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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.


Consequences of removal of exotic species (eucalyptus) on carbon and nitrogen cycles in the soil-plant system in a secondary tropical Atlantic forest in Brazil with a dual-isotope approach

May, 2020

The dual-isotope approach was able to generate an integrated picture of the impact in the ecosystem after the eucalyptus removal in this secondary Atlantic forest. This tool should be considered as an option for future eucalyptus removal studies. Our data were able to detect the influence of this exotic species on the isotopic changes of C and N in all compartments of the ecosystem. 

Carbon and Nitrogen Isotope Ratios of Food andBeverage in Brazil

March, 2020

Understanding and interpreting carbon and nitrogen isotope ratios of both plant and animal based food items together with the use of the raw isotope database would support actions and investigations regarding food adulteration and might assist the prevention of food fraud in the Brazilian territory.

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Synergistic impacts of co‐occurring invasive grasses cause persistent effects in the soil‐plant system after selective removal

January, 2020

We conclude that invasive species of the same functional group have similar types of effects in native ecosystems, but the magnitude of the impact was largely dependent on invasive species biomass and cover. Where multiple invasive species are present, research and management of invaded ecosystems should tackle the interacting effects of co-occurring invaders.


Dialogues: Experts launch book on animal trafficking


The nitrogen cycle in Brazilian forests



Estudo pretende contribuir para redução da extinção de animais silvestres

3º Congresso Internacional de Medicina Veterinária Legal


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Laboratório Relações Solo e Vegetação

Departamento de Ecologia

Instituto de Ciências Biológicas

Universidade de Brasília

Campus Darcy Ribeiro, Brasília, DF, Brasil, CEP: 70910-900