Dr Fabien Wagner
is a data scientist with a PhD in biology (2011). Has a wide research interests, but current research questions are: Can airborne spectroscopy from an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) adequately characterize canopy chemistry? Are ecosystem biogeochemical flows in plant matter identifiable in the hyperspectral images? To what extent can hyperspectral data of canopies be used to estimate biomass production and storage in intact versus regenerating vegetation? In a larger context, these questions are designed to bring informations about the consequences of global changes on the ecosystem services provided to humanity by tropical forests.
Research: Functional diversity of intact and regenerating Amazon, Atlantic, and Cerrado systems using hyperspectral imagery (Fapesp 2015/50484-0).
CNPq Lattes CV: lattes.cnpq.br/8368436696182107
Dr Rodrigo Borrego Lorena
Dr Marisa Fonseca
has a background in Biological Sciences, Master (2001) and PhD degree in Plant Biology (2007) from the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), in Brazil. She is an expert in plant ecology and in land-use land-cover change and her present research focus on modeling current and future fire probability in the Brazilian Amazon using an innovative combination of climatic and land-use variables and the Maximum Entropy method.
Research: Modeling fire probability in the Brazilian Amazon using the Maximum Entropy method.
CNPq Lattes CV: lattes.cnpq.br/7961155188651740
Dr Matheus Pinheiro Ferreira
has a background in Geography from the State University of São Paulo (UNESP) with a Master degree (2001) in Remote Sensing from the Brazilian Institute for Space Research and a PhD in Geoscience (2008) from the University Catholic of Louvain, Belgium. He was director of research at the Jones dos Santos Neves Institute and Executive Secretary of the State Forum on Climate Change of the Espírito Santo State where he coordinated the creation of state policy on climate change and also the State Inventory of Greenhouse Gases.
Research: Modeling of gross carbon emissions from forest fires in the Amazon.
CNPQ Lattes CV: lattes.cnpq.br/0476041655115878
received B.S. degree in forest engineering from the Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil, in 2010, M.S. and PhD degree in remote sensing from the National Institute for Space Research (INPE), São José dos Campos, Brazil. His scientific research focuses on hyperspectral remote sensing of vegetation, including species identification, canopy chemistry, radiative transfer modeling and field spectroscopy.
Research: Measuring and mapping Atlantic Forest canopy foliar traits with hyperspectral images and radiative transfer modeling.
CNPQ Lattes CV: lattes.cnpq.br/9686528152912455
Dr André Lima
has a background in Geography from the State University of Londrina, Brazil, a Master and PhD (2013) degree in Remote Sensing from INPE. His research focus on Geosciences, specifically linked to remote sensing of tropical forests. His work spans from land cover detection in Amazonia and landscape ecology to biodiversity conservation.
Currently position: Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Maryland