Factors that regulate carbon and nitrogen stocks and accumulation in Southwestern Atlantic salt marshes
Relationship between physical and environmental gradients with α- and β-diversity of arthropods and micro-mammals, and their ecological roles.
Differences in life histories parameters of bivalves against climate variations and / or climate change (ENSO, acidification, deoxygenation, temperature increase); their response to different trophic interactions (parasitism, predation) and its sclerocronology as a tool for the identification of macro-scale climatie variability.
Spatial variability and factors that regulate marine food webs: effects of detritus supply on estuarine environments, and effects associated with marine fronts and fisheries.
Behavior of intertidal organisms and their role in ecological processes
Factors that regulate species assembly in coastal ecosystems and their associated functions. Relative importance of stochastic and deterministic processes.
Factors that affect and regulate biogeochemical cycles in soft-bottom intertidal systems.