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Thiago Sanna Freire Silva

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Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Rio Claro. Instituto de Biociências (IB)  (Institutional affiliation for the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

B.Sc. in Biology from University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil (1998-2002), M.Sc. in Remote Sensing from the National Institute for Space Research, Brazil (2003-2004), Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Victoria, Canada (2004-2009), with postdoctoral experience from University of California Santa Barbara (2010) and the National Institute for Space Research (2010-present), funded by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP). Assistant professor at the Geography Department of São Paulo State University (UNESP), Rio Claro campus, from 2013 to 2019. Since Feb/2019, I am a Lecturer in Ecosystem Change and Environmental Informatics at the Division of Biological and Environmental Sciences ofUniversity of Stirling, Scotland. My research seeks to understand the dynamics and functioning of tropical ecosystems, combining geomatics (remote sensing, GIS , spatial analysis), in situ data acquisition and experiments, and statistical and spatial modeling. I am particularly interested in characterizing the influence of spatial and temporal landscape dynamics on ecological and biogeochemical processes, and to understand the possible effects of climate change and human activities on the distribution, structure, diversity and phenology of plant communities in tropical wetlands, grasslands, and forests. On a broader scale, I am specially interested in the interface between Ecology, Geosciences and Computer and Information Sciences, and on the development and application of novel technologies for ecosystem research. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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Citations176
Cit./Article12.6
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FRAGAL, EVERTON HAFEMANN; FREIRE SILVA, THIAGO SANNA; DE MORAES NOVO, EVLYN MARCIA LEAO. Reconstructing historical forest cover change in the Lower Amazon floodplains using the LandTrendr algorithm. Acta Amazonica, v. 46, n. 1, p. 13-24, . Web of Science Citations: 2. (10/11269-2, 11/23594-8)

DE ALMEIDA FURTADO, LUIZ FELIPE; FREIRE SILVA, THIAGO SANNA; FARIAS FERNANDES, PEDRO JOSE; LEDO DE MORAES NOVO, EVLYN MARCIA. Land cover classification of Lago Grande de Curuai floodplain (Amazon, Brazil) using multi-sensor and image fusion techniques. Acta Amazonica, v. 45, n. 2, p. 195-202, . Web of Science Citations: 2. (10/11269-2, 11/23594-8)

ALVARADO, SWANNI T.; FREIRE SILVA, THIAGO SANNA; ARCHIBALD, SALLY. Management impacts on fire occurrence: A comparison of fire regimes of African and South American tropical savannas in different protected areas. Journal of Environmental Management, v. 218, p. 79-87, . Web of Science Citations: 3. (14/12728-1, 16/00879-0, 13/50155-0)

STREHER, ANNIA SUSIN; FERREIRA SOBREIRO, JOAO FRANCISCO; CERDEIRA MORELLATO, LEONOR PATRICIA; FREIRE SILVA, THIAGO SANNA. Land Surface Phenology in the Tropics: The Role of Climate and Topography in a Snow-Free Mountain. ECOSYSTEMS, v. 20, n. 8, p. 1436-1453, . Web of Science Citations: 3. (16/00757-2)

ALVARADO, SWANNI T.; FORNAZARI, TAMIRES; COSTOLA, ANDRESA; CERDEIRA MORELLATO, LEONOR PATRICIA; FREIRE SILVA, THIAGO SANNA. Drivers of fire occurrence in a mountainous Brazilian cerrado savanna: Tracking long-term fire regimes using remote sensing. ECOLOGICAL INDICATORS, v. 78, p. 270-281, . Web of Science Citations: 11. (14/12728-1, 13/50155-0)

BUISSON, ELISE; LE STRADIC, SOIZIG; SILVEIRA, FERNANDO A. O.; DURIGAN, GISELDA; OVERBECK, GERHARD E.; FIDELIS, ALESSANDRA; WILSON FERNANDES, G.; BOND, WILLIAM J.; HERMANN, JULIA-MARIA; MAHY, GREGORY; et al. Resilience and restoration of tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas, and grassy woodlands. BIOLOGICAL REVIEWS, v. 94, n. 2, p. 590-609, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (14/12728-1, 18/03755-6, 15/06743-0, 17/14236-7, 16/13232-5)

