Cristiana Simão Seixas holds a PhD in Natural Resources and Environmental Management from the University of Manitoba, Canada. She has worked as a consultant in the field of Participatory Fisheries Management and Community-based Conservation and Development initiatives, as part of the Equator Initiative (UNDP and partners). Presently, she is a postdoctoral fellow at the State University at Campinas (UNICAMP). Her research interests include common-property resource management, co-management, social-ecological resilience, and local/traditional ecological knowledge. She has studied artisanal fisheries in Brazil in several localities inland and on the coastal area.
Seixas, C.S. 2006. Barriers to local-level, participatory ecosystem assessment and management in Brazil. Em Reid, W., F. Berkes, T. Wilbanks and D. Capistrano. Bridging Scales and Knowledge Systems: Linking Global Science and Local Knowledge in Assessments Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. Island Press. (in press)
Berkes, F. e C.S. Seixas. 2005. Building Resilience in Lagoon Social-Ecological Systems: A Local Level Perspective. Ecosystems 8:967-974
Vieira, P.H.F., Berkes, F. e C.S. Seixas. 2005. Gestão Integrada e Participativa de Recursos Naturais: Conceitos, Métodos e Experiências. APED, Florianópolis.
Seixas, C.S. e E. Troutt. 2004. Socio-economic and ecological feedbacks in lagoon fisheries: management principles for a co-evolutionary setting. Interciencia 29 (7): 362-368
Seixas, C.S. 2004. Instituições e manejo pesqueiro: o caso da Lagoa de Ibiraquera. Em Begossi, A. (Ed.) Ecologia dos Pescadores da Mata Atlântica e da Amazônia. Editora Hucitec, São Paulo.
Seixas, C.S. e F. Berkes. 2004. Stakeholder conflicts and solutions across political scales: The Ibiraquera Lagoon, Brazil. Em Visser, L. (Ed.), Challenging Coasts: Transdisciplinary Excursion into Integrated Coastal Zone Development. Amsterdam University Press. Amsterdã.
Seixas, C.S. e E. Troutt. 2003. Evolution of a local Brazilian shrimp market. Ecological Economics 46: 399-417.
Seixas, C.S. e F. Berkes. 2003. Dynamics of social-ecological changes in a Lagoon fishery in Southern Brazil. Em Berkes, F., Colding J. and C. Folke. Navigating Social-Ecological Systems: Building Resilience for Complexity and Change. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
Seixas, C.S. e F. Berkes. 2003. Learning from fishers: Incorporating local knowledge in policy design and assessment. Em Vieira, P.F. Conservação da diversidade biológica e cultural em zonas costeiras: enfoques e experiências na America Latina e no Caribe. APED, Florianópolis.
Seixas, C.S. e A. Begossi. 2001. Ethnozoology of fishing communities from Ilha Grande (Atlantic Forest, Brazil). Journal of Ethnobiology 21 (1): 107-135