Publicações dos membros do Lacos21*

*em vermelho membros do grupo


  1. Bragagnolo, C., Lemos, C.C., Ladle, R.J. & Pellin, A. (2017) Streamlining or sidestepping? Policial pressure to revise environmental licensing and EIA in Brazil. Environmental Impact Assessment Review 65: 86-90.
  2. Correia, R.A., Jepson, P., Malhado, A.C.M. & Ladle, R.J. (2017) Internet scientific name frequency as an indicator of cultural salience of biodiversity. Ecological Indicators 78:549-555.
  3. Bragagnolo, C., Correia, R.A., Malhado, A.C.M., Marins, M., Ladle, R.J. (2017) Understanding non-compliance: local people’s perceptions of natural resource exploitation inside two national parks in northeast Brazil. Journal for Nature Conservation 40: 64-76.
  4. Malhado, A.C.M., Costa, M.H., Correia, R.A., Malhado, A.C.M., La Fluente, M.F.C., Costa, A.M., Batinga, J.V., Bragagnolo, C., Ladle, R.J. (2017) Are capacity deficits in local government leaving the Amazon vulnerable to environmental change? Land use Policy 69: 326-330.
  5. Campos-Silva, J. V., Peres, C.A., Antunes, A.P., Pezzuti, J. (2017) Community-based population recovery of overexploited Amazonian wildlife. Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation.
  6. Stropp, J., dos Santos, I.M., Correia, R.A., dos Santos, J.G., Lessa, T.P.S., dos Santos, J.W., Ladle, R.J., Malhado A.C.M. (2017) Drier climate shifts leaf morphology in Amazonian trees.


  1. Correia, R.A. (2016) Conservation of the Amazon rainforest: the role of environmental NGO’s. Natureza & Conservação 14: 33.
  2. Gilbert, N.I., Correia, R.A.,Silva, J.P., Pacheco, C. ; Catry, I., Atkinson, P.W., Gill, J.A., Franco, A.M.A. (2016) Are white storks addicted to junk food? Impacts of landfill use on the movement and behaviour of resident white storks (Ciconia ciconia) from a partially migratory population. Movement Ecology 4:7.
  3. Calado, H., Bragagnolo, C., Silva, S.F. , Vergilio, M. (2016) Adapting environmental function analysis for management of protected areas in small islands – case of Pico Island (the Azores). Journal of Environmental Management 171: 231-242.
  4. Bragagnolo C., Pereira, M., NG, K. Calado, H. (2016) Understanding and mapping local conflicts related to protected areas in small islands: a case study of the Azores archipelago. Island Studies Journal 11:57-90.
  5. Costa, A.S., Malhado, A.C.M., Bragagnolo, C., Correia, R.A., Ladle, R.J. (2016) Ecological outcomes of Atlantic Forest restoration initiatives by sugar cane producers. Land Use Policy, 52:345-352.
  6. Gama, G.M., Malhado, A.C.M., Bragagnolo, C., Correia, R.A., Ladle, R.J. (2016) Cultural viability of reintroducing the ecologically extinct Alagoas Curassow (Pauxi mitu Linnaeus, 1766) to Northeast Brazil. Journal for Nature Conservation 29: 25-32.
  7. Bragagnolo C., Gamarra, N.C., Malhado, A.C.M., Ladle, R.J. (2016) Proposta metodológica para padronização dos estudos de atitudes em comunidades adjacentes às Unidades de Conservação de Proteção Integral no Brasil. Biodiversidade Brasileira 6: 190-208.
  8. Oliveira Júnior, J.G.C., Silva, L.P.S., Malhado, A.C.M., Batista, V.S. Fabré, N.N., Ladle, R.J. (2016) Artisanal Fisheries Research: A Need for Globalization? Plos One 11: e0150689.
  9. Correia, R.A., Jepson, P., Malhado, A.C.M., Ladle, R.J. (2016) Familiarity breeds content: assessing bird species popularity with culturomics. PEERJ 4: e1728.
  10. Correia, R.A., Malhado, A.C.M., Lins, L., Gamarra, N.C., Bonfim,W.A.G., Valencia-Aguilar, A., Bragagnolo, C., Jepson, P., Ladle, R.J. (2016) The scientific value of Amazonian protected areas. Biodiversity and Conservation 1-11.
  11. Passos,C.V.B., Fabré, N.N., Malhado, A.C.M., Batista, V.S., Ladle, R.J. (2016) Estuarization increases functional diversity of fish assemblages in tropical coastal ecosystems. Journal of Fish Biology 89: 847-862.
  12. Normande, I.C., Malhado, A.C.M., Reid, J., Viana, P.C., Savaget, P. V. S., Correia, R.A., Luna, F.O., Ladle, R.J. (2016) Post-release monitoring of Antillean manatees: an assessment of the Brazilian rehabilitation and release programme. Animal Conservation 19: 235-246.
  13. Stropp, J., Ladle, R.J., Malhado, A.C.M., Hortal, J., Gaffuri, J., Temperley, W. H., Skoien, J.O., Mayaux, P. (2016) Mapping ignorance: 300 years of collecting flowering plants in Africa. Global Ecology and Biogeography 1-12.
  14. Ladle, R.J., Correia, R.A., Do, Y., Joo, G.J., Malhado, A.C.M., Proulx, R., Roberge, J.M, Jepson, P. (2016) Conservation culturomics. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 14: 269-275.
  15. Leal, G. R., Serafini, PP., Simão-Neto, I., Ladle, R.J., Efe, M.A. (2016) Breeding of White-tailed Tropicbirds (Phaethon lepturus) in the western South Atlantic. Brazilian Journal of Biology 76: 559-567.
  16. Kalaji, H.M., Jajoo, A., Oukarroum, A., Brestic, M., Zivcak, M., Samborska, I.A., Cetner, M.D. ; Ukasik, I., Goltsev, V., Ladle, R.J. (2016) Chlorophyll a fluorescence as a tool to monitor physiological status of plants under abiotic stress conditions. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum 38: 102.
  17. Dias, L.C.P., Pimenta, F.M., Santos, A.B., Costa, M.H., Ladle, R.J. (2016) Patterns of land use, extensification, and intensification of Brazilian agriculture. Global Change Biology 22: 2887-2903.
  18. Oliveira Júnior, J.G.C., Ladle, R.J., Correia, R.A., Batista, V.S. (2016) Measuring what matters – Identifying indicators of success for Brazilian marine protected areas. Marine Policy 74: 91-98.
  19. Soares, F.A.M., Lessa, T. P. S., Costa, T.A., Galdino, J.Y.A., Daher, M.R.M. (2016) Morcegos da Bacia do Rio Coruripe. In: Restauração do Rio Coruripe: um projeto de resgate socioambiental. João Pessoa: Moura Ramos Gráfica e Editora, 2ª ed., 109-133.


