Aline A. Carrara

Lecturer and doctoral candidate, University of Florida

I am a Brazilian scientist and conservation practitioner with broad experience in the Pan-Amazonian region. I have spent over a decade in the field working on issues tied to development and ecological and cultural change. My work has allowed me to be present in the midst of the processes that were remaking the political and ecological frontiers of both the Amazon and Brazil, while managing projects related to landscape management, indigenous territories, non-timber forest products, agro-forestry, agricultural value chains (cattle, soy and palm oil) and better management practices in these sectors. More recently I was part of WWF’s team as a conservation analyst, have done consultancy for the Brazilian government and am currently working on my doctoral research with interests in land use and land cover science, political ecology, alternatives to development, decolonial studies, territoriality and the production of subaltern spaces, with focus on indigenous territories.

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer, PhD Candidate, University of Florida

Education

  • 2016 
    University of Wisconsin - Madison , Master of Science - Environmental Studies