|Member Since||Apr 12, 2016||CoLab Points (actual)|
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|Country||Brazil||CoLab Points (max. potential)|
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I was born in a Dutch village in Brazil, named Holambra. Icompleted my Bachelor studies in Ecology at the Universidade Estadual Paulista (Brazil) with a specific focus on applied techniques for restoring degraded lands through an understanding of the ecological succession stages of forest development. Upon graduation, I had the opportunity to coordinate a fieldwork team (INPA/Smithsonian), conducting a phytodemographic survey in the Amazon Forest which provided a deeper understanding of ecological processes such as fragmentation. Afterwards, I traveled through Europe and pursued a Master’s degree in Geo-Information Science at Wageningen University, The Netherlands. I was a founding member of EarthCollective in The Netherlands and initiated my adventures in South Africa through the development of a vegetation monitoring programme in the Great Fish River Reserve. New opportunities arose while in South Africa which motivated the founding of Living Lands. Since then, I managed with my colleagues a set of initiatives for collectively finding out solutions for degraded landscapes, climate change solutions, wildlife conservation strategies and general socio environmental issues. I acted in a research capacity and supervised various visiting remote sensing & GIS students. During a couple of months in 2009 I worked with Brazillian and US organizations in researching the social, environmental and economical trade offs between business as usual versus REDD+ scheme in the Amazon. I presented some of our results at COP15 in Copenhagen. In 2013 I went back to Brazil for supporting other projects, acting as a consultant to private and public sectors, enabling sustainable development both in rural and urban landscapes. I am currently investigating opportunities to support conservation and restoration strategic planning and implementation initiatives, at no specific location, as those issues are world wide demands.
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|Collective intelligence incentives to promote ecologically friendly actions||Apr 12, 2016|
|Want to get people involved? Go local||Apr 12, 2016|
|Silvia Weel is supporting proposal Want to get people involved? Go local||Apr 12, 2016|
|Silvia Weel is supporting proposal Collective intelligence incentives to promote ecologically friendly actions||Apr 12, 2016|
|Silvia Weel joined the Climate CoLab community||Apr 12, 2016|