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Nivaldo Peroni is Agronomist, holds a master degree in Genetics and Plant Evolution at University of São Paulo (ESALQ – USP), and has a Doctor degree in Plant Biology at the State University of Campinas (Unicamp), Campinas, Brazil. Currently he is a postdoctoral fellow at the Natural History Museum at the State University at Campinas (UNICAMP). He has worked in the field of Ethnobotany, Evolutionary Dynamics of Crop Species, and Participatory Management of Agrobiodiversity. His research interests include traditional ecological knowledge related to the crop species and landscape ecology. He has studied traditional agriculturists in the in situ and on-farm conservation context and process related to conservation, genetic erosion and amplification of intra specific diversity of managed species.

Selected Publications
PERONI, N. 2006. Traditional knowledge and enhancement of genetic diversity: the case of cassava diversity in Brazil.In: International Symposium on “Participatory Plant Breeding and Knowledge Management for strengthening Rural Livelihoods”. M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai, India.

BEGOSSI, A.; HANAZAKI, N.; PERONI, N. Knowledge and use of biodiversity in Brazilian hotspots. Environment Development And Sustainability, v. 2, n. 3-4, p. 177-193, 2001.

BRESSAN, E.A.; VEASEY, E.A.; PERONI, N.; FELIPIM, A.P.; SANTOS, K.M.P. 2005. Colleting yam (Dioscorea spp.) and sweet potato (Ipomea batatas) germplasm in traditional agriculture small-holdings in the Vale do Ribeira, São Paulo, Brazil. Plant Genetic Resources Newsletter, 144:8-13.

de Boef, W.S.; Thijssen, M.; Ogliari, J.B.; Peroni, N. 2006. A learning and action approach establishing teams facilitating community agrobiodiversity management in Santa Catarina, Brazil. In: “Incentives for supporting on-farm conservation, and augmentation of agrobiodiversity through Farmers' innovations and community participation”, May 27 – 29, 2006, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India.

HANAZAKI, N., PERONI, N., BEGOSSI, A. Plants to eat and to heal in the ethnobotany of native inhabitants from the Amazon and the Atlantic Forest (Brazil). In: Pieroni, A (ed.). Handbook of Medicinal Food. Haworth Press, p.54-73. 2005.

HANAZAKI, N.;CASTRO, F.; OLIVEIRA, V.G.; PERONI, N. 2006. Between the sea and the land: the livelihood of estuarine people in southeastern Brazil. Ambiente e Sociedade

PERONI, N. Agricultura de pescadores. In: Begossi, A. (org.). Ecologia Humana de pescadores da Mata Atlântica, Cap.2. Editora HUCITEC, São Paulo, 2004.

PERONI, N. Manejo Agrícola Itinerante e domesticação de plantas neotropicais: o papel das capoeiras. In: ANAIS DO IV SIMPÓSIO BRASILEIRO DE ETNOBIOLOGIA E ETNOECOLOGIA, 2002, Recife. Atualidades em Etnobiologia e Etnoecologia. Recife: SBEE, 2002.v.1, p. 97-108.

PERONI, N. Métodos quantitativos em Etnobiologia: introdução ao uso de métodos multivariados. In: AMOROZO, Maria Christina de Mello; MING, Lin Chau. (Org.). Métodos de coleta e análise de dados em etnobiologia, etnoecologia e disciplinas correlatas, Rio Claro, UNESP/CNPq, 2002.

PERONI, N.; BEGOSSI, A. 2005. O contexto espacial e temporal do uso da agricultura itinerante por populações caiçaras no litoral sul paulista. In: VII Congresso de Ecologia do Brasil, 20-25/11/05, Caxambu, MG.

PERONI, N.; MARTINS, P.S.. Influência da dinâmica agrícola itinerante na geração de diversidade de etnovariedades cultivadas vegetativamente. Interciência, v. 25, n. 1, p. 22-29, 2000.

PERONI, N.; MARTINS, P.S.; ANDO, A. Diversidade inter e intra-específica e uso de análise multivariada para morfologia de mandioca (Manihot esculenta Crantz): um estudo de caso. Scientia Agricola, Piracicaba, v. 56, n. 3, p. 587-595, 1999.

PERONI, N; HANAZAKI, N. Current and lost diversity of cultivated varieties, especially cassava, under swidden cultivation systems in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, v. 92, n. 2-3, p. 171-183, 2002.

PERONI, N; KAGEYAMA, P.Y.; BEGOSSI, A. 2006. Molecular differentiation, diversity, and folk classification of “sweet” and “bitter” cassava in Caiçara and Caboclo management systems (Brazil). Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution.

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