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IBS Associations

Environment and Society Program

Center for the Governance of Natural Resources

Research Interests

Forest management; empowerment of local communities; biomass and carbon stock quantification; tropical forests

Brief Biography

Sabina Ribeiro is a Forest Engineer with experience in conducting projects that promote forest conservation and the empowerment of local communities, especially extractivists. Her work includes capacity building of local communities to sustainable use natural resources and knowledge dissemination about climate change causes, forms of mitigation and adaptation. She also develops long-term systematic monitoring of forests and assessment of carbon stock in natural and planted forests.

Sabina is also an Associate Professor in the Center for Biological and Natural Sciences (CCBN) at the Federal University of Acre (UFAC) and is the vice-coordinator of the Master Program in Forest Science at UFAC. She received her D.Sc. in 2011 from the Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil (forest management), which included a 1-year training in the University of Göttingen, Germany. At UFAC, she teaches undergraduate courses on forest management for natural and planted forests, and graduate courses on introduction to research and tropical forest management. She mentors students and conducts research on forest science and on people and conservation. Currently, Sabina is also a Fulbright scholar under the Program Fulbright Amazonia.