Publications and Resources

InfoBriefs, Articles, Reports, Book Chapters, thesis, Manuals and Computer Apps.

 

InfoBriefs

InfoBrief 2: Options for a national framework for benefit distribution and its integration with REDD+ monitoring
InfoBrief 3: Challenges in estimating Reduced degradation for REDD+: The case of Tropical Dry forest
InfoBrief 3: Retos para REDD+ en la estimación de reducción de la degradación: el caso del bosque tropical seco
InfoBrief 4: Estimating Carbon Emissions from shifting cultivation
InfoBrief 4: Estimación de emisiones de carbono resultado de la agricultura migratoria
InfoBrief 5: Reduced degradation, the orphan child in REDD+
InfoBrief 5: La degradación: el niño huérfano en REDD+
InfoBrief 6: The opportunity costs of degradation and implications for REDD+
InfoBrief 6: Los costos de oportunidad de la degradación e implicaciones para REDD+
key messages from the WOTROMEX research project in Jalisco
Mensajes clave del proyecto de investigación WOTROMEX en Jalisco

 

Videos

Opportunities for REDD+ in Tropical Dry Forest. Video prepared by CIGA REDD+ for CoP20, Paris, 2015
"Eye in the sky: Use drones for community forest monitoring, study urges." Interview with M.K.McCall by Kate Evans ,2014. CIFOR, Dec. 2014
¨Degradación forestal en México.¨ Interview with Margaret Skutsch by the programme Fortalecimiento REDD+ y Cooperación Sur-Sur, 2014.
¨Community monitoring for REDD+¨ Interview with Margaret Skutsch by CIFOR, CoP19, Lima Peru, December 2014.

 

Articles

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Pelletier, J., Galinas, M. and Skutsch, M.  2016.  The Place of Community Forest Management in the REDD+ Landscape.  Forests 7(8), 170; doi: 10.3390/f7080170

 

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Mas, J.F., Couturier S., Paneque-Galvez, P., Skutsch, M, Perez-Vega, A., Castillo-Santiago, M.A.   2016.  Comment on Gebhardt et al. MAD-MEX Automatic Wall-to-Wall Land Cover Monitoring for the Mexican REDD+ Program Using All Landsat Data.  Remote Sensing ,8 (7), 533; doi: 10.3390/rs8070533

 

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Ghilardi,A., Bailis,, R., Mas, J., Skutsch, M., Elvir, J.A., Quevedo, A., Masera, O., Dwivedi, P., Drigo, R., Vega, E.  2016.  Spatiotemporal modeling of fuelwood environmental impacts: Towards improved accounting for non-renewable biomass.  Environmental Modelling and Software.82, 241-254

 

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McCall, M.K., Skutsch, M.  and Chutz, N. 2016. Moving from Measuring, Reporting, Verification (MRV) of Forest Carbon to Mapping, Measuring, Monitoring (MMM). A case in Mexico.  PLoSOne 11 (6): e0146038. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0146038

 

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McCall, M.K.  2016. Beyond 'Landscape': Credibility for REDD + needs 'Territory'. World Development 85, 58-72. DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2016.05.001

 

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Delgado, T.S., McCall, M.K; and López Binqüist, C.  2016. Recognized but not supported: Assessing the incorporation of non-timber forest products into Mexican forest policy. Forest Policy and Economics 71, 36-42.

 

Paneque-Gálvez, J and McCall, M.K.  2016. Drones: a risky distraction or exciting conservation opportunity? Forest COMPASS - Community-Based Forest Monitoring BLOG16/05/2016

 

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Salinas, M., Skutsch M. and Lovett, J.  2016.  Shifting cultivation in the context of REDD+. Silva Fennica (under review)

 

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Van Laake, P. McCall, M.K.; Skutsch, M.; and van Laake, P.  2015. Community Forest Monitoring  Chap. 3.4, pp. 219-234 in: GOFC-GOLD A Sourcebook of Methods and Procedures for Monitoring and Reporting Anthropogenic Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Removals associated with Deforestation, Gains and Losses of Carbon Stocks in Forests, Remaining Forests, and Forestation. GOFC-GOLD Report Version COP 21-1. Wageningen: Wageningen University, Global Observation of Forest Cover and Land Dynamics (GOFC-GOLD) Land Cover Project Office. (266p.)

