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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Aurelio-Silva, M., Henriques, L., Anciaes, M., Peres, C.

(2016)

Patterns of local extinction in an Amazonian archipelagic avifauna following 25 years of insularization

in Biological Conservation

199.

pp. 101-109

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Palminteri, S., Powell, G. V. N., Peres, C. A.

(2016)

Determinants of spatial behavior of a tropical forest seed predator: The roles of optimal foraging, dietary diversification, and home range defense

in American Journal of Primatology

78.

pp. 523-533

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Boyle, S. A., Thompson, C. L., Deluycker, A., Alvarez, S. J., Alvim, T. H. G., Aquino, R., Bezerra, B. M., Boubli, J. P., Bowler, M., Caselli, C. B., Chagas, R. R. D., Ferrari, S. F., Fontes, I. P., Gregory, T., Haugaasen, T., Heiduck, S., Hores, R., Lehman, S., de Melo, F. R., Moreira, L. S., Moura, V. S., Nagy-Reis, M. B., Palacios, E., Palminteri, S., Peres, C. A., Pinto, L., Port-Carvalho, M., Rodríguez, A., dos Santos, R. R., Setz, E. Z. F., Shaffer, C. A., Silva, F. E., Soares da Silva, R. F., Souza-Alves, J. P., Trevelin, L. C., Veiga, L. M., Vieira, T. M., Dubose, M. E., Barnett, A. A.

(2016)

Geographic comparison of plant genera used in frugivory among the pitheciids Cacajao, Callicebus, Chiropotes, and Pithecia

in American Journal of Primatology

78.

pp. 493-506

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Bustamante, M. M. C., Roitman, I., Aide, T. M., Alencar, A., Anderson, L., Aragão, L., Asner, G. P., Barlow, J., Berenguer, E., Chambers, J., Costa, M. H., Fanin, T., Ferreira, L. G., Ferreira, J. N., Keller, M., Magnusson, W. E., Morales, L., Morton, D., Ometto, J. P. H. B., Palace, M., Peres, C., Silvério, D., Trumbore, S., Vieira, I. C. G.

(2016)

Towards an integrated monitoring framework to assess the effects of tropical forest degradation and recovery on carbon stocks and biodiversity

in Global Change Biology

22.

pp. 92-109

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Morellato, L. P. C., Alberton, B., Alvarado, S. T., Borges, B., Buisson, E., Camargo, M. G. G., Cancian, L. F., Carstensen, D. W., Escobar, D. F. E., Leite, P. T. P., Mendoza, I., Rocha, N. M. W. B., Soares, N. C., Silva, T. S. F., Staggemeier, V. G., Streher, A. S., Vargas, B. C., Peres, C. A.

(2016)

Linking plant phenology to conservation biology

in Biological Conservation

195.

pp. 60-72

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Peres, C. A., Emilio, T., Schietti, J., Desmoulière, S. J. M., Levi, T.

(2016)

Dispersal limitation induces long-term biomass collapse in overhunted Amazonian forests

in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS)

113.

pp. 892-897

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Hawes, J., Peres, C.

(2016)

Patterns of plant phenology in Amazonian seasonally flooded and unflooded forests

in Biotropica

48.

pp. 465-475

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Filgueiras, B. K. C., Tabarelli, M., Leal, I. R., Vaz-de-Mello, F. Z., Peres, C., Iannuzzi, L.

(2016)

Spatial replacement of dung beetles in edge-affected habitats: biotic homogenization or divergence in fragmented tropical forest landscapes?

in Diversity and Distributions

22.

pp. 400-409

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Lees, A., Peres, C., Fearnside, P. M., Schneider, M., Zuanon, J. A. S.

(2016)

Hydropower and the future of Amazonian biodiversity

in Biodiversity and Conservation

25.

pp. 451-466

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Jones, I. L., Bunnefeld, N., Jump, A. S., Peres, C. A., Dent, D. H.

(2016)

Extinction debt on reservoir land-bridge islands

in Biological Conservation

199.

pp. 75-83

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Nichols, E., Peres, C. A., Hawes, J. E., Naeem, S.

(2016)

Multitrophic diversity effects of network degradation

in Ecology and Evolution

6.

pp. 4936-4946

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Schneider-Maunoury, L., Lefebvre, V., Ewers, R. M., Medina-Rangel, G. F., Peres, C. A., Somarriba, E., Urbina-Cardona, N., Pfeifer, M.

(2016)

Abundance signals of amphibians and reptiles indicate strong edge effects in Neotropical fragmented forest landscapes

in Biological Conservation

200.

pp. 207-215

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de Marques, A. A. B., Schneider, M., Peres, C. A.

(2016)

Human population and socioeconomic modulators of conservation performance in 788 Amazonian and Atlantic Forest reserves

in PeerJ

4.

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Richardson, V. A., Peres, C. A.

(2016)

Temporal Decay in Timber Species Composition and Value in Amazonian Logging Concessions

in PLoS ONE

11.

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Norris, D., Rodriguez Chuma, V. J. U., Arevalo-Sandi, A. R., Landazuri Paredes, O. S., Peres, C. A.

(2016)

Too rare for non-timber resource harvest? Meso-scale composition and distribution of arborescent palms in an Amazonian sustainable-use forest

in Forest Ecology and Management

377.

pp. 182-191

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Santo-Silva, E. E., Almeida, W. R., Tabarelli, M., Peres, C. A.

(2016)

Habitat fragmentation and the future structure of tree assemblages in a fragmented Atlantic forest landscape

in Plant Ecology

217.

pp. 1129-1140

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Benchimol, M., Peres, C. A.

(2015)

Edge-mediated compositional and functional decay of tree assemblages in Amazonian forest islands after 26 years of isolation

in Journal of Ecology

103.

pp. 408-420

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Parry, L., Peres, C.

(2015)

Evaluating the use of local ecological knowledge to monitor hunted tropicalforest wildlife over large spatial scales

in Ecology and Society

20.

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Orihuela, R. L. L., Peres, C. A., Mendes, G., Jarenkow, J. A., Tabarelli, M.

(2015)

Markedly Divergent Tree Assemblage Responses to Tropical Forest Loss and Fragmentation across a Strong Seasonality Gradient

in PLoS ONE

10.

pp. e0136018

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Benchimol, M., Peres, C. A.

(2015)

Predicting local extinctions of Amazonian vertebrates in forest islands created by a mega dam

in Biological Conservation

187.

pp. 61-72

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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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