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Catarina Lira-Medeiros

  • PhD
  • Adjunct Researcher
  • Instituto de Pesquisa Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro - Botanical Garden
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About

I graduated in Biology with specialization in Genetics in 2002 at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Then I got master's and doctorate's degree with emphasis on plant genetics at the same university of my graduation. I am currently an adjunct researcher at the Botanical Garden of Rio de Janeiro. Among my lines of research are genetic and epigenetic studies of plants using neutral molecular markers and genetic diversity assessments in priority areas for conservation with a focus on ecological restoration.

Recent publications

  • Assessing genetic diversity after mangrove restoration in Brazil: Why is it so important?

    • Granado R
    • Neta L
    • Nunes-Freitas A
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  • High levels of genetic structuring as a result of population fragmentation in the tropical tree species Caesalpinia echinata Lam.

    • Cardoso S
    • Provan J
    • Lira C
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Professional experience

Adjunct Researcher

Instituto de Pesquisa Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro - Botanical Garden

June 2009 - Present

Education

PhD Biological Chemistry/Molecular Biology

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

October 2004 - September 2008(4 years)

MSc Biological Chemistry/Molecular Biology

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

August 2002 - December 2003(a year)

BSc Genetics - Biological Science

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

February 1998 - May 2002(4 years)

Co-authors (20)