The fantastic people who contribute and make LabPaleo2 better.

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Prof. Dr. at UFPR and coordinator of LabPaleo2

Passionate about the sea and an oceanographer by training, she completed her undergraduate to doctorate studies at the University of São Paulo (IOUSP), participated in Expedition 349 - South China Sea Tectonics of the IODP as a specialist in biostratigraphy, and was a post-doc fellow at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University in New York. It was during scientific initiation while discussing the data with the advisor, that she realized that she wanted to understand more about the oceans' past and its connections with the climate. Renata feels truly complete when she goes out into the countryside, in the middle of the blue immensity of the ocean. Since 2015, he is a professor at the Federal University of Paraná and coordinates LabPaleo2 and accredited in the Postgraduate Program in Coastal and Oceanic Systems and in Geology at the Federal University of Paraná. The focus of my research is in the area of ​​Oceanography, with an emphasis on Paleoceanography, acting mainly in the application and integration of multi-proxies in paleoproductivity and paleoceanography studies throughout the Quaternary.



Mestre em Sistemas Costeiros e Oceânicos - UFPR

Assistente de pesquisa Projeto Serrapilheira



A Aislyn é apaixonada pela natureza e pelo mar e encontrou na oceanografia uma forma de investigar o funcionamento dos oceanos no passado e no presente. Realizou estágio, iniciação científica, TCC e o mestrado no LABPALEO². Atualmente é assistente de pesquisa no projeto "O passado do Atlântico Sudoeste e perspectivas sobre mudanças climáticas futuras". Realiza pesquisas com ênfase em reconstruções paleoceanográficas de produtividade e de temperatura da superfície do mar durante o Quaternário, utilizando principalmente os foraminíferos planctônicos e bentônicos como proxies. 

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Master in Coastal and Oceanic Systems - UFPR
PhD candidate - IOUSP

Amanda, chose a career as a biologist aiming at paleontology and the study of the past of life and our planet. At first she thought she would work with large fossils, but, after a few intricacies, the water path brought her to microfossils and deep marine sediments! To be able to work with the discoveries of how the climate and oceans evolved, the connections between them and the way this “history” is preserved in the paleoceanographic records, as in a book under the ocean, is really incredible! In addition to research, I also dedicate myself to the study of music, especially the saxophone, to vary a little and dive into a sea of people playing during Carnival! In her PhD project, Amanda seeks to reconstruct paleoceanographic and paleoclimatic variations in the South China Sea over the past 600,000 years.


Master in Geodynamics and Geophysics - UFRN
PhD candidate - PGSISCO / UFPR

João's PhD project focuses on seismic mapping and gas characterization in the bottom sediments of Paranaguá Bay.



Oceanographer - UFPR
Master Student - PGSISCO / UFPR

Mateus loves nature, and the ocean is one of the natural environments he most enjoys being, whether practicing sports such as surfing, swimming, or snorkeling. Passion comes from a young age, when I went to the beach I liked to swim deeper and further away from the beach. Oceanography emerged as an option to live physically and intellectually closer to the sea. During graduation he did his scientific initiation and monograph studying the past of the oceans. After graduating, he decided to go straight to the Master's Degree, but this time he changed his research area and works with the “micro-trash” in the sea, the microplastics, something that intrigues and saddens him, every time he goes to the beach. Mateus continues to study these particles in order to be able to monitor them and contribute to the mitigation of this problem.


Oceanographer - UFPR
Master Student - PGSISCO / UFPR

Ítalo, son of a musician and a Biologist, has always been in contact with nature and was encouraged to study about. Since he was a little boy, he enjoyed playing sports, until he found his passion for volleyball. Always willing to learn and help in high school, he believed he would do biology, then changed his choice to marine biology until he found oceanography at the end. The passion for the sea increased with each moment he learned more about, this immense complexity and how each constituting was interconnected was fascinating for him, that's why he has always wanted to learn more and more and how we can preserve this immensity. In his Master's project, Ítalo wants to determine reference levels for chemical (metal) stressors in Paranaguá Bay.



Oceanographer - UFPR
Master Student - PGSISCO / UFPR

In his Masters, Yan will try to understand how the passage of cold fronts along the coast of Paraná controls the abundance and distribution of microplastics.


Oceanographer - UFPR
Master Student - PPGGeologia / UFPR

Ilara's master's project aims to perform a meta-analysis of the surface temperature of the Southwest Atlantic Ocean over the last 20 thousand years.

