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Coming out

“Strategic Response to Zero-Deforestation Cattle Agreements Limits Impacts Across the Brazilian Amazon.” Co-authors: Holly Gibbs; Fanny Moffette; Jacob Munger; Lisa Rausch; Petterson Vale; Jessica L’Roe; Paulo Barreto; Ticiana de Aquino Amaral; Simon Hall; Nathalie Walker. Revise and Resubmit.

Restoring riparian areas in the Amazon under the Brazilian Forest Code: the hidden costs to landowners“. Co-authors: Jill Caviglia-Harris, Ricardo Vale, Thaís Ottoni, Erin Sills, Elvino Ferreira, Eliezer Martins. Under Review.

“Expansion and market concentration of Brazil’s beef industry, 1966-2017.” Co-authors: Holly Gibbs; Daniel Pedrón; Jens Engelmann; Paulo Barreto; Ritaumaria Pereira. Under Review.


2019. The expansion of intensive beef farming to the Brazilian Amazon. Co-authors: Holly Gibbs, Ricardo Vale, Matthew Christie, Eduardo Florence, Derquiane Sabaini, Jacob Munger. (Global Environmental Change,

Mapping the cattle industry in Brazil’s most dynamic cattle-ranching state: Slaughterhouses in Mato Grosso, 1967-2016“. Co-authors Holly Gibbs, Jacob Munger, Matthew Christie, Ian Schelly, Amintas Brandão. (PlosOne,

2016. The changing climate of climate change economics (Ecological Economics, 121: 12-19).

With Marcelo Stabile, GIS without GPS: new opportunities in technology and survey design to link people and place (Population and Environment, 37 (4): 391-410).

2015. With Diana Weinhold and Eustáquio Reis, Boom-bust patterns in the Brazilian Amazon (Global Environmental Change, 35: 391-399).

The conservation versus production trade-off: does livestock intensification increase deforestation? Evidence from the Brazilian Amazon (FEEM Working Paper; Presented at FEA USP-RP (Oct. 15); AERE, San Diego (Jun.15); Envecon, London (Mar.15); LSE (Jul.14)).

2012. With Diana Weinhold and Eustáquio Reis, Sustainability in the tropics: does a boom in deforestation lead to a bust in development? (LSE Grantham Institute Working Paper; Presented at Embrapa, Brazil (Jan.13); IPEA, Brazil (Jan.13); CERDI, France (Oct.12)).

2011. With Daniel Caixeta, Cattle intensification in Amazonia (BNDES Working Paper, in Portuguese)

With Mélanie Fusaro, Transoceanic migrations (1998 – 2009): the (re)construction of contemporary Italianness among Italo-descendants from Argentina and Brazil

2009. With José Eli da Veiga, Ethics of climate change: historical responsibility, present capacity and sustainability (presented at “Climate change – global risks, challenges and decisions” congress, Copenhagen, and Brazilian Meeting of Ecological Economics, Cuiabá)

Work in progress

“Impacts of zero-deforestation commitments on deforestation and slaughterhouse siting behaviors.” Co-autores: Samuel Alexander Levy, Rachael Garrett, Petterson Vale, Ricardo Vale, Holly Gibbs.

“Big data in check: interventions in the cattle supply chain to control deforestation and the fight for the podium between private and public interventions”.

“Evaluation of NDVI using field samples of pasture quality in Rondônia” (joint with Lapig, Brazil). Co-authors: Claudinei Oliveira dos Santos, Laerte Ferreira, Marcelo Stabile.

“Deforestation and poverty are no longer trending downward in Brazil. Did the poor revert back to clearing forests?”

“From Rainforest to Fish Ponds. Spatial Patterns and Processes Examining the Rapid Expansion of Aquaculture in Rondônia, Brazil” . Co-authors: Daniel Harris, Vinícius Berto, Jill Caviglia-Harris, Elvino Ferreira, Thaís Ottoni, Dar Roberts, Erin Sills, Petterson Vale, Ricardo Vale, Antonio Victor.

“The land sparing effect in Brazil, 1996-2012: increasing productivity of cattle ranching can save Amazon forests”.

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