Graduate Directory

Flavia Camargo De Oliveira

Research Interests

My PhD research project focuses on the role of community-based governance of common-pool resources (CPRs) for promoting forest conservation within traditional farming systems from Southern Brazil in areas with high levels of forest degradation and where there is evidence of traditional landscape management leading to forest conservation.

Honors, Awards and Grants

Heller Agroecology Graduate Student Research Grant (2015, 2017, 2019)

Inter-American Foundation (IAF) Grassroots Development Fellowship (2017-2018) 

Annie’s Homegrown Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship (2017)

Research and Innovation Fellowship for Agriculture (RIFA) (2017)

UCSC Newton Drury Endowment (fellowship) (2014, 2015, 2016)

UCSC ENVS Department Research Grant (2014, 2015, 2016)

UCSC Graduate Student Association Travel Grant (2014)

UCSC Miguel Velez Tuition Fellowship (2013, 2014)

UCSC Regents Fellowship (2013, 2014, 2015)

UCSC Regents Fee Fellowship (2013, 2014, 2015)

Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES) (2006-2007)

Post-Graduation Program in Plant Biology, Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) (2005-2007)

Community Outreach Office of the Federal University of Paraná (PROEC-UFPR) (06-12/2002; 06-12/2003)

Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA) (08-12/2001)

Institutional Program of Support to Scientific Initiation (PIBIC) of the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) (04-07/2001)

Community Outreach Office of the Federal Unibversity of Paraná (PROEC-UFPR) (05-12/2000)

Selected Publications

Zavaleta, E., E. Olimpi,  A. Wolf, B. Stanford, J. Pasari, S. Skikne, P. Quadri, K. Ennis, F. Oliveira in press. Biological Invasions. in Mooney, H., and E. Zavaleta in press. Ecosystems of California. University of California Press.

Oliveira, F.C. de, N. Hanazaki. 2011. Ethnobotany and ecological perspectives on the management and use of plant species for a traditional fishing trap, southern coast of São Paulo, Brazil. Journal of Environmental Management. 92(7):1783-1792.

Oliveira, F.C. de, U.P. de Albuquerque, V.S. da Fonseca-Kruel, N. Hanazaki. 2010. Advances in ethnobotany research in Brazil In: U.P. de Albuquerque and N. Hanazaki (Eds). Recent Developments and Case Studies in Ethnobotany. Recife, Brazil: Brazilian Society of Ethnobiology and Ethnoecology (SBEE)/Publication Group of Ecology and Applied Ethnobotany (NUPEEA). p. 153-185. 

Oliveira, F.C. de, U.P. de Albuquerque, V.S. da Fonseca-Kruel, N. Hanazaki. 2009. Avanços nas pesquisas etnobotânicas no Brasil. Acta Botanica Brasilica. 23(2): 590-605.

Hanazaki, N., F.C. de Oliveira, T.M. Miranda, N. Peroni. 2009. Ethnobotany of Artisanal Fishers. In: Begossi, A. and Lopes, P. (Eds). Current Trends in Human Ecology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 101-124.    

Selected Presentations

Oliveira, F., A. Szasz, N. Peroni, E. Zavaleta, C. Shennan. 2019. Local responses to global changes affecting institutional tipping points in a traditional forest management system from Southern Brazil. In: Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Congress. Boston, U.S.

Oliveira, F., A. Szasz, N. Peroni, E. Zavaleta, C. Shennan. 2018. Pigs, forests and institutional tipping points. In: 16th Congress of the International Society of Ethnobiology, XII Simpósio Brasileiro de Etnobiologia e Etnoecologia. Belém, Brazil.

Oliveira, F. C. de. 2018. Oral presentation on partial results of my doctoral research: Resilience legacies in traditional institutional arrangements underlying forest conservation in Southern Brazil. In: Inter-American Foundation Grassroots Development Fellowship Mid-Year Conference. San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Mexico.

Oliveira, F. C. de, R. D. Zenni, N. Hanazaki. 2014. Fishing for the art of the cerco-fixo (ethnographic video). In: 14th Congress of the International Society of Ethnobiology. Bumthang, Bhutan.