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Undergraduate student - Oceanography / UFPR

Ana has always had a great love for nature, since she loves hiking, plants, camps and waterfalls, but she was very afraid of the sea, afraid of the unknown immensity. For a long time she wanted to be a historian, because understanding the history of the world has always fascinated her. When she got to know Oceanography, she felt an awakening and knew that was what she wanted. Learning about the ocean in the classroom and being able to be on the beach or boarding contemplating its vast complexity and feel its energy enchant. The fear of the sea was replaced by love, by the desire to know more and more and especially to cherish its conservation. Ana feels she has found herself in paleoceanography, where she can share her fascination with history and love for the sea. In his free time he likes to be on the beach, reading, cycling, listening to music and taking care of his plants. The main focus of his scientific initiation is to understand the effect of climatic fluctuations and human activities in the supply of continental sediments to the Paranaguá Bay in the last 200 years.


Undergraduate student - Oceanography / UFPR

Lavínia's family works in the health area, but it was in oceanography that she found herself. Passionate about literature, it was through her that she learned about Oceanography. In 2015, at the UFPR trade fair, he was sure he wanted to study oceanography. It was on the shipments that he participated that he managed to see how everything connects, which only increased his passion for the ocean. By accident, of the type good accidents, he fell in LabPaleo², where he discovered his new (unexpected) passion for foraminifera, which later united them with the interest of understanding more about ocean acidification and climate change, and thus trying to contribute to the reduction impacts. In his spare time at college, he divides his free time between books, series, trips to the beaches and shows.
Lavínia's scientific initiation project seeks to better understand the fluctuations in pH and pCO2 conditions in the Southwest Atlantic Ocean over the last 2,000 years.

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Biologist - UNISAGRADO
Undergraduate student - Oceanography / UFPR

Despite having already attended a biology college, Rafael dreamed of studying oceanography since 2007, when a trip with his mother marked his memory. He admired the sea and wondered why all that blue. He fell through a parachute at LabPaleo² when he saw an announcement to work on a scientific initiation with planktonic foraminifera and thought "why not?". And he fell in love with foraminifera and paleoceanography and paleoclimatology. Rafael also loves to read, watch movies and is very fond of playing video games. In his free time, he also enjoys walking on the beach, listening to music and admiring the sea.


Undergraduate student - Oceanography / UFPR

Graduated in Mechanical Engineering, in the modality of Materials and Processes, from the State University of Campinas (1981) and specialization course in Project Management from ESIC (2004). He worked as an Engineer until 2012, when he retired. Engineering appeared in your life for lack of other options and ended up becoming a pleasant and rewarding career. Oceanography was a teenager's dream that came to fruition with the entry into the Oceanography course at UFPR. As a hobby, sports practice and maintenance of physical health he practices cycling and for the maintenance of mental and physical health he dedicates himself sporadically to archery and scuba diving. The stay in Pontal do Paraná is being a very constructive experience, since I had never lived in a small and calm place. The sound of the sea brings a lot of tranquility. For the future ... you can't see far from oceanography. In his project of completion of the course, Rodolfo wants to respond by means of a systematic review of the literature "When did the Atlantic Subtropical Giro established?".

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Undergraduate student - Oceanography / UFPR

Giovana is passionate about narratives, experiences, research and all the wisdom that the oceans provide her. He studies oceanography to avoid seeing ships and to be able to understand oceanographic dynamics in all their guidelines and magnitudes. Throughout graduation, he made scientific initiations addressing the recent problem of microplastics, in order to show the dimensions of the disposal of these microparticles that arrive in the oceans and beaches, for a possible mitigation of this impact so harmful to the marine environment. Living on the coast and studying the complexity of the oceans makes her very happy and more and more curious, whenever she can she is at the edge of the sea feeling the energy that fascinates her. Her greatest happiness is to tell everything she learns in the course to her parents, who share this same passion for the oceans. In her scientific initiation project, she will try to understand the influence of the passage of cold fronts on the deposition of microplastics on the beach cue line in Paraná.


Undergraduate student - Oceanography / UFPR

“The search is the raison d'être”, this phrase accompanies Andi since childhood when she observed nature with curiosity and tried to understand how it worked. He always wanted to get to know different cultures and landscapes, especially seascapes, and he did that through books. He even studied Pedagogy for 2 years and worked in the area, but he cultivated the desire to focus on the polishing of his knowledge, understand the ocean and maybe a little of the universe. The choice of studying Oceanography made everything make sense, it could unite your tastes and skills, start the journey to acquire the knowledge you wanted and contribute to the planet and society. Currently, he dedicates himself (almost) exclusively to the study of the Sciences of the Sea. He is not far from life in the ocean, in research and experience, and dreams of visiting distant places on the planet Earth. In its scientific initiation, Andrieli seeks to reconstruct the environmental conditions of the continental shelf of southern Brazil in the last 200 years, based on associations of benthic foraminifera.

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Undergraduate student - Oceanography / UFPR

Nayani's conclusion work investigates the concentration of trace metals in tissues (muscle, kidney and liver) of loggerhead turtles ( Caretta caretta ) found on the coast of Paraná.