Founding Members of FEME
Adriana Rosa Carvalho
I am a biologist, with a master's degree in Environmental Engineering with focus in limnology and a PhD in Ecology of Aquatic Ecosystem, focusing in ecological economics. My post doc in Environmental Evaluation focused in participatory fishing community assessment. My main interest has been in management and economics of small-scale fisheries, in both marine and freshwater ecosystems, and in economic valuation of natural resources aiming to inform management and conservation. I have studied Brazilian coastal small-scale/artisanal fisheries, and different Brazilian watersheds (Amazon, Paraná and Tocantins-Araguaia) to understand fisheries ecological knowledge, economic and social factors affecting value chain and fisheries dynamics. Additionally, my students have also performed studies in ecological economics and both urban and natural ecosystem, focusing in economic strategies to design conservation and management actions.
Priscila F. M. Lopes
I am a biologist, with a master's degree and a PhD in Ecology, but who happens to be interested in Human Ecology. Mostly, I'm interested in small-scale fisheries dynamics and management. I have studied both the Brazilian coastal and Amazon small-scale/artisanal fisheries, focusing on the fishers' strategies and behaviors that could lead to (un)sustainable exploitation of fishing resources. In some of my studies, I try to understand fishers' decision-making processes through the use of ecological-economic models. Recently, I have also been interested in linking social and ecological resilience and the mechanisms driving compliance and functioning of effective fisheries co-management arrangements.
Lattes CV: http://buscatextual.cnpq.br/buscatextual/visualizacv.do?id=K4764986U8
Maria Grazia Pennino