Agnieszka Ewa Latawiec

Co-founder and Science Director of the International Institute of Sustainability of Rio de Janeiro (IIS), Agnieszka holds a BSc in Environmental Protection Engineering, an MSc in Environmental Protection (from the University of Life Sciences, Poland) and a PhD in Environmental Science from the University of East Anglia, UK. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Geography and Environment at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Coordinator of the Professional Master’s Degree in Sustainability Science, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Opole University of Technology and Honorary Associate Professor at the School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia. 

Participates in and leads projects related to land use change and decision making. Performing interdisciplinary collaborative research on various topics related to land management, sustainability, sustainability indicators, applied soil science and environmental decision making. She is also Coordinator of the research nucleus at PUC – Center for Conservation Science and Sustainability (CSRio – PUC-Rio), Leader of the Research Group “Integrated Landscape Management”, and Leader of the Research Group “Center for Conservation Science and Sustainability” (CSRio).

Most important publications

Latawiec, A. E.; Strassburg, B. B. N.; Junqueira, A.; Araujo, E.; Moraes, L. F.; Alves-Pinto, H.; Castro, A.; Rangel, M. C.; Malaguti, G.; Rodrigues, A.; Barioni, L. G.; Novotny, E. H.; Cornelissen, G.; Mendes, M. S.; Da Silva Batista, N.; Guerra, J. G.; Zonta, E.; Jakovac, C.; Hale, S. Biochar amendment improves degraded pasturelands in Brazil: environmental and cost-benefit analysis. Scientific Reports, 2019.

Strassburg, B. B. N., Beyer, H. L., Crouzeilles, R., Iribarrem, A., Barros, F., De Siqueira, M. F., Sánchez-Tapia, A., Balmford, A., Sansevero, J. B. B., Brancalion, P. H. S., Broadbent, E. N., Chazdon, R. L., Filho, A. O., Gardner, T. A., Gordon, A., Latawiec, A. E., Loyola, R., Metzger, J. P., Mills, M., Possingham, H. P., Rodrigues, R. R., Scaramuzza, C. A. M., Scarano, F. R., Tambosi, L., Uriarte, M. Strategic approaches to restoring ecosystems can triple conservation gains and halve costs. Nature Ecology & Evolution, v. 3, p. 62-70, 2019.

Balmford, A., Amano, T. , Bartlett, H. , Chadwick, D., Collins, A., Edwards, D., Field, R., Garnsworthy, P., Green, R., Smith, P., Waters, H., Whitmore, A. , Broom, D. M., Chara, J., Finch, T., Garnett, E. , Gathorne-Hardy, A., Hernandez-Medrano, J., Herrero, M. , Hua, F., Latawiec, A. E., Misselbrook, T., Phalan, B. , Simmons, B. I. , Takahashi, T., Vause, J., Ermgassen, E., Eisner, R. The environmental costs and benefits of high-yield farming. Nature Sustainability (2018), 1, 477–485.

Latawiec, A. E.; Seraphim, M. V. P.; Pena, I. A. B.; Monteiro, L.; Gomes, F. D. Games and the Communication of Ecosystem Services to Non-Scientific Audience. Modern Concepts & Developments in Agronomy, 2019.

Mendes, M. M., Latawiec, A. E., Sansevero, J. B. B., Crouzeilles, R., Moraes, L. F. D., Castro, A., Alves-Pinto, H. N., Brancalion, P. H. S., Rodrigues, R. R., Chazdon, R. L. Barros, F. S. M., Santos, Ju., Iribarrem, A., Mata, S., Lemgruber, L., Rodrigues, A., Korys, K., Strassburg, B. B. N. Look down-there is a gap-the need to include soil data in Atlantic Forest restoration. Restoration Ecology, v. 27, p. 361-370, 2018.

Kubo’, M., Latawiec, A. E., Scarano, F. B., Drosik, A., Strassburg, B. B. N., Grzebieniowski, W., Bastos, J. G. Searching for solutions to the conflict over Europe’s oldest forest. Conservation Biology, v. 1, p. 1-4, 2018.

Latawiec, A. E., Strasssburg, B. B. N., Silva, D., Alves-Pinto, H. N., Feltran-Barbieri, R., Castro, A. H., Iribarrem, A., Rangel, M. C., Kalif, K. A. B., Gardner, T. Beduschi, F. Improving land management in Brazil: A perspective from producers. Agriculture Ecosystem & Environment, 240, p. 276-286, 2017.

 Latawiec, A. E., Krolczyk, J. Kubo, M., Szwedziak, K., Drosik, A., Pola’czyk, E. Grotkiewicz, K., Strassburg B. B. N. Willingness to Adopt Biochar in Agriculture: The Producers Perspective. Sustainability, v. 9, p. 655, 2017.

Strassburg, B. B. N., Latawiec, A. E., Balmford, A. Brazil: Urgent action on Cerrado extinctions. Nature, v. 540, p. 199-199, 2016.

 Latawiec, A. E., Strassburg, B. B. N., Brancalion, P. H. S. Rodrigues, R. R., Gardner, T. Creating space for large-scale restoration in tropical agricultural landscapes. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, v. 13, p. 211-218, 2015.

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