Fatima Arcanjo

Life Sciences

Fátima Arcanjo is a biologist who follows her path through environmental preservation. With the Atlantic Forest as its focus, its project seeks to understand how forest restoration mitigates the effects of climate change and how long this mitigation lasts. Her academic journey is based on the State University of Londrina, where Arcanjo graduated and obtained a master’s and doctorate in biological sciences.

Nurturing an unconditional love for dogs, the scientist dreams of a green and welcoming shelter where she could adopt all the abandoned dogs she finds. Climbing is another great passion that Archangel uses when disconnecting from work. Despite her love for music, the scientist doesn’t feel very comfortable dancing; She prefers to get lost in the pages of travel and history books, fueling her fascination with discovering new and old places. She finds refuge in the sea and mountains, nourishing herself from the calm and grandeur of these natural settings.


How can succession trajectory uncertainties affect the Brazilian Atlantic Forest carbon stocks?
Science / Life Sciences

Forest restoration aims to recover environmental services, mainly carbon fixation and storage, due to climate change of anthropogenic origin. Planting native trees (active restoration) in ecosystems, such as the Atlantic Forest, which is largely degraded and deforested, accelerates this process. However, uncertainties in ecological succession a few decades after planting can affect carbon stocks in reforestation. Understanding the phases of ecological succession and their impact on carbon reserves is fundamental. Growing forests are subject to climatic events and human interference, which differ from the context of the original ones before degradation. This affects forest dynamics and raises the question: for how long and to what extent will reforestation contribute to mitigating climate change of anthropogenic origin?

Amount invested

Grant Serrapilheira: R$ 100.000,00
Grant Faperj: R$ 300.000,00

Open Calls

Chamada conjunta de apoio a pós-docs negros e indígenas em ecologia nº 1