I am currently a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Climate & Ecosystem Sciences Division of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. I received my M.S. in Tropical Forest Management from the University of Brasilia, Brazil, and my Ph.D. in Soils and Biogeochemistry from the University of California, Davis. I spent one year as a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Institute of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Oregon, Eugene, conducting field and laboratory experiments focused on drought and warming effects on soil biogeochemistry in prairies along a latitudinal gradient in the Pacific Northwest.
At Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, I am part of the Next Generation Ecosystem Experiments-Tropics project, focusing on quantifying the effects of major wind disturbances on tropical forest nutrient cycling.