Governance structure

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The conference is jointly organized by the Brazilian Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services/BPBES, The Brazilian Foundation for Sustainable Development/FBDS, Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation/Embrapa and Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP).

The Conference Organizing Committee (COC) consists of a Local Organizing Committee (LOC), Support Team, and a Scientific Program Committee (SPC).

Conference Organizing Committee (COC)

Chair (regional conference representative)

Ana Turetta - Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa-Soil) and ESP Brazilian Network


Rudolf de Groot – Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP)

Local Organizing Committee (LOC)


Maíra Padgurschi – Brazilian Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (BPBES) and State University of Campinas (UNICAMP)


Fabio R. Scarano – BPBES, The Brazilian Foundation for Sustainable Development (FBDS) and Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)

Support team

  • Aliny P. Pires – UFRJ and BPBES
  • Diego Casallas - Applied Biodiversity
  • Eduardo Rigacci - Unicamp
  • Gabriel Wolfsdorf - Unicamp
  • Gabriela Berro - Unicamp
  • Iskra Konovska - Ecosystem Services Partnership
  • Leandra Gonçalves – Unicamp and BPBES
  • Mabel Sánchez Palacios - Unicamp
  • Martine van Weelden - Ecosystem Services Partnership
  • Natalia Dantas Paes – Unicamp
  • Paula Drummond Castro – Unicamp and BPBES
  • Isabela Santos - BPBES

Scientific Program Committee (SPC)


Margareth Simões – Embrapa Soil


Marcela Quintero - International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

  • Alexander Rincón – National University of Colombia
  • Cristiana S. Seixas – State University of Campinas/Unicamp
  • Rudolf de Groot – University of Wageningen
  • Edmundo Barrios Nogueira – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations/ FAO
  • Olga Lucía Hernández Manrique - ‎Instituto Alexander von Humboldt/ Colombia
  • Paulo Sinesgalli – University of São Paulo/USP
  • Wilson Cabral – Technological Institute of Aeronautics/ITA
  • Ana Paula Turetta – Embrapa Soil
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