Projects

BRAmazonia
Operational model of CCST, initially proposed by Aguiar et al. (2012), in which results are annually updated in this site. In 2015, Aguiar et al. developed a new component to deal with forest degradation, documented in Aguiar et al. (2015).

Eráclito Rodrigues de Sousa Neto, Dr.
Post-doctoral fellow at the Earth System Science Center (CCST - INPE), in São José dos Campos. He has been investigating the mechanisms and drivers of land use and land cover changes (LUCC) in northeastern Brazil. His research is multi-faceted and focuses on estimating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from Caatinga soils and studying the impacts of LUCC on vegetation, policies and local people. This post doc research will provide subsidies for the development of a functioning emissions estimation system for the Caatinga (INPE-EM / BRCaatinga), as we have today for Amazon.
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Alan de Brito
PhD student in Earth System Science, INPE. Advisors: Ana Paula Aguiar and Gilvan Sampaio. The thesis (in progress) is to develop a model of deforestation emission by greenhouse gases in the Cerrado (Cerrado BR), Brazil, using the INPE-Emission Model framework. The construction of spatially explicit model aims to represent the environmental and socioeconomic heterogeneity found in different regions of the biome. This thesis will provide subsidies for the development of a functioning emissions estimation system for the Cerrado (INPE-EM / BRCerrado), as we have today to Amazon.
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Maria das Vitórias Medeiros da Mata
PhD thesis on Climate Sciences, Exact and Earth Sciences Center of Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte. Advisors: Judith Hoelzemann and Jean Ometto. The research presents unpublished estimates of CO2 emissions balance from land use and land cover changes (LUCC) for RN Caatinga vegetation, using the INPE-EM emissions model (INPE-Emission Model), adapted to the most relevant activities related to LUCC for the study region. In model adaptation, spatial deforestation data were used (2000 - 2010), and biomass, as well as other parameters available in the literature, for example, the percentage of biomass removed and burned above and below ground, cut decay thereof and number of years for the abandonment of areas.
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Christianne Riquetti Corsini
PhD student in Earth System Science, INPE. Advisors: Ana Paula Aguiar and Luís Aragão. Her thesis (in progress) seeks to understand the variability of the growth process of secondary vegetation (and hence CO2 absorption) in the Brazilian Amazon, aiming to improve the INPE-EM model.
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Juliana Kury
PhD student in Earth System Science, INPE. Advisors: Ana Paula Aguiar and Dalton Valeriano. Her thesis (in progress) aims to understand the spatial and temporal patterns (trajectories) of forest degradation in the Amazon, in order to support the construction of an emission estimates component for forest degradation by INPE-EM.
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Leticia Viana Hissa
PhD student at Humboldt University, Department of Geography, in Berlin, under the guidance of Prof. Tobia Lakes. Among the activities of her PhD (in progress) is the adaptation of the INPE-IN Model for the region of BR 163 (Cuiabá-Santarém). She developed a new component for estimating emissions from forest degradation by edge effect in the neighboring areas to the deforested areas.
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