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Paulo Cesar Lima

First name
Paulo Cesar
Last name
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Other Disciplines
Natural Resource Management
UN languages spoken


Job function
Telephone number
55 81 8621711
Work experience
For three years, I worked in a program of forestry extension for the Government of Espirito Santo State, Brazil and five years for a Forestry Enterprise in that State, planting Eucalyptus for cellulose (in temperate zone of Brazil). Since 1978, I have been working with forestry research for the Agricltural Research Center for the Semi-Arid Tropic (CPATSA) of Brazilian Agricultural Research Agency (EMPBRAPA) at Petrolina, Brazil with plants for semi-arid regions. The studies include selection of species, plant production, soil preparation, plant spacing, trials for introduction of exotics species, agroforestry systems and other silvicultrual techniques for planting in low rainfall zones and control of desertification. The principal species studied are multipurpose trees of the genera Leucaena, Prosopis, Acacia and native species of Northeastern Brazil. Trips to semi-arid areas of Chile, Argentina and Peru with the objectives of establishing strategies to fight desertification and co
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
B. Sc. in Forestry, Universidade Federal de Vicosa, Minas Gerais, Brazil, 1969_x000D_
M. Sc. in Silviculture at the Universidade Federal do Parana, Curitiba, Parana, Brazil, 1982_x000D_
Ph. D. in Silviculture at the Universidade Federal do Parana, Curitiba, Parana, Brasil, 1994
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. Lima, P.C.F. 1988. Tree productivity in the semiarid zone of Brazil. Forest Ecology and Management, 16:5-13._x000D_
2. Lima, P.C. F. 1994. Especies arboreas e arbustivas de uso multiplo na regiao semi.arida brasiliera. Congresso Brasiliera Sobre Sistemas Agroflorestais 1, Encontro Sobres sistemas Agroflorestais nos Paises do mercosul 1, 1994, Porto Velho, RO. Anais. Colombo, EMBRAPA-CNPF, p. 321-333 (EMPBRAPA. CNPF. Documentos, 27)_x000D_
3. Lima, P.C.F. 1997. A pesquisa florestal de EMBRAPA Semi-arido na recuperacao de Areas degradadas. Simposio Brasiliero Sobre Meio Ambiente e Desenvolvimento Sustentavel do Semi-Arido. 1, 1997, Mossoro-RN. Anais. Mossorro. URRN, 1997, p. 127-141._x000D_
4. Ribaski,J., Lima, P.C.F. 1997. Especies arboreas y arbusticas para las zonas aridas y semiaridas de America Latina: Brasil. Especies Aboreas y Arbustivas para las Zonas Arida y Semiaridas de America Latina. Santiago: FAO, P. 105-153. (FAO. Serie: Zonas Aridas y Semiaridas, 12)_x000D_
5. Lima, P.C.F
Other activities
- Vice President of Associacao Brasiliera de Algaroba, ABA (Brazilian Prosopis Association)_x000D_
- National Coordinator FAO Technical Cooperation Network for Arid and Semi-arid zones in Brazil.
- Honor by FAO-PNUMA-CODEFF for the work "Use of Leucaena dor firewood and fodder production in the semi-arid region", in the first contest of technologies to prevetn desertification and soil degradation in Latin America and Caribean
Organisation street address
BR 428 Km 152, Zona Rural_x000D_
Caixa Postal 23, 56300-000, PE
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