Project outputs

Peer-reviewed publications
  • Freitas, C.T., Espírito-Santo, H.M.V., Campos-Silva, J.V., Peres, C.A., & Lopes, P.F.M. (2020). Resource co-management as a step towards gender equity in fisheries. Ecological Economics 176, 106709.

  • 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.

  • Rocha, D.G., Ferraz, K.M.P.M.B., Gonçalves, L., Tan, C.K.W., Lemos, F.G., Ortiz, C., Peres, C.A., Negrões, N., Antunes, A.P., Rohe, F., Abrahams, M.I., Zapata-Rios, G., Teles, D., Oliveira, T., von Mühlen, E.M., Venticinque, E., Gräbin, D.M., Mosquera B., D., Blake, J., Lima, M.G.M., Sampaio, R., Percequillo, A.R., Peters, F., Payán, E., Borges, L.H.M., Calouro, A.M., Endo, W., Pitman, R.L., Haugaasen, T., Silva, D.A., de Melo, F.R., de Moura, A.L.B., Costa, H.C.M., Lugarini, C., de Sousa, I.G., Nienow, S., Santos, F., Mendes-Oliveiras, A.C., Toro-Orozco, W.D., D'Amico, A.R., Albernaz, A.L., Ravetta, A., do Carmo, E.C.O., Ramalho, E., Valsecchi, J., Giordano, A.J., Wallace, R., Macdonald, D.W. & Sollman, R. (2020). Wild dogs at stake: deforestation threatens the only Amazon endemic canid, the short-eared dog (Atelocynus microtis). Royal Society Open Science 7(4), 190717.

  • Freitas, C.T., 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.

  • Wang, B., Rocha, D.G., Abrahams, M.I., Antunes, A.P., Costa, H.M.C., Gonçalves, A.L.S., Spironello, W.R., de Paula, M.J., Peres, C.A., Pezzuti, J., Ramalho, E., Reis, M.L., Carvalho Jr, E., Rohe, F., Macdonald, D.W., & Tan, C.K.W. (2019) Habitat use of the ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) in Brazilian Amazon. Ecology and Evolution 9(9), 5049-5062.

  • 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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