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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | Projects | IRI THESys | People | Letícia Santos de Lima

Letícia Santos de Lima

Doctoral Researcher
Uncertainties on payments for watershed services schemes


  • Ecosystem Services
  • Land Use Changes
  • River Basin Management


"The integrative approach in the heart of the IRI-THESys goals and the opportunity to interact with scientists from different backgrounds are my main motivations to be part of this institute." Letícia Lima

Letícia Lima is an Environmental Engineer (Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto , Brazil) with a Master Degree in Environmental Systems Analysis and Modeling from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. After finishing her master’s studies, she worked as a research associate for four years at Centro de Sensoriamento Remoto (Remote Sensing Center, CSR/UFMG) where she focused her research on spatial modeling as a tool for territorial planning, working with land use change simulations, hydrology, fire propagation and logging rent models. Together with the research team, she worked in direct contact with Brazilian federal agencies and international organizations in order to provide scientific support for regional policies. She worked also as a lecturer for two years at the Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Department at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, teaching and tutoring students from the Environmental and Civil Engineering undergraduate courses on topics related to watershed analysis and hydrogeology.

Her doctoral studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin were funded by Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico – Brazil, through the federal government program Ciência Sem Fronteiras (Science Without Borders).

Apart from her academic life, she enjoys nature, landscapes, cultural diversity, traveling, hiking, meditation and dancing. You can try a conversation with her in Portuguese, Spanish or English, but German language is still a puzzle for her.

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