant communities. In particular, he has focused to understand the spatial and temporal variation in species composition of plants of upland rainforests of the Amazon, using the species of Melastomataceae family as a model for the rest of the flora behavior. In this exercise, found several theoretical and analytical issues related to methods of sorting and classification, as well as remote sensing
He has published 43 scientific articles in journal with editorial staff and 9 book chapters. He has also supervised 7 doctors.
Jasper Van Doninck, University of Turku
He obtained his MSc degree in Geography at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (2002), the MSc. degree in Earth Observation at KULeuven/Purdue University (2008) and the PhD of Applied Biological Sciences at Ghent University (2013). His research focuses on remote sensing of land surface processes.
Gabriel Massaine Moulatlet, Universidade de Turku, Finlândia
Supervisor: Hanna Tuomisto (UTU) and Camilo Rennó (INPE)
Degree in Biological Sciences from the University of São Paulo (UNESP) in 2008, Master of Biology and Ecology of Tropical Forests by the National Institute for Amazonian Research (INPA) in 2012.
PhD student at the University of Turku. He is interested in Tropical Ecology, Hydrology and biodiversity. He has been working with the relationship of ferns and environmental gradients of water conditions and soil nutrient content. Gabriel graduated in Biology and has a master degree in Biology and Ecology of Tropical Forests given by the Brazilian National Institute of Amazonian Research (INPA).
Gabriel's doctoral thesis is planned to use remote sensing tools and data from inventories of plants in four areas of the Amazon basin.
Msc. Glenda Gabriela Cardenas Ramirez
Supervisors: Hanna Tuomisto (UTU) and Samuli Lehtonen (UTU)
She is a Biologist graduated from the Universidad Nacional de la Amazonía Peruana in Peru, with master studies in Environmental Sciences at the University of Turku (UTU) in Finland. She is currently a PhD student at UTU where she is undertaken research in taxonomy, phylogeny and ecology of Neotropical ferns.
Senior Researcher of the Remote Sensing Division (DSR) at the Center of Earth Observation (OBT) of the National Institute for Space Research (INPE), where he has worked since 2004. M.Sc. from the Federal University of Pará (1991) and PhD from the University of Colorado Boulder (1996).
She is geologist, specialized in sedimentology and stratigraphy. In her research, she has combined several techniques to acquire geological data in the field and laboratory, as well as geomorphological data derived from remote sensing images. With this strategy, she has contributed to approach key issues related to paleoenvironmental interpretations in a variety of geological terrains of the Brazilian territory, especially those with record of sedimentary deposits formed in the last 30 million years. Geographical areas of special interest in her research have been the northern and northeastern coasts of Brazil, as well as remote areas of the Brazilian Amazonia, where she has been working since 1987.
She was vice president of the International Association of Sedimentology (IAS) from 2010 to 2014, currently pursuing her contribution to this society as a council member representing the South America scientists.
She is a professor of the Graduate programs in Geochemistry and Geotectonics of the Institute of Geosciences at the São Paulo State University-USP and of the Remote Sensing Graduate Program at INPE, having supervised 11 M.Sc., 10 doctors and 16 scientific initiations at the undergraduation level.
She pursues a fellowship in scientific productivity granted by the CNPq (category 1B) and has published 133 articles in scientific journals and book chapters, 3 books, and 193 articles and papers in scientific meetings.
He graduated in Biological Sciences from the Federal University of Paraná-UFPA (1983). He achieved his master's degree in Geosciences from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (1986) and PhD in Geology from the University of Colorado at Boulder (1995).
He is currently a senior researcher from the Earth System Science Institute at the National Institute for Space Research-INPE. He has experience in zoology with an emphasis on paleozoology and paleoecology, but through his career, he acted on the following topics: public policies in science and technology applied to Amazonian issues. He was the main director, for two terms, of the Goeldi Museum. He created and directed the Economic, Social and Environmental Development Institute of Para - IDESP.
He is a professor and supervisor of graduate students in the Graduate School in Environmental Sciences of the UFPA/MPEG/EMBRAPA. Currently developing interdisciplinary research on the Amazonian biodiversity. He is a member of the Scientific Committee SISBIOTA-CNPq program and representative member of the SBPC in CONABIO/MMA and FNMA/MMA.
He published 43 scientific papers in journals with editorial board, 6 books, and has made 28 communications in scientific events. He also supervised 4 masters.
Graduated in Forestry from the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (1982), master's degree in Ecology from the University of Brasilia (1986) and PhD in Plant Genetic and Evolution from the University of St Andrews, UK (1995). Researcher at the National Institute for Amazonian Research (INPA). Since February 2010, he is the Director of Scientific Research Institute of the Botanical Garden Research of Rio de Janeiro (JBRJ).
He undertakes research within the main themes: conservation genetics, population genetics, breeding system, phylogeography, gene flow in plants, reproductive ecology, pollination, frugivory and seed dispersal. He also develops ecology applied work in the areas of management and restoration of degraded tropical environments.
He is also a coordinator of scientific projects in genetic conservation interface and ecology of Amazonian plants. He has structured, together with his research group, the Laboratory of Genetics and Reproductive Biology at INPA (LabGen).
He coordinates the CT-Infra FINEP project at the JBR, which aims to increase the laboratory infrastructure of the institution. He has published 56 articles in scientific journals with editorial board and chapter books, one book and has 72 full papers and communications in scientific events. He is a professor and supervisor of four graduate school programs in Amazonia, having guided 12 masters, 4 doctors and 9 undergraduate students.
Carlos Leandro de Oliveira Cordeiro, doctoral student, INPE
Biologist, graduated from the State University of Northern of Rio de Janeiro-UENF in 2006. In this same year, he joined into the master's program in Biology/Ecology by the National Institute for Amazonian Research - INPA, completing his degree in 2008. He made a continuing education in the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation - Fiocruz (2011/12). He is currently enrolled in the doctoral program of remote sensing from INPE.
His is currently developing research focusing the mapping of open vegetation areas associated with megafans in northern Amazonia, with emphasis on ecology and phytossociology.
Samuli Lehtonen, University of Turku
É especialista em sistemática molecular e curador das coleções de plantas vasculares do Herbário da Universidade de Turku (TUR), Finlândia. Ele tem interesse em taxononmia, sistemática filogenética, e biodiversidade tropical, com pesquisa atual principalmente focada na sistemática de samambaias atuais, especiação e macroevolução. Sua responsabilidade no projeto GEOBIAMA será a análise da diversidadae filogenética.