Dr. Libonati received her B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in geophysics from the University of Lisbon, in 2005 and 2011, respectively and is currently an Assistant Professor with the Department of Meteorology, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and also part of the research team of the Forest Ecology Group from the Institute of Agronomy (Portugal) and of the Instituto Dom Luiz, University of Lisbon. She is currently core member of the WMO Expert Team on Climate Monitoring and Assessment (ET-CMA) and Associate Member of WMO Inter-Programme Expert Team on Satellite Utilization and Products (IPET-SUP). Her research activities focus on remote sensing of active fires and burned areas by satellite, the recovery of vegetation after large wildfires, the meteorological conditions associated to extreme events (droughts, heatwaves) and how these phenomena are related to impacts on human health and vegetation fires. She is currently funded by FAPERJ Young Scientist Fellowship and by CNPQ Productivity Grant.
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