 

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Muchemi, J. G., McCall, M.K., Wegulo, F.N., Kinyanjui, J.M., Gichu, A.N., Ucakuwun, E.K., and Nduru, G.M.  2015. Community monitoring of forest carbon stocks and safeguards tracking in Kenya: Design and implementation considerations. Open Journal of Forestry 5 (4) 457-470

 

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Balderas Torres, A. and Skutsch, M. 2015. Editorial for Special Issue: The Potential Role for Community Monitoring in MRV and in Benefit Sharing in REDD+.  Forests 6(1), 244-251

 

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Balderas Torres, A., MacMillan, D.C., Skutsch, M., Lovett, J. 2015. ´Yes-in-my-backyard´: spatial differences in the valuation of forest services and local co-benefits for carbon markets in México. Ecological Economics 109,  130-141

 

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Morfin-Rios, J. Carrillo, O. Michel, J.M. Gonzalez, R. Rodriguez, G. Rangel, L., Skutsch, M.,Paneque-Galvez, J., Ghilardi, A. Martinez, R.D., Mayorga, R., Wayson, C., Balderas Torres, A. Santos, L. 2015. Carbon absorption in Mexico´s forests greatly exceeds emissions. (Submitted to PNAS, under revision)

 

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Skutsch, M., Borrego, A., Morales-Barquero, L., Paneque-Gálvez, J., Salinas-Melgoza, M., Ramírez, M.I.; Pérez-Salicrup, D. Benet, D., Monroy, S., Gao, Y. 2015. Opportunities, constraints and perceptions of rural communities regarding their potential to contribute to forest landscape transitions under REDD+: case studies from Mexico. International Forestry Review 17(S1) 65-84

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Interview, Dr. M.K. McCall, 2014. Concerning his work at the Centro de Investigaciones en Geografía Ambiental (CIGA) on adaptation to climate change. INECC - Instituto Nacional de Ecología y Cambio Climático Elaboración de un Protocolo para la Recopilación de Experiencias Locales de Adaptación al Cambio Climático en Sistemas Productivos. Mexico: INECC Sect. 2.4 pp. 17-19.

 

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Balderas Torres, A. 2014  Potential for Integrating Community-Based Monitoring into REDD+. Forests 2014, 5(8), 1815-1833

 

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Borrego, A. and Hernandez, R.  2014 Desarrollo de comunidades rurales y degradación de recursos forestales en la región Occidente de México.  Economica Informa 386, 16-30

 

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Morales-Barquero, L., Borrego, A.,  Skutsch, M., Kleinn, C, and Healey,J.R. 2015 (Draft) Identification and quantification of drivers of forest degradation in tropical dry forests: a case study in Western Mexico.  Land Use Policy 49: 296-309

 

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Balderas Torres, A., Santos Acuña, L. and Canto Vergara, J. 2014. Integrating CBM into Land-Use Based Mitigation Actions Implemented by Local Communities. Forests 5 (12) 3295-3326

 

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Skutsch, M. 2014. Perceived justice versus social equity in benefit distribution systems under REDD+.  Investigación Ambiental 6 (2)

 

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Paneque-Galvez, J., McCall, M., Napoletano, B., Wich, S. and Koh, L.P. 2014. Small Drones for Community-Based Forest Monitoring: An Assessment of Their Feasibility and Potential in Tropical Areas. Forests 5, 1481-1507

 

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Skutsch, M., Mas, J.F., Bocco, G., Bee, B., Cuevas, G. and Gao, Y.  2014. (draft) Deforestation and land tenure in Mexico: A response to Bonilla-Moheno et al. Land Use Policy

 

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Morales-Barquero, L., Skutsch, M., Jardel-Peláez, E.J., Ghilardi, A., Kleinn C., y Healey J.R.  2014 Operationalizing the Definition of Forest Degradation for REDD+, with Application to Mexico.  Forests 2014, 5, 1653-1681

 

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Borrego, A. and Skutsch, M. 2014. Estimating the opportunity costs of activities that cause degradation in dry tropical forests: Implications for REDD +.  Ecological Economics 101; 1–9

 

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Skutsch, M., McCall M.K. and Larrazabal, A.  2014.(draft) Balancing views on community monitoring: the case of REDD +.  Biodiversity and Conservation 23, 1:233-236

