Dr Luiz Aragão
Is the leader of the TREES lab. He has a background in Environmental Sciences from the State University of North Fluminense in Brazil with a PhD in Remote Sensing from the Brazilian Institute for Space Research (2004). Dr Aragão was a visiting student at the University of Edinburgh, UK (2003) and a Postdoc at the University of Oxford, UK (2004-2008). He is currently associated to the University of Exeter, UK as a Senior Lecturer and is a full-time Scientist at the National Institute for Space Research (INPE). He is an Associated Editor of the journals Plant Ecology and Diversity and Journal of Ecosystems. He also serves as reviewer for renowned journals such as: Nature, Science, PLOS One, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, Nature Climate Change, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, among others. Dr Aragão has published as first author in the journals Nature and Science. He is an expert in tropical ecosystems and environmental sciences using Remote Sensing and his research focus on: carbon dynamics in forest ecosystems, climate and environmental change, ecosystem ecology and remote sensing of forest disturbances, including deforestation and fires.
** 2157 Google Scholar citations, h-index: 21, i10-index: 32**
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Dr Egídio Arai
has a background in Data Processing from Taubaté University, Brazil, with a Master in Apply Computer Sciences and a PhD in Remote Sensing (2011), both from the Brazilian Institute for Space Research, Brazil. Dr Arai is currently a Senior Technologist at the Brazilian Institute for Space Research. His research in Computers Sciences encompass a wide range of applications: Using satellites for meteorological analyses, computer systems, analysis of SeaWifs data and manipulation of HDF files.
Dr Liana Anderson
has a background in Biology from the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) and a Master degree in Remote Sensing from the National Institute for Space Research in Brazil. Dr Anderson has a DPhil degree from the University of Oxford, UK (2011). She is currently a visiting Scientist at INPE's Remote Sensing Division and an Associated Post-Doctoral fellow at the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford. Dr Anderson is a Honorary Professor at the Master degree course in Ecology and Natural Resources Management at the Federal University of Acre and the Coordinator of Forestry Chapter (GT3) of the Brazilian Panel for Climate Change.
** 1406 Google Scholar citations, h-index: 17, i10-index: 27**
Dr Yosio Shimabukuro
has a background in Forest Engineering from the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro. Dr Shimabukuro has a Master degree in Remote Sensing from INPE and a PhD in Remote Sensing/Forestry Sciences from Colorado State University, USA (1987). He has a post-doc from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (1993) and is currently a Senior Scientist at INPE's Remote Sensing Division. Dr Shimabukuro carried out pioneering research on the development of the spectral linear mixing model applied to remote sensing data and was also the precursor of the methodologies utilized in the PRODES digital and DETER projects at INPE and FRA 2010 from FAO. He is and Associated Editor of the journals CERES and Ambiente e Água. Is a member of the Executive Board of the Brazilian Journal of Cartography. His research focus on forestry resources and forest engineering emphasizing the applications on nature conservation, remote sensing, geoprocessing, forest engineering and environmental sciences.
** 4816 Google Scholar citations, h-index: 31, i10-index: 89**
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