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Matheus H Nunes University of Cambridge 07470138666

EDUCATION AND RESEARCH Ph.D in Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge

Exp. 12/2018

Forest Ecology and Conservation group member; Fitzwilliam College member; Cambridge University Brazilian Society (CUBS) president; Cambridge Philosophical Society member.




Investigating the effects of land-use change, climate change and the environmental filters on spectral characteristics of vegetation in the temperate and tropical regions (NERC funded project); Investigating global warming effects on forest dynamics of human disturbed landscapes in Borneo using repeat airborne LiDAR (NERC and Carnegie Airborne Observatory funded project); Developed a tree-centric approach using LiDAR to quantify aboveground carbon in oil palm plantations.

MSc in Forest Sciences, University of São Paulo


São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) scholar; Member of the laboratory of Biometrics and Spatial Analysis of the University of California at Berkeley -

Developed a new tree taper equation for tropical forests; Developed biomass equations for Atlantic forests and Cerrado; Developed a new method to determine individual tree biomass in the field.

B.S. in Forest Engineering, Federal University of Lavras National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) scholar -

Assisted in plant identification of 2000 native tree species in Brazil; Developed an 8000-specimen digital database of Brazil’s native tree species; Investigated carbon dynamics of gallery forests in the Brazilian Cerrado.


PROFESSIONAL IPEF (Forest Science and Research Institute), Piracicaba, Brazil. Researcher


SMA Forest Engineering, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Biodiversity analyst


SENAI (National Service for Industrial Training), Minaçu, Brazil. Lecturer


SAMA Mining company, Minaçu, Brazil. Environmental analyst


REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS Rose, D.C. et al., 2018. The major barriers to evidence-informed conservation policy and possible solutions. Conservation letters. Jucker, T. et al., 2018. Ten‐year assessment of the 100 priority questions for global biodiversity conservation. Conservation Biology. Nunes, M.H., Ewers, R.M., Turner, E.C. and Coomes, D.A., 2017. Mapping Aboveground Carbon in Oil Palm Plantations Using LiDAR: A Comparison of Tree-Centric versus Area-Based Approaches. Remote Sensing, 9(8), p.816. Nunes, M.H., Davey, M.P. and Coomes, D.A., 2017. On the challenges of using field spectroscopy to measure the impact of soil type on leaf traits. Biogeosciences, 14(13), p.3371. Nunes, M.H., Terra, M.C.N.S, Oliveira, I.R.C. and van den Berg, E., 2017. The influence of disturbance on driving carbon stocks and tree dynamics of riparian forests in Cerrado. Journal of Plant Ecology, 11(3), p.401. Nunes, M.H. and Görgens, E.B., 2016. Artificial intelligence procedures for tree taper estimation within a complex vegetation mosaic in Brazil. PloS one, 11(5), p.e0154738.

LANGUAGES Portuguese native English Fluent Spanish Fluent Bahasa Malay Intermediate Italian Intermediate

Curriculum Vitae  
Curriculum Vitae