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Seminar: “Opportunities and challenges of spatial simulations for territorial planning: insights from Brazilian Amazon cases”, by Letícia Lima

Date: 2019-02-13

Title: “Opportunities and challenges of spatial simulations for territorial planning: insights from Brazilian Amazon cases”

Speaker: Letícia Lima, Universidade Federalde Minas Gerais

Moderator: Sergio Villamayor, ICTA-UAB

Date: Wednesday, February 13th 2019
Time: 12 h
Venue: Room Z-022/23

In this presentation, Letícia Lima will introduce some of the opportunities and the challenges of working with environmental modelling, focusing on spatial simulations that are frequently used to support policies on territorial planning. She will draw insights from her past experiences as researcher at the Centro de Sensoriamento Remoto (CSR/UFMG) where she co-authored papers related to conservation in the Brazilian Amazon, including research on how illegal logging can decrease revenues from government timber concessions, or how deforestation can impact precipitation and river discharge in the Amazon. These interdisciplinary studies combined knowledge from economics, climatology, remote sensing, cartography, demography, ecology, and other fields. These cases will give the audience a perspective of potential uses of environmental models to simulate alternative scenarios that may support policy-making in a geospatial perspective. She will also draw attention to the challenges faced by modellers: lack of distributed data, sampling quality, numerical errors, and other sources of uncertainty that may limit the power of these methods.

Letícia Lima is Associate Professor at the Department of Hydraulics Engineering and Water Resources at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. She is an Environmental Engineer (Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto, Brazil) with a master’s degree in Environmental Systems Analysis and Modelling (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil), and a PhD degree in Geography (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany).  She worked as a research associate for four years at the Centro de Sensoriamento Remoto (Remote Sensing Center, CSR/UFMG) where she focused her research on spatial modelling as a tool for territorial planning, working with land use change simulations, hydrology, and logging rent models. During her PhD at IRI THESys (HU-Berlin) she studied how different stakeholders perceive uncertainty in payments for ecosystem services and how that influence the long-term survival of such schemes. Letícia enjoys doing research with interdisciplinary methods and collaborative work using tools from natural and social sciences.

E-mail: leticia.lima@ehr.ufmg.br
Blog:  www.leticialima.weebly.com
ORCID profile: orcid.org/0000-0002-0268-2055
Publons Reviewers' Profile: publons.com/a/558387/
Research Gate Profile: www.researchgate.net/profile/Leticia_De_Lima
Google Scholar Profile: Letícia Santos de Lima - Google Scholar


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