Manoela Machado Ph.D.

  • Postdoctoral Researcher Consultant
Manoela Machado

Dr. Manoela Machado studies how anthropogenic pressures and their interactions with climate can alter fire regimes in tropical forests, especially in the Brazilian Amazon. Her research involves fine-scale flammability metrics and broad-scale drivers and patterns via spatial modelling.

Dr. Machado has a B.Sc. in Biological Sciences from the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil and a Ph.D. in Ecology and Conservation from the University of Sheffield in the U.K.  She’s worked as a research assistant with the Tapajos National Forest in Santarem, Pará state, and the Sea Turtle Conservation Project TAMAR in Fernando de Noronha, Pernambuco state, Brazil and as a research consultant with Woodwell Climate’s partner IPAM. She has extensive fieldwork experience in the Amazon and Atlantic forests, as well as with seed and seedling production of  native species for restoration projects.

Selected Publications

“Rapid recovery of thermal environment after selective logging in the Amazon." (2019)

Mollinari M. M., Peres C. A., Edwards D. P. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology


“Emergency policies fail to resolve Amazonia's fire crisis.” (2021)

Machado M. S., Berenguer E., Oliveras I., Brando P., Alencar A., Barlow J. & Malhi, Y. Science


“Selective logging and forest flammability in the Amazon." (2021)

Machado M. S., Hethcoat M. G., Brando P. M., Macedo M. N., Peres C. A., Edwards D. P.Frontiers in Forests and Global Change — Transformation of Tropical Forests Through Fire.