Milene Alves Oliveira Lima is a seed collector in the Brazilian Amazonia with the Xingu Seed Network Association (Rede de Sementes do Xingu) and is currently a master’s student in Ecology and Conservation at the State University of Mato Grosso, Campus Nova Xavantina, investigating the effects of the temperature increase on the germination of the most traded species. Milene was first introduced to the Seed Network in 2013, when she and her mother started participating in seed collection. Since then, she has worked with the organization in the seed storage house with the Nova Xavantina collector group, assisted local leaders, and participated in numerous workshops and meetings to understand local knowledge on the collection, processing, and storage of forest seeds. In 2019, Milene joined the Seed Network Steering Committee.
Conference Presentation, SER2021