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Andre Carlo Colonese

Andre Carlo Colonese

Is an environmental and biomolecular archaeologist and the Principal Investigator of TRADITION in the Department of Prehistory and the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA) at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). His research involves archaeozoology, light stable isotope and organic residue analyses. With TRADITION he aims to show the potential of archaeology and history to inform current-day management and conservation strategies for small-scale fisheries in tropical and subtropical South America.

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Thiago Fossile

Thiago Fossile

Is a Predoctoral Research Fellow of TRADITION at ICTA. In TRADITION Thiago is analysing archaeological faunal remains using a range of techniques (stable isotopes, bone taphonomy, metrics, palaeoproteomics) to investigate links between fishing, climate change, technology and historical events on aquatic resources from pre-Columbian to historical times.

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Krista McGrath

Krista McGrath

Is the Senior Research Technician in palaeoproteomics of TRADITION in the Department of Prehistory and ICTA. Her role in TRADITION primarily includes Zooarchaeology by Mass Spectrometry (ZooMS) of faunal remains and artefacts (fish and mammal bone), and shotgun proteomics of ceramic residues and dental calculus for dietary reconstruction.

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Alice Toso

Alice Toso

Is a Research Associate of TRADITION and Junior Professor at the University of Bonn (Germany). She was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow of TRADITION, working on a ‘multiple light stable isotopic approach’ and Bayesian mixing modelling to quantify and compare diets during pre-Columbian times, over major changes in coastal ecosystems and across the European colonisation of Brazil.

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Marjolein Admiraal

Marjolein Admiraal

Is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow of TRADITION in the Department of Archaeology, University of York (UK). In TRADITION she is investigating the function of pre-Columbian and historical ceramic artefacts through lipid residue analysis, stable isotope analysis and proteomics. The results will be integrated with other lines of evidence to better understand dietary patterns and changes throughout time along the Atlantic coast of Brazil.

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Dannieli Firme Herbst

Dannieli Firme Herbst

Is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow of TRADITION in the Department of Prehistory and ICTA. In TRADITION, Dannieli is looking at documents and artwork to reconstruct the socio-ecological systems of small-scale fisheries in Brazil, covering colonial and contemporary dynamics. Her work will also seek to integrate other lines of historical evidence to understand how historical factors influence current management practices.

Leopoldo Gerhardinger

Leopoldo Gerhardinger 

Is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow of TRADITION in the Department of Prehistory and ICTA. In TRTADITION, he is undertaking participatory research on small-scale fisheries and ocean governance aimed at linking historical records in support of modern policy-making in Brazil.

Santiago Sandoval

Santiago Sandoval

Was a Master’s student with TRADITION, researching the historical ecology of small-scale fisheries in Latin America. His research with TRADITION was working toward a Master’s Degree in Environmental, Economic and Social Sustainability with a specialization in Ecological Economics, based in the Department of Prehistory and ICTA.

Fernanda Cordeiro de Almeida Faust

Fernanda Cordeiro de Almeida Faust

Works in the area of Historical Ecology. In TRADITION, Fernanda worked with palaeographic analysis, performing the transcription, analysis and synthesis of historical documents from the 17th to 19th centuries that deal with fishing and power relations in maritime societies in Portuguese America.

Jessica Ferreira

Jessica Ferreira

Is a biologist with 8 years of experience specializing in the zooarchaeological analysis of sambaquis in Babitonga Bay (Brazil). In TRADITION, Jessica is analyzing zooarchaeological material from the Sambaqui Morro do Ouro, located in Babitonga Bay, to investigate possible human impacts on pre-colonial mollusc and fish populations over the last 4000 years.

Umberto Lombardo

Umberto Lombardo

Is a physical geographer who studies landscape evolution and human-environment interactions in Amazonia, in particular in the Llanos de Moxo (Bolivia). He has joined TRADITION in ICTA as a María de Zambrano Postdoctoral Fellow funded by the Spanish Ministry for Science and Innovation

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Oliver Craig

Oliver Craig

Is a Professor at the University of York (UK) and a science-based archaeologist with a major interest in prehistoric food, diet and cuisine. Oliver is a Senior Scientist in TRADITION and will lead the team in BioArCh (University of York) working on the identification of aquatic resources in ceramics

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Steve Cinderby

Steve Cinderby

Is a Senior Researcher at the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI, UK) focused on community resilience, urbanisation issues (including green infrastructure and mobility) and their links to well-being. Steve is a Senior Scientist in TRADITION and will work with Participatory GIS of modern fishing communities to map their cultural dimension and assess changes in the nature of traditional knowledge across generations.

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Maria Saña Seguí

Maria Saña Seguí

Is a lecturer and researcher in the Department of Prehistory at UAB. Maria’s research focuses on the study of the origins of the Neolithic and the domestication of animals, working in Southeast Asia, Europe and Africa. She directs the Zooarchaeology Faunal Lab at UAB and has collaborated with TRADITION for the analysis of vertebrate bone remains from historical sites in Brazil.

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Dione da Rocha Bandeira

Dione da Rocha Bandeira

Is a Brazilian archaeologist specializing in the study of faunal remains and cultural heritage management at the Universidade da Região de Joinville (UNIVILLE) and the Museu Arqueológico de Sambaqui de Joinville (MASJ), Brazil. Dione oversees the study of faunal remains, and the conservation and management of sambaquis and other archaeological sites in the region. Dione is a Senior Scientist in TRADITION and will help coordinate the analysis of faunal remains.

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Paulo César Fonseca Giannini

Paulo César Fonseca Giannini

Is the Senior Researcher in Sedimentary Geology at the Institute of Geosciences (IGc) at the University of São Paulo (USP) (Brazil). He works with source-to-sink analysis based on vector and scalar properties of sediments; facies analysis in Quaternary depositional systems; reconstruction of relative sea level variation in the Holocene; and geoarchaeology. Paulo is a Senior Scientist in TRADITION and will help coordinate the integration of new palaeoecological data from different proxies in South Brazil.

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Luiz Geraldo Silva

Luiz Geraldo Silva

Is a Professor in the History Department of the Universidade Federal do Paraná (Brazil). He studies the social history of maritime societies in Brazil between the 16th and 19th centuries, with emphasis on their power relations. Luiz is a Senior Scientist in TRADITION and will help coordinate the analysis of historical sources.

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Susana Aragon Rodrigo

Susana Aragon Rodrigo

Is the Project Manager of TRADITION at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).

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