Paulo Brando, Ph.D.

Phone   508-444-1571   |   Email

Expertise   Amazon, tropical forest degradation, land use change, remote sensing

Dr. Brando is a tropical ecologist whose research explores the vulnerability of terrestrial natural ecosystems to repeated disturbances and prolonged degradation. He aims to inform the general public and policy makers about the potential negative influences of climate and land use change on tropical ecosystems. His research combines field manipulation experiments, statistical and dynamic vegetation models, and remote sensing. Dr. Brando contributed to the 5th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and he organized a special issue in the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. He is currently an Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Ecology. Before joining WHRC, he worked as a Post Doctoral Fellow at the Carnegie Institution for Science at Stanford University. Dr. Brando has worked with the Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM) and collaborated with the Woods Hole Research Center since 2003. In 2011, Dr. Brando joined the Brazilian State University of Mato Grosso as a Visiting Professor. He received his bachelor’s degree in Forest Engineering from the University of São Paulo and his Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Ecology from the University of Florida.

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