Brazil - Team Profile

MaryGasalla Brazil 

Maria A. Gasalla

Fisheries Ecosystems Laboratory at University of São Paulo’s Oceanographic Institute (IOUSP)

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Mary has a PhD in Oceanography, MSc in Biological Oceanography, and a BSc in Biology. She became a fisheries scientist after a 10-year position at a public research body in Brazil with scientific opportunities at international institutions (e.g. Canada, Spain, Denmark, Mexico and Argentina) where she studied ecosystem and stock assessment modelling, and also social sciences and economics. She is a faculty member at the University of São Paulo’s Oceanographic Institute (IOUSP) and head of the Fisheries Ecosystems Laboratory where interdisciplinary research and capacity building in contemporary fisheries science have been a focus. She is researcher of the Brazilian National Research Council (CNPq) developing and testing innovative approaches to integrate different fisheries issues in the context of complex marine social-ecological systems. While her career and professional experience have expanded, she has focused on a broad range of topics, including the integration of natural and social sciences and both quantitative approaches and governance-related issues. As a team leader, Mary also conducts lecturing, supervising, and advisory activities. Her main professional interests are the sustainable use of marine biodiversity, fishing communities, fisheries economics, and ocean governance, for which she attempt to integrate biophysical models, ecological-economic indicators, and the human dimension of fisheries, including fisher’s knowledge.


EduardoSiegle Brazil 

Eduardo Siegle

Coastal Dynamics Laboratory at University of São Paulo’s Oceanographic Institute (IOUSP)Coastal Dynamics Laboratory at University of São Paulo’s Oceanographic Institute (IOUSP)

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Eduardo has a PhD in Marine Sciences (University of Plymouth), MSc in Geosciences, and a BSc in Oceanography. He , is a Lecturer at the Oceanographic Institute of the University of São Paulo (IOUSP) where since 2005 he has coordinated the Coastal Dynamics lab and research group (http://ldc.io.usp.br). His studies aim to better understand the complex interaction between the forcing conditions and the coastal environments at different space and time scales, providing vital information for the optimal coastal management and use. He is currently the director of graduate studies in Oceanography at the Oceanographic Institute.


RicardoCamargo Brazil 

Ricardo de Camargo

University of São Paulo’s Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics, and Atmospheric Sciences

 

Ricardo has a Ph.D. in Meteorology, M.Sc. in Physical Oceanography, and a BSc in Physics. He is a professor at the University of São Paulo’s Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics, and Atmospheric Sciences. He is experienced in numerical modeling of atmospheric and oceanic circulation, as well as meteo-oceanographic data analysis. He has more than 15 years of teaching and researching Synoptic and Applied Meteorology and its relations with Physical Oceanography, emphasizing shelf and coastal regions of Brazil. Some of his recent efforts include: (i) downscaling of atmospheric and oceanic circulation for the Western South Atlantic (including surface gravity waves) in order to study extreme marine events in this area; (ii) evaluation of coupled climate models for the Western South Atlantic for investigating regional climate change and (iii) analysis of in situ data collected in the Brazil-Malvinas Confluence region and assimilation of them into numerical models to investigate regional air-sea interactions.


EdmoCampos Brazil 

Edmo Campos

University of São Paulo’s Oceanographic Institute (IOUSP)

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Edmo has a PhD. In Physical Oceanography (University of Miami), MSc. In Physics, and a BSc. in Physics, and is Professor of Physical Oceanography at IOUSP, a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and Senior Researcher of the Brazilian National Scientific Research Council (CNPq). He has been involved in several research issues related to the South Atlantic Oceanography, with emphasis on international initiatives such as the SAMOC Project (South Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation; http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/phod/research/moc/samoc/, fully funded by FAPESP), Project ATLAS-B, an effort to build and moore a buoy system (similar to the ones used in the TAO, PIRATA and RAMA arrays in the tropical oceans), and IPCC (Co-Author of Chapter 5th Assessment Report).


IvanMartins Brazil 

Ivan M. Martins

Fisheries Ecosystems Laboratory at University of São Paulo’s Oceanographic Institute (IOUSP)

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Ivan is a PhD candidate in Oceanography (University of São Paulo), and has a MSc in Ecology (Santa Catarina University) and BSc in Biology. Ivan is working on social vulnerability of fisheries communities and has previous experience with ethnobiology, local ecological knowledge and marine protected areas.