Mayesse Da Silva

Mayesse da Silva works at the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT as Soil Scientist at the Multifunctional Landscapes Research Area. Mayesse is a forest engineer with masters and PhD in Soil Science with focus on soil and water management and digital soil mapping. Over the past 10 years working at the Alliance, she has dedicated her research on the study of landscape-soil-hydrology spatial relationships for improved soil organic carbon sequestration strategies, efficient soil and water planning and management, and heavy metals mitigation. Mayesse has long experience studying soil organic carbon sequestration in tropical soils. 


Objective 3: Unravel the potential of deep rooting forage and crop components in crop-livestock systems to replenish soil organic carbon in human-intervened areas in tropical soils of Latin America and Africa. 



  • Soil organic carbon modelling and mapping 
  • Mechanisms of soil organic carbon sequestration 
  • Greenhouse gas (GHG) monitoring