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.
By analyzing 6,480 tree leaf samples from 57 sites within Brazilian biomes, the authors considered whether vegetation types in terrestrial ecosystems reflect biogeochemical diversity and whether they fit into a leaf economics spectrum (LES). The results reinforce earlier findings that life diversity in the tropics reflects biogeochemistry diversity and leaf δ15N opens the possibility for investigating plant trade-offs dictated by the LES.
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:
The article entitled "A FINGER OF INFORMATION" was published in the Pesquisa Fapesp magazine (nº 296), which deals with the isotopic fingerprint of the nails, indicating the type of diet and can be useful to infer the individual's socioeconomic profile.