Arimatea de Carvalho Ximenes


Arimatéa C. Ximenes is a scientist with the Climate Change, Energy and Low-Carbon Development team at CIFOR-ICRAF in Bogor, Indonesia, and is currently based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His research work focuses on global wetlands, land-use and land-cover change (LUCC), fire patterns, remote sensing, GIS and spatial ecology. He aims to better understand species distribution, ecological processes and climate mitigation and adaptation. He holds a PhD in Science from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and a joint PhD in Bioengineering from Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in Belgium, an MSc in Remote Sensing from the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE), and a BSc in Biology from Santa Úrsula University in Rio de Janeiro. During his PhDs at ULB and VUB he studied the macroecology of mangroves, focusing on climate and oceanographic influence on range limits. He travelled to Sri Lanka, Kenya, Florida and Brazil for his studies in mangrove ecosystems. Research gate website: