Rachel Souza Ferreira

Technical Employee

Scientific profile


My main interests lies in understanding the evolution and diversity of angiosperms functional traits, mainly in legumes (Fabaceae) species in the mimisoid clade. For my current research, I've decided to focus on the Acacia genus. I’m investigating the relations between morphological and ecological traits of Australian Acacia species. For that, I’m combining trait data from monographs and flora websites.

Scientific career


  • 2016-2019- Master of science in Ecology from the University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany.

        Master thesis: “Assessing the efficacy of camera trap distance sampling for surveying African tropical forest species” At the Max Planck Institute for                                        Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany.

  • 2010-2015- B.S. in Biological Sciences with emphasis in environmental sciences at Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil.

        Bachelor’s thesis: “Dynamics of the social structure of captive Sapajus flavius at Parque Estadual de Dois Irmãos” Recife, Brazil.

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Puschstrasse 4
04103 Leipzig

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+49 341 9739155
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