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Avery Cohn





Explaining, Contextualizing and Comparing Bioenergy Lifecycles in Brazil

To inform and improve global bioenergy decision-making, this project will provide a broad and thorough analysis of the effects of bioenergy development, influences on its origins and directions, and the implications for governance. Iles’s research identifies the cumulative, far-reaching, and place-specific impacts of bioenergy production. This team focuses on biofuels production in Brazil because of the long legacy of biofuels production there, and because Brazil has aggressively pushed its biofuels model to be used by other nations.

Pasture to Crop Transitions in Cerrado Brazil

Initiated in Summer 2013 and set to end in December 2014, the fellowship focuses on socioeconomic dimensions of Brazilian land use governance. The primary research task is an investigation of socio-economic determinants of pasture-to-crop conversion in Mato Grosso, Brazil. Additional research activities focus on the drivers of double cropping, expert judgment of climate change mitigation from land use in Brazil, land scarcity as a determinant of agricultural development, and cattle ranching intensification in Brazil.