Projects per year
Key Research Interests and Expertise
Large-scale patterns of large-bodied vertebrate diversity and abundance in Amazonian forests; effects of different forms on human disturbance, including hunting, habitat fragmentation, wildfires, natural regeneration, and fast-growing tree plantations on Amazonian biodiversity; population ecology and management of natural resources in tropical forests; reserve selection and design criteria in relation to regional gradients of biodiversity value and implementation costs.
- Canale G.R., C.A. Peres, Guidorizzi C.E., Gatto C.A.F., Kierulff M.C.M. (2012) Pervasive defaunation of forest remnants in a tropical biodiversity hotspot pervasive defaunation of forest remnants in a tropical biodiversity hotspot. PLoS ONE 7(8): e41671. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0041671
- Pfeifer, M., V. Lefebvre, C. A. Peres, C.A., et al. "Creation of forest edges has a global impact on forest vertebrates." Nature 551, no. 7679 (2017): 187.
- Peres, Carlos A., Thaise Emilio, Juliana Schietti, Sylvain JM Desmoulière, and Taal Levi. 2016. "Dispersal limitation induces long-term biomass collapse in overhunted Amazonian forests." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113, no. 4: 892-897.
- J. Barlow, T.A. Gardner, I.S. Araujo, T.C. Ávila-Pires, A.B. Bonaldo, J.E. Costa, M.C. Esposito, L.V. Ferreira, J. Hawes, M.I.M. Hernandez, M.S. Hoogmoed, R.N. Leite, N. F. Lo-Man-Hung, J.R. Malcolm, M.B. Martins, L.A.M. Mestre, R. Miranda-Santos, A.L. Nunes-Gutjahr, W.L. Overal, L. Parry, S.L. Peters, M.A. Ribeiro-Junior, M.N.F. da Silva, C. da Silva Motta, and C.A. Peres (2007) Quantifying the biodiversity value of tropical primary, secondary and plantation forests. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0703333104
- Laurance, W.F. and C.A. Peres, editors (2006). Emerging Threats to Tropical Forests. University of Chicago Press, Chicago. 520 p. [link]
- Barlow, J and C.A. Peres. (2004). Avifaunal responses to single and recurrent wildfires in Amazonian forests. Ecological Applications 14:1358–1373.
- Peres, C.A. & Lake, I.R. (2003). Extent of nontimber resource extraction in tropical forests: accessibility to game vertebrates by hunters in the Amazon basin. Conservation Biology 17:521-535.
- Peres, C.A. et al. (2003). Demographic Threats to the Sustainability of Brazil Nut Exploitation. Science302: 2112-2114. DOI: 10.1126/science.1091698
- Peres, C.A. (2001). Synergistic effects of subsistence hunting and habitat fragmentation on Amazonian forest vertebrates. Conservation Biology 15:1490-1505. DOI: 10.1046/j.1523-1739.2001.01089.x
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Born in Belém, Brazil, Peres was exposed to Amazonian natural history from age seven and his father's 5,000-ha landholding in eastern Pará, consisting largely of undisturbed primary forest, became a childhood playground. For the last 25 years he has been studying wildlife community ecology in Amazonian forests, the population ecology of key tropical forest resource populations, and the biological criteria for designing large nature reserves. He currently co-directs four ecology and conservation research programs in neotropical forests, including the ecology of key timber and non-timber forest resources; patterns of vertebrate assemblage structure in Amazonian forests; the biological dynamics of hyper-disturbed and fragmented forest landscapes, and the biodiversity consequences of land-use change. He has published ~400 papers on neotropical forest ecology and conservation at scales ranging from populations to landscapes, and to entire continents. In 1995, he received a "Biodiversity Conservation Leadership Award" from the Bay and Paul Foundation (USA), and in 2000 was elected an "Environmentalist Leader for the New Millennium" by Time Magazine and CNN network. He is currently a Professor in tropical conservation ecology and divides his time between Norwich and fieldwork at multiple field sites in neotropical forests.
2008 - Professor of Tropical Conservation Ecology, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
2002-2008 Reader, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
1996-02 Lecturer, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
1995-96 Senior Research Associate, Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment (CSERGE), University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
1993-95 Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology, University of São Paulo, SP, Brazil
1993 Post-doctoral Fellow, Center for Tropical Conservation, Duke University, NC, USA
1991-92 Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Zoology, Museu Goeldi, Belém, Pará, Brazil
Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=D5ervmgAAAAJ&hl=en
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1/04/19 → 31/03/23
Conservation Planning throughout the Semi-arid Brazilian Caatinga Biome: managing ecosystem service trade-offs at the poverty-environment-water nexus
Peres, C. & Guida, M.
31/03/18 → 30/03/20
1/04/14 → 31/03/17
Successional Biomass and Biodiversity Trajectories Following Forest Clearance in the Western Barazilian Amazon. (University of Stirling Led)
Peres, C. & Dent, D.
1/10/13 → 30/09/16
Avian extinctions induced by the oldest Amazonian hydropower mega dam: evidence from museum collections and sighting data spanning 172 yearsHenriques, L. M. P., Dantas, S., Santos, L. B., Bueno, A. S. & Peres, C. A., 18 Aug 2021, In : PeerJ. 9, e11979.
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Peres, C. A., 2021, In : Tropical Conservation Science. 14, p. 1-9 9 p.
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Community-based conservation with formal protection provides large collateral benefits to Amazonian migratory waterbirdsCampos-Silva, J. V., Peres, C. A., Hawes, J. E., Abrahams, M. I., Andrade, P. C. M., Davenport, L. & Bossart, J. L. (ed.), 8 Apr 2021, In : PLoS One. 16, 4, e0250022.
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Determinants of population persistence and abundance of terrestrial and arboreal vertebrates stranded in tropical forest land-bridge islandsBenchimol, M. & Peres, C. A., Jun 2021, In : Conservation Biology. 35, 3, p. 870-883 14 p.
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Drivers of leafcutter ant populations and their inter‐trophic relationships in Amazonian forest islandsPalmeirim, A. F., Benchimol, M., Leal, I. R. & Peres, C. A., May 2021, In : Ecosphere. 12, 5, e03518.
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