Dr. Ulysses Paulino of Albuquerque is graduated in Biological Sciences from the Federal University of Pernambuco (1993), holds the Master's Degree in Plant Biology (Taxonomy and Ethnobotany) from the Federal University of Pernambuco (1996) and The PhD in Plant Biology (Ethnobotany) from the Federal University of Pernambuco (2001). he was The teacher of the Federal Rural University of Pernambuco (Pernambuco, Northeastern Brazil) until the year 2017. Currently he is an associate professor at the Botany Department, Federal University of Pernambuco. Ulysses was the president of the Brazilian Society of Ethnobiology and Ethnoecology from 2005 to 2008). he works in the fields of ecological anthropology, ethnobotany, biodiversity conservation, applied botany, ethnopharmacology and natural products. Ulysses has the private interest to the comprehension of the factors that modulate the relation between people and nature on the interface of ecology and evolutionary processes. he is The member of the editorial board of the Economic Botany (Associate Editor), Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine (deputy editor), and Ethnobiology and Conservation (Chief Editor). (see Curriculum Vitae here ).
Daniel Carvalho Pires de Sousa
Degree in Biology from the Federal Rural University of Pernambuco. Master and now doctoral student of the Postgraduate Program in Ethnobiology and Nature Conservation, also from the Federal Rural University of Pernambuco. Currently, I study the human adaptive behavior of information sharing using the research model of the structural core of knowledge about medicinal plants and local medical systems. This research is being developed with the Laboratory of Ecology and Evolution of Socioecological Systems (LEA), linked to the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), and has as advisor Prof. Dr. Ulysses Paulino de Albuquerque, current coordinator of the LEA, and co-advisor to Prof. Dr. Washington Soares Ferreira-Júnior, adjunct professor at the University of Pernambuco (UPE campus Petrolina).
Joelson Moreno B. de Moura
Graduated in Biological Sciences (2016), Master in Ethnobiology and Nature Conservation (2018), and is currently a doctoral candidate in the same program at the Federal Rural University of Pernambuco. Integrates the Laboratory of Ecology and Evolution of Socioecological Systems (LEA) at the Federal University of Pernambuco. Its scientific interest is to understand the processes that contributed to the evolution of the human mind. For this, it works from the perspective of evolutionary ethnobiology, which addresses the influence of the evolutionary past on current human behavior and how this reflects on the relationship between people and their environments.
Risoneide Henriques da Silva
Graduated in Biological Sciences from the Federal University of Campina Grande and Masters in Botany from the Federal Rural University of Pernambuco (UFRPE). She is currently a doctoral student in Ethnobiology and Nature Conservation-UFRPE, and associate researcher at the Laboratory of Ecology and Evolution of Socioecological Systems (LEA) at the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE). She is interested in understanding how the human mind has evolved and currently operates to solve different challenges, and how this helps to explain human behavior towards biota.
Janilo Italo Melo Dantas
I have a degree in Biological Sciences (Licentiate) from the State University of Alagoas-UNEAL and a Master's Degree in Botany from the Federal Rural University of Pernambuco-UFRPE. I am currently a doctoral student in the Postgraduate Program in Ethnobiology and Nature Conservation at the Federal Rural University of Pernambuco. My main research interest is Evolutionary Ethnobiology. Currently my scientific efforts seek to understand; which factors associated with the transmission of cultural information influence a greater/lesser establishment of mutations and maladaptive biocultural traits in local medical systems.
Bruno Melo de Sousa
Graduated in Biological Sciences, Specialist in Ethnobiology and Master in Ecology and Conservation by the State University of Paraíba. Currently, PhD candidate in Botany at the Federal Rural University of Pernambuco. Its interest is to analyze and determine the social, economic and environmental factors that structure the knowledge and/or use of medicinal resources by human populations.
She has a degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Pernambuco (UPE) and master in Ethnobiology and Nature Conservation - UFRPE, PhD student in Botany at the same institution. Her main interest is to understand how changes in the environment affect local ecological knowledge and how this affects the resilience of socioecological systems.
Mirela Natalia Santos
She has a graduate in Biological Sciences with emphasis in Environmental Sciences from the Federal University of Pernambuco (2014). She is currently a Master's student at the Graduate Program in Botany at the Federal Rural University of Pernambuco and a member of the Laboratory of Ecology and Evolution of Social-ecological Systems (LEA - UFPE). Mirela has been dedicated to the study of local ecological knowledge (TEK) and is interested in understanding the factors that modulate the relationship between people and natural resources, especially as regards approaches in domestication, use, loss, and amplification of biodiversity.
Aníbal da Silva Cantalice
I have a degree in Biological Sciences, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from the Post-Graduate Program in Environment and Development, both from the Federal University of Piauí (UFPI). I am currently conducting my doctoral research in the Ethnobiology and Nature Conservation program at the Federal Rural University of Pernambuco (UFRPE) in collaboration with the Laboratory of Ecology and Evolution of Socio-ecological Systems (LEA) at the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE). My main research interests are: (a) understanding the environmental and socioeconomic drivers that influence the selection of useful species in the Caatinga; (b) understand how drivers influence the macroscale beta and taxonomic diversities.
