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We are people diverse in knowledge, life experience, origin, ideology and training. What unites us is the cause and the conviction that there are possible paths for the harmonious development of the Amazon and the Cerrado.

Corporate Governance

Deliberative Council

Steve Schwartzman

Steve Schwartzman

Steve Schwartzman is the Senior Director for Tropical Forest Policy at the Environmental Defense Fund and has been working for over 20 years in the Brazilian Amazon with indigenous peoples and local communities, government, scientists and the private sector to...

Luiz Antônio Martinelli

Luiz Antônio Martinelli

Luiz Antônio Martinelli is a professor at the University of São Paulo, allocated at the Center for Nuclear Energy in Agriculture (Cena, acronym in Portuguese), on the Piracicaba campus. He is experienced in ecology, with emphasis on the dynamics of tropical...

Paulo Artaxo

Paulo Artaxo

Paulo Artaxo is a physicist with a master’s degree in Nuclear Physics and a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Physics from the University of São Paulo (USP). He has worked at NASA, University of Antwerp (Belgium), Lund (Sweden) and Harvard University. Currently, he is a...

Fiscal Council

Reynaldo Luiz Victória

Reynaldo Luiz Victória

Reynaldo Luiz Victória has a degree in Agricultural Engineering from the University of São Paulo (USP) and received a Certificate of Use of the N-15 in Agricultural Research from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. He holds a Master’s degree in Nuclear Energy...

Mário Prestes Monzoni Neto

Mário Prestes Monzoni Neto

Ph.D. in Public Administration and Government from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV-EAESP). Master’s degree in Economic Policy Management from the Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), New York, USA. Master’s degree in Public Finance...

Adolpho José Melfi

Adolpho José Melfi

Adolpho José Melfi has a degree in Geology and Ph.D. in Geosciences from the University of São Paulo (USP). He is currently a professor at the University of São Paulo. He worked as Associate Professor at the French Universities of Strasbourg, Poitiers,...

Honorary Board

Marina Silva

Marina Silva

Marina Silva is a historian and environmentalist. She was elected a senator in 1994 and re-elected in 2002. Ms. Silva was the Brazilian Minister of Environment of from 2003 to 2008. For her performance in favor of the environment, she received several international...

Board of Directors

Lucimar Souza

Lucimar Souza

Lucimar Souza holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology from the Federal University of Pará (2002) and a master's degree in Latin American Studies with a focus in Tropical Conservation and Development from the University of Florida (2009). Ms. Souza works mainly in...

Eugênio Pantoja

Eugênio Pantoja

Eugênio Pantoja is IPAM’s Director of Public Policy & Territorial Development. He holds a law degree from the Federal University of Pará. As a manager and consultant, he has worked with strategic planning and discussion of public policies in the areas of...

André Guimarães

André Guimarães

André Guimarães has a degree in Agronomy from the University of Brasília (UnB) and was Vice-President of Development at Conservation International (CI) Americas, where he supervised the operation in ten Latin American countries. Mr. Guimarães also founded and...

Paulo Moutinho

Paulo Moutinho

Paulo Moutinho has a Ph.D. in Ecology and studies the causes of deforestation in the Amazon and its consequences for biodiversity, climate change and inhabitants of the region. He has worked in the Brazilian Amazon for over 20 years and is an IPAM co-founder, where...

Patricia Pinho

Patricia Pinho

Deputy Science Director at IPAM, holds a degree in Biological Sciences from the Federal University of São Carlos, a PhD in Human Ecology from the University of California Davis and a postdoctoral degree from the University of Michigan and the National Institute for...

Gabriela Savian

Gabriela Savian

Deputy Director of Public Policy at IPAM, Ms. Savian has a degree in Agronomy from the State University of Santa Catarina (UDESC) in 2007, with a specialization in Economics and Environment from the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR) in 2009. She worked as a...

Ane Alencar

Ane Alencar

Ane Alencar is IPAM’s Director of Science. She holds a degree in Geography from the Federal University of Pará (UFPA), a Masters in Environmental Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System from the University of Boston, and a Ph.D. in Forest Resources and...

Vitor dos Santos Amancio

Vitor dos Santos Amancio

Chief Financial Officer, he is an economist graduated from the University of Brasília (UnB) and holds a Master's degree in Economics from the Catholic University of Brasília (UCB) and an MBA in Behavioral Economics from ESPM (Superior School of Marketing). He...

Technical Coordination

Paulo Brando

Paulo Brando

Paulo Monteiro Brando holds Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Ecology from the University of Florida and a degree in Forestry Engineering from the University of São Paulo with a stay at the McGill University. In addition to being an IPAM researcher, he is an accredited...

Jarlene Gomes

Jarlene Gomes

Jarlene Gomes holds a teaching degree in Geography from the Federal University of Acre. She is currently a researcher and coordinator at the IPAM office in Acre, where she works in debates about public policies on family agriculture and its sustainable development...

Edivan Carvalho

Edivan Carvalho

Edivan Carvalho has an agricultural technician degree from the Escola Agrotécnica Federal de Castanhal [Castanhal Federal Agrotechnical School] (1994). He is a specialist in Agrarian Systems Analysis and Diagnosis – INCRA / LUMIAR PROJECT (1997) and a teaching...