Project outputs

Peer-reviewed publications
  • Jacobi, C.M., Villamarín, F., Campos-Silva, J.V., Jardine, T.D., & Magnusson, W.E. (2020). Feeding of Arapaima sp.: integrating stomach contents and local ecological knowledge. Journal of Fish Biology.

  • Jacobi, C.M., Villamarín, F., Jardine, T.D., & Magnusson, W.E. (2020). Uncertainties associated with trophic discrimination factor and body size complicate calculation of δ15N‐derived trophic positions in Arapaima sp. Ecology of Freshwater Fish.

  • Tavares de Freitas, C., Macedo Lopes, P.F., Campos‐Silva, J.V., Noble, M.M., Dyball, R., & Peres, C.A. (2019). Co‐management of culturally important species: A tool to promote biodiversity conservation and human well‐being. People and Nature 2(1), 61-81.

  • Pringle, E.G., dos Santos, T.F., Gonçalves, M.S., Hawes, J.E., Peres, C.A. & Baccaro, F.B. (2019) Arboreal ant abundance tracks primary productivity in an Amazonian whitewater river system. Ecosphere 10(10), e02902.

  • Campos-Silva, J.V., Hawes, J.E., & Peres, C.A. (2019) Population recovery, seasonal site fidelity, and daily activity of pirarucu (Arapaima spp.) in an Amazonian floodplain mosaic. Freshwater Biology 64(7), 1255-1264.

  • Campos-Silva, J.V., Hawes, J.E., Andrade, P.C.M. & Peres, C.A. (2018) Unintended multispecies co-benefits of an Amazonian community-based conservation programme. Nature Sustainability 1(11), 650-656.

  • Alves-Pinto, H.N., Hawes, J.E., Newton, P., Feltran-Barbieri, R. & Peres, C.A. (2018) Economic impacts of payments for environmental services on livelihoods of agro-extractivist communities in the Brazilian Amazon. Ecological Economics 152, 378–388.

  • Costa, H.C.M., Peres, C.A. & Abrahams, M.I. (2018) Seasonal dynamics of terrestrial vertebrate abundance between Amazonian flooded and unflooded forests. PeerJ 6, e5058.

  • Leite, G.A., Farias, I.P., Gonçalves, A.L.S., Hawes, J.E. & Peres, C.A. (2018) Coarse- and fine-scale patterns of distribution and habitat selection places an Amazonian floodplain curassow in double jeopardy. PeerJ 6, e4617.

  • Abrahams, M.I., Peres, C.A., & Costa, H.C.M. (2017) Measuring local depletion of terrestrial game vertebrates by central-place hunters in rural Amazonia. PLoS ONE 12(10), e0186653.

  • Leite, G.A., Farias, I.P., Peres, C.A. & Brooks, D.M. (2017) Reproductive biology of the endangered wattled currasow (Crax globulosa; Galliformes: Cracidae) in the Juruá river basin, western Brazilian Amazonia. Journal of Natural History 51(11-12), 677-687.

  • Campos-Silva, J.V., & Peres, C. A. (2016) Community-based management induces rapid recovery of a high-value tropical freshwater fishery. Scientific Reports 6, 34745.

  • Endo, W., Peres, C. A., & Haugaasen, T. (2016) Seasonal variation in animal protetin acquisition by semi-subsistence Amazonians in floodplain settlements. Biological Conservation 201, 129-136.

  • Hawes, J. E., & Peres, C. A. (2016) Patterns of plant phenology in Amazonian seasonally flooded and unflooded forests. Biotropica 48(4), 465-475.

  • Nichols, E., Uriarte, M., Peres, C. A., Louzada, J., Braga, R. F., Schiffler, G., Endo, W., & Spector, S. H. (2013) Human-induced trophic cascades along the fecal detritus pathway. PloS one, 8(10), e75819.

  • Hawes, J. E., Peres, C. A., Riley, L. B., & Hess, L. L. (2012) Landscape-scale variation in structure and biomass of Amazonian seasonally flooded and unflooded forests. Forest Ecology and Management, 281, 163-176.

  • Newton, P., Watkinson, A. R., & Peres, C. A. (2012) Spatial, temporal, and economic constraints to the commercial extraction of a non–timber forest product: copaíba (Copaifera spp.) oleoresin in Amazonian reserves. Economic Botany, 66(2), 165-177.

  • Newton, P., Peres, C. A., Desmoulière, S. J., & Watkinson, A. R. (2012) Cross-scale variation in the density and spatial distribution of an Amazonian non-timber forest resource. Forest Ecology and Management, 276, 41-51.

