PRESENTATIONS


Pires de Matos, Pedro and Sills, Erin O. 2011 "Convergence in Deforestation: An Analysis of Land-use Trends in the Brazilian Amazon", presented at CEnREP Colloquium, North Carolina State University NC, November 11, 2011 (approximately 12 in attendance).

Pires de Matos, Pedro and Sills, Erin O. 2011 " Environmental Law in the Amazon: Testing Impacts on Land-Use Dynamics using Spatial Panel Models", presented at CEnREP Camp Resources 2011, Wrightsville Beach NC, August 7-9, 2011 (approximately 50 in attendance).

Pires de Matos, Pedro 2011 " Convergence in Deforestation: An Analysis of Land Use Trends in Ouro Preto do Oeste", presented at the 2011 AAG Annual Meeting, Seattle WA, April 12-16, 2011 (approximately 30 in attendance).

Sills, Erin O. "Co-evolution of deforestation and development: evidence from spatial panel data on the Amazon frontier,” Development Economics Seminar Series at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, March 28, 2008 (approximately 20 in attendance).

Saha, S., Sills, E.O., Pattanayak, S., Caviglia-Harris, J. 2008. “Impact of social capital on natural capital: Farmer associations, social interaction and land use choices in the Amazon frontier,” presented at AERE sessions at the Annual Allied Social Sciences Association meetings, New Orleans, LA, January 4-6, 2008 (approximately 30 in attendance).

Saha, Shubhayu, Erin Sills, Subhrendu Pattanayak and Jill Caviglia-Harris. "I Know What You Did Last Planting Season: Estimates of Peer Effects in Amazonian Land Use ". Poster presented at American Agricultural Economics Association meeting, Portland, OR, July 29-31, 2007 (approximately 20 in attendance).

Pattanayak, Subhrendu and Jill Caviglia-Harris “From Forests to Pasture: Evidence on the Co-Evolution of Deforestation and Development From a Spatial Panel Survey of Farm Households in Rondônia, Brazil” presented at the 2007 annual meeting of the American Agricultural Economics Association, Portland, OR July 29-31, 2007 (approximately 25 in attendance).

Saha, Shubhayu. "Social or Spatial: Neighborhood Influence on Land Use in the Amazon Frontier". Paper presented at International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM) meeting, Park City, UT, June 17-20, 2007 (approximately 20 in attendance).

Caviglia-Harris, Jill “Deforestation, Development, and Transition within an Amazonian Frontier Settlement: Spatial and Temporal Transformations in Household Land Use and Welfare,” US/Brazil Conference on the Environment, Economy and Sustainable Development, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia, June 21 and 22, 2007 (approximately 20 in attendance).

Saha, Shubhayu, Erin Sills, Subhrendu Pattanayak and Jill Caviglia-Harris. "Making Choices after Clearing the Forest: Estimates of Peer Effects in Amazonian Land Use". Paper presented at Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association (NAREA) meeting, Rehoboth Beach, DE, June 10-13, 2007 (approximately 7 in attendance).

Sills, Erin and Jill Caviglia-Harris “Deforestation and Development on an old Amazonian Frontier: Spatial and Temporal Patterns in Land Use and Welfare,” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, CA, April 17-21 2007 (approximately 35 in attendance).

McArdle, Suzanne “Characterizing Landscape Transformation in the Amazon Frontier: The Case of Margarida Alves in Rondônia, Brazil (1996-2005),” Oral presentation at the Graduate School of East Carolina University’s Research and Creative Achievement Week: Showcase of Discovery, Greenville, NC. March 26-28, 2007. [Advised by Thomas Crawford, Dept. of Geography, East Carolina University]

Saha, Shubhayu "Impacts of milk industry and social networks in sustainability of the Amazon frontier" presentation made to the Economics & Finance and Geography Departments at Salisbury University, December 21, 2006 (approximately 15 in attendance).

Caviglia-Harris, Jill “A Dynamic Analysis of the Adoption and Disadoption of Sustainable Agricultural Practices in Rondônia, Brazil,” presented at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the American Agricultural Economics Association, Long Beach, CA, July 23-26, 2006 (approximately 20 in attendance).

Saha, Shubhayu “Milky way in the Amazon: The impact of milk processing plants on land use choice in the frontier," Presented at the 'GIS - Population Science' workshop in the Centre for Spatially Integrated Social Sciences (CSISS) at University of California, Santa Barbara, July 21, 2006

Jones, Luke, Jill Caviglia-Harris, and Daniel Harris, "Improving the Estimation of Extensive Land Use with GIS Data: Rethinking the “Cycle of Abandonment” on the Amazon Frontier, presented at the 3rd World Congress of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Kyoto Japan, July 2-7, 2006 (approximately 15 in attendance).

Sills, Erin "Evolução da Fronteira: Valor da Terra em Ouro Preto do Oeste, Rondônia, presented at an IMAZON seminar, 16 June 2006 (approximately 14 in attendance).

Caviglia-Harris, Jill “The Implications of Panel Attrition and Migration on Land Use in the Brazilian Amazon: Evidence from a Three-Period Panel of Peasant Farmers,” presented at the 2006 annual meeting of the Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association, Mystic, CT June 11-13, 2006 (approximately 20 in attendance).

Caviglia-Harris, Jill “Examining Patterns of Household Land Use Change in the Brazilian Amazon with GIS and Survey Data 1996-2005, invited talk, Resource for the Future,” June 8, 2006 (approximately 40 in attendance).

Sills, Erin "Evolution of an Amazon Forest Frontier: Determinants of Land Value in Rondônia, Brazil," UNC Department of Geography Colloquia on Human-Environment Interactions, March 24, 2006 (approximately 35 in attendance).

McArdle, Suzanne (2006) "Patterns of Land Cover Change in the Ouro Preto do Oeste Region of Rondônia, Brazil Between 1996 and 2000: An Examination of Topographic and Locational Impacts," Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Asheville, NC. April 5-8 (approximately 300 in attendance at poster session)

Saha, Shubhayu "Tracking Families in the forest frontier in Rondônia, Brazil: 'Down and out' or 'up and out'?" Presented to the Inter-University Panamazon study group, November 21, 2005 (approximately 20 in attendance)

Caviglia-Harris, Jill “Up and Out in the Brazilian Amazon: Migration and Panel Attrition in a Developing Country Setting,” presented at the 75th Annual Southern Economic Conference, Washington D.C., November 2005 (approximately 12 in attendance)

McArdle, Suzanne (2005) "Patterns of Land Use Change Defined by Elevation and Spatial Considerations in the Brazilian Amazon 1996-2000" poster presented at Student Research Day organized by the Council of University System Faculty, Annapolis, MD, February 15th, 2005.