Recent relevant publications by ADN/RBA participants (by chronological order):


Fearnside, P.M. 2017. Belo Monte: Actors and arguments in the struggle over Brazil’s most controversial Amazonian dam. Die Erde 148 (1): 14-26 doi: 10.12854/erde-148-27]

Fearnside, P.M. 2017. Planned disinformation: The example of the Belo Monte Dam as a source of greenhouse gases. pp. 125-142. In: Liz-Rejane Issberner & Philippe Lena (eds.) Brazil in the Anthropocene: Conflicts between Predatory Development and Environmental Policies. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, New York, U.S.A. 364 pp. ISBN 978-1-138-68420-1.

Harrison-Levine, A.L., H.H. Covert, M.A. Norconk, R.R. dos Santos, A.A. Barnett & P.M. Fearnside. 2017. Dams: Implications of widespread anthropic flooding for primate populations. In: A.A. Barnett, I. Matsuda & K. Nowak (Eds.) Primates in Flooded Habitats: Ecology and Conservation. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. (in press)

Ritter, Camila D.; Gabriel McCrate, R. Henrik Nilsson, Philip M. Fearnside, Ulrika Palme, Alexandre Antonelli. 2017. Environmental Impact Assessments in Brazilian Amazonia: Challenges and prospects to assess biodiversity. Biological Conservation 206: 161–168. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2016.12.031


Araújo, N. C. e Moret, A. S. 2016. Direitos Humanos e Hidrelétricas: uma análise dos impactos socioambientais e econômicos gerados em Rondônia. In: Veredas do Direito, Belo Horizonte, v.13, n.26, p.167-194, Maio/Agosto de 2016.

Arias, M. E., Farinosi, F., Lee, E., Livino, A., Moorcroft, P. R., Briscoe, J., Effects of climate change and deforestation on the Amazon’s hydrological cycle will require interventions to hydropower planning in Brazil. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA, December 13th 2016 (oral presentation).

Athayde, S.; P. Bernasconi; W. Bartels; R. Seluchinesk; and R. Buschbacher. 2016. Apresentação do Dossiê: Avaliação da Resiliência Socioecológica como Ferramenta para a Gestão da Fronteira Amazônica: Experiências e Reflexões. Sustentabilidade em Debate 7 (2):14-19. DOI: 10.18472/SustDeb.v7n2.2016.20047

Athayde, S.; P. Franco Moreira; and M. Heckenberger. 2016. Public feedback at risk in Brazil. Science 353 (6305): 1217. DOI: 10.1126/science.aai9247

Bair, L.S., D.L. Rogowski, and C. Neher. 2016. Economic value of angling on the Colorado River at Lees Ferry: using secondary data to estimate the influence of seasonality. North American Journal of Fisheries Management, 36(6), 1229-1239.

Buschbacher, R., S. Athayde, W. Bartels and R. Mello. 2016. Social-ecological Resilience Assessment as a Tool for Understanding the Amazon Frontier. Sustentabilidade em Debate 7 (2):20-35. DOI: 10.18472/SustDeb.v7n2.2016.1513

Chief, K. and A. Meadow. 2016. Climate Conversations: Merging Traditional and Western Approaches to Risk Management. Natural Hazards Observer: Volume XL, No. 4, 4-7, April 2016.

Chief, K., A. Meadow, and K.Whyte. 2016. Engaging Southwestern Tribes in Sustainable Water Resources Topics and Management. J. of Water. 8, 350; DOI:10.3390/w8080350.

Dang, D.T., Cochrane, T.A., Arias, M.E., Van, P. D. T., de Vries, T. T. (2016) Hydrological regime changes as impacted by water infrastructure development in the Mekong Floodplains. Hydrological Processes 30: 3824–3838. doi: 10.1002/hyp.10894.

Dongoske, K. 2016.  Parks, Petroglyphs, Fish, and Zuni: An Emotional Geography of Contemporary Human-Animal-Water Relationships (with Kellley Hays-Gilpin) in Relating to Rock Art in the Contemporary World: Navigating Symbolism, Meaning, and Significance edited by Liam M. Brady and Paul S. C. Taçon. University Press of Colorado, Boulder.

Dongoske, K. 2016.  Steps toward Decolonizing the National Historic Preservation Act (with Theresa Pasqual) in Bending the Arc: 50 Ideas to Shape the Next 50 Years of Preservation Practice edited by M. Page and M. Miller. University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst.

