Paul A. Lefebvre, M.A.
Woods Hole Research Center
149 Woods Hole Road
Falmouth, MA 02540-1644
M.A. - University of California, Santa Barbara
1991, Department of Geography
Satellite Remote Sensing and Vegetation mapping
B.Sc. - Plymouth State College, New Hampshire
1984, Meteorology & Physical Geography
- 1995 - present: Research Associate, Woods Hole Research Center
- 1995 - 1998: Visiting Researcher, Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental da Amazônia (IPAM), Belém, Brazil
- 1992 - 1995: Research Assistant, Woods Hole Research Center, Nutrient Cycling/Soil Ecology
- 1989 - 1992: Research Assistant, Woods Hole Research Center, Carbon Program
- 1985 - 1986: Intern, Office of Environmental and Scientific Affairs, the World Bank, Washington D.C. Demonstration of GIS and Remote Sensing applications for Environmental Impact Assessment of World Bank Projects
Mapping and spatial data analysis of landcover change in the Amazon basin; development and implementation of field instrumentation.
Kellndorfer, J., W. Walker, K. Kirsch, D. Nepstad, N. Laporte, C. Stickler, P. Lefebvre, M. Shimada, and A. Rosenqvist. Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD): New Eyes in the Sky - Cloud-Free Tropical Forest Monitoring for REDD with the Japanese Advanced Land Observing Satellite (ALOS). A Report for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP), Thirteenth Session, 3-14 December 2007, Bali, Indonesia. Woods Hole Research Center, Falmouth, MA.
Stickler, C., M. Coe, D. Nepstad, G. Fiske, and P. Lefebvre. Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD): Readiness for REDD - A Preliminary Global Assessment of Tropical Forested Land Suitability for Agriculture. A Report for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP), Thirteenth Session, 3-14 December 2007, Bali, Indonesia. Woods Hole Research Center, Falmouth, MA.
Lima, E., F. Merry, D. Nepstad, G. Amacher, C. Azevedo-Ramos, P. Lefebvre, and F. Resque, Jr. 2006. Searching for sustainability: forest policies, smallholders, and the Trans-Amazon highway. Environment 48(1):26-38.
Merry, F., G. Amacher, D. Nepstad, E. Lima, P. Lefebvre and S. Bauch. 2006. Industrial development on logging frontiers in the Brazilian Amazon. Sustainable Development 9(3):277-296.
Nepstad, D.C., S. Schwartzman, B. Bamberger, M. Santilli, D. Ray, P. Schlesinger, P. Lefebvre, A. Alencar, E. Prinz, G. Fiske, and A. Rolla. 2006. Inhibition of Amazon Deforestation and Fire by Parks and Indigenous reserves. Conservation Biology 20(1), 65-73.
Soares-Filho, B.S., D.C. Nepstad, L.M. Curran, G.C. Cerqueira, R.A. Garcia, C.A. Ramos, E. Voll, A. McDonald, P. Lefebvre, and P. Schlesinger. 2006. Modelling conservation in the Amazon basin. Nature 440(7083):520-523.
Nepstad, D., P. Lefebvre, U. Lopes da Silva, J. Tomasella, P. Schlesinger, L. Solórzano, P. Moutinho , D. Ray, and J. Guerreira Benito. 2004. Amazon drought and its implications for forest flammability and tree growth: a basin-wide analysis. Global Change Biology 10(5):704-717.
Williams, M. R., S. Filoso, and P. Lefebvre, 2004. Effects of Land-use change on solute fluxes to floodplain lakes of the central Amazon. Biogeochemistry 68: 259-275.
Nepstad, D. C., P. Moutinho, M.B. Dias-Filho, E. Davidson, G. Cardinot, D. Markewitz, R. Figueiredo, N. Vianna, J. Chambers, D. Ray, J.B. Guerreiros, P. Lefebvre, L. Sternberg, M. Moreira, L. Barros, F.Y. Ishida, I. Tohlver, E. Belk, K. Kalif, and K. Schwalbe, 2002. The effects of partial throughfall exclusion on canopy processes, aboveground production, and biogeochemistry of an Amazon forest. Journal of Geophysical Research 107 (53): 1-18.
Nepstad, D., G. Carvalho, A.C. Barros, A. Alencar, J.P. Capobianco, J. Bishop, P. Moutinho, P. Lefebvre, and U. Lopes da Silva, Jr. 2001. Road paving, fire regime feedbacks, and the future of Amazon forests. Forest Ecology and Management 5524:1-13.
Cochrane, M.A., A. Alencar, M.D. Schulze, C.M. Souza Jr., D.C. Nepstad, P. Lefebvre, and E.A. Davidson. 1999. Positive Feedbacks in the Fire Dynamic of Closed Canopy Tropical Forests. Science 284: 1832-1835.
Nepstad, D.C., A. Verissimo, A. Alencar, C. Nobre, E. Lima, P. Lefebvre, P. Schlesinger, C. Potter, P. Moutinho, E. Mendoza, M. Cochrane, and V. Brooks. 1999. Large-scale impoverishment of Amazonian forests by logging and fire. Nature 398: 505-508.
Nepstad, D., A. Moreira, A. Veríssimo, P. Lefebvre, P. Schlesinger, C. Potter, C. Nobre, T. Krug, A. C. Barros, A. Alencar, and J. R. Pereira. 1998. Rainforests at the edge: forest fire prediction and prevention in the Brazilian Amazon. Conservation Biology 12(5).