Caio Graco Rodrigues Leandro Roza

Caio Graco Rodrigues Leandro Roza

  • Pääjärventie 320

    00014

    Finland

20202024

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Curriculum vitae



Caio Graco Rodrigues Leandro Roza

ORCID iD: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0353-9154

Date of CV: 08th September 2023

 

Degrees

  • 2021: Doctor of Philosophy in Plant Biology, State University of Rio de Janeiro
  • 2014: Master of Science in Plant Biology, State University of Rio de Janeiro

 

Current Employment

  • 2023–Present: University Researcher, Lammi Biological Station, University of Helsinki (85%)
  • 2023–2027: Postdoctoral Researcher, funded by the Finnish Cultural Foundation, University of Helsinki (25%)

Previous Work Experience

  • 2021–2027: Postdoctoral Researcher, funded by the Finnish Cultural Foundation, University of Helsinki
  • 2021–2022: Postdoctoral Researcher, funded by the Sakari Alhopuuron Foundation, University of Helsinki
  • 2020–2021: Postdoctoral Researcher, funded by the Ella and Georg Erhnrooth Foundation, University of Helsinki
  • 2018–2019: Visiting PhD Student, funded by FAPERJ, University of Helsinki

 

Major Research Funding and Grants

  • 2021–2024: Postdoctoral Researcher, funded by the Finnish Cultural Foundation, University of Helsinki (€35,000 per year)
  • 2021–2022: Postdoctoral Researcher, funded by the Sakari Alhopuuron Foundation, University of Helsinki (€21,000)
  • 2020–2021: Postdoctoral Researcher, funded by the Ella ja Georg Erhnrooth Foundation, University of Helsinki (€31,000)
  • 2018–2019: Visiting PhD Student, funded by FAPERJ, University of Helsinki (€20,000)

 

Research Output

  • Published 10 peer-reviewed articles since 2020, with four as first-author in major environmental (e.g., Science of the Total Environment, Ecological Indicators), ecological (e.g., Oikos, Global Ecology and Biogeography), and broad-scope (Science Advances) scientific journals.
  • Strong collaborative skills, with a collaboration network of over 90 researchers, resulting in high-impact global studies.
  • Research themes include ecological synthesis, functional diversity, biogeography, and aquatic systems, with a specific focus on phytoplankton communities.
  • Proficient in R programming and exceptional data analysis abilities.
  • Capable of deriving general research questions from highly heterogeneous data.
  • Independent researcher with a track record of successfully acquiring grants.
  • Strong communication and helpfulness in working with others.

 

Teaching Merits (Rio de Janeiro State University)

  • 2016–Present: Biostatistics (Teacher)
  • 2017–2019: Statistical Computing in R (Teacher)
  • 2020–Present: Functional Diversity (Teacher)

 

Awards and Honors

  • 2012: Best Oral Presentation at the 20th edition of Reunião Anual de Iniciação Científica (RAIC) in Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. [Link to more information]

 

Scientific and Societal Impacts

  • Reviewer for over 10 journals, including Journal of Biogeography, Global Ecology and Biogeography, Global Change Biology, Ecography, Journal of Ecology, Phycologia, Journal of Vegetation Sciences, Freshwater Biology, and Diversity and Distributions.
  • Invited editor for Frontiers of Environmental Sciences.
  • Presented at multiple national (Brazil) and international conferences (Europe).
  • Currently teaching R programming to a group of approximately 14 students from underrepresented social groups, voluntarily providing them with valuable data analysis skills.
  • Actively involved in the coordination of the “Thematic report on agriculture, biodiversity, and sustainable development” to be released in 2023 by the BPBES (Brazilian Platform of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services), contributing to the synthesis and communication of key findings to stakeholders.


International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.