Coordinator

Britaldo Silveira Soares Filho

Dr. Britaldo Soares-Filho is a full professor of the Department of Cartography, Institute of Geosciences at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG). His research focuses on environmental modeling applied to policy design and evaluation of policy choices. Dr. Soares-Filho and collaborators have developed integrated simulations of land-use changes in tropical forest regions to assess the impacts of policy scenarios on climate, river regime, carbon balance, forest fires, agriculture and forestry rents, and biodiversity. The economic and ecological integrated modeling platforms his team developed have been applied to helping answer several key policy questions facing Brazil. In this respect, Dr. Soares-Filho has worked closely with NGOs and government agencies helping develop sound policies aimed at reconciling countrywide conservation with sustainable rural development. Policy applications include studies on REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation), impacts of infrastructure development, valuation of ecosystem services, economic assessment of forest concessions, effectiveness of Amazon protected areas, Brazil’s Forest Code, the national market for trading forest certificates, low-carbon agriculture development, large-scale forest restoration, cattle ranching intensification, and Brazil’s NDC (Nationally Determined Contributions) to climate change mitigation. Dr. Soares-Filho also coordinates the development of DINAMICA EGO software, an environmental modeling freeware used by many scholars worldwide. See the list of publications at https://csr.ufmg.br/csr/publications/.

Raoni Rajão
Raoni Rajão

Raoni Rajão is a professor in the Department of Production Engineering at UFMG – Federal University of Minas Gerais and coordinator of the Environmental Services Management Laboratory (LAGESA). He has a degree in Informatics from Universitá degli studi de Milano-Bicocca (2005), MRes in IT, Management and Organizational Change and a PhD in Organization, Work and Technology, both from Lancaster University (2011). His research addresses the processes and impacts of environmental policies from a multidisciplinary perspective that involves social studies of science and technology, political science, economics and environmental modeling.

Amanda Ribeiro
Amanda Ribeiro

Amanda Ribeiro de Oliveira is a research associate at CSR/UFMG. Her work focus on Geoprocessing, GeoDesign and Digital Cartography. She has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Geography – Environmental Analysis, at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG). She is currently a PhD student at the same institution.

Argemiro Teixeira
Argemiro Teixeira

Argemiro Teixeira is an associate researcher at CSR/UFMG. He holds a degree in Forestry Engineering from the Federal University of Viçosa (2016) and a Master’s in Applied Meteorology (2019) from the same institution. He is currently a PhD student in Environmental Systems Analysis and Modeling at UFMG. He studies and researches the problems related to the causes and consequences of change in land use and climate change, with a focus on modeling the interaction Biosphere-Atmosphere, the Amazon and food security.

Bárbara Nascimento
Bárbara Nascimento

Bárbara Alves Nascimento is a research associate at CSR/UFMG. Her work consists in assisting on activities related to Geoprocessing and Digital Cartography. She is an undergraduate student majoring in Geography at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG).

Chrystian Melo
Chrystian Melo

Chrystian Melo is a research associate at CSR/UFMG. He works on the development team of Dinamica EGO simulation software. Chrystian is a Systems Development technician from the Technical College of UFMG and a Computational Mathematics student at UFMG, Brazil.

Clarissa Rosa
Clarissa Rosa

Clarissa Alves da Rosa is a researcher and postdoctoral fellow at CSR/UFMG. Her work focuses on finding solutions to the biodiversity crisis and ecosystem management, providing society, especially natural resource managers and decision makers, with information and tools that allow them to manage healthy and sustainable ecosystems. She has a degree in Ecology from the Catholic University of Pelotas in Rio Grande do Sul and a master’s and doctorate in Applied Ecology from the Federal University of Lavras.

Danilo Figueira
Danilo Figueira

Danilo da Silveira Figueira is a research associate at CSR/UFMG. He develops tools and web services for environmental analysis and participates in the development team of Dinamica EGO. He holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG).

Enise Silva
Enise Silva

Enise de Castro Silva is a communication assistant at CSR/UFMG. Her work consists of creating materials for the dissemination of CSR’s researches and studies, updating websites and social media and press assistance. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Social Communication from the Federal University of Minas Gerais.

Francisco Dias
Francisco Dias

Francisco Dias is a research associate at CSR/UFMG. He works on the development team of Dinamica EGO. Francisco is a graduate student in Computer Science at Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG).

