Julio Alves is a research analyst at WRI Brasil. He supports the Forest team in several projects such as Assisted Natural Regeneration in the Amazon and VERENA, focusing on the R&D Platform of Native Species.

Prior to joining WRI, Julio was a member of the Ecosystem Dynamics Observatory, led by Dr. Thiago Sanna Freire Silva, where he participated in studies and fieldwork in the Amazon and Cerrado. He also worked as a mobile mapping operator at TomTom Brasil, collecting data throughout Brazil and Argentina.

Julio holds a degree in Geography from UNESP.