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Vera Lúcia Imperatriz Fonseca

by Richard Meckien - published May 20, 2014 06:19 PM - - last modified Dec 16, 2015 10:53 AM

Vera Lúcia Imperatriz FonsecaVera Lúcia Imperatriz Fonseca graduated in Biological Sciences from the University of São Paulo in 1968. From the same institution she holds a masters degree (1970) and a Ph.D. (1975) in Zoology. In 1972, she began her career as an Assistant Professor in Zoology at USP's Institute of Biosciences (IB). In 1977, she was transferred to the newly created Department of Ecology at the IB-USP, participating in its foundation. She became Associate Professor of Ecology in 1989 and Full Professor in 1992. She was a collaborator at the IEA-USP, where she still coordinates the research group on Ecosystem Services with an emphasis on pollinators, from 2008 to 2010. She has developed the Brazilian Pollinators Initiative and now focuses her research on this topic. She participates as a nominee of the Brazilian government in the staff for the new review of pollination, pollinators and food production, to be prepared by the International Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES-UNO).

Research group: Ecosystem Systems

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