Ima Vieira received her degree in agronomy from the Universidade Rural of Pará, Brazil in the year of 1983 and her Ph.D. degree at the University of Stirling, Scotland in 1996. She serves as a Senior Scientist at the Goeldi Museum and has been working in that Amazonia-based research institution from the Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology since 1988. She was the Former Director of the Museum from 2005-2009. Her mainly academic interests are in the fields of terrestrial tropical ecology, ecological restoration, and patterns of forest succession. In her studies, she uses interdisciplinary approaches to evaluate the sustainability of land uses in Amazonia and their impacts on biodiversity.
Biography Updated on 14 May 2011