The professors and students from PPGEAP develop activities in different laboratories in the Federal University of Para (Biological Science Institute/Geosciences Institute/UFPA), Research Campus of the Emílio Goeldi Museum (MPEG), Campus of Bragança (Institute of Coastal Studies/UFPA), Biological Science Center (UFGRS) and Tropical Ecology Center of the University of Bremen (ZMT-Germany). The laboratories general characteristics are presented below: 


Fishery Biology and Aquatic Resources Management Lab

Coordenador: Professor Victoria Judith Isaac Nahum​

Biological Science Institute– UFPA

This laboratory meets three Research Groups described below:


Aquatic Ecology Research Group

Responsible: Professor Tommaso Giarrizzo​ 

Physical Space: residence​ room. Area: 5 m²; Fish Processing and analysis Laboratory. Area: 70 m².

Equipment / Permanent Material: five laser Printers; one scanner; five stereomicroscopes; one biological microscope; six computers; one bench spectrophotometer; one drying oven; two precision analytical balances; one freezer horizontal; environmental de-humidifier; one GPS; sampling networks (various sizes and mesh openings) of fish; glassware and reagents; one Vessel type all in one flywheel


Amazon Crustacean Ecology Research Group

Responsible: Professor Jussara Moretto Martinelli-Lemos​  

Physical Space: residence​ room com 12 m²; wet laboratory (for sample processing and analysis) with 8 m².

Equipment / Permanent Materials: one laser Printer; four stereomicroscopes; Stereomicroscope with image analysis software; one biological microscope with coupled light camera; one multiparameter analyzer for analysis of water samples; screening system for sediment samples (rot up); one optical refractometer; one air sterilizer; three Flowmeters; three digital calipers; one Folsom type subsample; two computers; three precision analytical balances; two horizontal freezers; two GPS; Photographic Camera digital; environmental de-humidifier; sampling networks (various sizes and mesh openings) of plankton; glassware and reagents.


Fishing and Fishery Resource Management Research Group

Responsible: Professor Victoria Judith Isaac Nahum​  

Physical Space: residence​ room com 8 m²; two student stay rooms with 12 m².

Equipment / Permanent Materials: Twelve​ computers; two freezers; three digital cameras; three GPS; one Vessel Type all in one flywheel; five laptops; five Laserjet printer; six desktops; seven steel cabinets; Three splits; eight stereomicroscopes; thirty chairs; thirty-five nobreaks; eighteen stabilizers; one Renault Kangoo Vehicle; Three external HDs; one Multi Analyzer; one Greenhouse


Cytogenetics Laboratory

Responsible: Professor Renata Coelho Rodrigues Noronha e​  

Coordinator: Professor Julio Cesar Pieczarka​          

Biological Science Institute - UFPA

Research Line: ​Animal Cytogenetics with Emphasis on Aquatic Vertebrates

Residence room: Residence room with 8 m². Laboratory area: 66 m².​         

Equipment / Permanent Materials: Seven​ microcomputers PC; two laminar flow chapels; four cylinders for liquid nitrogen; one invertoscope; Three bacteriological stoves; one carbon dioxide greenhouse; one Drying oven; three common Centrifuges; two we bath; one Centrifugal refrigerated; two ultrasonic scrubbers; one autoclave; four analysis microscopes; two fluorescence photon microscopes; one photomicroscope with image capture system; one Milli-Q system; one water distiller; two thermocyclers; one freezer -80 ° C; one laser microdissection equipment.

Techniques developed in the laboratory: Classical cytogenetics: chromosomal extraction; Molecular cytogenetics: production of probes labeled with fluorochromes from DNA extraction and amplification; Cloning; Chromosome painting; Chromosome microdissection and microscopic analysis


Laboratory of Population Dynamics and Evaluation of Fish Stocks

Responsible: Professor James Tony Lee​     

Geosciences Institute- UFPA

Physical Space: residence​ room with 10 m²; Sample analysis laboratory with 40 m²; space for sample processing and 40 m² material storage

Equipments/ Permanent Materials: two​ stereo microscopes; six computers; two printers laser type; one table scanner; one refrigerator; three horizontal freezers; two digital calipers; one GPS; one digital camera; two digital scales; trawling, gaming and capping.


Fishery and Human Ecology Laboratory

Responsible: Professor Renato Silvano​       

Ecology Department- UFRGS

Physical Space: residence​ room com 12 m²; Wet and dry laboratory and 345 m² collection room.

Equipment / Permanent Materials: One computer; one printer; three stereomicroscopes, being one of them with coupled digital camera; two optical microscopes; two GPS; one-multi-analyzer for chemical parameters of water.


