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.
The objective of this study was to evaluate how top-down and bottom-up factors act on the biofilm and whether algal biomass determines the isotopic fractionation of δ13C in headwaters of Central Brazil. Our study provides evidence that biofilm biomass increases as a result of changes in bottom-up controls. Top-down control significantly reduced biofilm in the food web based on autochthonous organic matter
Given the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the IsoEcol 2020 meeting planned for Gaming, Austria will be offered as a 2.5-day Virtual "Interlude" in Spring 2021, followed by a 2022 meeting in-person in Austria.
InterForensics is the largest forensic conference in Latin America. In 2021, we will meet in Curitiba / PR to hold another event where the most relevant and current topics in the field of Forensic Sciences will be discussed.
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.
The magazine SUPER INTERESSANTE published in January 2021, in the column "Mulher Cientista", the interview by Brazilian researcher Gabriela Nardoto, emphasizing her work with stable isotopes in the human diet - a study that can help in forensic science.