Eden, S, S.B. Megdal, E. Shamir, K. Chief, and K.E. Mott Lacroix. 2016. Opening the Black Box: Using a Hydrological Model to Link Stakeholder Engagement with Groundwater Management. J. of Water, 8, 216; doi:10.3390/w8050216

Fearnside, P.M. 2016. Brazilian politics threaten environmental policies. Science 353: 746-748. doi: 10.1126/science.aag0254

Fearnside, P.M. 2016. Environmental and social impacts of hydroelectric dams in Brazilian Amazonia: Implications for the aluminum industry. World Development 77: 48-65. doi: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2015.08.015 (online version published 12 September 2015). <Publisher link>

Fearnside, P.M. 2016. Greenhouse gas emissions from Brazil’s Amazonian hydroelectric dams. Environmental Research Letters 11 (2016) 011002 [open access] ISSN: 1748-9326 doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/11/1/011002 <Free from publisher>

Fearnside, P.M. 2016. Greenhouse gas emissions from hydroelectric dams in tropical forests. pp. 428-438 In: J. Lehr & J. Keeley (eds.) Alternative Energy and Shale Gas Encyclopedia. John Wiley & Sons Publishers, New York, E.U.A. 912 pp. ISBN: 978-0-470-89441-5

Fearnside, P.M. 2016. Tropical dams: To build or not to build? Science 351: 456-457. [Letter commenting on Winemiller et al. 2016]. <publisher link>

Isaac, V.J.; Castello, L.; Santos, P.R.B.; Ruffino, M.L. 2016. Seasonal and interannual dynamics of river-floodplain multispecies fisheries in relation to flood pulses in the Lower Amazon. Fisheries Research, v. 183, p. 352-359.

Kalcic M, Kirchhoff CJ, Bosch N, Muenich R, Murray M, Gardner J, Scavia D. 2016. Engaging Stakeholders to Define Feasible and Desirable Agricultural Conservation in Western Lake Erie Watersheds. Environmental Science & Technology, 50(15), 8135-8145.

Kirchhoff CJ, Dilling L. 2016. The role of U.S. states in facilitating effective water governance under stress and change, Water Resources Research, 52(4), 2951-2964. doi:10.1002/2015WR018431. Highlighted in EOS Research Spotlight,

Kirchhoff CJ, Lara-Valencia F, Brugger J, Mussetta P, Pineda-Pablos N. 2016. Towards joint consideration of adaptive capacity and water security: Lessons from the arid Americas, Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 21: 22-28.

Maldonado, J., H. Lazrus, B. Gough, S. Bennett, K. Chief, L. Kruger, J. Morisette, S. Petrovic, and K. Powys Whyte. 2016. The Story of Rising Voices: Facilitating Collaboration between Indigenous and Western Ways of Knowing In Understanding Vulnerability, Building Resilience: Responses to Disasters and Climate Change (ed M. Companion, and M. Chaiken). CR Press. ISBN 9781498760966.

Maldonado, J., T.M.B. Bennett, K. Chief, P. Cochran, K. Cozetto, B. Gough, M. Hiza Redsteer, K. Lynn, N. Maynard, and G. Voggesser. 2016. Engagement with indigenous peoples and honoring traditional knowledge systems. Climatic Change. DOI 10.1007/s10584-015-1535-7 (

Melis, T.S., W.E. Pine III, J. Korman, M.D. Yard, S. Jain and R.S. Pulwarty. 2016. Using large-scale flow experiments to rehabilitate Colorado River ecosystem function in Grand Canyon: basis for an adaptive climate-resilient strategy, Chapter 17, p. 315-346, of Western Water Policy and Planning in a Variable and Changing Climate. Edited by K. Miller et al., CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group. p. 434.

Moretto, E. M.; Jordao, C. O.; Fernandes, E.; Andrade, J. Condicionantes e a viabilidade ambiental no processo de licenciamento ambiental de usinas hidrelétricas: uma análise do caso Teles Pires. In: Daniela Fernandes Alarcon; Brent Millikan; Mauricio Torres. (Org.). Ocekadi: hidrelétricas, conflitos socioambientais e resistência na Bacia do Tapajós. 1ed. Santarém: International Rivers, 2016, v. 1, p. 167-182.

Oeurng, C., T. A. Cochrane, M. E. Arias, B. Shrestha, and T. Piman. Assessment of Changes in Riverine Nitrate in the Sesan, Srepok and Sekong Tributaries of the Lower Mekong River Basin. Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies 8 (December 2016): 95–111. DOI: 10.1016/j.ejrh.2016.07.004.

