José Augusto Pádua is a professor of Brazilian environmental history at the Institute of History, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, where he is also one of the coordinators of the Laboratory of Nature and History. Since 2011, he has been president of the Brazilian Association of Research and Graduate Studies on Environment and Society (ANPPAS). He has also been a member of the creation team of the "Museum of Tomorrow," since 2010, which will be inaugurated during the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games in 2016. As a specialist on environmental history and politics, he has given talks, courses, and participated in fieldwork in more than 40 countries.
RCC Reseach Project: Comparing the Historical Patterns of Deforestation and Conservation in the Brazilian Atlantic and Amazon Forests, 1930-2012
Film Interview with José Augusto Pádua
Lunchtime Colloquium Video - A Tale of Two Forests: Historical Patterns of Deforestation and Conservation in Brazil