Dr Luciana Soler is a researcher with the Earth System Science Center (CCST/INPE) and Planetary Skin Institute collaborative project, Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil.
Luciana has a B.Sc. degree in physics from the Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (1997), a M.Sc. in remote sensing from the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research - INPE (2000), and a PhD from the University of Wageningen, The Netherland where her focus is on deforestation and human-environmental interactions in the Brazilian Amazon.
Previously, Luciana was a Technologist with the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as part of a World Bank project to monitor oil spills on the Brazilian coast using SAR images. Since 2010 she has been engaged in collaborative research with the Earth System Science Centre at INPE focused on land use/cover change modeling, carbon emission estimations by deforestation as well as embodied emissions, and the resilience of socio-ecological systems.