Raísa has a BSc Biology degree, PhD in Ecology and Evolution from the Federal University of Goiás (UFG) and she was awarded with an Australia Award - Endeavour Research Fellowship to do part of her PhD at James Cook University, Australia. She was a postdoctoral researcher at the Conservation and Biogeography Lab before joining the IIS team. Raísa does research in Ecology and Conservation Biology, focusing on systematic conservation planning, spatial analysis and on impact & effectiveness in biodiversity conservation. She also has experience in herpetology and biodiversity monitoring, having worked in protected areas, rural landscapes and mining areas. Her main goal is to give support to decision-making by helping to build a body of evidence on the effectiveness and impact of conservation policies.
State Plan for the Recovery of Native Vegetation in the State of Pará (PRVN)
IIS-re.green partnership to restore at least 1 million hectares of forests
Identifying Priority Areas for Restoration: Amazon Biome
Feasibility analysis of compensation scenarios for residual impacts on biodiversity at Norsk Hydro’s bauxite mine in Paragominas – PA
Earth Optimist Brazil 2021