Scientific Publications

Since its inception in 1978, the Amazon Biodiversity Center has published more than 760 scholarly articles in esteemed scientific journals.  Click here for an up-to-date listing: 

Amazon Biodiversity Center/Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragmentation Project

Publications List/Technical Series

Updated March 2020

Below is a tiny sample of articles published based on research at the Amazon Biodiversity Center that have informed -- and continue to inform -- the creation of conservation and development policy.

Science for the Synod

Thomas E. Lovejoy, Virgilio Viana and Emma Torres

September 2019

Biological Conservation, 2010

The fate of Amazonian forest fragments: A 32-year investigation

William F. Laurance, José L.C. Camargo, Regina C.C. Luizão, et al.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2003

Rates of species loss from Amazonian forest fragments

Gonçalo Ferraz, Gareth J. Russell, Philip C. Stouffer, et al.

Conservation Biology, 2002
Ecosystem Decay of Amazonian Forest Fragments: a 22-Year Investigation
William F. Laurance, Thomas E. Lovejoy, Heraldo L. Vasconcelos

Lessons from Amazonia: The Ecology and Conservation of a Fragmented Forest

Richard O. Bierregaard Jr., Claude Gascon, Thomas E. Lovejoy, Rita Mesquita

Yale University Press, 2001