Artaxo, Paulo

Paulo Artaxo is Professor of Environmental Physics at the University of São Paulo (Brazil). He is a member of the IPCC Working group 1, and a lead author of AR4 (Chapter 2  - radiative forcing) and AR5 (chapter 7 - aerosols and clouds). He has participated in several major international research efforts, such as IGBP, IGAC, CACGP, IPCC, WMO and others. His scientific expertise is in radiative effects of aerosol particles, focusing on tropical aerosols, biogeochemical cycling in the Amazon basin, physical and chemical properties of biogenic and biomass burning aerosols. He published more than 320 scientific papers and has more than 8000 citations. He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and TWAS, the Academy of Sciences of the Developing World. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has received several awards, among them the title of Doctorate of Philosophy Honoris Causa of the University of Stockholm, Sweden.