Agnieszka Ewa Latawiec

Agnieszka has a BSc. in Engineering of Environmental Protection, a MSc. degree in Environmental Protection (both from the University of Life Sciences, Poland) and a PhD in Environmental Sciences from the University of East Anglia, UK. She is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Geography and Environment at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Associate Professor at the Department of Production Engineering, Logistics and Applied Computer Science, Agricultural University Kraków an Honorary Associate Professor at the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia and co-founder and Executive Director of the International Institute for Sustainability (IIS).

In recent years, she has focused on broader aspects of land management, participating or leading projects related to land use change and decision-making. She seeks collaborative interdisciplinary research on various topics related to land management, sustainability, sustainability indicators, applied soil science and environmental decision-making. She is also a Deputy Coordinator of Professional Master in Sustainability Science at PUC-Rio, Coordinator of CSRio, Leader of the Research Group “Integrated Landscape Management” and Leader of the Interinstitutional Research Group on Ecosystem Services.

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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