Universidade Estadual Paulista – UNESP (Brazil)
UNESP (São Paulo State University) is the most successful model of a multicampus university in Brazil and is focused on nearly every field of experimental and theoretical sciences such as: engineering, health, communications, humanities, social and environmental sciences and arts, among others. The university is supported by State funds and offers free public higher education in the Sao Paulo State. The University campus at Rio Claro hosts the Department of Ecology, in which the Earth System Science Lab (LabTerra) is located. The Lab develops research in the field of global environmental change, land use change as well as impacts and adaptation measures in face of climate change. The Lab is currently focused on developing an integrated Earth System model (called Opacatú), with special emphasis on human-environment interactions. LabTerra is also a participant of the board of researchers preparing a CO2-enrichment experiment in the Amazon forest (ARCO2).