Gustavo Faleiros, coordinator
Journalist graduated by PUC-SP with a Masters in Environmental Policy at King’s College, University of London. Worked as a reporter for the newspaper Valor Econômico (Brazil’s editorship) between 2001 and 2004; between 2006 and 2014, acted as the newspaper’s correspondent in Brasilia, as well as editor and executive-director of the website O Eco, where launched the projects OecoAmazonia and the Innovation Laboratory in Environmental Journalism. In 2012, launched the mapasColetivos project in partnership with the journalist Juliana Mori. Twice Knight Fellow by the International Center for Journalists, currently coordinates the InfoAmazonia and acts as general-secretary of the Earth Journalism Network.
Thiago Medaglia, redator e editor
Journalist graduated by the Methodist University of São Paulo, acts as special-projects-editor at the website; was editor (and is freelance reporter) at National Geographic Brazil magazine; as a reporter, traveled for five years for Terra magazine, a pioneer publication in Brazil focused in geography and expedition. Coauthor of five books about environmental issues, travelled as a reporter for 20 Brazilian states; fellow of the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) on “A digital path for entrepreneurship and innovation in Latin America.”
Flavio Forner, photographer and web developer
Majored in Architecture and Urban Planning, Forner works as a freelance photographer and videographer. He collaborates with the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times newspapers, BBC, Al Jazeera and RTL TV among other media, as well as environmental and humanitarian institutions such as the Conservation International, UN, Habitat for Humanity and the Red Cross. Interested in storytelling documentaries and photojournalism essays on contemporary global issues.
Laura Kurtzberg, desenvolvedora
Data Analyst at InfoAmazonia, studies Science of Information, Technology and Art at the University of Arizona, in the United States. Is interested in the idea that information and communication technology, combined with the use of the Internet, can help prevent and remedy global crises. It was an intern in various segments, since fellow at the Santa Fe Institute (American center dedicated to the spread of science and knowledge) to manage social networks of the Iskashitaa Refugee Network, which operates in assistance to refugees from many countries. In her spare time, trains capoeira.

Data and Research

Dr Mark Mullingan, Lead researcher
Mark Mulligan completed his undergraduate degree in geography at the University of Bristol from 1988-1991. After a brief period in the rainforests of Brunei, he moved to King’s College London for his PhD on “Modelling Hydrology and Vegetation Change in a Degraded Semi-arid Area”. Mark took up the post of lecturer in Geography at King’s in September 1994 at the age of 24 and has been teaching and researching in the Department since with a year (2003-2004) on research secondment to Istituto di Botanica, Universita’ di Napoli, Italy. In 2003 Mark was appointed Reader in Geography and in 2004 was awarded the Royal Geographical Society – Institute of British Geographers Gill Memorial Award for ‘innovative monitoring and modelling’ of environmental systems.

Mark has a keen interest in field research as well as simulation modelling and remote sensing and develops and maintains a series of very large environmental databases which are freely accessible from his Impact, Innovation & Outreach page.

Mark is senior fellow at the United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), adjunct Doctoral Graduate Faculty at Texas State University 2007-2012, and trustee of PROAVES UK. He is one of the creators of Co$ting Nature.

Jhon Jairo Tello, System engineer
Graduate of the Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia since 2011. Since then, he has been working on the Terra-i website as well as assisting different parts of the Terra-i software. He has knowledge of different programming technologies for visualization of geospatial data and information in general as JAVA, Google APIs, CartoDB, MapBox, among others. Helped develop the maps displayed on this platform.
Alejandro Coca Castro, Agronomist
Candidate to MSc. in Environmental Monitoring, Modelling and Management at King’s College London. With a recently completed placement as Research-assistant at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Alejandro has supported multiple geospatial and data analyses of the Terra-i project. He also has collaborated in different projects about decision making in environmental and land-use policies at multiple geographical scales. Alejandro is confident in the use of GIS tools with a strong understanding of statistics, spatial analysis and the automation of complex tasks using R and Python. He also participated in the maps development at this platform.