Murilo Alves Zacareli
Research Associate, CASEL
As part of his doctoral dissertation in Brazil, Alves Zacareli investigates the role of non-state actors (the private sector, non-governmental organizations, and local communities) in the implementation process of the Convention on Biological Diversity with a focus on the countries that are part of the Organización del Tratado de Cooperación Amazónica. As part of my research agenda in the U.S., I look at grassroots environmental movements opposing the extraction and the transporting of natural resources, namely metallic/non-metallic mining and oil pipelines, as well as social, cultural, and environmental impacts on local communities and indigenous peoples. Alves Zacareli is a Ph.D. candidate, international relations, University of São Paulo, Brazil, and a Ph.D. student, environment and resources, University of Wisconsin-Madison, U.S. Degree Program: Ph.D. candidate, international relations, University of São Paulo, Brazil; Ph.D. candidate, environment and resources, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Research interests: Environmental politics, biodiversity regulation, non-state actors, social-ecological systems, and forest governance with a focus on the social and economic dimensions of sustainable development; grassroots environmental movements, indigenous peoples, natural resource extraction, and related impacts. Geographical areas of specialization: Amazon rainforest in South America; upper midwest in United States.