Career History

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 ~200 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.

Career

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

Links:

Google Scholar:  http://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=D5ervmgAAAAJ&hl=en

Academia: http://eastanglia.academia.edu/CPeres

PhD Positions

Click here for current PhD opportunities in the School of Environmental Sciences. However, feel free to email me to discuss projects outside these areas and alternative sources of funding.

 

 

All Publications

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Mendes-Oliveira, A. C., Peres, C. A., Maués, P. C. R. D. A., Oliveira, G. L., Mineiro, I. G. B., de Maria, S. L. S., Lima, R. C. S.

(2017)

Oil palm monoculture induces drastic erosion of an Amazonian forest mammal fauna,

in PLoS ONE

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article no. e0187650

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Colon Gonzalez, F. D. J., Peres, C., São Bernardo, C., Hunter, P., Lake, I.

(2017)

After the epidemic: Zika virus projections for Latin America and the Caribbean,

in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases

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article no. e0006007

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de Almeida-Rocha, J. M., Peres, C. A., Oliveira, L. C.

(2017)

Primate responses to anthropogenic habitat disturbance: A pantropical meta-analysis,

in Biological Conservation

215

pp. 30-38

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Palmeirim, A. F., Vieira, M. V., Peres, C. A.

(2017)

Herpetofaunal responses to anthropogenic forest habitat modification across the neotropics: insights from partitioning β-diversity,

in Biodiversity and Conservation

26

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pp. 2877-2891

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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,

in PLoS ONE

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article no. e0186653

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Jones, I. L., Peres, C. A., Benchimol, M., Bunnefeld, L., Dent, D. H.

(2017)

Woody lianas increase in dominance and maintain compositional integrity across an Amazonian dam-induced fragmented landscape,

in PLoS ONE

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article no. e0185527

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Palmeirim, A. F., Vieira, M. V., Peres, C. A.

(2017)

Non-random lizard extinctions in land-bridge Amazonian forest islands after 28 years of isolation,

in Biological Conservation

214

pp. 55-65

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Campos-Silva, J. V., Peres, C. A., Antunes, A. P., Valsecchi, J., Pezzuti, J.

(2017)

Community-based population recovery of overexploited Amazonian wildlife,

in Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation

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Schleicher, J., Peres, C. A., Amano, T., Llactayo, W., Leader-Williams, N.

(2017)

Conservation performance of different conservation governance regimes in the Peruvian Amazon,

in Scientific Reports

7

article no. 11318

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Tortato, F. R., Izzo, T. J., Hoogesteijn, R., Peres, C. A.

(2017)

The numbers of the beast: Valuation of jaguar (Panthera onca) tourism and cattle depredation in the Brazilian Pantanal,

in Global Ecology and Conservation

11

pp. 106-114

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Michalski, F., Peres, C. A.

(2017)

Gamebird responses to anthropogenic forest fragmentation and degradation in a southern Amazonian landscape,

in PeerJ

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article no. e3442

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Beca, G., Vancine, M. H., Carvalho, C. S., Pedrosa, F., Alves, R. S. C., Buscariol, D., Peres, C. A., Ribeiro, M. C., Galetti, M.

(2017)

High mammal species turnover in forest patches immersed in biofuel plantations,

in Biological Conservation

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pp. 352-359

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Terborgh, J., Peres, C. A.

(2017)

Do Community-Managed Forests Work? A Biodiversity Perspective,

in Land Economics

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article no. 22

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Trevelin, L. C., Novaes, R. L. M., Colas-Rosas, P. F., Benathar, T. C. M., Peres, C. A.

(2017)

Enhancing sampling design in mist-net bat surveys by accounting for sample size optimization,

