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Name: Athayde, Simone
Title: Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Organization: Topical Conservation and Delveopment
Education: PhD, Interdisciplinary Ecology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2010
Office Address: 381 Grinter Hall PO BOX 115530 GAINESVILLE FL 32611-5530
Email: simonea@ufl.edu
Telephone: 352-273-4729

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Dr. Athayde is an environmental anthropologist and a Postdoctoral Research Associate for both the Amazon Conservation Leadership Initiative (ACLI) and the Tropical Conservation and Development Program (TCD), in the Center for Latin American Studies, University of Florida. She is also a Research Associate for Instituto Socioambiental – ISA, a Brazilian NGO. Simone holds a Bachelor in Biology (Brazil), specialization in Human Ecology (Indiana University), master degrees in Botany (Brazil) and Ethnobotany (UK), and a PhD in Interdisciplinary Ecology with concentration in Anthropology from University of Florida. In the last several years, her work has been recognized with awards from the Center for Latin American Studies and TCD Programs and from the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) at the University of Florida; from the Ministry of Culture in Brazil, and from the International Society of Ethnobiology. She has worked for roughly 20 years in the fields of environmental education, conservation and development of the Atlantic Forest and Amazonian regions in Brazil. Her research interests include interdisciplinary research, integrative science, traditional knowledge systems, ethnobotany and ethnoecology, and collaborative research and management of socio-ecological systems in the Amazon.

Keywords: socio-ecological systems; integrative science; indigenous knowledge systems; interdisciplinarity; transdisciplinarity; collaborative research; international development; Brazilian Amazon; sustainable development; hydroelectric dams