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Associate Professor at the School of Arts, Sciences and Humanities (EACH) and Institute of Energy and Environment (IEE), University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil. Teacher at the Environmental Management Department, Graduate Program in Modeling of Complex Systems (EACH), Graduate Program in Applied Ecology (ESALQ/CENAP) and Graduate Program in 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 and Environmental Anthropology. 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). (Source: Lattes Curriculum)
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The pristine nature of tropical rainforests has been questioned in the last decades. This is due to the premise that man is an essential part of their dynamic ecological processes. The shifting cultivation system (SCS) practiced in tropical forests has been part of these processes, but its sustainability is still under debate. The Quilombola populations from the Ribeira Valley are shift...
The main goal of this proposal is to build a Multiagent System Model (MAS) to unveil the process of technology adoption and diffusion in a small scale family agriculture system in the Atlantic Rainforest (Ribeira Valley, São Paulo, Brazil). Its innovative character resides in two main components: 1. the parameterization of the model will be based on empirical data, as opposed to more fr...
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The shifiting cultivation systems, one of the oldest forms of agriculture, is still practiced by the quilombola communities from Vale do Ribeira-SP Brazil. However, the current restrictions of brazilian environmental legislation and the new economic needs, which do not exist in these communities, are some of the main reasons for the decline of this practice. The shifiting cultivation sy...
Tropical forests are complex adaptive systems and can be investigated/managed from the perspective of complexity science. This approach opens the possibility to investigate the ecological attributes of forests recognizing, at the same time,the existing feedbacks with the socio-economic andgovernance systems. Therefore, it's an improvement over the previously proposed frameworks for the ...
Shifting cultivation used to be the backbone of smallholder agriculture throughout the tropics, but today it is abandoned in many places in favor of large scale cash crop production - e.g. for biofuels. The extent of these changes is not well documented because shifting cultivation land rarely appears on official maps and census data seldom identifies shifting cultivators. Moreover, the...
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ADAMS, Cristina. "Estratégias adaptativas de duas populações caboclas (Pará) aos ecossistemas de várzea estuarina e estacional: uma análise comparativa".. Tese (Doutorado) - Instituto de Biociências. Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo. (97/03757-0)
IANOVALI, Daniela. A agricultura quilombola no Vale do Ribeira - SP: comparação entre as agriculturas itinerante e permanente. Dissertação (Mestrado) - Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz. Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Piracicaba. (12/24232-5)