Prof. Reynaldo Luiz Victoria   

Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil


Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee and Author of the SCOPE Rapid Assessment Project on the Benefits of Soil Carbon


Area Panel member of the PFPMCG, FAPESP Global Climate Change Research Program.

Reynaldo Luiz Victoria received a bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering from the Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz da Universidade de São Paulo (ESALQ-USP, University of São Paulo Luiz de Queiroz School of Agriculture) in 1972. In 1975, he received a master’s degree in nuclear energy use in agriculture from the USP Centro de Energia Nuclear na Agricultura (CENA, Center for Nuclear Energy in Agriculture). In 1980, he received a doctoral degree in soil and plant nutrition from the ESALQ-USP. In 1990, he became a tenured professor in the ESALQ-USP Department of Physics and Meteorology. In 1996, he became a full professor at the CENA.

From 1976 to 1977, Dr. Victoria was an intern in a specialized course at the University of Saskatchewan. He pursued his postdoctoral studies at the University of California, Davis(1981–1982) and the University of Washington (1992–1993), in Seattle.

Dr. Victoria was the director of the CENA from 2002 to 2005, as well as being a member of various college boards during his career at USP. He was twice committee chairman of the ESALQ-USP Interunidades Graduate Program in Applied Ecology. He was and is currently the coordinator of the Committee for the Study of Environmental Problems of the USP Dean’s Office for Culture and University Extension. He was a member of the Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES, Office for the Advancement of Higher Education) Interdisciplinary Committee. For 16 years, he was a category I, level A Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq, Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development) researcher. He is currently a category I, level B CNPq researcher.

Dr. Victoria is a former president and current member of the Directive Council of the Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental da Amazônia (IPAM, Amazon Environmental Research Institute). He is also a former member of the Scientific Committee of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme Biospheric Aspects of the Hydrological Cycle and the Executive Committee of the International Council for Science-United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment.

Dr.Victoria received the Fernando Costa Medal from the São Paulo State Association of Agricultural Engineers for his contribution to research. He has also received a commendation from the Brazilian National Order of Scientific Merit. He is a full member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, active in the field of earth sciences.