Danilo Ignacio de Urzedo

PhD candidate, University of Sydney

Danilo Urzedo is a forester with work experience in forest conservation and community forestry in the Brazilian Amazon within indigenous and rural communities. He has collaborated with diverse seed networks to upscale native seed supply for landscape restoration and promote local livelihood opportunities. He is completing his PhD at the University of Sydney's School of Geosciences on the topic of Amazon forest restoration. His research focused on how multilevel governance and participation shape environmental policy and development programs for biodiversity conservation and forest-based value chains.


  • 2016–present
    PhD candidate, Human Geography, University of Sydney
  • 2014–2016
    Forest Engineer, Instituto Socioambiental


  • 2014 
    University of Sao Paulo, Master of Science in Forest Resources
  • 2011 
    Federal University of Sao Carlos, Bachelor of Forest Enginner


  • 2018
    Community-based native seed production for restoration in Brazil - the role of science and policy, Plant Biology
  • 2016
    Tropical forest seeds in the household economy: effects of market participation among three sociocultural groups in the Upper Xingu region of the Brazilian Amazon, Environmental Conservation
  • 2014
    CO2 emission from soil after reforestation and application of sewage sludge, Bragantia
  • 2013
    Effects of organic and inorganic fertilizers on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in tropical forestry, Forest Ecology and Management

Professional Memberships

  • Society for Ecological Restoration
  • Brazilian Association of Seed Technology