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Carlos A. de M. Scaramuzza

Dr. Scaramuzza's experience includes development of public policies, research and project management related to biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. His main background is the establishment of bridges between technical-scientific research and practical applications on the ground. Dr. Scaramuzza is a Senior Research Associate and Technical Director of the International Institute for Sustainability (IIS Rio) and ex-Brazilian Technical CBD focal point. From May 2013, he served as Director of the Biodiversity Conservation Department from Secretary of Biodiversity and Forest of Brazilian Minister of Environment and was responsible for the development and implementation of Brazilian government environmental policies related to species and ecosystem conservation and biodiversity conservation planning. From 2015 to November, 2017, he led the Ecosystem Conservation Department in a new structure of the Biodiversity Secretary. Dr. Scaramuzza has been involved in the implementation of public policies and project and program management and his experience covers landscape and community ecology; vegetation dynamics, land use and land cover changes; agroecological zoning; and grasslands, neotropical savanna and rainforest ecology.