My name is Aureo Junior, I have a bachelor degree in forest engineering from the Federal University of Lavras - Brazil and one year of undergraduate exchange studies at Oregon State University - U.S. with a volunteering internship at the U.S. Forestry Labs - Corvallis. My previous research was focused on wood science and technology. During my master’s degree I studied the tolerance of Toona ciliata (Australian red cedar) seedlings in distinct scenarios of heating climate aiming to select the clones more resilient to global warming. In 2022, I took some courses related to the socio-environmental risk analysis and GHG inventory. The thematic area of climate change and forestry is something really challenging and exciting to study. With my PhD research I want to be able to support assertive answers to the decision making process for all stakeholders involved in the forest sector.
Academic teaching training at UFLA: Sawmilling and wood drying (3 academic semesters for
undergraduate students from 2016 to 2018)- practical experience at sawmills.
One general objective of my PhD research will be to assess the time dynamic climate impact related to an increased production and utilization of fast growing broadleaves in Sweden for bio-based products and bioenergy. Another objective will be to assess alternative system designs and management strategies to be able to provide decision support on climate optimized production and utilization chains, for a coming large-scale implementation. The assessment is planned to include both effects due to changed flows of Green house gases (GHG) and due to Albedo related effects.
To assess the overall climate impact of a forest-based production chain, a system perspective will be applied where forest carbon stock changes, temporary carbon storage in wood products, value chain emissions, and avoided emissions from substitution are considered. Life cycle assessment (LCA) is the most common method for assessing climate impact of a product or service throughout the whole lifespan, and a time dependent version of this methodology will be the base for the work.
Erasmus Mundus – EBW+ Scholarship Program
Academic Mobility (March – December 2017) at Uppsala University – Sweden – Ångström Laboratory (Department of Applied Mechanical Engineering) – Micro-CT of tension and normal wood (Corymbia citriodora) - Supervisor: Per Isaksson.
Brazilian Science Without Borders – Scholarship Program
Volunteer internship at U.S. Forest Service (Oregon State University) – Corvallis, Oregon (June – August 2013) – Image analysis and land use classification.
Exchange Student at Oregon State University (September 2012 – June 2013) – Forest Department. Supervisor: Clay Torset.
Specialization in Environmental Education – Federal University of Lavras – UFLA - Brazil
March 2015 – July 2016
Capstone abstract: forest residues (debris) and their potential uses.
M.S. in Wood Science and Technology – Federal University of Lavras – UFLA - Brazil
March 2014 – March 2016
Thesis abstract: environmental assessment of Toona ciliata seedling clones (wood anatomy;
B.S. in Forest Engineer – Federal University of Lavras – UFLA - Brazil
August 2008 – February 2014
Capstone abstract: non-destructive techniques (tomography and resistograph) to evaluate risk of tree fall of Anadenanthera colubrina.
Master’s research cooperation
JESUS, M. S. ; NAPOLI, A. ; TRUGILHO, P. F. ; ABREU JÚNIOR, ÁUREO APARECIDO ;
MARTINEZ, C. L. M. ; FREITAS, T. P. . ENERGY AND MASS BALANCE IN THE PYROLYSIS
PROCESS OF Eucalyptus WOOD. Cerne, v. 24, p. 288-294, 2018. DOI: 10.1590/01047760201824032561 Available at: http://cerne.ufla.br/site/index.php/CERNE/article/view/1897/1092
ABREU JR, A. A.; ROSADO, S. C. S. . CAN GENETIC VARIATIONS IN THE DEPLETION
PROCESS OF STARCH STOCKS BE DRIVING CONTEMPORARY MICROEVOLUTION IN Toona
ciliata VAR. australis?. CERNE, v. 22, p. 515-526, 2016. DOI: 10.1590/01047760201622042201
Available at: https://www.scielo.br/pdf/cerne/v22n4/2317-6342-cerne-22-04-00515.pdf
Undergraduate research cooperation
IORI, PIERO; DIAS JUNIOR, MOACIR DE SOUZA; AJAYI, AYODELE EBENEZER; GUIMARÃES,
PAULO TÁCITO GONTIJO ; ABREU JÚNIOR, ÁUREO APARECIDO. Influence of field slope and
coffee plantation age on the physical properties of a red-yellow Latosol. REVISTA BRASILEIRA DE CIÊNCIA DO SOLO, v. 38, p. 107-117, 2014. DOI: 10.1590/S0100-06832014000100010 Available at: https://www.scielo.br/pdf/rbcs/v38n1/a10v38n1.pdf