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Paulo Sumida

  • PhD
  • Associate Professor
  • Oceanographic Institute, University of São Paulo
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Recent publications

  • A new species of xylophylic fireworm (Annelida: Amphinomidae: Cryptonome) from deep-sea wood falls in the SW Atlantic

    • Barroso R
    • Kudenov J
    • Halanych K
    • et al.
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  • Trophic structure and chemosynthesis contributions to heterotrophic fauna inhabiting an abyssal whale carcass

    • Alfaro-Lucas J
    • Shimabukuro M
    • Ogata I
    • et al.
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Professional experience

Associate Professor

Oceanographic Institute, University of São Paulo

September 2007 - Present

Professor Doctor

Oceanographic Institute, University of São Paulo

September 2000 - September 2007(7 years)

Post-Doctoral Fellow

SOEST, University of Hawaii Manoa

August 1999 - July 2000(a year)

High School Teacher

EEPSG Zuleika de Barros

January 1994 - December 1994(a year)

High School Teacher


January 1989 - December 1989(a year)



University of Sao Paulo

September 2007


Hawai‘i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology (HIGP), University of Hawai‘i

January 1995 - December 1998(4 years)


Oceanographic Institute, University of São Paulo

February 1991 - April 1994(3 years)


Mackenzie Presbyterian University

February 1986 - December 1989(4 years)

Research interests


I obtained my PhD in 1998 from the University of Southampton (National Oceanography Centre, UK) under the supervision of Profs. Paul Tyler and John Gage and worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Hawaii in 1999-2000 with Prof. Craig Smith. In 2000, I joined the University of São Paulo as an Assistant Professor, later becoming an Associate Professor after obtaining a Habilitation title from the same university. Here I have been teaching several biological oceanography courses and supervising many undergraduate and graduate students. During my career, I have worked on several aspects of the ecology of deep-sea benthic organisms in different ocean basins, such as the North and South Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, North Pacific and Southern Ocean. I participated in over 40 oceanographic cruises and dived in many research submersibles (Alvin, JSL, Shinkai 6500) down to 4200 m depth. I am currently involved in projects dealing with the fauna of reducing environments, deep-water coral reefs and polymetallic nodule and crusts.

Co-authors (189)