Raphael Ocelli Pinheiro

Raphael was born in Contagem, Brazil. He graduated in Biological Sciences at Instituto Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil) with an exchange program at Xavier University of Louisiana (USA) through the Brazil’s Science Without Borders program. He has a master’s degree in Human Ecology from Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium) through the Flemish Interuniversity Council for University Development Cooperation (VLIR-UOS) program, with a research on cultural ecosystem services and ecotourism development in protected areas. His experience as a early-stage researcher is based on sustainable development, ecology, education, conservation and management of natural resources and sustainable heritage approaches. He is currently a PhD researcher in the Tech4Culture program at the University of Turin (Italy) where his research addresses the assessment of cultural ecosystem services in traditional agricultural systems and their recognition as cultural heritage.

Tech4Culture Fellow – Call 2 (2019)

Supervisor: Marco Giardino, Earth Sciences Department