 

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Skutsch, M., Turnhout, E., Vijge, M., Herold, M., Wits, T., Den Besten, J.W. and Balderas Torres, A. 2013. Options for a National framework for Benefit Distribution and Their Relation to Community-Based and National REDD+ Monitoring. Forests 2014, 5, 1596-1617

 

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Skutsch, M., Simon, C., Velazquez, A and Fernandez, J.C. 2013. (draft) Rights to carbon and payments for services rendered under REDD+: Options for the case of Mexico.  Global Environmental Change

 

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Pratihast, A.K., Herold, M., De Sy, V., Murdiyarso, D. and Skutsch, M.  2013. Linking community—based and national REDD + monitoring: a review of potential. Carbon Management 4(1)

 

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Mulatu, K., M. Herold, H., Koster, N., Aguilar-Amuchastegui, D., Thompson, B., Mora, A., Wijaya, M., Skutsch, M. and Calmel, M. 2013.  Science solutions to policy challenges for evolving REDD+ MRV requirements:  Report from a multi-stakeholder workshop. Carbon Management. 4 (6)

 

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Skutsch, M.  2013.  Slicing the REDD+ pie: controversies around the distribution of benefits. CAB Reviews 2013 8, No. 020

 

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Larrazabal, A., McCall, M.K., Mwampamba, T. and Skutsch, M. 2012. (draft) The role of community carbon monitoring for REDD+: a review of experiences.  COSUST 4: 1-10

 

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Balderas Torres, A., MacMillan, D., Skutsch, M. and Lovett, J. 2012. (draft) The valuation of forest carbon services by Mexican citizens: the case of Guadalajara city and La Primavera biosphere reserve.  Regional Environmental Change

 

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Skutsch, M. and McCall M.K. 2012. The role of community forest management in REDD+. Unasylva 239, Vol. 63, 1

 

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Balderas Torres, and Skutsch, M. 2012. Splitting the difference, a proposal for benefit sharing in REDD +.  Forests 3, 137-154

 

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Castillo-Santiago, M.A., Ghilardi, A., Oyama, K.  Hernández-Stefanoni, J.L., Torres, I.,Flamenco-Sandoval, A., Fernandez, A. and Mas, J.F. 2012. (draft) Estimating the spatial distribution of woody biomass suitable for charcoal-making from remote sensing and geostatistics in central Mexico. Energy for Sustainable Development

 

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Aguilar, R., Ghilardi, A., Vega, E., Skutsch, M. and Oyama, K . 2012.  Sprouting productivity and allometric relationships of two oak species managed for traditional charcoalmaking in central Mexico. Biomass and Bioenergy 36, 192-207

 

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Herold, M. and Skutsch M. 2011. Monitoring, reporting and verification for national REDD + programs: Two proposals. Environmental Research Letters 5

 

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Skutsch, M., Vickers, G., McCall, M. 2011. Alternative models for carbon payments to communities under REDD +:A comparison using the POLIS model of actor inducements. Environmental Science and Policy 14; 141-150

 

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Danielsen, F., Skutsch, M., Burgess, N.D., Moestrup Jensen, P., Andrianandrasana, H., Karky, B. Lewis, R., Lovett, J.C., Massao, J., Ngaga, Y., Phartiyal, P., Poulsen, M.K., Singh, S.P., Solis S., Sørensen, M., Tewari, A., Young, R., Zahabu, E. 2011. At the heart of REDD +: a role for the local ppeople in monitoring forest? Conservation Letter s4,2: 158-167

 

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Skutsch, M., Balderas Torres, A., Mwampamba, T., Ghilardi, A and Herold, M. 2011. Dealing with locally driven degradation: a quick start option under REDD+.  Carbon Balance and Management 6:16

 

 

Reports

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Balderas Torres, A., Skutsch, M. and de los Rios, E. 2015. Pro-poor analysis of REDD + activities designed to tackle drivers of deforestation and forest degradation in the Yucatan Peninsula. Draft report for IUCN

 

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Skutsch, M., Balderas Torres and Carrillo, J.C. 2015 Technical and legal challenges for (pro-poor) distribution of REDD+ benefits in Mexico. Draft paper for IUCN, article in preparation

