I am an Associate Professor of Tropical Forestry at the Department of Forest Sciences, Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture, University of São Paulo (ESALQ / USP), where I coordinate the Laboratory of Tropical Forestry (LASTROP). I?\'m currently the vice-coordinator of the Atlantic Forest Restoration Pact and am an affiliated member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (2021-2025). I have a degree in Agronomy and a PhD in Sciences from ESALQ /USP.
My research and outreach projects aim to develop knowledge and technology to manage and restore tropical forests in an economically viable way and with social inclusion, aiming at balancing the coexistence of these forests with agro-pastoral land uses in human-modified landscapes. I have sought to develop innovative models of forest restoration and commercial production of native species to promote the large-scale recovery of degraded areas and maximize the benefits for biodiversity and human well-being. In 2018 I received the Bunge Award, on Ecosystem Services for Agribusiness.