Fatima Maria de Souza Moreira was a researcher at the National Institute of Amazonia Research (Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil) from 1978 to 1993. Since 1993, she has been a Full Professor at the Soil Science Department in the Federal University of Lavras (Minas Gerais, Brazil). From 2002 to 2010, she worked as the Brazilian Coordinator of the multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional and multinational project “Conservation and sustainable Management of Below-Ground Biodiversity GF2715/02)’,, which was globally coordinated by the Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility Programme of the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (TSBF / CIAT) (Kenya), with funding from the Global Environment Facility , and implementation from the United Nations Environmental Programme.: Since 1978, she has coordinated and participated in projects funded by CNPq, Capes, Fapemig and FINEP. She has published 164 papers in specialized journals, 12 papers in national and international conference proceedings, 46 chapters in books, and 4 books. She has also edited 13 books. She has advised about 200 graduate and undergraduate students. Since March 2011, she has coordinated the Graduate Programme in Soil Science/ UFLA. Since 2008, she has worked as associate editor of the Brazilian Journal of Soil Science, and since 2015, she has been the President of Brazilian Society of Soil Science.