Julia Vieira da Cunha Ávila

(BSc Biological Sciences, 2012, and MSc in Ecology, 2015, at the Federal University of Santa Catarina). Since 2019, she is doing her Ph.D. in Botany at the National Research Institute for Amazonia (INPA), Amazonas, Brazil. She has been working with ethnobotany in different Brazilian biomes (Atlantic Forest, Caatinga-Cerrado, Amazonia) and with different traditional populations (healers, quilombolas, riverside and indigenous communities). Since 2015, she has been a researcher at the Mamirauá Institute for Sustainable Development (Amazonia) and a collaborator of the Agroecosystem Management Program at the same institute. In 2017, she started conducting a research on socio-ecological resilience in face of extreme climatic events in Amazon River floodplain, mainly focusing on major floods and droughts. In line with the LICCI project, she aims to understand how the riverside populations are impacted and how to improve their adaptive capacity.