Dr. Britaldo Silveira Soares-Filho is full professor of Department of Cartography, Institute of Geosciences of Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil. His research focuses on modeling and analysis of land-use policy scenarios, including integrated simulation of land-use changes in tropical forest regions and the assessment of their impacts on climate, river regime, carbon balance, agriculture and forestry rents, and biodiversity. In addition, Dr. Britaldo coordinates the development of DINAMICA EGO software (www.csr.ufmg.br/ dinamicaEGO), an environmental modeling freeware used by many scholars worldwide.


William Leles de Souza Costa is a research associate at CSR/UFMG. His work focuses on environmental modeling, geoprocessing, geodesign and digital cartography. He holds a degree in Surveying Engineering by Engineering Faculty of Minas Gerais, two specializations: Geoprocessing and Software Engineering; and a master degree in Analysis and Modeling of Environmental Systems by Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil.