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Gabriel C. Carrero

Country of Origin: Brazil

Degree Program: PhD

Entered Program: Fall 2017

Expected Graduation: Summer 2021

Dissertation Topic: My main question is how human-environment interactions in agricultural frontiers of the Brazilian Amazon can be managed for this landscape to conserve ecosystems services in times of rapid climatic change events? I am interested to research how processes and patterns at multiple levels are affecting trajectories of land use and forest cover in sustainable production systems (diversified) compared to conventional business-as-usual agriculture systems (monocultures with use of petrochemicals).

Areas of interest: Land use change and land accumulation, Spatial Econometrics and Modeling, Political Ecology, Governance and stakeholder’s decision making.

Adviser: Dr. Robert Walker

Educational Background

  • M.Sc. in Ecology, National Institute for Research in the Amazon (INPA), Brazil, 2009
  • PGDip in Environmental Management and Stewardship in Forest Ecosystems, Federal University of Lavras, Brazil, 2007
  • B.Sc. in Biological Sciences, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, 2004