Gabriela is a biologist, with a PhD in Ecology and is a researcher at IIS. She is a problem-oriented sustainability scientist, trained in conservation, landscape planning and environmental management from the Federal University of Minas Gerais. She strives to understand how people can transform social-ecological systems to be more sustainable, resilient and equitable. For this purpose, she does modelling and empirical research to improve the management and governance of social-ecological systems. She has a special interest in nature´s contribution to people, including economic and ecological mechanisms related to those benefits, nature-based solutions, ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change and landscape resilience.