Name: Simone Athayde

Title: Research Scientist and UF Leader of the Amazon Dams Network.

Affiliation: Tropical Conservation and Development Program (TCD) Center for Latin American Studies, University of Florida.

Email: simonea@ufl.edu

Home page: http://www.tcd.ufl.edu/simone-athayde

Bio: Dr. Athayde is an environmental anthropologist and interdisciplinary ecologist. She us the UF Leader for the Amazon Dams Network and a World Social Science Fellow of the International Social Science Council. Her research interests include biodiversity conservation, inter- and trans-disciplinary research, indigenous knowledge systems, and participatory research and management of social-ecological systems. Her work has been recognized with awards from both the Center for Latin American Studies and TCD Programs, from the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) at the University of Florida, from the Ministry of Culture in Brazil, and from the International Society of Ethnobiology.

Name: Stephanie Bohlman

Title: Assistant Professor

Affiliation: School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida.

Email: sbohlman@ufl.edu

Home page: http://sfrc.ufl.edu/people/faculty/bohlman/

Bio: Dr. Stephanie Bohlman is a forest ecologist interested in understanding landscape levels changes in forest structure and function. To address questions related to forest response to natural and human drivers, including changed hydrology and human land use caused by dams, Dr. Bohlman uses a combination of field data, remote sensing and models.

Name: Benedict J. Colombi, PhD

Title: Associate Professor, American Indian Studies, Affiliate Associate Professor, School of Anthropology, School of Geography and Development, School of Natural Resources and Environment; Faculty Director, Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs, The Graduate College

Affiliation: University of Arizona

Email: bcolombi@email.arizona.edu

Website(s): https://ais.arizona.edu/users/benedict-colombi

Bio: Benedict J. Colombi, Ph.D. is Faculty Director of the University of Arizona’s Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs (GIDPs) and Associate Professor of American Indian Studies and Affiliate Associate Professor of the School of Anthropology, School of Geography and Development, and School of Natural Resources and Environment. He also holds a Faculty Appointment with the Institute of Environment, a center for disciplinary and interdisciplinary environmental and climate change research at the University of Arizona. His area of specialization lies at the interface of complex human-environmental problems (i.e. energy, water, climate, fisheries, etc.). He also pursues interests in expanding his research to include Southwestern Indigenous people and watersheds), complimented with field studies of local-Indigenous resources/management in the United States, Canada, Russia, Iceland, Norway, Japan, and Mexico.

Name: Carolina Rodrigues da Costa Doria

Title: Associate Professor

Affiliation: Universidade Federal de Rondônia and Coordinator of the CAPES International Cooperation Program.

Email: carolinarcdoria@uol.com.br

Home page: http://lattes.cnpq.br/6716883529427154 and www.ictiomadeira.com.br

Bio: Biologist,  with a PhD in Socio-environmental Science. Since 1998, professor in Biology Department, Rondônia Federal University, Ichthyology and Fisheries Laboratory coordinator and Ação Ecológica Guaporé (NGO) member. Research interests: fish ecology and management, community-based management, traditional knowledge, dams environmental impacts and resilience of socio-ecological systems in Amazon.

Name: Jynessa Dutka-Gianelli

Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Affiliation: Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Program, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida

Email: jdgianelli@ufl.edu

Bio: Dutka-Gianelli works on integrative fisheries sciences, human dimension of fisheries, exploring methodologies for stakeholder engagement and participatory research in fisheries management.  She works on projects investigating fish and fisheries in Florida and in the Amazon Basin, studying fish life histories, population dynamics, spatial ecology, and fish migrations utilizing acoustic telemetry.

Name: Victoria  J.  Isaac

Title: Full Professor

Affiliation: Federal University of Pará, Brazil, Coordinator, Laboratory of Fisheries Biology and Management.

Email contact: biologiapesqueira@hotmail.com

Bio: Dr. Isaac graduated in Biological Sciences (1977) in Montevideo, Uruguay, Master of Oceanography (Biological Oceanography), University of São Paulo, Brazil (1981) and PhD in Marine Sciences – Institut Fuer Meereskunde (1989) in Kiel, Germany. Member of the editorial board of the Journal of Applyed Ichthyology and Fisheries Management and Ecology. Titular professor at the Federal University of Pará. Has experience in the Fisheries Resource Ecology, with emphasis on Fisheries Stock Assessment and management. Coordination of research and extension projects; participation in committees for fisheries policies, evaluation of impact assessment and management plans for aquatic environments. Coordination Pos-Graduate programs. Coordinates the Fisheries Biology Laboratory and Management of Aquatic Resources of the Institute of Biological Sciences at the Federal University of Pará in Belém – Pará – Brazil. CNPq Productivity Grant.

