Dr. Rosimeiry Portela is an Ecological Economist/Senior Director and lead of the Economics Team of the Moore Center for Science and Oceans at Conservation International (CI). Dr. Portela’s research focus primarily on nature’s provision of ecosystem services (ES) and their contribution to human well-being. In addition of leading research on biophysical ad economic assessments of ecosystem services, she also supports the development and application of decision-supporting tools designed to enhance understanding and measurement of spatially explicit flows of ecosystem services and their contribution to economies. She is currently working on research associated with the integration of environmental and economic information into national accounting systems, focusing on the implementation of experimental ecosystems accounting and their policy applications at multiple scales of planning and management. Dr. Portela is originally from Brazil and she holds a Master’s degree from the University of Florida, Gainesville and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park.