Eliane Gomes Alves is a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry (MPI-BGC). A biologist with a doctorate in Climate and Environment from INPA, she is now a professor of postgraduate studies in Climate and Environment at INPA, where she advises students for master’s and doctoral degrees. In Germany, she is part of the International Max Planck Research School for Global Biogeochemical Cycles (IMPRS-gBGC), where she supervises a doctoral researcher. Her research focuses on plant ecophysiology and atmosphere-biosphere interactions mediated by biogenic trace gases. She develops research and advises students within the scope of the ATTO project and, in addition, she is a co-founder of a network that aims to increase the representativeness of Latin American researchers in the global Earth system science community – the Latin American Early Careers of Earth System Science (LAECESS).