Carlos Eduardo Pellegrino Cerri

University of São Paulo (USP), Department of Soil Science, Brazil


  • Lead author to the SCOPE Rapid Assessment Project on the Benefits of Soil Carbon


Undergraduate, B.S. Agricultural Engineer, by the Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ) from the Universidade de São Paulo (USP). The master degree was taken at ESALQ/USP in Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, concluded in 1999. At the Centro de Energia Nuclear na Agricultura (CENA/USP) he took his PhD under the issue of Tropical Ecosystem Functioning. As a Post-Doc, Carlos Eduardo worked three years for an international project funded by the Global Environment Facility, part of the United Nations Environment Programme. In 2005, just after concluding the post-doc, he obtained a FAPESP fellowship as a young scientist. Presently, Dr. Carlos Eduardo is a professor at the Soil Science Department at ESALQ/USP, where he teaches three courses for undergraduate students and four disciplines for master and PhD students. His main lines of research are related to soil organic matter dynamics in tropical regions, mathematical modeling applied to soil science, soil properties spatial variability and global climate change. Finally, he is member of the Sociedade Brasileira de Ciência do Solo, International Humic Substances Society, Soil Science Society of America, American Society of Agronomy e Crop Science Society of America. As recognition, he received prizes from the Soil Science Society of America, the START (Global Change System for Analysis, Research, and Training), CENA-USP, Fundacao Bunge, and Camara Municipal de Piracicaba-SP.