Dr Jean Ometto is a researcher at the Earth System Science Center, Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (CCST/INPE), Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil. He is also a visiting Professor at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Juiz de Fora, Brazil. Jean has a PhD from CENA, University Of Sao Paulo (USP) and a B.S. degree from ESALQ , USP.
Jean’s areas of expertise are ecosystem functioning studies focusing on: biogeochemical cycling of carbon and nutrients in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems; forest dynamic and biomass; biosphere-atmosphere interactions and gas fluxes and ecological impacts of climate change. Jean plays a coordinating role in the Earth System Science Center at Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE) and in the ESSC’s PhD Program. ESSC’s mission is to generate interdisciplinary knowledge, envisioning equitable development at national and regional scales, while focusing on reducing environmental change impacts over the planet.