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|Name:||Paulo van Breugel|
|Company:||HAS University of Applied Science|
|Language(s):||Dutch; English; Portugues|
|Personal Description :||My main research interests are forest and landscape ecology, biogeography, and conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and natural resources. I have worked for international research (Bioversity, ICRAF, ILRI) institutes in Syria, Brazil and Kenya. I am currently working as freelance researcher on ecology & biodiversity and GIS/spatial analyst.|
OSGeo Experience and Roles:
I am a strong proponent of open source software and open data as essential components of a more transparent, rapid and inclusive science, especially in ecology, biogeography and conservation sciences. I am not really a software developer, but like many GRASS GIS and R users, I know enough of scripting (R, Python, command line) to make my own life easier, and even to write a few simple GRASS GIS addons ;-). I furthermore try to find the time to write down my notes on the use of Open Source software on my blog Ecostudies. I joined the Board of the OSGeo.nl Foundation in April 2017.