FIELDWORK
Fieldwork is an integral part of my research. I have organized or joined 24 scientific expeditions in the tropics to perform inventories of vertebrate diversity and to obtain samples for genetic studies.

I have worked mostly in Amazonian and Atlantic rainforests, but also in the arid Caatinga shrublands and Cerrado savannas. These trips have involved collaborators from the Universidade de São Paulo, Museu Nacional do Rio de Janeiro, and Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi.

Check out a few pictures from selected expeditions below (navigate between images using the arrow buttons).


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Serra da Neblina, 2017

Our expedition to Brazil's highest mountain involved 11 scientists, nine Yanomami guides, and three BBC journalists. The Brazilian Army provided logistics.


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Içá River, 2015

Living on a boat for 30 days close to the Brazil-Colombia border, with the Rodrigues Lab .


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Serra do Divisor, 2013

Four weeks sampling near the Brazil-Peru border with collaborators Pedro Peloso and Francisco Dal Vechio . Animal pictures were taken by Pedro.



Madeira River, 2011
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4 week long environmental assessment near the border between Brazil and Bolivia.



Caatinga, 2007
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Sampling Brazil's driest ecosystem during the rainy season with collaborators Renata Brandt and Monique Simon .



Ivan Prates
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