Name: Paula Franco Moreira
Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Affiliation: Graduate Program in Environmental Sciences (PGCiamb), Federal University of Tocantins (UFT), CAPES Science Without Borders Project: “Participatory Management of Biocultural Diversity on Indigenous Lands Affected by Hydroelectric Dams in the Amazon”
Bio: Dr. Moreira is a post-doctoral Researcher of the Environmental Sciences Program at the Federal University of Tocantins in the Brazilian Amazon, Researcher of the Amazon Dams Network. PhD concluded at Institute of International Relations, University of Brasília, Brazil. Her research areas include global environmental politics focusing on the regulation and governance of water use for hydro energy purposes, participatory management of biodiversity in Indigenous Territories, Indigenous Knowledge, climate change, the Amazon region and transnational civil society networks. Currently, she is working on two projects: The regulation, policies and the governance of the use of water resources for hydro energy purposes on five indigenous territories in the Brazilian Amazon basin, and the impact of the dams on the participatory Indigenous Peoples’ management of biodiversity; and the other concerns Indigenous Peoples’ knowledge(s) and the global environmental governance. Brazilian registered lawyer since 2011.