Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Peruvian ecologist, PhD candidate and a Marie Curie fellow at the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU). She conducts research on the sustainability of forest-risk agricultural commodities of global relevance. Currently, she is studying the impacts of cocoa production on land-use change, deforestation, biodiversity and carbon loss in West Africa and other tropical areas
University of Ghent
Belgian ecologist involved with various research projects related to biodiversity, biological invasions, carbon sequestration, deforestation and forest ecology, in countries like Kenya, Brazil, Switzerland and Italy. Now, he's devoting his PhD studies in Belgium to a truly multidisciplinary project, which brings together expertise from different European countries to study how human health is affected by forest biodiversity.
University of Turin / Magma Geopark
Italian archaeologist involved in international projects related to culture, new technologies, education and research. She has been working with UNESCO Global Geoparks since 2009. Creator of the GEOfood brand and project manager of the Magma UNESCO Global Geopark in Norway since 2011. Currently, she’s a Marie Curie fellow and a PhD candidate in Technologies for Cultural Heritage (Tech4Culture) at the University of Turin (Italy).
The session will be moderated by
Raphael Ocelli Pinheiro
University of Turin
Brazilian ecologist involved in many research and projects on sustainable development, education, conservation and management of natural resources and sustainable heritage approaches. He is currently a Marie Curie fellow and PhD candidate in the Tech4Culture program at the University of Turin (Italy) where his research addresses the assessment of abiotic ecosystem services in traditional agricultural systems and their recognition as cultural heritage.
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