Thiago Couto

  • Co-Chair, Student Steering Committee

I’m a PhD student interested in conservation and ecology of rivers and their inhabitants. My research focuses on habitat fragmentation, limnology, and population/community ecology. For my dissertation, I’m studying the current expansion of small hydropower dams and their effects on river ecosystems and communities across the landscape. My fieldwork is conducted in the Chapecó River (Uruguay Basin) in Southern Brazil.