Dr. Sónia Carvalho Ribeiro is a professor at the Department of Cartography at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Coordinator of the Postgraduate Program in Analysis and Modeling of Environmental Systems. 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.

Vice coordinator

Raoni Rajão

Dr. Raoni Rajão is a professor in the Department of Production Engineering at UFMG 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.