Full Professor, University of Brasília, Brazil

Mercedes Bustamante is currently a full professor at the University of Brasilia and has experience in Ecology, emphasizing Ecosystem Ecology. Author of the chapter “Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Uses” of the 5th and 6th Assessment Reports of Working group 3 (Mitigation) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – IPCC. Coordinator of the chapter “Ecosistemas terrestres y acuaticos continentales” of the report “Adaptación frente a los riesgos del cambio climático en los países iberoamericanos” of RIOCCADAPT. Co-coordinator of the “Drivers of Changes” chapter of the Regional Assessment for the Americas of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

M. Bustamante received a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from the State University of Rio de Janeiro (1984), a Master’s degree in Agricultural Sciences (Plant Physiology) from the Federal University of Viçosa (1988), and a Ph.D. in Geobotany – University of Trier (1993).

She is elected member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), and the US National Academy of Sciences (2021). Elected Honorary Fellow of the Association of Tropical Biology and Conservation (2020).

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