Weber Antonio Neves do Amaral
CV Lattes CNPq
Sustentabilidade e Genética Florestal
Weber A. N. Amaral, a Brazilian national, obtained his Ph.D. and M.A. degrees from Harvard University, USA. He also holds a Master of Sciences degree from the University of Sao Paulo (USP), Brazil. His research and professional interests are in the areas of biofuels and sustainable use of biodiversity, forest genetic resources, biotechnology and biosafety, sustainable development and public policy. He is a professor at the University of São Paulo, ESALQ, Brazil. He was the coordinator of the Brazilian Center for Biofuels - 2005 - 2008, and formally Senior Scientist at the International Plant Genetic Resources Institute, IPGRI, based in Rome, coordinating the Global Forest Genetic Resources Project. Prior to his current assignment at the University of Sao Paulo, he was an Assistant Professor, Agronomy and Forestry at the State University of Sao Paulo from 1989 to 1996. His professional career has included working as a researcher in Plant Genetics and Breeding at Florin Florestamento Integrado SA. Weber Amaral has been a consultant on Biodiversity for the Brazilian government, member of the International Advisory Group of the Pilot Programme on Tropical Rain Forests (PPG7), UNCTAD Biotrade Programme, FUNBIO, NGOs and private sector. He speaks fluent Portuguese, English, Spanish and Italian.