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Carlos Peres


University of East Anglia (UEA)

Carlos is Co-PI on the ABC Expeditions project.

Carlos Peres has built one of the world's leading research groups in tropical forest ecology and conservation, working mainly in the Amazon. He graduated in Tropical Agronomy from the Universidade Federal Rural da Amazônia (UFRA, 1983) and in Biological Sciences from the Universidade Federal do Pará (UFPA, 1983); and has a Master’s in Forest Ecology & Conservation from the University of Florida, Gainesville (1986) and PhD in Tropical Ecology and Conservation from the University of Cambridge, Cambridge (1991). He was Professor at the Ecology Department at Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Institute of BioSciences (1993-1996). He is currently Visiting Professor at the Federal University of Paraiba (UFPB, João Pessoa, PB) and Full Professor in Tropical Ecology and Conservation at University of East Anglia (UEA, Norwich, UK). He has extensive experience in tropical ecosystem ecology and conservation, with emphasis on applied ecology, working mainly on the following topics: natural resource management in tropical forests, landscape ecology, population ecology, ecology of vertebrate communities in tropical forests, and socio-economics of natural resource use. He has accumulated an increasing academic output (cited more than 30,000 times) of about 350 papers, 50 book chapters and 2 books, and has won 3 international awards for academic excellence. 

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