Georg Forster Awardee Prof. Soares-Filho now guest professor at ZEF

March 18, 2016.  

Professor Britaldo Silveira Soares Filho, from the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, guest professor at ZEF, was one of eight awardees who received the Georg Forster Award from the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation in Bamberg on March 18, 2016.

The reasons for awarding Professor Soares Filho are summarized as follows (see Website of the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation (in German)).

"Professor Soares Filho is known internationally for his applied research on land use change and tropical forest conservation in Brazil and the Brazilian Amazon in particular. He developed sophisticated tools and methods for the spatial assessment and evaluation of agricultural and environmental policies with respect to climate change and other environmental as well as socio-economic impacts. His work has significantly contributed to providing the scientific basis for Brazil’s success in reducing tropical forest loss in the Amazon region over the past decade. During his stay in Germany, Prof. Soares Filho will work on the cross-disciplinary integration of spatial analysis tools for conservation policy analysis".

Professor Soares-Filho gave a key note speech on „Meeting the challenge for countrywide conservation in Brazil“.

Professor Soares Filho is hosted by Robert Bosch Junior Professor Jan Börner at ZEF / University of Bonn and gave a public lecture on Environmental modelling in support of sound policy development @ZEF on March 30, 2016, 4:00-5:00 PM.


Jan Börner

Prof. Dr. Jan Börner