  1. Efe, M.A., de Paiva, F.N., Holderbaum, J.M. & Ladle, R.J. (2015) Rapid development of tool use as a strategy to predate invasive land snails. Journal of Ethology 1: 55-57.


  1. Normande, I.C., Luna, F.O., Borges, J.C.G., Viana Jr.,P.C., Malhado, A.C.M.& Ladle, R.J. (2014) Eighteen Years of Manatee translocations in Brazil: Lessons Learnt and Implications for Conservation. Oryx DOI:10.1017/ S0030605313000896.
  2. Sarmento, R., Brito, D., Ladle, R.J. Leal, G.R., & Efe, M.A. (2014) Invasive house (Rattus rattus) and brown rats (Rattus norvegicus) threaten the viability of red-billed tropicbird (Phaethon aethereus) in Abrolhos National Park, Brazil. Tropical Conservation Science 7: 614-27.
  3. Whittaker, R.J. Rigal, F., Borges, P.A.V., Cardoso, P., Terzopoulou, S. Casanoves, F., Pla, L., Guilhaumon, F., Ladle, R.J., & Triantis, K.A. (2014) Functional biogeography of oceanic islands and the scaling of functional diversity in the Azores. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111: 13709-13714.
  4. Neto, J. L. R., Fragoso Jr, C. R., Malhado, A. C., & Ladle, R. J. (2014) Spatio-temporal Variability of Chlorophyll-A in the Coastal Zone of Northeastern Brazil. Estuaries and Coasts 38: 72-83.
  5. Ruana-Fajardo, G., Rovito, R.M. & Ladle, R.J. (2014) Bromeliad Selection by Two Salamander Species in a Harsh Environment. PLoS ONE 9(6): e98474.
  6. Root-Bernstein, M. & Ladle, R.J. (2014) Multilinguismo nas ciências ambientais: Ahora ya! (Multilingualism in Environmental Sciences: It’s About Time!). Ambio 41: 769–772.
  7. Loke, L.H.L., Jachowski, N.R., Bouma, T.J., Ladle, R.J. & Todd, P.A. (2014) Complexity for Artificial Substrates (CASU): software for creating and visualising habitat complexity. PLoS ONE 9(2): e87990.
  8. Ladle, R.J., Bragagnolo, C., Gama, G.M., Malhado, A.C.M., Root-Bernstein, M. & Jepson, P. (2014) Private Protected Areas: Three Key Challenges. Environmental Conservation 41: 239-40.
  9. Root-Bernstein, M., Carvajal, Y., Ladle, R.J., Jepson, P. & Jaksic, F. (2014) Conservation easements and mining: the case of Chile. Earth Futures 1: 33-38.
  10. Malhado, A.C.M., Azevedo, R.D., Todd, P.A., Santos, A.M., Fabré, N.N., Batista, V.S., Aguiar, L.J. & Ladle, R.J. (2014) Geographic and temporal trends in Amazonian knowledge production. Biotropica 46: 6-13.
  11. Batista, V.S., Fabré, N.N., Malhado, A.C.M. & Ladle, R.J. (2014) Tropical artisanal coastal fisheries: challenges and future directions. Reviews in Fisheries Science & Aquaculture 22: 1-15.


