Cassiana Alves Ferreira, PhD


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Biologist, Master in Wood Sciences and Technology, PhD in Applied Botany from the Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), Minas Gerais, Brazil. PhD in anatomy and identification of the wood of tropical forest species from the Continental University, Huancayo, Peru. Specialist in anatomy and identification of the structure of wood, coal and the bark of tropical species in Brazil, Peru and Paraguay. Studies in ecological anatomy and anthracology. Use and exploitation of timber species. Chemical products of wood, as potentiality of phenolic compounds of wood and bark. He has participated in different projects for the formation of Xilotecas, wood biodegradation, dendrochronology, wood identification, plant anatomy, among others in Brazil, Peru and Paraguay. Recently, she has participated as a postdoctoral researcher in the MaderApp project, being part of the scientific team responsible for the anatomical certification of wood, with financing from the World Bank and CONCYTEC. Research professor at the Continental University, Huancayo, Peru. She has participated as a guest and speaker, presenting the MaderApp project at the United Nations event against drugs and crimes (UNODC) of the event "Fostering academic and scientific knowledge to combat illegal deforestation" in Vienna, Austria, in December 2022, following up on the SDGs OF THE UNITED NATIONS.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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