Jean Paul Metzger Versão em português
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Jean Paul Metzger is a biologist (University of São Paulo, 1988) with a master in Landscape Management (Unesco, 1990) and PhD in Ecology (University of Toulouse, 1995). Currently he is a full Professor of Ecology at the University of São Paulo.
In the last 20 years, he worked with landscape ecology and biodiversity conservation in highly fragmented landscapes, essentially in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest region. His main research focuses are related with landscape connectivity, ecological thresholds and time-lag responses to landscape changes, and conservation planning. More recently, he is exploring the relationships between landscape structure and ecosystems services.
He was the founder of the Brazilian Chapter of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE-BR) and vice-president of IALE. He was Associate Editor of “Biological Conservation” (2005-2010), and currently is member of the editorial board of “Landscape Ecology” and “Current Landscape Ecology Report”, and Editor-in-Chief of “Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation”
He was Lead Author in three assessments of The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES): “Models and Scenarios of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services”, “Land Degradation and Restoration” and “Americas”. He is also co-chair in the Brazilian Assessment (https://www.bpbes.net.br).