Pereira, F. F., Farinosi, F., Arias, M. E., Lee, E., Briscoe, J., and Moorcroft, P. R. Technical Note: A hydrological routing scheme for the Ecosystem Demography model (ED2+R). Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions . DOI:10.5194/hess-2016-114, 2016.

Roquetti, D. R.; Moretto, E. M.; Sinisgalli, P. A. A. A sustainability analysis of environmental management approaches: prevention, mitigation and compensation. Proceedings of the International Academy of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, v. 6, p. 24-37, 2016.

Sá-­Oliveira, J.C.; Isaac, V.J.; Araújo, A.S.; Ferrari, S.F. 2016. Factors structuring the fish community in the area of the Coaracy Nunes hydroelectric reservoir in northern Brazil. Tropical Conservation Science, v.9, p.16­33.

Shrestha, B., Cochrane, T.A., Caruso, B. S., Arias, M. E., Piman, T., 2016 Uncertainty in flow and sediment predictions due to future climate scenarios for the 3S Rivers in the Mekong Basin. J of Hydrology, 540 1088-1104. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.07.019

Simão, B. P. and S. Athayde. 2016. Resiliência socioecológica em comunidades deslocadas por hidrelétricas na Amazônia: o caso de Nova Mutum Paraná, Rondônia. Sustentabilidade em Debate 7 (2): 104-117. DOI: 10.18472/SustDeb.v7n2.2016.17850

Tucker Lima, J. M.; Valle, D.; Moretto, E. M.; Roquetti, D. R.; Pulice, S. M. P.; Zuca, N. L.; Beduschi, L. C.; Praia, A. S.; Okamoto, C. P. F.; Carvalhaes, V. L. S.; Branco, E. A.; Barbezani, B.; Labandera, E.; Timpe, K.; Kaplan, D. A. A social-ecological database to advance research on infrastructure development impacts in the Brazilian Amazon. Nature Scientific Data 3, Article number 160071 (2016), doi: 10.1038/sdata.2016.71

Vang Rasmussen L, Kirchhoff CJ, Lemos MC. 2016. Adaptation by Stealth: understanding climate information use across scales and decision spaces in water management in the United States, Climatic Change, in press, doi:10.1007/s10584-016-1857-0.


Araújo, N. C. ; Moret, A. S.  Direitos Humanos e Hidrelétricas em Rondônia: análise dos impactos socioambientais gerados pelas UHE Samuel, Jirau, Santo Antônio e Tabajara. Veredas do Direito (Belo Horizonte), 2015.

Cella-Ribeiro, A., Assakawa, L. F., Torrente-Vilara, G., Zuanon, J., Leite, R. G., Doria, C. and Duponchelle, F. (2015), Temporal and spatial distribution of young Brachyplatystoma spp. (Siluriformes: Pimelodidae) along the rapids stretch of the Madeira River (Brazil) before the construction of two hydroelectric dams. Journal of Fish Biology, 86: 1429–1437. doi: 10.1111/jfb.12630

Dongoske, K. 2015. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Silencing of Native American Worldviews (with Theresa Pasqual and Thomas F. King). Environmental Practice 17:36-45.

Fearnside, P.M. 2015. Amazon dams and waterways: Brazil’s Tapajós Basin plans. Ambio 44: 426-439.  doi: 10.1007/s13280-015-0642-z <Publisher link>

Fearnside, P.M. 2015. Brazil’s São Luiz do Tapajós Dam: The art of cosmetic environmental impact assessments. Water Alternatives 8(3): 373-396. <Free from publisher>

Fearnside, P.M. 2015. Emissions from tropical hydropower and the IPCC. Environmental Science & Policy 50: 225-239.doi: 10.1016/j.envsci.2015.03.002

Fearnside, P.M. 2015. Impactos nas comunidades indígenas e tradicionais. pp. 19-29 In: R. Nitta & L.N. Naka (eds.) Barragens do rio Tapajós: Uma avaliação crítica do Estudo e Relatório de Impacto Ambiental (EIA/RIMA) do Aproveitamento Hidrelétrico São Luiz do Tapajós. Greenpeace Brasil, São Paulo, SP. 99 pp.  <Free from publisher>

