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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

Research Interests

My research interests embrace multidisciplinary topics, mainly involving remote sensing, land changes, hydrology and climate change. I have particular interest in environmental change processes in tropical regions. During the last years I have been carrying out research in the Amazon rainforest region and the East African Mountains.

Previous appointments and positions

Scientific officer / Postdoctoral researcher
European Commission – Joint Research Center (JRC)
Period: July 2011 – July 2012

Postdoctoral researcher / Deputy scientist in charge CHIESA project
University of Helsinki – Dept. of Geosciences and Geography
Period: Aug 2012 – Aug 2013

Visiting Researcher
University of Tokyo – Oki Laboratory - Tokyo, Japan
Period: October/2010 and August-November 2014

Project researcher
National Institute for Space Research - São José dos Campos, SP, Brazil
Period: March/2008 – September/2008

Research Assistant
Iowa State University - Agricultural and Biosystems Eng. Dep. - USA
Period: August/2005 – December/2005

Scientific Initiation Program Scholarship - CNPq
Federal University of Viçosa- Brazil
Period: August/2003 - June/2005

Trainee (assisting graduate students in field work activities)
Federal University of Viçosa - Brazil
Period: October/2001 - June/2003

Fields of Science

  • 1171 Geosciences
  • Remote sensing
  • hydrology
  • Deforestation
  • Tropical Forests
  • Agricultural expansion

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.