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Jean Paul Metzger

Full Professor
University of São Paulo
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Jean Paul Metzger is a full Professor of Ecology at the University of São Paulo. He obtained his MSc and PhD in Landscape Ecology at the University of Toulouse, France. In the last 20 years, he worked with landscape ecology and biodiversity conservation in highly fragmented landscapes, essentially in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest region. His main research focuses are related with landscape connectivity, ecological thresholds and time-lag responses to landscape changes, and conservation planning. More recently, he is exploring the relationships between landscape structure, ecosystems services and human well-being, besides investigating the efficiency of environmental policies to manage multifunctional landscapes. He also uses extensively modeling and scenarios approaches to link landscape-level processes with restoration processes. He has published over 130 papers in various journals that include Science, Nature, Landscape Ecology, Ecological Applications, Journal of Applied Ecology, Ecography, Oikos, Biological Conservation, among others. Those manuscripts have accumulated more than 7100 citations, resulting in an H-index of 42 (June 2019, Scopus database). He has supervised 27 M.Sc. dissertations, 14 doctoral theses and 13 post-doctoral projects. He was the founder of the Brazilian Chapter of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE-BR) and vice-president of IALE. He was Associate Editor of “Biological Conservation” (2005-2010), and currently is member of the editorial board of “Landscape Ecology” and “Current Landscape Ecology Report”, and Editor-in-Chief of “Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation”. He was Lead Author in three assessments of The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES): “Models and Scenarios of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services”, “Land Degradation and Restoration” and “Americas”. He is also co-chair of the Brazilian Assessment (
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Americas Assessment-Liaison expert
Land Degradation and Restoration Assessment-Liaison expert
Scenarios and models assessment-Lead author
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    IPBES Experts