I am a Brazilian post doctoral researcher trained as an ecologist but with an interdisciplinary background. In the past few years, I’ve dedicated myself to study the ethnobiology and fishing expertise of two artisanal fishing communities in the estuary of the Itapicuru river, Northeast coast of Brazil. I’ve been using a transdisciplinary research approach in order to comprehend the prospects and limits of integration between the traditional and academic ecological knowledge.
More recently, I’ve engaged in the “Maretórios Amazônicos” project, which is part of the Amazon + 10 Initiative. I am studying socioenvironmental conflicts in another artisanal fishing community, this time in the delta of the Amazon river (Marajó archipelago), aiming for a decolonial coastal management of the fishing community.
Nowadays I am a guest researcher at the KTI group and also a member from the GEOS project.