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Jean Paul Walter Metzger


Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Biociências (IB)  (Institutional affiliation from the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Jean Paul Metzger is a full Professor of Ecology at the University of São Paulo. He obtained his MSc and Ph.D. in Landscape Ecology at the University of Toulouse, France. In the last 25 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 to landscape connectivity, ecological thresholds and time-lag responses to landscape changes, and conservation planning. More recently, he is exploring the relationships between landscape structure, ecosystem services, and human well-being, and investigating environmental policies' efficiency to manage multifunctional landscapes. He also uses extensive modeling and scenario approaches to link landscape-level processes with restoration processes. He has published over 180 papers in various journals, including Science, Nature, Landscape Ecology, Ecological Applications, Journal of Applied Ecology, Ecography, Oikos, Biological Conservation, among others. Those manuscripts have accumulated ca. 13,000 citations, resulting in an H-index of 55 (April 2023, Scopus database). He has supervised 30 M.Sc. dissertations, 20 doctoral theses, and 17 post-doctoral projects. He was the founder of the Brazilian Chapter of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE-BR) and vice-president of IALE (2013-2015). He was Associate Editor of ?Biological Conservation? (2005-2010), and currently is a 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 was also co-chair of the Brazilian Assessment ( (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

Articles published in Pesquisa FAPESP Magazine about the researcher:
El combate contra las catástrofes requiere de análisis de proyecciones climáticas 
Combating disasters requires analysis of climate projections 
Las metamorfosis del Bosque Atlántico 
The Metamorphoses of the Atlantic Forest 
The gears of the forest 
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