I am an interdisciplinary environmental social scientist; on this website you will find information about my professional background, research and publications.
I was born and grew up in Brazil, where I received a BSc (Hons I Class) in Oceanography with Major in Environmental Management from the Federal University of Rio Grande, and MSc in Geography from the University of Sao Paulo. In 2007, I finished a PhD with a focus on Institutional Analysis of Natural Resource Management at the University of Wollongong, Australia.
Since completing my PhD, I have held research positions in Brazil (University of Brasilia and ITA Institute of Technology) and Australia (ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University and Sustainability Research Centre [SRC], University of the Sunshine Coast). I am an adjunct fellow with the SRC, and senior research fellow with the Earth System Governance Project.
In a broad sense, my research focuses primarily on the social and institutional dimensions of environmental change, with emphasis on policy and institutional analysis. [Read more about my research…]
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