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Training in dendrocronological studies

Grant number: 19/02268-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2019
Effective date (End): December 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Botany
Cooperation agreement: National Science Foundation (NSF) and NSF’s Partnership for International Research and Education (PIRE)
Principal Investigator:Francisco William da Cruz Junior
Grantee:Lillian da Silva Cardoso
Home Institution: Instituto de Geociências (IGC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:17/50085-3 - PIRE: climate research education in the Americas using tree-ring speleothem examples (PIRE-CREATE), AP.TEM


This project 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.