Camila D Ritter
Camila is a biologist with interest in ecological questions about the Amazon. She did her graduation in Biological Sciences at Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (2009), when she worked with butterflies communities. She did her Master's degree (2011) in the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, INPA working with the impact of past fire in flooded forest in birds. She worked with phylogeography and landscape's genetics of Elaenia ruficeps (Aves - Tyrannidae). Currently she is a PhD student at the University of Gothenburg under the main supervision of Alexandre Antonelli and she works with the hidden diversity of the Amazonia using environmental DNA. Her project has the goal to quantify the diversity of Amazon with samples of soils and insects and to compare this with biotics (traditional taxonomic inventories) and abiotics (soil characteristics) measures in different forest types várzeas, igapós, terra firmes and campinas.