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/.