Associate Professor at the School of Arts, Sciences and Humanities (EACH) and Institute of Energy and Environment (IEE), University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil. Teaches at the Environmental Management Department, Graduate Programs in Modeling of Complex Systems (EACH), Applied Ecology (ESALQ/CENAP) and Environmental Science (PROCAM/IEE). Visiting Training Fellow at the Department of Anthropology - University of Kent at Canterbury, UK (1999-2000). Guest Researcher at the Department of Geography & Geology - University of Copenhagen (2011) and at the Institute for Agricultural Economics and Social Sciences in the Tropics and Subtropics - Hohenheim University (2012). Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Analysis of Social-Ecological Landscapes (CASEL, former-ACT) and Ostrom Workshop, Indiana University (2015-16). Lead author at the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Global Assessment and the Brazilian Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. Has experience in Human Ecology. Main academic interests: forest governance, socioecological systems, shifting cultivation, adaptation to tropical forests and forest-based livelihoods, Atlantic rainforest, Amazonia and Brazilian traditional people (Caboclos, Caiçaras and Quilombolas).
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