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Training in dendrocronological studies: characterization of tree growth rings jatobá (Hymenaea courbaril L.) and cedro (Cedrela odorata L.), occurrents in Flona - Tapajós, PA, Brazil

Grant number: 18/09645-8
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2018
Effective date (End): December 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Forestry Resources and Forestry Engineering - Technology and Use of Forest Products
Cooperation agreement: National Science Foundation (NSF) and NSF’s Partnership for International Research and Education (PIRE)
Principal researcher:Mario Tommasiello Filho
Grantee:Bruna Hornink
Home Institution: Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Piracicaba , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:17/50085-3 - PIRE: climate research education in the Americas using tree-ring speleothem examples (PIRE-CREATE), AP.TEM

Abstract

It aims at the training of students in the areas of Biological Sciences, Geosciences, Meteorology and Forestry Engineering. The candidate for the scientific initiation fellowship should have basic knowledge in plant and / or wood anatomy in order to support research in dendrochronology associated with paleoclimate. Another requirement of the candidate is an intermediate domain of the English language, necessary in the reading of scientific articles. The student of scientific initiation will study a population of a single species being trained in basic methods of dendrochronological analysis in order to understand and be able to prepare the time series from the width of the rings of growth. (AU)