Ichthyology Laboratory

Responsible: Professor Ronaldo Borges Barthem​    

Zoology Coordination - MPEG  

Physical Space: residence​ room with 12 m²; Sample analysis laboratory with 25 m². Fish collection with 345 m²

Equipment / Permanent Materials: Three stereomicroscopes, one of them with digital coupled camera; two optical microscopes; two computers; two horizontal freezers; two GPS; glassware and reagents; sets of fishing nets.


Integrated Ichthyology Laboratory

Responsible: Professor Jonathan Stuart Ready e Professor Wilsea MB Figueiredo Ready​ 

Biological Science Institute – UFPA

Research Line: Eco-evolutionary studies of Biodiversity in the Amazon with Lepidoptera and Ichthyofauna, collaborations with studies (mainly molecular) with other organisms (squid, crustaceans, mammals).

Physical Space: Teachers room (16 m²).Area: 56m².​               

Equipments/ Permanent Materials: Digital camera with waterproof case for diving; equipment for collecting and registering the field environment (fishing nets, photo aquariums, trenas, probes, GPS); freezers; refrigerators; bench equipment for biological material screening processes and basic processing of molecular biology samples (scales, calipers, vortex, etc.); computers and computer peripherals.

Developed Techniques: Taxonomic identification, basic ecological studies (with short and long term collections), sequencing of specific genes (focus on barcoding and metabarcoding), phylogeny and phylogeography studies, evolutionary ecology (vision-environment relation), modeling of organism distributions, studies integrating these analyzes (ecomorphology, phylogenetic spatial diversity, covariation between molecular, morphological and ecological data).


Taxology Laboratory 

Responsible: Professor Lílian Lund Amado​  

Coordinator: Professor José Luis Vieira​       

Biological Science Institute - UFPA

Research Line:  Human Toxicology (drug toxicity, antimalarials, etc); Biochemical Biochemists and Aquatic Pollution; and Biomarkers of Esthreese


Physical Space: residence room with 6 m². Area: 58 m²​       

Equipments/ Permanent Materials: Stove, pH meter; spectrophotometer; fluorometer; HPLC; Centrifugal tubes; Refrigerated centrifuge for microtubes; Centrifugal plates; ultra-freezer (-80 ° C); scaly ice machine; water bath; precision balance; Freezer; refrigerator

Developed Techniques in the Laboratory: Specific activity of antioxidant enzymes (catalase, glutathione-S-transferase, glutathione peroxidase, glutathione reductase, glutamate-cysteine ligase) and total antioxidant capacity by TEAC (antioxidant capacity equivalent to TROLOX) and ANCONROS (antioxidant capacity against peroxyl radicals), oxidative damage (lipid peroxidation, oxidation of proteins by detection of carbonyl groups), mutagenesis (micronucleus test).


Laboratory of Cellular Ultrastructure

Responsible: Professor Rossineide Martins da Rocha​  

Biological Science Institute - UFPA

Physical Space: residence​ room with 10 m²; laboratory of preparation and analysis of sheets with 100 m².

Equipments/ Permanent Materials: One stereoscopic trinocular with digital coupled camera; five optical microscopes; one microscope (NIKON Eclipse Ci) coupled to one digital camera (NIKON DS-Ri1) equipped with NIS-Elements software BR4.00.07; one cryostat MC5000 Histoline Laboratories; two computers; two greenhouses for drying; one refrigerator; one freezer; one precision analytical balance; one balance capacity up to 3 kg; one exhaust hood; one pH meter; one hot plate and agitator; two digital calipers; one wet bath; one microtome; one stove.


Laboratory of Vertebrate Zoology

Responsible: Professor Luciano Fogaça de Assis Montag​   

Biological Science Institute- UFPA  

Physical Space: residence room with 8 m²; Sample analysis laboratory with 28 m².​            

Equipments/ Permanent Materials: two computers; one laser printer; one benchtop conductivity meter; one bench pH meter; one dissolved oxygen meter; precision analytical balances; one GPS; sampling networks (various sizes and mesh openings) of fish; glassware and reagents.


Aquaculture Group Laboratory of Ornamental Fish

Responsible: Professor James Tony Lee​     

Institute of Geosciences - UFPA

Physical Space: residence​ room. Area: 6 m²; space for growing ornamental fish Area: 6 m² with aquariums and system of filters and aeration.

Equipments/ Permanent Materials: Two computers; one laser type printer; two digital cameras; one GPS; one multi-parameter Hanna); one Lutron oximeter; one Lutron conductivity meter; one Gehaka Balance (0.01g); one Hanna HI83099 Multiparameter Meter.


Laboratory of the Nematoda Aquatic Studies Group

Responsible: Professor Virág Venekey​ 

Biological Science Institute - UFPA

Physical Space: residence​ room with 10 m²; space for sample processing and data analysis with 10 m².

Equipment /    Material           Permanente: Two stereo microscopes; one optical microscope; one computer; one printer type inkjet; sterilization stove; glassworks.