Marcela Maria Albuquerque Silva
Forestry Engineer from UFRPE (2015) and Master in Plant Production from the same institution (2020). He worked with wood biochemistry and physiology of native and semi-arid plants. She is currently a doctoral student in Plant Biology (UFPE) and a member of the LEA, working in the field of research in Ecology and conservation, with an emphasis on the phytochemistry of medicinal plants in the Caatinga.
Jorge Izaquiel Alves de Siqueira
Degree in Biological Sciences (Federal University of Piauí/2019), Master in Biological Sciences (Botany) by the National Museum, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2021). He is currently a doctoral student in the Postgraduate Program in Plant Biology at the Federal University of Pernambuco. Interested in the areas of ethnobiology and teaching, evolutionary ethnobiology, with special interest in factors involved in the structuring and evolution of local medical systems.
Degree in Biological Sciences Degree and Bachelor's Degree from the Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES). She is currently a Master's student in Plant Biology at the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), with experience in the areas of Plant Morphology and Anatomy. My interest is centered on the relationship between human beings and medicinal plants, more specifically on assessing whether morphoanatomical attributes explain the preference for using medicinal plants.
Clara de Assis Andrade
Graduating in Biological Sciences with emphasis in Environmental Sciences at Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Scholarship of Scientific Initiation by CNPq. I am interested in understanding the relationships between human groups, animals and natural ecosystems, including the area of animal domestication and management in the Caatinga
Danilo Vicente Oliveira
Graduated in Biological Sciences from the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE). Currently graduating in environmental management at the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Pernambuco (IFPE). Currently, I am interested in: Macroecology, the study of the interaction of people with socio-ecological and cultural systems, and data sciences applied to ecology.
Carlos Vinícius Silveira da Cunha Melo
I am a graduate student in Biological Sciences at the Federal University of Pernambuco. I have been an intern at the Laboratory of Ecology and Evolution of Socioecological Systems (LEA) for four years. Over this time, I have been developing research in the area of Ethnobiology, more specifically studies investigating the perception of residents of local communities about the risks that can compromise their ability to deal with problems related to food, health, education and leisure. During my graduation, I participated in the Academic Directory of the course I belong to as logistics coordinator of the Manguetown plate (2018-2019), carrying out activities that sought to improve the training of students as professionals and represent them as students of the course.
Valdir Moura Junior
Valdir is majoring in Biological Sciences at the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE). Participates as a scientific initiation student at the Laboratory of Ecology and Evolution of Socioecological Systems (LEA), also at UFPE, where he develops research in Ethnobiology and Biodiversity Conservation. Currently, his work is focused on the perception of rural communities in the semiarid region about the risks that climate change can cause to human health, and how these communities adapt to these risks. It was part of the extension project "Curupira: strengthening ties between academia and society affected by oil" (2019-2020), in this project, teaching materials were prepared, such as booklets and video lessons, aiming to contribute to environmental education actions in communities affected by the oil spill in Pernambuco. He was Vice-President of the Academic Directory of Bachelor of Biological Sciences at UFPE in the 2017-2018 term. He is a founding member of the Curupira Movement, a scientific dissemination and environmental protection project
Karoline Juliana Costa da Silva
Born in Recife/PE and graduated in Biological Sciences from the Catholic University of Pernambuco (UNICAP) with an emphasis on Environment and Biodiversity. I am currently a graduate student in Agronomy at the Federal Rural University of Pernambuco (UFRPE), where I am also part of PET AgroEnergia. At LEA, my main research interest is the investigation and analysis of the interrelationship between human beings and plant resources in dry tropical forests on social media, in order to formulate new insights for conservation.
Antônio Carlos do Nascimento Mendonça
Graduated in Biological Sciences at the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), His area of study is to understand how the public interest in mammals is influenced by social media and how this influence can be used to help and enhance the conversation of organisms.
Yasmin Antonino Costa dos Santos
Student in Biological Sciences - Bachelor's Degree at the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE). Its research interest is to understand the psychological and cultural factors that influence the interest of humans in a particular animal species, and their implications for species conservation strategies.
Maria Vittoria Alves de Santana
Undergraduate in Biological Sciences Graduated from the Federal University of Pernambuco - UFPE, my area of interest is plant biology, with an inclination towards ecology and species conservation. At LEA, my area of research is on how the interpretation of public perception about the caatinga can help in conservation planning.
Fábio Antônio Mota Fonseca da Silva
My name is Fábio Antônio, I'm a digital game programming technician and I'm currently studying a bachelor's degree in Geography at UFPE. I love themes related to preservation, so my research seeks to understand climate change as a trigger for the next pandemics.