  1. Whittaker, R. J., Riddle, B. R., Hawkins, B. A. & Ladle, R. J. (2013), The geographical distribution of life and the problem of regionalization: 100 years after Alfred Russel Wallace. Journal of Biogeography 40: 2209-2214.
  2. Ochoa-Ochoa, L.M., Whittaker, R.J. & Ladle, R.J. (2013) The Demise of the Golden Toad and the Creation of a Climate Change Icon Species. Conservation & Society 11: 291- 319.
  3. Lobo-Araújo, L.W., Toledo, M.T.F., Efe, M.A., Malhado, A.C.M., Vital, M.V.C., Toledo-Lima, G.S., Macario, P., Santos, J.G. & Ladle, R.J. (2013) Bird communities in three forest types in the Pernambuco Centre of Endemism, Alagoas, Brazil. Iheringia 103: 85-96.
  4. Fischer, G.R., Costa, M.H.,Murta, F.Z., Malhado, A.C.M, Aguiar, L.J.G. & Ladle, R.J. (2013) Multi-site land surface model optimization – An exploration of objective functions. Agricultural & Forest Meteorology 182(83): 168-176.
  5. Malhado, A.C.M., Araujo, L.M., & Ladle, R.J. (2013) Missed opportunities: sustainable mobility and the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Journal of Transport Geography 31: 207-208.
  6. Malhado, A.C.M., Ladle, R.J., Whittaker, R.J., Neto, A., Malhi, Y., ter Steege, H. (2013) The ecological Biogeography of Amazonia. Frontiers in Biogeography 5: 103-112.
  7. Ladle, R.J. & Hortal, J. (2013) Mapping species distributions: living with uncertainty. Frontiers in Biogeography 5: 8-9.
  8. Moura, F de B.P., Malhado, A.C.M. & Ladle, R.J. (2013) Nursing the caatinga back to health. Journal of Arid Environments 90: 67-68.
  9. Cameron, R.A.D., Triantis, K.A., Parent, C.E., Guilhaumon, F., Alonso, M.R., Ibáñez, M., Martins, A.M.F., Ladle, R.J. & Whittaker, R.J. (2013) Snails on oceanic islands: testing the general dynamic model of oceanic island biogeography using linear mixed models. Journal of Biogeography 40: 117-130.
  10. Nunes ES, Nogueira EMS, Silva TA, Malhado A.C.M. (2013). Nuclear plans add to pressure on Caatinga. Nature 498: 434 (DOI:
  11. Pereira MPS, Costa MH, Malhado A.C.M. (2013). Vegetation patterns in South America associated with rising CO2: Uncertainties related to sea surfacetemperatures. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 111:  569-576. (IF 1.76,  DOI: 10.1007/s00704-012-0683-1.


  1. Todd, P.A., Oh, J., Loke, L.L.H. & Ladle, R.J. (2012) Multi-scale phenotype-substrate matching: evidence from juvenile shore crabs (Carcinus maenas L.). Ecological Complexity 12: 58-62.
  2. Ladle, R.J., Firmino, J.V.L., Malhado, A.C.M., Rodríguez-Durán, A. (2012) Unexplored diversity and conservation potential of Neotropical ‘hot caves’. Conservation Biology 26: 978-82.
  3. Malhado, A.C.M., Malhi, Y., Whittaker, R.J., Ladle, R.J. et al. (2012) Drip-tips are associated with intensity of precipitation in the Amazon rainforest. Biotropica 44: 728-737.
  4. Ladle, R.J., Todd, P.A. & Malhado, A.C.M. (2012) Assessing insularity in global science. Scientometrics 93: 745-750.
  5. Root-Bernstein, M., Rosas, N.A., Osman, L.P. & Ladle, R.J. (2012) Design solutions to coastal human-wildlife conflicts. Journal of Coastal Conservation 16: 585-596.
  6. Azevedo, J.S., Sarkis, J.E.S., Hortellani, M.A. & Ladle, R.J. (2012) Are Catfish (Ariidae) Effective Bioindicators for Pb, Cd, Hg, Cu and Zn? Water, Air & Soil Pollution 223: 3911-3922.
  7. Aguiar, L.J.G., Fischer, G.R., Ladle, R.J., Malhado, A.C.M., Justino, F.B., Aguiar, R.G. & Costa, J.M.N. (2012) Modeling the photosynthetically active radiation in South West Amazonia under all sky conditions. Theoretical and Applied Climatology 108: 631-640.
  8. Fabré, N.N., Batista, V.S., Ribeiro, M.O.A. & Ladle, R.J. (2012) A new framework for natural resource management in Amazonia. Ambio 41: 302-308.
  9. Nunes, E.L., Costa, M.H., Malhado, A.C.M., Dias, L.C.P., Vieira, S.A., Pinto, L.B., Ladle, R.J. (2012) Monitoring carbon assimilation in South America’s tropical forests: Model specification and application to the Amazonian droughts of 2005 and 2010. Remote Sensing of Environment 117: 449-463.
  10. Pereira MPS, Malhado A.C.M., Costa MH (2012). Predicting land cover changes in the Amazon forest: an ocean-atmosphere-biosphere problem. Geophysical Research Letters, 39, LXXXXX, doi:10.1029/2012GL051556.