M.Sc. in 2010 with Renato Torres Pinheiro (UFT)
For his doctoral dissertation, Gabriel is studying population ecology and genetics of the Crax globulosa. The species is an endangered member of the family Cracidae. Very little is known of its distribution, except that it occurs in the central-western and western Amazon basins. Its ecology is also essentially unknown, but it appears to have a patchy distribution across a diversity of forest habitats. The species has been subject to unsustainable hunting, and records indicate that its census size has declined precipitously in the last few decades. With the information gathered during his Ph.D., Gabriel aims to propose conservation strategies and delimit priority areas for conservation for the species. Gabriel is doing his Ph.D. in the joint INPA/UFAM Genetics, Conservation and Evolutionary Biology program.