Arimatéa C. Ximenes is holding a position as a Scientist in the Climate Change, Energy & Low Carbon Development Team at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) in Bogor, Indonesia. Currently, he is based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His research works are related to global wetlands, land use and land cover change (LUCC), fire patterns, Geographical Information Science (GIS), and spatial ecology. He aims to better understand species distribution, ecological processes, and climate mitigation and adaptation. He holds a Ph.D. in Science from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and a joint Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in Belgium, an M.Sc. in Remote Sensing from the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE), and B.A. in Biology from Santa Úrsula University. During his Ph.D. at the ULB and VUB, he studied the macroecology of mangroves focusing on climate and oceanographic influence on range limits. He traveled to Sri Lanka, Kenya, Florida-USA, and Brazil for his studies in the mangrove ecosystems. Research gate website: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Arimatea-Ximenes.