David McGrath

Associate Scientist, Woods Hole Research Center

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David McGrath is an Associate Scientist at Woods Hole Research Center. His current research focuses on community forestry and sustainable livelihoods along Brazil's Tapajos River. His interests range from smallholder settlement, community forestry and development of forest co-management systems to the evolution of conservation policy for Amazon development. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his B.A. from Harvard University.


Publications by David McGrath

Castello, Leandro, McGrath, David G., Arantes, Caroline C., Almeida, Oriana T, "Accounting fpr heterogeneity in small-scale fisheries management: The Amazon case," Marine Policy, 38: 557-565 (2013).


Stickler, Claudia M.; Nepstad, Daniel C.; Azevedo, Andrea A.; McGrath, David G., "Defending Public Interests in Private Lands: Compliance, Costs and Potential Environmental Consequences of the Brazilian Forest Code in Mato Grosso," Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biological Sciences, 368(1619) (2013).


Stickler, Claudia M.; Coe, Michael T.; Costa, Marcos H.; Nepstad, Daniel C.; McGrath, David G.; Dias, Livia C. P.; Rodrigues, Hermann O.; Soares-Filho, Britaldo S., "Dependence of Hydropower Energy Generation on Forests in the Amazon Basin at Local and Regional Scales," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110(23): 9601-9606 (2013).


Castello, Leandro; McGrath, David G.; Hess, Laura L.; Coe, Michael T.; Lefebvre, Paul A.; Petry, Paulo; Macedo, Marcia N.; Reno, Vivian F.; Arantes, Caroline C, "The Vulnerability of Amazon Freshwater Ecosystems," Conservation Letters, 6(4): 217-229 (2013).


Hajjar, Reem; McGrath, David G.; Kozak, Robert A.; Innes, John L., "Framing community forestry challenges with a broader lens: Case studies from the Brazilian Amazon," Journal of Environmental Management, 92(9): 2159-2169 (2011).