Assistant Professor of Wildlife and Fisheries
Carol Arantes’s research examines the ecology and management of fish and fisheries
in relation to environmental changes processes affecting freshwater ecosystems,
including ecosystem alteration and fishing pressure. Dr. Arantes research applies
a range of interdisciplinary approaches with the aim to advance scientific knowledge
that offers solutions to fish and fisheries conservation problems at local, regional
and global levels. In the last years, Carol has developed extensive research addressing
the effects of overfishing, deforestation, and hydropower dams on fish assemblages
and populations and fishery yields in Amazonian floodplain rivers. She earned her
PhD in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences from Texas A&M University (USA), her
Masters in Applied Zoology (UESC, Brazil), and Bachelors in Oceanography (UERJ,
Brazil), and was a Research Associate at the Michigan State University, Center
for Global Change and Earth Observations (MSU).
Arantes CC, Cobourn K, Amacher G. 2020. Benefits of Community Fisheries
Management to Individual Households in the Floodplains of the Amazon River in Brazil.
Ecological Economics. 169, 106531.
Arantes CC, Winemiller K, Asher A, Castello L, Hess, L Petrere M, Freitas
C. 2019(a). Floodplain land cover affects biomass distribution of fish functional
diversity in the Amazon River.
Scientific Reports. 9, 16684 doi:10.1038/s41598-019-52243-0
Arantes CC, Fitzgerald D, Winemiller K. 2019(b). Impacts of hydroelectric
dams on fishes and fisheries in tropical rivers through the lens of functional
Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. 37:28-40.
Arantes CC, Winemiller K, Petrere M, Freitas ECC. 2019(c). Spatial variation
in aquatic food webs in the Amazon River floodplain.
Freshwater Science. 38: 213-228.
Oberdorff T, Dias MS, Jézéquel C, Albert JS,
Arantes CC and 21 other authors. 2019. Unexpected fish diversity gradients
in the Amazon Basin.
Science Advances. 5: eaav8681
Arantes CC, Winemiller K., Petrere M, Castello L, Freitas C, Hess, L. 2018.
Relationships between forest cover and fish diversity in the Amazon River.
Journal of Applied Ecology. 55:386–395.