Caroline C. Vasconcelos

Caroline C. Vasconcelos

DSc candidate in Botany

Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia

Biography

Brazilian forestry engineer and future biologist, master in botany and a researcher interested in taxonomy, systematics, ecology, and Amazonian flora. I’m a doctoral candidate at the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia (INPA), living in Manaus, Amazonas. My research focuses on Taxonomy and Systematics of Neotropical Chrysophylloideae (Sapotaceae), with a fellowship funded by the Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq, process number 142214/ 2018-3). I’m also highly curious about new methods and technology and willing to learn from and share knowledge with others. (she/her/hers)

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Interests
  • Integrative taxonomy
  • Systematics and evolution
  • Seedling morphology
  • Neotropical Sapotaceae
  • Ecology and forest management
  • Forest pathology
Education
  • D.Sc. in Biological Sciences (emphasis in Botany), 2018 - Present

    Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia (INPA)

  • M.Sc. in Biological Sciences (emphasis in Botany), 2015 - 2017

    Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia (INPA)

  • B.Sc. in Forest Engineering, 2010 - 2014

    Universidade do Estado Amapá (UEAP)

  • Licentiate in Biological Sciences, 2022 - Present

    Faculdade IBRA

  • Certified in Computer Networks, 2009 - 2010

    Centro de Educação Profissional do Amapá (CEPA)

  • Certified in Informatics, 2008 - 2009

    Centro de Educação Profissional do Amapá (CEPA)

Research History

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Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia (INPA)
Isolde D. K. Ferraz Lab
Mar 2015 – Present Manaus, Amazonas
Taxonomy and Systematics of Sapotaceae. Morphological aspects of fruits, seeds, and seedlings of Amazonian tree species with emphasis on producing new pages for the book “Guide to Amazonian Fruits, Seeds & Seedlings”.
 
 
 
 
 
Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project (BDFFP)
BDFFP team
Apr 2017 – Jun 2018 Manaus, Amazonas
Technical Assistant. Phenological monitoring and natural history of tree species in continuous and fragmented forests north of Manaus, Central Amazonia.
 
 
 
 
 
Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (Embrapa Amapá)
Marcelino C. Guedes & Ana C. Lira-Guedes Lab
Aug 2012 – Feb 2015 Macapá, Amapá
Production of an identification guide for trees of the Amazonian estuary within the framework of the FLORESTAM project. Morphological and physiological aspects of seeds and seedling growth as well as ecology and management for multiple use of lowland forests (focusing on developing traditional communities).
 
 
 
 
 
Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (Embrapa Amapá)
Jurema S. A. Dias Lab
Sep 2011 – Aug 2012 Macapá, Amapá
Epidemiological aspects of interaction between Aspergillus spp. and Brazil nut seeds.

Tools & Skills

R/RStudio

Software used daily

Python

Beginner

Map production

ArcGIS and QGIS

Microsoft suite

Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Graphic designer (enthusiast)

Photoshop and Illustrator

Scientific image analysis tools

ImageJ and ReColNat Annotate

Mendeley
Languages

Portuguese (mother tongue), English and Spanish (beginner)

Honors, Awards & Grants

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PDBFF
Support for Conservation Students during the COVID crisis
An initiative of the Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project (BDFFP) in partnership with the Paul & Maxine Frohring Foundation
JOBOECO
Honorable Mention for oral presentation of the work entitled Características invisíveis apoiam o descobrimento de espécies novas?
In “Curtas de Iniciação Científica” Awards Session | II Jornada de Botânica e Ecologia e II Jornada Amapaense de Botânica | Universidade do Estado do Amapá
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IAPT
IAPT Research Grants | US$ 1900
International Association for Plant Taxonomy (IAPT)
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ASPT
ASPT Graduate Student Research Grants | US$ 1200
American Society of Plant Taxonomists (ASPT)
PDBFF
Thomas Lovejoy Research Fellowship Program
Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project (BDFFP)
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4CAIC
2nd place for the best oral presentation
In Biological Sciences Session | 4º Congresso Amapaense de Iniciação Científica | Secretaria de Estado da Ciência e Tecnologia-AP
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Contact

Feel free to send an email to cc_vasconcelos@hotmail.com

Background photo

📷 View of the forest canopy at “Amazon Tall Tower Observatory - ATTO” (Amazonas, Brazil). Photo by Ana Luiza Costa.