Oliveira, Pedro


Professional Preparation

  • 2017-present     Geospatial Sciences and Engineering     Ph.D.     South Dakota State University
  • 2009-2011         Remote Sensing                                       M.Sc.     Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, Brazil
  • 2004-2007         Geography                                               B.A         Centro Universitário de Belo Horizonte, Brazil


Ph.D.  Integrating airborne LiDAR, Landsat-8 and Sentinel-2 data to map Brazilian Amazon Tropical Moist Forest Biome (BATMFB) canopy height [Funded by GSCE Graduate Research Assistantship].


Research Interest

Remote sensing, LiDAR, land use change, carbon flux, Amazon.


LiDAR canopy height overview sample in the Brazilian Amazon. 


Selected Publications

Bustamante, MMC, Silva, JSO,Cantinho, RZ,Shimbo, JZ, Oliveira, PVC, Santos, MMO,Ometto, JPHB, Cruz, MR, Mello, TRB, Godiva, D, Nobre, CA. (2018). Engagement of scientific community and transparency in C accounting: the Brazilian case for anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions from land use, land-use change and forestry. Environmental Research Letters, in press https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/aabb37.

Englund, O, Sparovek, G, Berndes, G, Freitas, F, Ometto, JP, Oliveira, PVC, Costa-Junior, C, Lapola, D. (2017). A new high-resolution nation-wide aboveground carbon map for Brazil. Geo: Geography and Environment, 4(2), 1-12.

Bustamante, MMC, Valeriano, DM, de Almeida, CA, Cantinho, RZ, Maurano, LEP, Nobre, CA, Oliveira, PVC, Ometto, JP, Roitman, I, Rojas, M, Santos, MMO and Shimbo, JZ. (2017). Are Brazil deforesters avoiding detection? Reply to Richards et al. 2016. Conservation Letters, 10, 493–494.

Ometto, JP, Aguiar, AP, Assis, T, Soler, L, Valle, P, Tejada, G, Lapola, DM, Meir, P. (2014). Amazon forest biomass density maps: tackling the uncertainty in carbon emission estimates. Climatic Change, 124(3), 545-560. 


Other Publications

Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation – MCTI. (2016). Third National Communication of Brazil to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Brasília. v. III, 333p. ISBN: 978-85- 88063-25-9.

Last modified: 
Apr 05, 2018