Gabriel de Oliveira
Dr. Gabriel de Oliveira is an Assistant Professor of Geography in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of South Alabama. Dr. de Oliveira has large expertise working in the Amazon Rainforest, focusing on the use of orbital remote sensing imagery and ground observations in order to understand how deforestation, fire, and droughts affect the plant ecophysiological processes and, consequently, the regional climate due to the exchanges of water and carbon between the biosphere and the atmosphere. Addressing these questions is essential for an improved understanding of the survival and fitness of plants, plant species distribution, and for the prediction of ecosystem responses to future climate change. Dr. de Oliveira has over 10 years of field experience in the Amazon Rainforest, and has traveled to most parts of the Brazilian Amazon and also parts of the Bolivian and Peruvian Amazon. Dr. de Oliveira received a B.S. in Geography from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil), and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Remote Sensing from Brazil’s Space Agency, the National Institute for Space Research. Following that, Dr. de Oliveira conducted Postdoctoral studies in the Department of Geography and Atmospheric Science at the University of Kansas (USA) and the Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Toronto (Canada). Dr. de Oliveira is a member of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and the International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS), and has published his research in some of the most important scientific journals of his field, such as Science, Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, Ecosphere, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, Plant Science, International Journal of Remote Sensing, and International Journal of Applied Earth Observations and Geoinformation.