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Gerd Sparovek

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Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ)  (Institutional affiliation for the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Gerd Sparovek (55) was born in São Paulo (Brazil) and has Brazilian and Austrian citizenship. Sparovek is Agronomist (University of São Paulo, 1983) and has a Masters and Doctoral degree from University of São Paulo (1988 and 1993) in Soil Science. As international log term experiences Sparovek has two post-doctoral terms at the Federal Agricultural Research Centre in Brasuschweig (Germany) during 1999 and 2001, and Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg (Sweden) during 2013 to 2015. From 1985 to 1988 Sparovek was assistant at UNESP and from 1988 to present time part of University of São Paulo (USP), currently full professor at the Soil Science department at ESALQ/USP coordinating the GeoLab. Beside USP Sparovek is President of the São Paulo State Forest Foundation, an administration agency responsible for the State Conservation Units. GeoLab was created in 1999 and develops research for decision support in public and private governance. GeoLab uses modelling and spatial analysis of complex systems together with primary data generation as main methodological tools and most of the research is related to the interface and tradeoff between agricultural production and environmental conservation. Assessments, design and re-design of national and state policies and private sector voluntary commitments are usual topics related to GeoLab research. Brazilian Small-scale Family Farming, low carbon agriculture, procurement for food assistance, technical assistance for farmers, legislation of protected areas on public and private land, expansion of irrigation in agriculture, and pasture intensification are among recent topics related to GeoLab research. GeoLab works close together with Brazilian Ministries (Agriculture, Rural Development, National Integration, Environment); State Administration (São Paulo State Environmental and Agriculture secretaries); international cooperation agencies (FAO, IICA, Pnud, World Bank); NOGs (Imaflora, WWF, WRI) and agricultural private sector (UNICA, AgroICONE). At the São Paulo State Forest Foundation Sparovek coordinates several strategic programs such as the State implementation of the Forest act, restoration activities linked to the sugarcane sector, international cooperation, and the activities of the Foundations Council. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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FREITAS, FLAVIO L. M.; SPAROVEK, GERD; BERNDES, GORAN; PERSSON, U. MARTIN; ENGLUND, OSKAR; BARRETTO, ALBERTO; MORTBERG, ULLA. Potential increase of legal deforestation in Brazilian Amazon after Forest Act revision. NATURE SUSTAINABILITY, v. 1, n. 11, p. 665-670, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (16/17680-2)

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