Caroline C. Arantes

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Section of Ecology, Evolution & Systematic Biology
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences
Texas A&M University

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Office phone: (979) 847-8846
Office location: 112B Old Heep Bldg.
Cell phone: (979) 9703-9462

Caroline C. Arantes
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences
Applied Biodiversity Sciences
Texas A&M University
2258 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2258


In progress – Ph.D., Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M University.
Advisor: Dr. Kirk O. Winemiller

2009 – M.s.,  Applied Zoology, Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz,  Bahia, Brazil.

2003 – B.s., Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Professional Experience

May 2009 –  Jul 2012:  Fisheries Scientist at the Amazon Environmental Research Institute, Santarem, PA, Brazil. (Currently – Associate scientist).

Out 2004 – May 2009: Fisheries Scientist at the Mamirauá Sustainable Development Institute, Tefé, AM, Brazil  (Currently – Associate scientist).

Research interests

Interests in ecology and conservation of fishery resources in floodplains ecosystems. Including fish population and communities ecology, management approaches, and the effects of human drive-impacts.


Cavole L, Arantes CC, Castello L. 2015. How illegal are tropical small-scale fisheries? An estimate for arapaima In the Amazon. Fisheries research. 168: 1–5. doi:10.1016/j.fishres.2015.03.012.

Castello L, Arantes CC, McGrath DG, Stewart DJ, Sousa FS. 2014. Understanding fishing-induced extinctions in the Amazon. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2491.

Castello L, McGrath DG, Arantes CC, Almeida O, 2013.  Accounting for heterogeneity in small-scale fisheries management: The Amazon case. Marine policy 38: 557–565. DOI

Castello L, McGrath DG, Coe MT, Hess LL, Petry P, Reno V, Arantes CC .2013.  The vulnerability of Amazon wetlands.  Conservation Letters.  DOI 10.1111/conl.12008

Arantes CC, Castello L, Cetra M, Shilling A. 2011, In Press. Environmental factors and distribution of arapaima in floodplains of the Amazon. Environmental Biology of Fishes. DOI 10.1007/s10641-011-9917-9.

Castello L, Stewart DJ, Arantes CC. 2011. Population dynamics and conservation of Arapaima in the Amazon. Reviews of Fish Biology and Fisheries 21: 623-640. DOI 10.1007/s11160-010-9197-z.

Arantes CC, Castello L, Stewart DJ, Cetra M, Queiroz HL. 2010. Effects of population density on growth and reproduction of arapaima in an Amazonian river-floodplain. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 19(3): 455-465.DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0633.2010.00431.x

Arantes CC, Castello L, Serqueira DG. 2007. Variations between counts of Arapaima gigas (Schinz, 1822) (Osteoglossomorpha, Osteoglossidae) made by individual fishermen in Mamirauá, Brazil. (in Portuguese). Pan-American Journal of Aquatic Sciences 2: 263-269.

Hercos A, Arantes CC, Amaral MX. 2007. Fish collection of the Institute for Sustainable Development Mamirauá. (original title in Portuguese). Uakari 3: 37-48.

Arantes CC, Garcez DS, Castello L. 2006. Densities of the arapaima (Arapaima gigas), Teleostei, Osteoglossidae) in lakes of Sustainable Development Reserves Mamirauá and Amanã, Amazonas, Brazil (in Portuguese). Uakari 2: 37-43.