Find below the academic and personal information of the workshop attendees. 


Pedro A. S. Longo πŸ‡§πŸ‡· 

PhD student in Ecology with experience in the study of ecological and diversity aspects of marine invertebrates associated with macroalgae beds, especially mollusks and crustaceans. Develop studies in Molecular Ecology, Population Ecology and Community Ecology.

Gabriel Tofanelo Vanin πŸ‡§πŸ‡·
 I'm always excited to find out how the natural world works. I was able to put this characteristic of mine into practice by studying ant colonies. Currently, I open up oceans very little explored by me, and with each step taken, I reaffirm my interest in biology!

Miguel P. Pereira-Romeiro πŸ‡§πŸ‡·
I’m interested in evolutionary processes and the many facets of ecology, whether at macro- or micro- scale. For the last few years, I’ve been enthralled by the world of ants. I believe that by using complementary methods ,curiosity and creativity, research can achieve new horizons.

Marianne Azevedo-Silva πŸ‡§πŸ‡·
I am a PhD student in Ecology. I seek to understand how different levels of biodiversity are maintained in natural biological systems, owing to its underlying ecological and microevolutionary processes. Currently, my research focuses on ant-plant interactions in Brazilian Cerrado savanna.

Henrique Silva Florindo πŸ‡§πŸ‡·
I'm 20 years old and I have huge interest in the areas of evolution and ecology. Even though I've been working with evolution in a smaller scale, I also love studying ecological and evolutionary processes in ecosystemic and populational dimensions.

AndrΓ© Guilherme Madeira πŸ‡§πŸ‡·
I am a biologist graduated from UFABC and UNESP, currently studying for a master's degree at UNESP. I have been studying the evolution of proteins and species through bioinformatics since the beginning of my training, and more recently I have focused my attention on the molecular ecology of mangrove trees.

Maria Daniela Artigas Ramirez πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅/πŸ‡»πŸ‡ͺ
I am Maria, Venezuelan and I am Biologist. Three years ago, I finished my Ph.D., as Doctor in Philosophy with a major in Biological Production Sciences at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT, Japan). Then, I got a position as a Special Assistant Professor at the Institute of Global Innovation Research (Tokyo, Japan). Now, I am working as Invited Foreign Researcher in the University of the Ryukyus at the Tropical Biosphere Center (Iriomote Station), I am doing research by using eDNA metabarcoding experiments.

Keisuke Yumoto πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅
I'm Keisuke Yumoto and Ph.D. student at University of Tsukuba. I major in molecular ecology and population genetics of insects. I have been interested in insects, especially cicadas, since I was a child. I study about the life history and population genetics of cicadas now.

Yuki Kawasaki πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅

My name is Yuki Kawasaki and I am an undergraduate student at Tohoku University. I am currently studying forest microbial ecology and am using DNA metabarcoding to study the biogeography of fungal communities in deadwood. I am particularly interested in the decay types of deadwood.

Hiroyuki Kitabatake πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅
My name is Kitabatake Hiroyuki. I love to play soccer and futsal. I’m a second-year master’s student at Tohoku University. I study tree regeneration on dead wood. Honestly, I wanted to visit Brazil but I’m looking forward this workshop.

 Mana Motomiya  πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅
 I’m a master course student of Tohoku University and interested in nature, especially plants. I’m conducting molecular phylogeographic study focused on plants related to prehistoric human activity in the Ryukyu Islands, Japan. As I’m originated from northern part of Japan, it was the first time for me to see the plants in the southern islands. So, I’m enjoying my current study.

 Hiroya Taguchi πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅
 I’m an undergraduate student at Tohoku University, Japan. I’m interested in the dynamism of insular plants distributed in oceanic islands. I would like to know how these plants got to their current distribution from a genetic perspective.

Satsuki Kimura πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅
I am mainly studying forest microbial ecology. Specifically, I am studying changes in fungal community composition in decomposing wood using DNA metabarcoding techniques. Fungi play an important role in forest ecosystems as decomposers. In order to gain new knowledge about fungi, I am working hard on my experiments every day.

Atsuki Shimura πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅
I’m an MSc. student in the Forest Ecology Lab, and fond of learning new things that I have never known before, regardless of the field. Currently, I’m particularly interested in distribution change of plant species, and working on research to estimate the effects of past distributions of coniferous trees in the subalpine zone in Japan.

Chinatsu Tokuhiro πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅
I am Chinatsu Tokuhiro, a student from the Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University. My hometown is in Shizuoka prefecture, famous for the highest mountain in Japan, Mt. Fuji. I am currently studying conservation genomics using plant species of Ryukyu islands. Looking forward to meeting you all!

Yoshiaki Tsuda πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅
I am a molecular ecologist and work on several types of species (e.g. trees, fishes, mammals, insects, fungus) from mountains to ocean, to apply these information to ecosystem management and conservation under climate and environmental changes, considering how to build a bridge between academia and real society.

Ririko Koido πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅
I graduated Bachelor of Science at University of Tsukuba, and now I am a Master student at same university.


πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅Yoshihisa Suyama

I am conducting research projects on forest molecular ecology for the conservation and genetic diversity of the world's forest plants and endangered species. Through these efforts, I would like to understand the ecology and diversity of living organisms left in the world, and build the next generation that coexists with its richness. 

πŸ‡§πŸ‡· Gustavo M. Mori

 I am fascinated by the evolutionary and ecological factors that shape the most fundamental level of biodiversity, the genetic level. As an assistant professor at UNESP, SΓ£o Vicente, I have been researching genetics, ecology and evolutionary biology of mangrove trees, Neotropical plants and ants, using genetic markers, field studies, and greenhouse experiments.