  • Newton, P., Endo, W., & Peres, C. A. (2012) Determinants of livelihood strategy variation in two extractive reserves in Amazonian flooded and unflooded forests. Environmental Conservation, 39(2), 97-110.

  • Newton, P., Nichols, E. S., Endo, W., & Peres, C. A. (2012) Consequences of actor level livelihood heterogeneity for additionality in a tropical forest payment for environmental services programme with an undifferentiated reward structure. Global Environmental Change, 22(1), 127-136.

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Theses and dissertations


  • Andrade, Paulo C.M. (2015) Manejo comunitário de quelônios (Família Podocnemididae, Podocnemis unifilis, P. sextuberculata, P. expansa) no Médio Rio Amazonas e Juruá. Doctoral thesis. Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia (INPA).

  • Nichols, Elizabeth S. (2012) The causes and consequences of community disassembly in human modified tropical forest: Scarabaeine dung beetles as a model system. Doctoral thesis, Columbia University.


  • Jacobi, Cristina (2020) O uso de isótopos estáveis de nitrogênio (δ15N) evidencia a posição trófica do pirarucu (Arapaima sp.)?. MSc thesis, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia (INPA).

  • Romero, Julia (2015) Human security and environmental conservation: the role of protected areas in the welfare of traditional Amazonian communities. MSc thesis, Aarhus University.

  • Costa, Hugo C. M. (2014) Seasonal movements of terrestrial vertebrates between amazonian flooded and unflooded forests. Msc thesis, Museu Paraense Emiliio Goeldi (MPEG).

  • Nery, Helena A. P. (2012) Long term effectiveness of REDD+ projects in the Brazilian Amazon: opportunity costs to local participants. MSc thesis, University of East Anglia.

  • Peterson, Debora (2010) Quantitative ethnobotany of forest dwellers: drivers of congruence in local names in Amazonia. MSc thesis, University of East Anglia.

  • Itaborahy, Wilde (2009) Terras, florestas, barcos e barracões: “patrões” e “fregueses” no Médio Juruá. MSc thesis. Universidade Federal Rural do Rio De Janeiro (UFRRJ).

  • Rosas-Ribeiro, Patrícia F. (2009) Conflitos entre pescadores e ariranhas (Pteronura brasiliensis) na Reserva de Desenvolvimento Sustentável Uacari, rio Juruá, Amazonas. MSc thesis, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia (INPA) and Universidade Federal do Amazonas (UFAM).

  • Munari, Daniel P. (2008) Técnicas de amostragem e a detecção de mamíferos terrestres na Floresta Amazônica. MSc thesis, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia (INPA) and Universidade Federal do Amazonas (UFAM).


  • Cook, Patrick (2015) Human wildlife conflicts: a review of conflicts with freshwater mammals and reptiles in the tropics and subtropics. BSc dissertation, University of East Anglia.

  • Dorwood, Leejiah (2010) Soil fertility effects on nutrient decay in Amazonian flooded and unflooded forests: a bone decalcification experiment. BSc dissertation, University of East Anglia.

  • Riley, Louise (2009) Forest structure and floristic composition of Amazonian flooded and unflooded forests. BSc dissertation, University of East Anglia.

  • Scelza, Gabriella, C. (2008) Desobriga: o movimento de contra-opressão ao sistema dos seringais no Médio Juruá – AM (1970-2008). BA dissertation, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).

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Other publications
  • Campos-Silva, J.V., Hawes, J.E, Freitas, C.T., Andrade, P.C.M., & Peres, C.A. (2020) Community-Based Management of Amazonian Biodiversity Assets. In: Participatory Biodiversity Conservation (Ed. C. Baldauf) pp. 99-111. Springer, Cham.

  • Campos-Silva, J.V., Peres, C.A., Hawes, J.E, Freitas, C.T., & Andrade, P.C.M. (2018) Manejo Comunitário do Pirarucu e Proteção de Tabuleiros de Desova de Quelônios / Community Management and Conservation of Pirarucu Lakes and Turtle Nesting Beaches (Handbook in Portuguese and English). Fundação Amazonas Sustentável (FAS), Manaus.

  • Peres, C.A. (2013) Biodiversity Conservation Performance of Sustainable-Use Tropical Forest Reserves. In: “Conservation Biology: Voices from the Tropics.”  (Eds. P.H. Raven, N.S. Sodhi and L. Gibson) pp. 245-253. Blackwell-Wiley, Oxford.

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