Miguel Calmon holds a Postdoc in Crop Modeling, Ph.D. in Soil Science, Masters in Irrigation Engineering, and a B.A. in Agronomy. He joined The Nature Conservancy in 2000 and worked as the Carbon Monitoring Coordinator. In 2003 he was Director of the Atlantic Forest Conservation Program and in 2009 the Director for the Forest and Climate Change Program in Latin America. In June 2010 joined BioAtlântica Institute in Rio de Janeiro. In 2011 joined OCT-Odebrecht Foundation. In August 2011 rejoined The Nature Conservancy as Manager of Latin America´s Sustainable Food Security Regional Unit. In June 2013 he joined the IIS as the Project Director, responsible for managing and coordinating the implementation of sustainable agriculture and large-scale restoration projects. He joined IUCN in 2013 as Senior Manager of Forest Landscape Restoration and in 2017 he joined WRI Brazil as the Director of the Forests Program. In 2019 he became a Senior Consultant of the Forest program.