in PLoS ONE

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article no. e0174067

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Levis, C., Costa, F. R. C., Bongers, F., Pena-Claros, M., Clement, C. R., Junqueira, A. B., Neves, E. G., Tamanaha, E. K., Figueiredo, F. O. G., Salomao, R. P., Castilho, C. V., Magnusson, W. E., Phillips, O. L., Guevara, J. E., Sabatier, D., Molino, J. F., Lopez, D. C., Mendoza, A. M., Pitman, N. C. A., Duque, A., Vargas, P. N., Zartman, C. E., Vasquez, R., Andrade, A., Camargo, J. L., Feldpausch, T. R., Laurance, S. G. W., Laurance, W. F., Killeen, T. J., Nascimento, H. E. M., Montero, J. C., Mostacedo, B., Amaral, I. L., Vieira, I. C. G., Brienen, R. J. W., Castellanos, H., Terborgh, J., Carim, M. D. J. V., Guimaraes, J. R. D. S., Coelho, L. D. S., Matos, F. D. D. A., Wittmann, F., Mogollon, H. F., Damasco, G., Davila, N., Garcia-Villacorta, R., Coronado, E. N. H., Emilio, T., Lima Filho, D. D. A., Schietti, J., De Souza, P. F., Targhetta, N., Comiskey, J. A., Marimon, B. S., Marimon Junior, B. H., Neill, D., Alonso, A., Arroyo, L., Carvalho, F. A., Souza, F. C., Dallmeier, F., Pansonato, M. P., Duivenvoorden, J. F., Fine, P. V. A., Stevenson, P. R., Araujo-murakami, A., Aymard C., G. A., Baraloto, C., do Amaral, D. D., Engel, J., Henkel, T. W., Maas, P., Petronelli, P., Revilla, J. D. C., Stropp, J., Daly, D., Gribel, R., Paredes, M. R., Silveira, M., Thomas-Caesar, R., Baker, T. R., da Silva, N. F., Ferreira, L. V., Peres, C. A., Silman, M. R., Ceron, C., Valverde, F. C., Fiore, A., Jimenez, E. M., Mora, M. C. P., Toledo, M., Barbosa, E. M., Bonates, L. C. D. M., Arboleda, N. C., Farias, E. D. S., Fuentes, A., Guillaumet, J., Jorgensen, P. M., Malhi, Y., Miranda, I. P. D. A., Phillips, J. F., Prieto, A., Rudas, A., Ruschel, A. R., Silva, B. N., Von Hildebrand, P., Vos, V. A., Zent, E. L., Zent, S., Cintra, B. B. L., Nascimento, M. T., Oliveira, A. A., Ramirez-angulo, H., Ramos, J. F., Rivas, G., Schongart, J., Sierra, R., Tirado, M., Van Der Heijden, G. M. F., Torre, E. V., Wang, O., Young, K. R., Baider, C., Cano, A., Farfan-Rios, W., Ferreira, C., Hoffman, B., Mendoza, C., Mesones, I., Torres-lezama, A., Medina, M. N. U., Van Andel, T. R., Villarroel, D., Zagt, R., Alexiades, M. N., Balslev, H., Garcia-Cabrera, K., Gonzales, T., Hernandez, L., Huamantupa-Chuquimaco, I., Manzatto, A. G., Milliken, W., Cuenca, W. P., Pansini, S., Pauletto, D., Arevalo, F. R., Reis, N. F. C., Sampaio, A. F., Giraldo, L. E. U., Sandoval, E. H. V., Gamarra, L. V., Vela, C. I. A., Ter Steege, H.

(2017)

Persistent effects of pre-Columbian plant domestication on Amazonian forest composition,

in Science

355

(6328)

pp. 925-931

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Zimbres, B., Peres, C. A., Machado, R. B.

(2017)

Terrestrial mammal responses to habitat structure and quality of remnant riparian forests in an Amazonian cattle-ranching landscape,

in Biological Conservation

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pp. 283–292

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Mendoza, I., Peres, C. A., Morellato, L. P. C.

(2017)

Continental-scale patterns and climatic drivers of fruiting phenology: A quantitative Neotropical review,

in Global and Planetary Change

148

pp. 227–241

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Hudson, L. N., Peres, C. A., Yu, D. W.

(2017)

The database of the PREDICTS (Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems) project,

in Ecology and Evolution

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pp. 145–188

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Leite, G. A., Farias, I. P., Peres, C. A., Brooks, D. M.

(2017)

Reproductive biology of the endangered wattled curassow (Crax globulosa; Galliformes: Cracidae) in the Juruá River Basin, Western Brazilian Amazonia,

in Journal of Natural History

51

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pp. 677-687

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Hawes, J. E., Peres, C. A.

(2016)

Forest Structure, Fruit Production and Frugivore Communities in Terra firme and Várzea Forests of the Médio Juruá,

in Forest structure, function and dynamics in Western Amazonia.

John Wiley & Sons, Ltd

pp. 85-100

ISBN 9781119090663

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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
  • 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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