Dr Luiz Aragão is the leader of the TREES lab. He has a background in Environmental Sciences from the State University of North Fluminense in Brazil, with a PhD in Remote Sensing from the Brazilian Institute for Space Research (2004). Dr Aragão was a visiting student at the University of Edinburgh, UK (2003), and a Postdoc at the University of Oxford, UK (2004-2008). He is currently associated with the University of Exeter, UK, as a Senior Lecturer. He is also a full-time Scientist at the National Institute for Space Research (INPE).
Dr Aragão is an Associated Editor of the journal Plant Ecology and Diversity. He also serves as a reviewer for renowned journals such as Nature, Science, PLOS One, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), and Nature Climate Change, among others. He has published as first author in the journals Nature and Science.
Dr Aragão is an expert in tropical ecosystems and environmental sciences using Remote Sensing. His research focuses on carbon dynamics in forest ecosystems, climate and environmental change, ecosystem ecology and remote sensing of forest disturbances, including deforestation and fires.