Program Coordinator

Tropical Conservation and Development Program
343 Grinter Hall
P.O. Box 115530
Gainesville, FL 32611-5530
Tel: 352-273-4734
Fax: 352-392-7682

Administrative duties

Patricia coordinates the activities related to the Tropical Conservation and Development Program (TCD) and its related programs such as: management of TCD student and alumni databases; organization and support all TCD events; planning and participation on task forces and committees; revision and maintenance of the TCD webpage; monitoring of the Ford Endowment expenditures; production of reports and is responsible for the program’s outreach in conjunction with the Center for LAS outreach director. She is also responsible for the coordination of scholarship and other financial support competitions sponsored by the Tropical Conservation and Development Program and the Amazon Conservation Leadership Initiative Program.

Geographic Expertise

Brazil, Amazonia, Atlantic Rainforest

Curriculum Vitae


Patricia previously served as Assistant Director of the Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project in Manaus, Brazil and has worked as a Biological Scientist at the UF School of Forest Resources and Conservation. Her background includes field research in tropical forest ecology and conservation, as well as undergraduate and graduate education related to tropical conservation and development. She holds an MS in Ecology from Universidade de Sao Paulo and a BA in Biology from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. She is a native speaker of Brazilian Portuguese.