 

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Skutsch, M. et al.  2015. Opportunities for REDD + in Tropical Dry Forest in Mexico Preliminary results of the project linking international climate agreements Local With action in the tropical dry forests of Mexico (WOTROMEX). Discussion document for project workshop 3 and 4 September 2015, Mexico City

 

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Skutsch, M. et al. 2015. Summary of the workshop on The Science and Practice of Carbon Management in Dry Tropical Forests in Mexico 3 and 4 September 2015

 

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Mwampamba, T. Salinas, H., Larrazabal, A. and M. Skutsch.  2015. Opciones en REDD+ para ejidos en la cuenca de Ayuquila, Jalisco Informe de actividades y resultados claves de los estudios de investigación hechos en los ejidos de Zenzontla, Ahuacapán, Tonaya, Temazcal y El Jazmín


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Balderas Torres, A., Skutsch, M.  2015. Challenges for pro-poor benefit sharing schemes in the implementation of REDD+ in Mexico.  Final report, IUCN

 

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Balderas Torres, A., Skutsch, M.  2015. Retos en la implementación de REDD+ en México a través de esquemas de distribución de beneficios en favor de poblaciones en condición de pobreza.  Informe final,  IUCN

 

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Skutsch, M. and Balderas Torres, A. 2012.Expanding MRV for assessment of policy effectiveness and as a basis for benefit distribution


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Ghilardi, A. 2012.  Análisis de Cambio de Cobertura y Uso del suelo, Escenario de Referencia de Carbono y diseño preliminar del Mecanismo de Monitoreo, Reporte y Verificación en los Diez municipios de la Junta Intermunicipal del Río Ayuquila, Jalisco


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Ghilardi, A.  2012. Análisis de Cambio de Cobertura y Uso del suelo, Escenario de Referencia de Carbono y diseño preliminar del Mecanismo de Monitoreo, Reporte y Verificación en los Diez municipios de la Junta Intermunicipal del Río Ayuquila, Jalisco. Anexo


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Ghilardi, A. 2011. Producción y consumo de carbon vegetal  en la Cuenca del Lago de Cuitzeo: evaluación y perspectivas para un manejo sustentable.  Informe Final a PAPIIT

 

 

Book Chapters

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Balderas Torres, A 2014. Diseño de mecanismos de mercado para la mitigación del cambio climatico.  In: Paz, F, Bazan M and Saynes V (eds) Estado actualdel conocimiento del circlo del carbono y sus interacciones en México. Síntesis a 2013.  Serie Síntesis Nacionales, Programa Mexicano del carbono en colaboración con el Colegio de Postgraduados, Universidad Autonoma de Chapingo y el Instituto tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey. Estado de México, México.

 

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McCall, M.K. 2015. CyberTracker. In: Pacha, MJ. ed. Community-Based Monitoring, Reporting and Verification Know-How. Sharing Knowledge from Practice. WWF Forest and Climate Program

 

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McCall, M.K, Bermudez, R. and Granados, J. 2015.  ‘Signing up to PES’ – Why Communities Participate in PES Programmes in Mexico. Submitted to ICRAF as chapter for forthcoming book

 

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Bailis, R., Chatellier, J.L., and Ghilardi, A. (2012). Ch. 18: Ecological Sustainability of Woodfuel as an Energy Source in Rural Communities. pp 299-325 in: En Ingram, JC.  DeClerck F. and Rumbaitis del Río, C. (Eds .)   Integrating Ecology and Poverty Reduction

 

 

Thesis

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Fernandez, A. 2012. Impactos de la Producción clandestina de Carbón vegetal Sobre los patrones Espaciales de degradacion forestal en la cuenca de Cuitzeo, Michoacán. Tesis de Maestría en Geografía, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras,. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México


 

Manuals

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Skutsch, M. 2014. Organizing community level forest surveys for REDD+: Manual for Community Technicians Version 5: 10 April 2014

 

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Larrazabal, A. 2015. CyberTracker-Programa para colecta de datos. Manual para técnicos comunitarios


 

Computer Apps

NOTE: To download these applications to a smartphone you first need to install CyberTracker on your phone.

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Community carbon monitoring program for the Motorola phone

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Community carbon monitoring program for SamsungGTI9070 and SamsungTab3