Waira S. Machida
PhD. student, Universidade Federal de Goiás, Brazil.
I´m a Bolivian and Japanese environmental science researcher that loves tropical biodiversity and its ecological processes. I am a biologist, master in Ecology from the University of Brasília, and I´m a Ph.D. student in the Graduate Program on Ecology and Evolution at the Universidade Federal de Goiás, under the supervision of Dr. Luísa Carvalheiro and co-supervision of Jesús. In the master's we showed how the recovery of woody plants in Brazilian savannas depends on a fire regime with an interval of at least 8 years.
Currently, in my Ph.D. thesis, I try to understand the effects of vegetation properties and their interaction with the landscape on pollinators assemblages. We hope to demonstrate how the quality of natural and semi-natural fragments plays an important role in pollinator conservation. I like singing and cats, and I am always available for a chat, especially when there is an afternoon coffee.
MSc. student 'Biodiversity and Conservation', University of Oxford, UK
Banashree is a Nature-based solutions researcher, whereby with collaboration with high quality conservation projects and passionate funders, she works towards mitigating the ‘funding gap’ that conservation projects often suffer from. She has a Masters degree in Biodiversity Conservation and Management from the University of Oxford and another Masters in Botany from the University of Delhi, India. She combined her passion for plant ecology and land-use dynamics through her thesis on estimating land-use and land-cover change and mangrove forest dynamics using remote sensing in Riau province of Indonesia, under my supervision.
Currently, she is assisting me as a Field Assistant for my data collection across forest plots in Ghana, for which she won the Alice Horseman Grant from Somerville College, University of Oxford. Away from the field, Banashree is usually found with a book in her hand and preferably a chilled beer to keep her company.
Main Supervisor -Iris Berger (2020). University of Oxford, UK
Main Supervisor -Vaughn Lewis (2020)
Main Supervisor -Matthew Livesey (2020)
Co-Supervisor -Laura Velasquez Casallas (2019)
Main Supervisor -Carly Sivilia (2019)
*Article from MSc. Thesis accepted for publication and Alfred Russel Wallace Dissertation Prize from. Oxford University.
Main Supervisor -Julio Acosta (2018)
Main Supervisor -Kim Renkens (2016) University of Leiden, NL
Co-Supervisor -Koen Stam (2016)
Main Supervisor -Robbert Poldermans (2016)
Main Supervisor -Jolien Morren (2015)
Main Supervisor -Bastiaen Boekelo (2015)
Co-Supervisor -Andoni Santander (2014)
Co-Supervisor -Leon Marshall (2014)
*Article from MSc. Thesis published: “Marshall, L…Aguirre-Gutiérrez, J. et al. Ecology and Evolution, 2014, 4426-4436.”
Main supervisor -Izak Yasrebi-de Kom (2017) University of Amsterdam, NL
*Published article from Thesis: “Yasrebi-de Kom I., JC Biesmeijer and Aguirre-Gutiérrez, J. Diversity and. Distributions, 2019, (25), 1709-1720