Fearnside, P.M. 2015. Tropical hydropower in the Clean Development Mechanism: Brazil’s Santo Antônio Dam as an example of the need for change. Climatic Change 131(4): 575-589. doi: 10.1007/s10584-015-1393-3 <Publisher link>

Fearnside, Philip M. (ed.) 2015. Hidrelétricas na Amazônia: Impactos Ambientais e Sociais na Tomada de Decisões sobre Grandes Obras. Vol. 1 Editora do INPA, Manaus. 296 p. ISBN print: 978-85-211-0143-7 online: 978-85-211-0151-2

Kirchhoff CJ, Lemos MC, Kalafatis S. 2015. Narrowing the gap between climate science and adaptation action: the role of Boundary Chains. Climate Risk Management 9, 1-5. doi:10.1016/j.crm.2015.06.002

Lemos, M.C. and C.J. Kirchhoff. 2015. “Climate information and water management: building adaptive capacity or business as usual?” in Ken Conca and Erika Weinthal (Eds) The Oxford Handbook of Water Politics and Policy, Oxford University Press.

Melis, T. S., C. J. Walters and J. Korman. 2015. Surprise and Opportunity for Learning in Grand Canyon: the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program. Ecology and Society 20(3):22.

Melis, T.S., C.J. Walters and J. Korman. Surprise and Opportunity for Learning in Grand Canyon: the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program (in review) Ecology and Society.

Prado, F., S. F. Athayde, S. Bohlman, F. Leite, J. Mossa and A. Oliver-Smith. 2015. “How much is enough? Energy security, climate change and economic growth in Brazil. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews 53:1132-1136.

Shamir, E., S.B. Megdal, C. Carrillo, C.L. Castro, H.I. Chang, K. Chief, F.E. Corkhill, S. Eden, K.P. Georgakakos, K.M. Nelson, and J. Prietto. 2015. Climate change and water resources management in the Upper Santa Cruz River, Arizona. J. Hydrology. 521:18-33.


Athayde, S. 2014. Introduction: Indigenous Peoples, Dams and Resistance. Editor, Contemporary Debate. Tipití: Journal of the Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America: Vol. 12: Iss. 2, Article 1, 80-92.

Bailly, D.; F. A. S. Cassemiro; C. S. Agostinho; E. E. Marques, and A. A. Agostinho. 2014. The metabolic theory of ecology convincingly explains the latitudinal diversity gradient of Neotropical freshwater fish. Ecology 95:553–562.

Crones, C. Randall. 2014. Hydroelectric Amazonia: Cultures Caught in the Crucible of Order and Progress. Tipití: Journal of the Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America: Vol. 12: Iss. 2, Article 5, 105-112.

Doria, C. R. C. ; Lima, M. A. L. ; Souza, S. T. B. ; Carvalho, A. R. ; Santos, A. R. 2014. O uso do Conhecimento Ecológico Tradicional de Pescadores no diagnóstico dos recursos pesqeiros em áreas de de implantação de grandes empreendimentos. Desenvolvimento e Meio Ambiente (UFPR), v. 30, p. 89-108.

Fereira, D. T. A. M.;Marques, E. E.; Buenafuente, S. M. F. ; Sousa, L. B. ; Grison, M.G.; Lima, A. M. T. 2014. Perdas simbólicas e os atingidos por barragens: o caso da Usina Hidrelétrica de Estreito, Brasil. Desenvolvimento e Meio Ambiente (UFPR), v. 30, p. 73-87.

Oliver-Smith, Anthony (2014). Framing Social-Environmental Justice by Amazonian Indigenous Peoples: The Kayapo Case. Tipití: Journal of the Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America: Vol. 12: Iss. 2, Article 6, 118-121.

Olden, J.D., C.P. Konrad, T.S. Melis, M.J. Kennard, M.C. Freeman, M.C. Mims, E.N. Bray, K.B. Gido, N.P. Hemphill, D.A. Lytle, L.E. McMullen, M. Pyron, C.T. Robinson, J.C. Schmidt, and J.G. Williams. 2014. Are large-scale flow experiments informing emerging challenges in freshwater management? Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 12(3):176–185. doi:10.1890/130076.

Santaanna, I. R. A. ; Freitas, C. E. C. ; Doria, C. R. C. 2014. Population dynamics and stock evaluation of two Pimelodidae species caught by small-scale fisheries: data immediately prior to two large impoundments in the Madeira River (Amazon Basin Brazil). Fisheries Management and Ecology, v. 1, p. 10.1111/fme-1.