Viviane has a degree in Biology from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and holds a Master’s degree in Ecology from the same University. During her Masters, Viviane’s studies focused on aquatic and ecosystem ecology, especially on the relationship between biodiversity loss and ecosystem functioning. Viviane has experience at the private sector working on a bioremediation of water bodies’ project. Currently, she is developing a PhD at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, in which she is evaluating the influence of land use and land cover on water related ecosystems services, aiming to propose a prioritization map of forest restoration in the Atlantic Forest. At the International Institute for Sustainability, Viviane works as Research Assistant.