Miguel Calmon is the Forests Director for WRI Brasil.

His previous experiences include, among other activities, the senior management of the Global Forests and Climate Program of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the coordination of the Monitoring of Carbon Sequestration Projects in the Atlantic Forest, the coordination of the Pact for Restoration Of the Atlantic Forest, and several job positions at The Nature Conservancy (TNC) - among them, the direction of the Conservation of the Atlantic Forest program (TNC Brazil) and the Forests and Climate program (TNC Latin America). He was also advisor of Conservation Strategies for Latin America and manager of the Food Security Unit.

He holds a Ph.D in Soil Science from the Pennsylvania State University and a master degree in Irrigation Engineering from the Catholic University of Leuven, in Belgium. He is an agronomist engineer from JĂșlio de Mesquita Filho University (Unesp), in Brazil.