I am a plant ecologist and forest engineer that investigates the response of plants to global change. My work currently focuses on the effects of thermal stress on the functioning of plant species of the US Southwest region. I am an Exploration postdoctoral fellow since June/2020, but will start as an Assistant Professor at the University of Utah in July/2023.
My degrees are: BS in forest engineering (2012; UFPR-Brazil), MS in tropical forest science (2014; INPA-Brazil), and PhD in Ecosystem Science and Management (2017; Texas A&M University). Before my current postdoctoral appointment at Arizona State University-SESE, I was a postdoctoral researcher at SOLS (2018-2020), also at ASU. My background is strongly based on forest biometry and sampling; phytosociological surveys; plant functional biology; ecohydrology/physiology; wood anatomy and hydraulics; and environmental biophysics.