Eduardo S. Brondizio « Committee on NAIS
I am Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University, where I served as department chair from 2005 to 2008. In addition, I serve as Associate Director of the Anthropological Center for Training and Research on Global Environmental Change (ACT), am Adjunct Professor of Environmental Sciences at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, and in 2009 am a Visiting Scholar with the Laboratoire d'Anthropologie Sociale at the Collège de France in Paris, France. I’ve written extensively on environmental anthropology and human-environment interaction, rural development, land use and ethnobotany, Amazonian peasantry, and integrative methodologies. For two decades, my work has been centered in the Brazilian Amazon, where I’ve studied the formation and transformation of rural families and communities as they interact with government policies and development programs, local and global markets, demographic shifts, and environmental change. My recent book “The Amazonian Caboclo and the Açaí Palm: Forest Farmers in the Global Market” (New York Botanical Garden Press) illustrates these concerns and approaches: it explores the globalization of local staple crops and use of forest foods, along with related social and environmental outcomes.
- E105 Culture and Society
- E322 Peoples of Brazil
- E105 Native Amazonians
- E600 Peoples and Plants: a graduate seminar in Ethnobotany
- E600 The Human Footprint: The Study of Land Use Systems
Brondizio, E. S., E. Ostrom, O. Young. (in press) Social Capital and Ecosystem Services: Institutions and Governance at multiple levels. Annual Review of Environment and Resources.
Brondizio, E. S. 2008. The Amazonian Caboclo and the Açaí Palm: Forest Farmers in the Global Market. New York: New York Botanical Garden Press.
Brondizio, E. S. and E. F. Moran. 2008. Human Dimensions of Climate Change: The Vulnerability of Small Farmers in the Amazon. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society 363:1803–09.
Pedrosa, R. P. F. and E. S. Brondizio. 2007 (published 2008). The Risks of Commodifying Poverty: Rural Communities, Quilombola Identity, and Nature Conservation in Brazil. Habitus Pedrosa and Brondizio Habitus 5/2:355-73.
Padoch, C., E.S. Brondizio, S. Costa, M.Pinedo-Vasquez, R. Sears and A. Siqueira. 2008. Urban Forest and Rural Cities: Multi-sited Households, Consumption Patterns, and Forest Resources in Amazonia. Ecology and Society. 13/2:2 [online]
VanWey, L., A. O. D. Antona, and E.S. Brondizio. 2007. Household Demographic Change and Land Use/Land Cover Change in the Brazilian Amazon. Population and Environment 28:163-85.
Brondizio, E. S. 2006. Landscapes of the Past, Footprints of the Future: Historical Ecology and the Analysis of Land Use Change in the Amazon. In Time and Complexity in Historical Ecology: Studies in the Neotropical Lowlands, ed. W. Balée and C. Erikson, 365-405. New York: Columbia University Press.
DeCastro, F., A.D. Siqueira, E.S. Brondizio, and L.C. Ferreira. 2006. The Use and Misuse of the ‘Traditional’ Concept in Environmental Conservation in the Ribeira Valley, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Ambiente e Sociedade 9/1 (Jan./June):23-39.
Duraiappah, A., F. T. Comin, T. Oliveira, Joyeeta Gupta, P. Kumar, M. Pyoos, M. Spierenburg, D. Barkin, E. S. Brondizio, and R. Tsutsumi. 2005. Consequences of Ecosystems Services for Poverty Reduction and Human Well-Being. In Ecosystems and Human Well-Being: Policy Responses. Findings of the Responses Working Group of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, ed. Kanchan Chopra et al., chapter 17, 487-526. London: Island Press.
Brondizio, E. S. 2004. Agriculture Intensification, Economic Identity, and Shared Invisibility in Amazonian Peasantry: Caboclos and Colonists in Comparative Perspective. Culture and Agriculture 26/1-2:1-24.
Brondizio, E, Spierenburg, M.J. and Traverse, M. 2004. Cultural Perceptions, Responses and Services Relating to Ecosystems. In Issues and Themes in Anthropology, ed. Vinay Kumar Srivastava and Manoj Kumar Singh, chapter 27, 557-600. Published by Kamal Kishore for Palaka Prakashan.
Brondizio, E. S. 2004. From Staple to Fashion Food: Shifting Cycles, Shifting Opportunities in the Development of the Açaí fruit (Euterpe oleracea Mart.) Economy in the Amazon Estuary. In Working Forests in the American Tropics: Conservation through Sustainable Management? Ed. D. Zarin et al., 348-61. New York: Columbia University Press.