BUISSON, ELISE; ALVARADO, SWANNI T.; LE STRADIC, SOIZIG; MORELLATO, LEONOR PATRICIA C.. Plant phenological research enhances ecological restoration. RESTORATION ECOLOGY, v. 25, n. 2, p. 164-171, . Web of Science Citations: 12. (14/12728-1, 13/50155-0, 10/52113-5, 10/51307-0)

DE ALMEIDA FURTADO, LUIZ FELIPE; FREIRE SILVA, THIAGO SANNA; LEDO DE MORAES NOVO, EVLYN MARCIA. Dual-season and full-polarimetric C band SAR assessment for vegetation mapping in the Amazon varzea wetlands. REMOTE SENSING OF ENVIRONMENT, v. 174, p. 212-222, . Web of Science Citations: 25. (10/11269-2, 11/23594-8)

MONTANHER, OTAVIO C.; NOVO, EVLYN M. L. M.; BARBOSA, CLAUDIO C. F.; RENNO, CAMILO D.; SILVA, THIAGO S. F.. Empirical models for estimating the suspended sediment concentration in Amazonian white water rivers using Landsat 5/TM. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, v. 29, p. 67-77, . Web of Science Citations: 24. (10/11269-2, 11/23594-8)

ARNESEN, ALLAN S.; SILVA, THIAGO S. F.; HESS, LAURA L.; NOVO, EVLYN M. L. M.; RUDORFF, CONRADO M.; CHAPMAN, BRUCE D.; MCDONALD, KYLE C.. Monitoring flood extent in the lower Amazon River floodplain using ALOS/PALSAR ScanSAR images. REMOTE SENSING OF ENVIRONMENT, v. 130, p. 51-61, . Web of Science Citations: 54. (10/11269-2, 08/07537-1)

FERREIRA-FERREIRA, JEFFERSON; FREIRE SILVA, THIAGO SANNA; STREHER, ANNIA SUSIN; AFFONSO, ADRIANA GOMES; DE ALMEIDA FURTADO, LUIZ FELIPE; FORSBERG, BRUCE RIDER; VALSECCHI, JOO; QUEIROZ, HELDER LIMA; LEAO DE MORAES NOVO, EVLYN MARCIA. Combining ALOS/PALSAR derived vegetation structure and inundation patterns to characterize major vegetation types in the Mamiraua Sustainable Development Reserve, Central Amazon floodplain, Brazil. WETLANDS ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT, v. 23, n. 1, SI, p. 41-59, . Web of Science Citations: 18. (10/11269-2)

LUIZE, BRUNO G.; SILVA, THIAGO S. F.; WITTMANN, FLORIAN; ASSIS, RAFAEL L.; VENTICINQUE, EDUARDO M.. Effects of the Flooding Gradient on Tree Community Diversity in Varzea Forests of the Purus River, Central Amazon, Brazil. Biotropica, v. 47, n. 2, p. 137-142, . Web of Science Citations: 7. (10/11269-2)

SILVA, THIAGO S. F.; MELACK, JOHN M.; NOVO, EVLYN M. L. M.. Responses of aquatic macrophyte cover and productivity to flooding variability on the Amazon floodplain. GLOBAL CHANGE BIOLOGY, v. 19, n. 11, p. 3379-3389, . Web of Science Citations: 15. (10/11269-2)

DE RESENDE, ANGELICA FARIA; SCHONGART, JOCHEN; STREHER, ANNIA SUSIN; FERREIRA-FERREIRA, JEFFERSON; FERNANDEZ PIEDADE, MARIA TERESA; FREIRE SILVA, THIAGO SANNA. Massive tree mortality from flood pulse disturbances in Amazonian floodplain forests: The collateral effects of hydropower production. Science of The Total Environment, v. 659, p. 587-598, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (15/17534-3)

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