Karina Berbert Bruno

Cartographer / GIS Analyst

I am a Human-Physical Geographer and Demographer with a specialization in GIS and Remote Sensing for social and environmental studies. My main objective is to enhance the development of methodologies and applications for spatial data utilization in social and environmental policies and fields.

Academic qualifications

  • M.Sc. In Demography & Social Sciences (Population-Environment research line), University of Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil (2023);
  • B.Sc. Geography (Human & Physical), University of Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil (2018).

Previous positions

  • 2021-2023: GIS Specialist, Umgrauemeio, Brazil;
  • 2021-2021: Remote Sensing and GIS Advisor, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Brazil;
  • 2019-2021: GIS and Remote Sensing Analyst, Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM) – Biorenewables National Laboratory, Brazil.


  • Portuguese (native)
  • English (fluent)
  • Spanish (basic)


  • Integrating carbon footprint to spatialized modelling: the mitigation potential of sugarcane ethanol production in the Brazilian Center-South. PETRIELLI, P. G.; NOGUEIRA, P. G.; HENZLER, S. D.; SOUZA, D. R. N.; BRUNO, B. M. K.; LUCIANO, A. C. dos S.; MAIRE, G.; HERNANDES, D. A. T. Journal Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 2022.
  • Space as a tool for mitigation of climate change: multiscale results with Earth Observation Technologies in Cerrado biome. BRUNO, Berbert Maria Karina. Space4Youth Competiton, awarded essay. Edition 2021, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA).
  • Connections between Sustainability and Sustainable Development with Spatial Demography. BERBERT, K.; LUCIANO, A. C. dos S. Connections between Sustainability and Sustainable Development with Spatial Demography. Ideias, Campinas, SP, v. 12, n. 00, p. e021017, 2021. DOI: 10.20396/ideias.v12i00.8665094.
  • Unravelling the potential of sugarcane electricity for climate change mitigation in Brazil. SOUZA, D. R. N; DUFT, D. G.; BRUNO, B. M. K.; HENZLER, S. D.; JUNQUEIRA, L. T.; CAVALETT, O.; HERNANDES, D. A. T. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Volume 175, 2021.
  • Guia de boas práticas para remoção da palha da cana-de-açúcar. HERNANDES, T. A. D.; BRUNO, B. M. K.; HENZLER, D.S.; LUCIANO, A.C.S. et., al (2019). Laboratorio Nacional de Biorrenováveis (LNBR), Centro Nacional de Pesquisa em Energia e Materiais (CNPEM), Campinas – São Paulo.
  • Water, land and climate nexus of electricity from biomass. SOUZA, N.; HERNANDES, T.; BRUNO, B. M. K.; HENZLER, S. D.; CAVALETT, O. 22nd EGU General Assembly, held online 4-8 May, 2020, id.10330. Vienna: European Geosciences Union (EGU), 2020.
  • Agroclimatic Zoning of Straw Removal and its Impacts on Sugarcane Yield. HERNANDES, T. A. D.; DUFT, D. G., BRUNO, B. M. K.; HENZLER, D.S.; LUCIANO, A.C.S.; LEAL, M. R. L. V. 27th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition – Portugal. Session 4BO.15.1, pp. 1520-1527. ISBN: 978-88-89407-19-6. DOI: 10.5071/27thEUBCE2019-4BO.15.1
  • Análise comparativa entre técnicas de fusão de imagens Landsat-8 para a delimitação de áreas de cana-de-açúcar, Campinas, 2017. DA SILVA, M. G; LUCIANO, S. C. A; BRUNO, B. M. K; DUFT, G. D; DA SILVA, D. M; SANCHES, M. G.. Congresso brasileiro de agroinformática, 11., 2017, Campinas, SP. Anais. . . Campinas, SP: Universidade Estadual de Campinas, 2017. p. 399-408.
  • Mapa de vulnerabilidade para água subterrânea na Bacia de Taubaté. BRUNO, Berbert Maria Karina; VIDAL, Campane Alexandre. Mapa de vulnerabilidade da Bacia de Taubaté. In: XXIV CONGRESSO DE INICIAÇÃO CIENTÍFICA DA UNICAMP, 2016. Campinas, Galoá.

Karina Berbert Bruno‘s spatial story

Growing up in a country with a rich diversity of people, culture, fauna, and flora, as well as one of the most important forests in the world, sparked my interest in understanding the interaction between humans and the environment. I have always been fascinated by landscapes and their formation processes, from mineralogy to human intervention. This led me to explore the relationship between social factors and the environment, including questions such as “How does society influence the environment, and vice versa?” and “Is there a link between environmental degradation and social inequality?”.

My interest in this area deepened when I worked at a research center, where I contributed to the creation of maps that were used by policymakers to guide recovery efforts in municipalities affected by natural and social hazards. This experience reinforced my desire to use spatial and social data, primarily in maps, to guide practical actions that benefit both the social and environmental spheres. Since then, I have been working on mapping land use and cover change and forest fires in threatened biomes, as well as demographic dynamics in regions experiencing environmental degradation. My goal is to become a scientist who can apply this knowledge to create effective solutions that address the needs of both social and environmental spheres, going beyond academic and conceptual knowledge.