Key Research Interests

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.

Significant Publications

  • 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, USADOI: 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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