Ludmila Rattis Ph.D.

  • Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Ludmila Rattis, from Canarana, Mato Grosso, is a visiting postdoctoral fellow working with the Amazon group. She received a postdoctoral scholarship from CAPES (Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento para o Ensino Superior – Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel), and her research is focused on understanding how continued deforestation and increasing greenhouse gases will affect the climate of the Amazon and Brazilian agricultural food production. Dr. Rattis addresses ways in which these processes can lead to major threats to the sustainability of agriculture in the Amazon region and mitigation strategies that may be available.

Selected Publications

Amazon wildfires: Scenes from a foreseeable disaster

Brando P., M. Macedo, D. Silvério, L. Rattis, L. Paolucci, A. Alencar, M. Coe, and C. Amorim. 2020. Flora, 268. doi:10.1016/j.flora.2020.151609


Droughts, Wildfires, and Forest Carbon Stocks: A Pantropical Synthesis

Brando P.M., L. Paolucci, E. Ordway, C. Ummenhofer, H. Hartmann, M. Cattau, L. Rattis, V. Medjibe, M.T. Coe, and J. Balch. 2019. Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences 47: 555-81. doi:10.1146/annurev-earth-082517-010235


Lowland tapirs facilitate seed dispersal in degraded Amazonian forests

Paolucci, L.N., R.L. Pereira, L. Rattis, D.V. Silvério, N.C.S. Marques, M.N. Macedo, and P.M. Brando. 2019. Biotropica 51:245–252. doi:10.1111/btp.12627