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Activity Type Year
Completed
Activity Description

Formal Training

2001  

  • Bianca Felix
    CNPq/LBA/RHAE grantee and a technician at INPA. She has worked on chemical analyses of soil.

  • Patrícia da Silva Gomes
    Undergraduate student at INPA. She was granted a CNPq/PIBIC/Inpa scholarship to study Densidade de madeira e taxas de crescimento nas parcelas permanentes da reserva florestal ZF-2.

    The study focused on the relationship between wood density and tree growth rates for 60 species on permanent inventory plots at the Biological Dynamics of Forests Fragments Project of the Smithsonian Institution. Gomes found a negative relationship between average wood density and growth rates for these species.

  • Elder Campos
    UFPA-Santarém undergraduate student. He was granted a CNPq/LBA/RHAE scholarship to work on the growth band measurements and its relation to seasonal climate.

  • Kleber Portilho
    UFPA undergraduate student in Santarém and a CNPq/LBA/RHAE grantee. He worked on litter composition and C/N content at the LBA research site located on the Santarém-Cuiabá (km 69) Road, under the supervision of Dr. Jeffrey Chambers (University of California-Irvine/Inpa).

  • Erika Viera de Miranda
    Masters student at INPA and a CNPq/LBA grantee. She worked under the supervision of Dr. Jeff Chambers (University of California-Irvine/Inpa, on the daily changes on stem diameter using high precision linear gauge sensors.

    The study verified the relation of these changes to daily variability in photosynthetically active radiation, volumetric stem water content, and leaf water potential.

  • Ligia Cristina Toledo
    Masters student at INPA and a CNPq/LBA grantee working under the supervision of Dr. Jeffrey Chambers(UC-Irvine/Inpa). Her studies focuses on how respiration from coarse and fine litter responds to seasonal changes in precipitation. This project also includes quantifying daily changes in litter moisture content.

  • Liliane Martins Teixeira
    Masters student at INPA and a NASA/CNPq grantee. She worked under the supervision of Dr. Jeffrey Chambers (University of California-Irvine/Inpa).

    This study focused on how woody tissue respiration has responded to varying logging intensity at the biomass and nutrient experiment (BIONTE) permanent plots. It will also quantify how carbon balance differs for low, medium, and high intensity logging treatments.

2003  

  • Enir Salazar da Costa
    Worked on C dynamics of leaves and roots in primary tropical forest and the role of these as sources of soil respiration. She also focused on how land management changes cycling of C and N near Santarém.

  • Simone Aparecida Vieira
    Ph.D. student funded by FAPESP. She worked on the comparison of tree growth rates and forest age structure in Acre, Manaus and Santarém using permanent plot, dendrometer, and radiocarbon analyses.

  • Roseana Pereira da Silva
    Masters student funded by CNPq at INPA working on Padrões de crescimento de árvores que ocorrem em diferentes toposseqüências na região de Manaus. The study focuses on monthly changes in tree grow rates using dendrometer bands for trees in three size classes equally distributed among plateau, slope, and valley forests.

2005  

  • Edgard Tribuzy was admitted to the CENA-USP Doctorate program and passed the qualifying examination.

Internship and Exchange Programs

2001  

  • Brazilian Doctoral Candidate at the University of California-Irvine, USA

    Enir Salazar da Costa, a Brazilian student funded by NASA, engaged in a doctoral program at the University of California-Irvine. Her studies focus on The C dynamics of leaves and roots in primary tropical forest and the role of these as sources of soil respiration and on Land Management Changes Cycling of C and N in the Santarém Region.

Short Courses / Seminars / Workshops / Conferences

2001  

  • Isotopes in Ecology

    Short course taught by Drs. Susan Trumbore and Plínio Camargo at the Universidade Federal do Acre (UFAC), in Rio Branco, Brazil.

  • Radiocarbon and Stable Isotopes in Ecological Studies

    Course taught by Drs. Susan Trumbore and Tibisay J. Pérez (University of California-Irvine, USA) at the Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientificas (IVIC), in Caracas, Venezuela.

2003  

  • Course on Stable Isotopes

    Short course, taught by Dr. Plínio Camargo (CENA-USP), was taught to LBA students in Santarém, PA, Brazil. The course was open to students from local universities.

2004  

  • Radiocarbon in Ecology on Earth System Science

    This series of short courses were initiated by Dr. Trumbore and will be offered yearly at the University of California-Irvine.

  • Carbon Cycle

    Short course taught to LBA students at the LBA Training and Education Sector in Santarém by Dr. Plínio Camargo (CENA-USP). The course was open to local community and students from local universities - UFPA, FIT and ULBRA.

Theses and Dissertations

2001  

  • Carbon and nitrogen stocks and isotopic signature in soils from Santarém and Manaus with focus on spatial variability, topography, and C dynamics in soils of different texture

    Doctoral dissertation in progress at CENA-USP by Everaldo de Carvalho Conceição, a FAPESP grantee. The dissertation is expected to be completed in April 2002.

2002  

  • Studies of growth rates of several species using dendrometry bands

    This Masters thesis focuses on monthly changes in tree growth rates using dendrometer bands for trees in three size classes equally distributed among plateau, slope, and valley forests. The study has been conducted by Roseana Pereira da Silva, a CNPq/LBA/RHAE grantee working at Inpa under the supervision of Dr. Jeff Chambers. The student is a CNPq/LBA/RHAE grantee.

  • Dinâmica do carbono no solo influenciada pela textura, drenagem, mineralogia e carvões em florestas primárias na região centro-oriental da Amazônia

    Doctoral dissertation completed by Everaldo de Carvalho Conceição Telles at CENA-USP, Piracicaba, Brazil, under the supervision of Dr. Luiz Antonio Martinelli.

2003  

  • Mudanças globais e taxa de crecimento arbóreo na Amazônia

    Doctoral dissertation completed by Simone A. Vieira at CENA-USP, Brazil.

2004  

  • Avaliação do estoque e composição isotópica do carbono do solo no Acre

    Masters Thesis completed by Antonio Willian Flores de Melo at CENA-USP, Brazil.

  • Efeito da umidade na respiração de serrapilheira grossa e fina em uma floresta tropical de terra-firme da Amazônia Central

    Masters Thesis completed by Lígia Cristina Toledo, under the supervision of Dr. Jeffrey Chambers (University of California-Irvine/Inpa), at Inpa, Manaus, Brazil.

2005  

  • Longevidade e crescimento de árvores tropicais: subsídios para o manejo florestal

    Diogo Selhorst, a SETEM student at the Federal University of Acre, completed this Masters thesis at CENA-USP in May 2005. He worked under the supervision of Dr. Marcos Silveira (UFAC) and co-supervision of Drs. Simone Vieira and Plinio Camargo (CENA-USP).


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