Ane Alencar holds a B.A. in geography from the Federal University of Para and a M.A. in remote sensing and geographic information system. She is currently Ph.D student in Forest Resources and Conservation at University of Florida in order to understand key factors responsible for fires in Brazilian Amazon rainforest. Over the past 16 years, she has been working on the researcher body from IPAM in projects related to mapping the dynamics of deforestation and forest fires in the Amazon and the analysis of impacts of infrastructure works on the region. She is a member of the Program on Scenarios of the Institute, which counts on past experiences of participatory planning in the development of two economic corridors, namely BR-163 highway in state of Para, and Trans-Oceanic in state of Acre. The research involves developing models for simulation of future scenarios of land use as a tool to support discussions on public policies that promote the reduction of emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.