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Paulo Quadri

Paulo Quadri

Forest Scientist

Biodiversity + Forest Ecology and Management

Paulo uses his interdisciplinary experience in conservation and forest science to evaluate nature-based carbon removal projects across the world, paying specific attention to the different socioeconomic and ecological trade-offs that are common in these projects.

Paulo is a conservation and forest scientist with 15 years of experience working across conservation policy, forest ecology, and market-based natural solutions. He applies a unique combination of scientific, communication, and strategic management skills to conduct in-depth assessments of nature-based carbon removal projects. At Carbon Direct Paulo is also engaged in cross-functional initiatives to help test and improve project review pipelines, tools, and strategies.

A native to Mexico City, Paulo has a diverse professional background that includes coordinating the first National Strategy for Climate Change and Protected Areas of Mexico, leading multi-lateral conservation and environmental education programs, environmental consulting, and teaching. His academic research also covers a wide range of topics including the impacts of climate change on tree eco-physiology and restoration outcomes, the local economic impacts of protected areas, and in 2017 he published a book on land tenure and conservation policy in Mexico.


BA, Communication Science and Sociology
Universidad de las Américas, Puebla

MA, Environmental Studies
Yale University
UC Santa Cruz

PhD, Environmental Studies
UC Santa Cruz


Wilburforce-COMPASS Leaders in Conservation Science - Fellow

UC-MEXUS Doctoral Fellow

Mexico’s National Council of Science and Technology Scholar

Andrew Sabin International Environmental Fellow

Yale University Tropical Resources Institute Fellow