Marina has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the Federal University of Alfenas and a master’s degree in Ecology, Conservation and Wildlife Management from the Federal University of Minas Gerais. Her work focuses on ecology and biodiversity conservation on fragmented landscapes and on socioenvironmental sustainability. At the NGO Fundação Biodiversitas (Belo Horizonte – MG), in a partnership with the Brazilian Ministry of the Environment, she developed the site map for the Brazilian Alliance for Zero Extinction, prioritizing areas for the conservation of severely endangered species. Currently, is a member of the Synthesis in Atlantic Forest Ecology and Sustainability group (SES-MA), studying the drivers of species richness in private Atlantic Forest patches and the effectiveness of conservation strategies in such areas, aiming to provide subsides for public policy and decision making.
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