Gabriel Magalhães
Gabriel Magalhães

Gabriel Magalhães is research associate at CSR / UFMG. His job is to assist in the development of web tools and services for environmental analysis. Gabriel is a building technician at CEFET-MG and is a graduate student in Computer Science at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil.

Geraldo Fernandes
Geraldo Fernandes

Geraldo Wilson Fernandes is a professor in the Department of Genetics, Ecology and Evolution at the Institute of Biological Sciences at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG). He has a degree in Biological Sciences from UFMG (1983), a master’s degree in Ecology from Northern Arizona University (1987), a doctorate in Evolutionary Ecology from the same institution (1992) and a post-doctorate from Stanford University (2015/2016). He develops research on topics such as biodiversity, environmental monitoring, ecosystem services, herbivory, environmental restoration, climate change, community ecology, bioprospecting, herbal medicines, products from biodiversity, chemical ecology and ecological interactions.
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Hermann Rodrigues
Hermann Rodrigues

Hermann Oliveira Rodrigues is a research associate at CSR/UFMG. He works on the development of simulation tools for environmental modeling and is the main developer of the Dinamica EGO simulation software. Hermann holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG).

Josiane Souza
Josiane Souza

Josiane Aparecida Cardoso de Souza has a master’s degree in Production Engineering from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) and a degree in Production Engineering from Faculdades Integradas de Cataguases (FIC/UNIS), Brazil. Her current research focuses on the development, application and analysis of statistical models and environmental simulations involving mainly land use and cover.

Juliana Davis
Juliana Davis

Juliana Leroy Davis is a research associate at CSR/UFMG. Her work focus on the development of environmental models focusing on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and GHG mitigation options in agriculture, forests and other land use (AFOLU). She has a degree in biology and a master’s degree in Analysis and Modeling of Environmental Systems from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG). She is currently a PhD student in Production Engineering.

Marcelo Costa
Marcelo Costa

Marcelo Azevedo Costa is a professor of the Production Engineering Department at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG). Graduated in Electrical Engineering from UFMG (1999), he has a PhD in Electrical Engineering (2002) in the area of Computational Intelligence from the same institution, post-doctorate from Harvard Medical School & Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (2007) in the area of Spatial Statistics and Epidemiological Surveillance and post-doctorate from Linköping University (Sweden) in the area of Statistical Analysis, Diagnosis and Fault Detection in Industrial Environments. He is a research professor at the Decision Support and Reliability Laboratory (LADEC) working on projects in the area of regulatory models for the electricity sector, and a collaborating professor at the Environmental Services Management Laboratory (LAGESA).

Renan Bomtempo
Renan Bomtempo

Renan Bomtempo is a research associate at CSR/UFMG. He works with the improvement of features and performance of the modeling platform, the platform for online dissemination of results and the creation of tools to answer the questions of the researchers in almost real time. Undergraduate student in Computational Mathematics at UFMG, he develops a Scientific Initiation project in Numerical Simulations and Interactive Computer Graphics.

Sónia Ribeiro
Sónia Ribeiro

Sónia Carvalho Ribeiro is a researcher and postdoctoral fellow at CSR/UFMG, through the CNPq Ciência Sem Fronteiras Scholarship, Programa Jovens Talentos. Her work focuses on the effects of land use and land cover changes on Ecosystem Services (SE) at multiple scales of governance. She has a degree in Forest Sciences from the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD), Portugal; Masters in Rural Development from UTAD and Santiago Compostela University, Spain; PhD at the School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.

Ubirajara Oliveira
Ubirajara Oliveira

Ubirajara de Oliveira is a post-doctoral research at CSR/UFMG. He has a degree in Biological Sciences from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, a master’s degree in Ecology, Conservation and Management of Wildlife and a PhD in Zoology from the same institution. His research includes studies on endemism areas, species distribution models, macroecology, the effects of sampling bias on biogeographic methods and on the assessment of species richness, evolutionary biogeography and conservation biogeography.

Willam Leles
Willam Leles

William Leles de Souza Costa is a research associate at CSR/UFMG. His work focuses on Environmental Modeling, Geoprocessing, GeoDesign and digital Cartography. He holds a degree in Surveying Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering of Minas Gerais and has two specializations: Geoprocessing and Software Engineering. He holds a master’s degree in Analysis and Modeling of Environmental Systems from Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) and he is PhD student at the same area at the same institution.]