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Antonio Alvaro Buso Junior

I am a Brazilian doctorate student at the CENA/USP, funded by FAPESP and CNPq. I am also a visiting research student at the School of GeoSciences, at the University of Edinburgh.

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                                                              My field site, Lagoa do Macuco, at the northern coast of Espirito Santo State

Research

My research aims to a better understanding of patterns and processes of the recent past (40 kyr ago) that influenced the modern distribution of the Brazilian biodiversity. To reach this objective I use biological and geochemical indicators preserved in sediments and soils, like pollen and spore grains, siliceous sponge spicules, and carbon and nitrogen isotopes. These indicators provide some characteristics of past biological communities and some clues about the way they reacted to past environmental changes.

Current Projects

Vegetation and climate dynamics during late Quaternary, at northeastern region of Espírito Santo State, Brazil (FAPESP 2011/00995-7).

Selected Publications

Buso Junior A., Pessenda L., De Oliveira P., Cohen M., Giannini P., Schiavo J., Rossetti D., Volkmer-Ribeiro C., Oliveira S., Lorente F, Borotti Filho M., Bendassolli J., França M., Guimarães J., Siqueira G. (2013) Late Pleistocene and Holocene vegetation, climate dynamics, and Amazonian taxa in the Atlantic Rainforest of Linhares, Southeastern Brazil. Radiocarbon, North America, 55, mar. 2013. Available at: https://journals.uair.arizona.edu/index.php/radiocarbon/article/view/16211

Buso Junior A., Pessenda L., De Oliveira P., Giannini P, Cohen M, Volkmer-Ribeiro C., Oliveira S., Favaro D., Rossetti D., Lorente F., Borotti Filho M., Schiavo J., Bendassolli J., França M., Guimarães J., Siqueira G. (2013) From an estuary to a freshwater lake: a paleo-estuary evolution in the context of Holocene sea-level fluctuations, Southeastern Brazil. Radiocarbon, North America, 55, mar. 2013. Available at: https://journals.uair.arizona.edu/index.php/radiocarbon/article/view/16210

Buso Jr AA, Volkmer-Ribeiro C, Pessenda LCR, Machado VS (2012) Anheteromeyenia vitrea (Porifera: Demospongiae) new species of continental sponge in Brazil. Neotropical Biology and Conservation, 7:148-157, DOI: 10.4013/nbc.2012.73.01

Pessenda LCR, Vidotto E, De Oliveira PE, Buso AA, Cohen MCL, Rossetti DF, Ricardi-Branco F, Bendassolli JA (2012) Late Quaternary vegetation and coastal environmental changes at Ilha do Cardoso mangrove, southeastern Brazil. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 363-364:57-68, DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2012.08.014

Buso Jr AA (2010) Holocene environmental dynamics (vegetation, climate and relative sea level) based on high resolution interdisciplinary studies, at northern coast of Espírito Santo State. Master’s Dissertation, University of São Paulo, Center for Nuclear Energy in Agriculture, 190p

Fioravanti, C (2012) The ancient Amazonia in the Espírito Santo State. Pesquisa FAPESP, 194.


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A milenar Amazônia capixaba

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Lake sediment coring                                                                                           Spodosol profile