Name: David Kaplan

Title: Assistant Professor

Affiliation: Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment, Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences, University of Florida

Home page: http://www.watershedecology.org/people.html

Email: dkaplan@ufl.edu

Bio: Dr. David Kaplan is a hydrologist and environmental engineer interested in elucidating the intersections between watershed and ecosystem processes though monitoring and modeling of coupled ecohydrological systems. Dr. Kaplan has worked extensively with water and environmental management agencies to tie hydrological modeling to ecological outcomes and has coupled watershed and hydrodynamic models with empirical habitat-suitability and life cycle ecosystem models to predict restoration effects and guide water management. He has delivered invited lectures on wetland ecology and statistical hydrology to national and international audiences and has ongoing ecohydrological research in the US, Costa Rica and the Brazilian Amazon.

Name: Bette Loiselle

Title: Director, Tropical Conservation and Development Program, and Professor, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Affiliation: Center for Latin American Studies & Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida

Email: BLoiselle@latam.ufl.edu

Home page: http://www.wec.ufl.edu/faculty/loiselle/

Bio: Loiselle directs an interdisciplinary program designed to address conservation and development by crossing disciplines, linking academics to practitioners, and working in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders.  Her research examines how animals provide critical ecological services in tropical forests and applies geographic information systems for biodiversity research and conservation.

Name: Kai Lorenzen

Title: Professor

Affiliation: School of Forest Resources and Conservation / School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Florida

Email: klorenzen@ufl.edu

Home page: http://www.sfrc.ufl.edu/people/faculty/Lorenzen/

Bio: Kai Lorenzen is a trans-disciplinary fisheries scientist. His research integrates quantitative ecology with human dimensions and engages closely with management initiatives. He is particularly interested in the management and conservation of aquatic resources within human-dominated ecosystems.

Name: Elineide E. Marques

Title: Professor, Graduate Program in Environmental Sciences (Professora no Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências do Ambiente)

Affiliation: Environmental Science Program & Department of Biology Science, Federal University of Tocantins, Brazil (Programa de Ciências do Ambiente & Colegiado de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal do Tocantins, Brasil).

Email: emarques@uft.edu.br

Home page:

Bio: She is a Biologist, specialist on ecology of continental aquatic environment, Associate Professor at Federal University of Tocantins – Brazil with experience in environmental sciences with an emphasis on management and conservation of freshwater fisheries resources, ecology of reservoirs and environment and socioeconomic impacts of hydropower projects.

Bióloga, especialista em ecologia de ambientes aquáticos continentais, Professor Associado da Universidade Federal do Tocantins – Brasil com experiência em Ciências Ambientais, com ênfase em gestão e conservação dos recursos pesqueiros de água doce, ecologia de reservatórios e meio ambiente e os impactos socioeconômicos de projetos hidrelétricos.

Name: Theodore S. Melis, Ph.D.

Title: Deputy Center Director

Affiliation: U.S. Geological Survey, Southwest Biological Science Center

Email: tmelis@usgs.gov

Website(s): https://www.usgs.gov/centers/sbsc

Bio: Ted has worked on large-scale flow experiments at Glen Canyon Dam since 1995. Since 1996, as member of the original Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center programmatic team (as its integrated science program manager, and deputy / acting chief), Ted has met with groups from Japan, Africa, Canada, Australia, China, Brazil, and Europe to discuss how results of high flow experiments on the Colorado River at Glen Canyon Dam might also inform river management in other settings, and recently co-authored a global review of flow experiments (FREE 12:176-185). He has also recently edited and authored publications summarizing the results of several “knowledge assessment” and modeling workshops with scientists and stakeholders as a critical part of the Adaptive Ecosystem Assessment & Management protocol in support of the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program.

Name: Amintas Nazareth Rossette

Title: Associate Professor

Affiliation: Mato Grosso State University (UNEMAT), Nova Xavantina Campus

Email: amnrote@uol.com.br

Home page: http://www2.unemat.br/peld/index.php/pesquisadores/48-amintas

Bio: Graduado em Geologia (UFPR), mestre em Geociências (UNICAMP) e doutor em Ecologia e Recursos Naturais (UFSCar). Professor adjunto da Universidade do Estado de Mato Grosso. Tem experiência na área de Planejamento Ambiental atuando principalmente nos seguintes temas: geoprocessamento,  planejamento ambiental, analise ambiental.

Name: Cynthia Simmons

Title: Professor

Affiliation: Department of Geography, University of Florida

Home page: http://geog.ufl.edu/dr-cynthia-s-simmons/

Email: cssimmons@ufl.edu

Bio: Dr. Cynthia Simmons is a human geographer whose research and teaching program falls within Nature-Society Studies. Much of her research examines contentious geographies – environmental scarcity, social contention, and governance.

Name: Denis Valle

Title: Assistant Professor

Affiliation: School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida

Home page: http://sfrc.ufl.edu/people/faculty/valle/

Email: drvalle@ufl.edu

Bio: Denis Valle joined the School of Forest Resources and Conservation (UF) in 2013. He is broadly interested on development issues in the Amazon region. His research focuses on creating and applying innovative Bayesian statistical models to environmental science and environmental health problems.