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Henrique Miguel Pereira

Henrique Miguel Pereira

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Henrique Miguel Pereira is the Chair of the Portugal Infrastructures Biodiversity Chair and a Professor of Biodiversity Conservation at iDiv - German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research Halle-Jena-Leipzig. He was one of the lead authors of the Global Biodiversity Outlook 4, he is the Chair of the Biodiversity Observation Network of the Group on Earth Observations and a Coordinating Lead Author of the IPBES Scenarios Assessment. 

Prof. Pereira received his PhD in Biological Sciences from Stanford University in 2002. From 2003 to 2005 he coordinated the Portugal Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. From 2006 to 2009 he was the Director of Peneda-Gerês National Park in Northern Portugal. From 2009 to 2014 he was a Research Group Leader at the Center for Environmental Biology of the University of Lisbon. 

He has published over fifty scientific papers and reports on biodiversity issues. His research interests revolve around global biodiversity change, including monitoring schemes for biodiversity, spatially explicit and species-area models for biodiversity scenarios, and empirical studies of the consequences of rewilding abandoned farmland for biodiversity and ecosystem services.

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