Scientific articles


Levis, C., Costa, F. R. C., Bongers, F., Peña-Claros, M., Clement, C. R., Junqueira, A. B., Neves, E. G., Tamanaha, E. K., Figueiredo, F. O. G., Salomão, R. P., Castilho, C. V., Magnusson, W. E., Phillips, O. L., et al. (2017). Persistent effects of pre-Columbian plant domestication on Amazonian forest composition. Science 355: 925-931.

Peña-Venegas, C. P., Verschoor, G., Stomph, T. J., and Struik, P. C. Challenging Current Knowledge on Amazonian Dark Earths: Indigenous Manioc Cultivation on Different Soils of the Colombian Amazon. Culture, Agriculture, Food and Environment n/a-n/a.

Levis, C., Clement, C. R., ter Steege, H., Bongers, F., Junqueira, A. B., Pitman, N., Peña-Claros, M., Costa, F. R. C. (2017). Forest conservation: humans´ handprints.  Science 355: 466-467

Souza, N. B., Junqueira, A. B., Struik, P. C., Stomph, T. J., Clement, C. R. (2017). The role of fertile anthropogenic soils in the conservation of native and exotic agrobiodiversity in Amazonian homegardens. Agroforestry Systems


Bezerra, J., Turnhout, E., Vasquez, I. M., Rittl, T. F., Arts, B., & Kuyper, T. W. (2016). The promises of the Amazonian soil: shifts in discourses of Terra Preta and biochar. Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning, 1-13.

Peña-Venegas, C. P., Stomph, T. J., Verschoor, G., Echeverri, J. A., Struik, P. C. (2016). Classification and use of natural and anthropogenic soils by indigenous communities of the upper Amazon region of Colombia. Human Ecology 44:1-15.

Junqueira, A. B., Souza, N. B., Stomph, T. J., Almekinders, C., Clement, C. R., and Struik, P. C. (2016). Soil fertility gradients shape the agrobiodiversity of Amazonian homegardens. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 221: 270-281.

Junqueira, A. B., Almekinders, C. J. M., Stomph, T.-J., Clement, C. R., and Struik, P. C. (2016). The role of Amazonian anthropogenic soils in shifting cultivation: learning from farmers' rationales. Ecology and Society 21:

Junqueira, A. B., Stomph, T. J., Clement, C. R., and Struik, P. C. (2016). Variation in soil fertility influences cycle dynamics and crop diversity in shifting cultivation systems. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 215: 122-132.


Cerqueira, W. V., Rittl, T. F., Novotny, E. H., and Pereira Netto, A. D. (2015). High throughput pyrogenic carbon (biochar) characterisation and quantification by liquid chromatography. Analytical Methods 7: 8190-8196.

Clement, C. R., Denevan, W. M., Heckenberger, M. J., Junqueira, A. B., Neves, E. G., Teixeira, W. G., and Woods, W. I. (2015). The domestication of Amazonia before European conquest. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences 282:

Clement, C. R., Denevan, W. M., Heckenberger, M. J., Junqueira, A. B., Neves, E. G., Teixeira, W. G., and Woods, W. I. (2015). Response to comment by McMichael, Piperno and Bush. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences 282:

Jeffery, S., Bezemer, T. M., Cornelissen, G., Kuyper, T. W., Lehmann, J., Mommer, L., Sohi, S. P., van de Voorde, T. F. J., Wardle, D. A., and van Groenigen, J. W. (2015). The way forward in biochar research: targeting trade-offs between the potential wins. GCB Bioenergy 7: 1-13.

Peña-Venegas, C., Acosta, L. E., Verschoor, G., Logreira-Bruitrago, C. E., and Agudelo, E. (2014). Mining threats to ancient anthropogenic soils and other resources associated to indigenous food security in the middle Caqueta River, Colombia. Journal of Earth Science and Engineering 4: 372-377.

Quintero-Vallejo, E., Klomberg, Y., Bongers, F., Poorter, L., Toledo, M., and Peña-Claros, M. (2015). Amazonian Dark Earth shapes the understory plant community in a Bolivian forest. Biotropica 47: 152-161.

Quintero-Vallejo, E., Peña-Claros, M., Bongers, F., Toledo, M., and Poorter, L. (2015). Effects of Amazonian Dark Earths on growth and leaf nutrient balance of tropical tree seedlings. Plant and Soil 396: 241-255.

Rittl, T. F., Arts, B., and Kuyper, T. W. (2015). Biochar: an emerging policy arrangement in Brazil? Environmental Science & Policy 51: 45-55.

Rittl, T. F., Novotny, E. H., Balieiro, F. C., Hoffland, E., Alves, B. J. R., and Kuyper, T. W. (2015). Negative priming of native soil organic carbon mineralization by oilseed biochars of contrasting quality. European Journal of Soil Science 66: 714-721.

Sagrilo, E., Jeffery, S., Hoffland, E., and Kuyper, T. W. (2015). Emission of CO2 from biochar-amended soils and implications for soil organic carbon. GCB Bioenergy 7: 1294-1304.

Sagrilo, E., Rittl, T. F., Hoffland, E., Alves, B. J. R., Mehl, H. U., and Kuyper, T. W. (2015). Rapid decomposition of traditionally produced biochar in an Oxisol under savannah in Northeastern Brazil. Geoderma Regional 6: 1-6.

2014 and older

Peña-Venegas, C., Stomph, T., Verschoor, G., Lopez-Lavalle, L., and Struik, P. (2014). Differences in manioc diversity among five ethnic groups of the Colombian Amazon. Diversity 6: 792-826.

Fraser, J. A., Alves-Pereira, A., Junqueira, A. B., Peroni, N., and Clement, C. R. (2012). Convergent adaptations: bitter manioc cultivation systems in fertile anthropogenic dark earths and floodplain soils in central Amazonia. PLoS ONE 7: 1-13.