Bibiana is Full Professor and Head of the Laboratory of “Ecological Process and Plant Communities Dynamics” at the Department of Environmental Studies, Simon Bolivar University, Venezuela. Her research is on tropical savannas, fire ecology, biogeochemical cycles and vegetation change. She has also a long professional experience working on ecological and human dimensions of fire management with indigenous communities in tropical ecosystems of Venezuela. She has contributed to the consolidation of inter and transdisciplinary research projects with the aim of assessing the vulnerability of the socio-ecological systems and articulate knowledge and actions for the integral management of natural resources of Amerindians communities. Europe Award 2010 Innovation for Sustainable Development for the coordination of the interdisciplinary project: “Risk factors in habitat reduction in the Canaima National Park: Vulnerability and Tools for Sustainable Development”. National Award 2013 for Best Scientific Work, Technology and Innovation. Area: Natural Sciences. Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.