My research has focused on three main areas
stable isotopes for cetacean research: a guide
Are you new to stable isotopes and interested in applying this tool to investigate cetaceans' foraging and movement ecology? We have recently published a paper, led by my colleague and friend, Dr. Clarissa Teixeira, that provides a useful guide for students and researchers new to this method. In this paper, we talk about everything you need to know, from planning your research, to carrying out the lab work, and analysing and interpreting your data.
A few examples of what you will find in this paper include a description of the temporal resolution that the different tissues offer, how to choose the ideal tissue, depending on the research question you want to address, how to store and preserve the different tissue types, sample treatment (e.g., lipid extraction, decalcification), and processing for stable isotope measurements in the Isotope Ratio Mass Spec. We also present the different tools to analyse isotope data, including the different packages developed for use in R.
case study for franciscana dolphins
Oceanic ecology research group
Dedicated to conducting objective science based research to better understand the ecology of marine life inhabiting the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem (CCLME). This includes dedicated research, conservation, and education initiatives.
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Laboratory of Ecology and Conservation of the Marine Megafauna (Laboratório de Ecologia e Conservação da Megafauna Marinha), at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, southern Brazil. Led by Professors Dr. Eduardo Secchi, Dr. Silvina Botta and Dr. Luciano Dalla Rosa.