Danilo Ignacio de Urzedo

PhD candidate, University of Sydney

I am a forester with research focused on community forestry, particularly the role of seed-based strategies for promoting biodiversity conservation linked to local livelihood improvements. I have collaborated with diverse seed networks in Brazil to engage indigenous and rural communities in native seed collection for forest landscape restoration projects. Currently, I am a PhD candidate and tutor in Human Geography at The University of Sydney. I have researched the governance of forest restoration within a global production network and how community-based seed supply has promoted rural development in the Brazilian Amazon. I have applied my research findings to develop participatory tools, learning materials and policy recommendations for environmental justice.


  • 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