Paulo Brando

Paulo Brando

Associate Professor of Ecosystem Carbon Capture

Paulo Brando's research focuses in identifying ecological thresholds beyond which global changes cause abrupt, prolonged degradation of terrestrial ecosystems by stressing, disturbing, and killing forests. He has also studied ecological and climatological boundaries for tropical agricultural expansion and intensification. His research has broaden our understanding of how tropical conservation mitigates climate change. 

Research Topics
  • Identifying ecological thresholds beyond which global changes cause abrupt, prolonged degradation of terrestrial ecosystems by stressing, disturbing, and killing forests

  • Quantifying ecological & climatological boundaries for tropical agricultural expansion and intensification.

  • Finding solutions to feed the planet while maintaining  the ecological integrity of terrestrial natural ecosystems.

Education

PhD in Interdisciplinary Ecology, University of Florida

BA in Forest Engineering, University of São Paulo

Courses

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