A reference point of research with multiple stable isotopes
We are an integrative research group that uses stable isotopes as a central tool in basic ecological studies (from population to ecosystem levels), but especially that applies this knowledge on environmental assessment and forensic science combining isoscapes with genetics, chemistry, big data, remote sensing and modeling in our research initiatives.
We are committed to providing high-quality research on stable isotope data interpretation to further knowledge in the environmental sciences for the Neotropics.
Here, we develop a new machine learning approach to ascertain a finer‐scale understanding of geographic differences in soil δ15N, using the South American continent as a test case. The random forest machine learning framework showed to be a great opportunity to explore a broad array of ecological, biogeochemical, and forensic issues through the lens of soil δ15N.
On july (7/29/2020) another edition of the APCF Dialogues webinar series took place with the theme “Science against crime: far beyond discourse”. The debate included the federal criminal expert and former PF Technical-Scientific Director, Fábio Salvador; the professor and researcher in forensic isotopes, Gabriela Nardoto; director general of the Scientific Police of Paraná, Luiz Rodrigo Grochocki; and the president of the National Association of Federal Criminal Experts (APCF), Marcos Camargo. Watch in full:
The National Network of Forensic Isotopes (renifbrasil.org) promoted, from July 6 to 10, 2020, the 2nd edition of the National Workshop on Forensic Isotopes. More than 200 people participated in the event, which included 44 hours of programming, 10 short courses and 20 lectures. The workshop brought together federal and state criminal experts, researchers, students and other professionals working in the field of isotopic science, in addition to representatives from 8 other countries.
The University of Brasilia published on its website the study carried out by the EIS that identifies the relationship between the socioeconomic situation of municipalities and the population's nutritional trends. The research that analyzes nails to link the Human Development Index to eating habits is on the cover of a renowned journalof the Nature group. Watch the interview given to UnBTV: