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.