Francyne Elias-Piera

Francyne Elias-Piera


Summary

I have a degree in Biological Sciences from University Mackenzie (Brazil-2000) and have worked in the Brazilian Antarctic Program (PROANTAR) with Antarctic Macrofauna since that year. I have taken courses in Molecular Biology and Taxonomy of peracarids and developed a Masters in Biological Oceanography in the University of São Paulo (Brazil-2005). In 2003, I participated in a campaign to Antarctica and in 2014 I participated in two campaigns with a project of benthos and trophic relationships of various coastal organisms. During eight years I taught in Elementary and Secondary Schools (Science, Biology and Chemistry), always exploring Antarctica and environmental education topics, giving talks at public and private schools. I am a PhD by Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain).
Now, I am a postdoctoral researcher at Korea Polar Research Institute, until working with trophic relationships using different biomarkers (Stable isotope, biochemical balance and fatty acids) and interested in how climate change affects this interaction.
I am member of APECS International and APECS-Brasil leading numerous educational activities at APECS Brasil, including POLAR WEEKS and the first Polar meeting in the Amazon.

Biodiversity Ecology Environmental Sciences Marine Biology