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Britaldo Silveira Soares Filho

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Britaldo Silveira Soares Filho
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🏳️ NationalityBrazillian
🎓 Alma materUniversidade Federal de Minas Gerais;
Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais;
Universidade de São Paulo
💼 Occupation

Britaldo Silveira Soares Filho is a Brazilian scientist, and Professor in Environment Modeling at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais.[1][2] Britaldo is one of winners of the Georg Foster Research Awards[3] because "he has developed innovative methods in the field of geography and cartography which make it possible to precisely predict how tropical rainforests – such as in the Amazon basin – will develop. Based on these models, the government of Brazil has implemented a variety of protective measures[4][5][6] and is planning more for the future[7]."


  • BA in Geology, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais: March, 1978-December, 1982.[8]
  • MSc in Remote Sensing, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais – March 1987-November 1989.
  • DSc in Spatial Analyses, Universidade de São Paulo – March, 1993-September, 1998.


Dr. Britaldo Silveira Soares-Filho is full professor of Department of Cartography[1] since March 2012, Institute of Geosciences and the current coordinator of CSR (Remote Sensing Center) of Federal University of Minas Gerais (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais), Brazil. He advises at the graduate courses on Production Engineering and Environmental Modeling of UFMG; of which he led the creation of the latter. Since 2000, he has collaborated in various research projects in the Amazon with IPAM[9] (Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental da Amazônia), Aliança da Terra, and the Woods Hole Research Center[9], where he is a distinguished visiting scientist[10]. In addition, he is member of the scientific board of CTI (Center of Territorial Intelligence) and guest professor at Center for Development Research University of Bonn, Germany[11].

His research consists of environmental modeling, in particular, the development of simulation models of changes in land use and coverage, agricultural and forest profitability, urban dynamics, forest fire and carbon balance and their applications for the design of public policies and evaluation policies. An important product of his research is the DINAMICA EGO software, a platform for environmental modeling used by researchers from various countries like Mexico, Iran, Bangladesh, Greece, China and others[12].

Soares Filho participated in important projects to define public policies for environmental protection and conservation in Brazil, such as the Amazon Region Protected Areas Program[13][14], in which he is part of the Arpa Scientific Advisory Panel[15], and the environmental impact modeling studies of the implementation of BR 163 in the Amazon region[13][16].


  • 2007. IPCC fourth report, working group III, mitigation, contributing author[17], chapter 9[18], Forestry – IPCC was awarded jointly with Al Gore with the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.[19]
  • 2015. Georg Forster Research Award, The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation[20]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Soareas Filho, Britaldo - Department of Cartography of Insituto de Geociências-UFMG".
  2. "Corpo docente do Programa de Pós Graduação em Análise e Modelagem de Sistemas Ambiental".
  3. von Humboldt, Foundation Alexander (December 2015). "Awards for researchers from developing and transition countries".
  4. Soares-Filho, Britaldo. "Redução das emissões de carbono do desmatamento no Brasil..." (PDF).
  5. WWF (August 2009). "Unidades de conservação apoiadas pelo Arpa reduzem em 1,1 bilhão de toneladas as emissões de carbono".
  6. WWF (December 2017). "Programa ARPA supera meta de 60 milhões de hectares".
  7. CSR. "Projeto FIP Cerrado".
  8. "Currilum Lattes".
  9. 9.0 9.1 Soares-Filho, Britaldo (March 2006). "A Amazônia em Clima de Mudança: Reduzindo as emissões de Carbono..."
  10. Woods Hole Research Center. "DISTINGUISHED VISITING SCIENTIST".
  11. ZEF (March 2016). "Georg Forster Awardee Prof. Soares-Filho now guest professor at ZEF".
  12. DINAMICA EGO Software. "DINAMICA EGO Publications".
  13. 13.0 13.1 McGrath, David; Schlesinger, Peter; Lefebvre, Paul; McDonald, Alice; Voll, Eliane; Ramos, Claudia Azevedo; Garcia, Ricardo Alexandrino; Cerqueira, Gustavo Coutinho; Curran, Lisa (August 2005). "Cenários de desmatamento para a Amazônia". Estudos Avançados. 19 (54): 137–152. doi:10.1590/S0103-40142005000200008. ISSN 0103-4014.
  14. "IPAM Amazônia | Redução das emissões de carbono do desmatamento no Brasil: o papel do Programa Áreas Protegidas da Amazônia (Arpa)". ipam.org.br (in português). Retrieved 2019-01-03.
  15. Jr, Reinaldo (2015-03-17). "Painel Científico de Aconselhamento do Arpa vai avaliar propostas de criação e consolidação de novas UCs". ARPA - Programa Áreas Protegidas da Amazônia (in português). Retrieved 2019-01-03.
  16. "Amazônia se divide entre a BR e a ferrovia". www2.senado.leg.br. Retrieved 2019-01-03.
  17. Silveira Soares Filho, Britaldo. "Contributors to the IPCC WGIII Fourth Assessment Report" (PDF).
  18. Silveira Soares Filho, Britaldo. "Forestry" (PDF).
  19. Nobel, October 2007. "The Nobel Peace Prize for 2007".
  20. von Humboldt, Foundation Alexander (December 2015). "Awards for researchers from developing and transition countries".

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