Lisa Curran

Lang Professor of Environmental Anthropology
Department: 
Senior Fellow, Woods Institute
Institution: 
Stanford University
Phone number: 
(203) 432-3772
Fax number: 
(203) 432-3929
Address: Woods Institute for the Environment Y2E2 Building – MC 4205 473 Via Ortega, Room 373 Stanford CA United States 94305-2034

Other Papers and Presentations

Type Year Title
Publications 2015 Forest Investment Partnership Expert Group, 2015. Report of the Expert Group to the FIP Subcommittee on the Assessment of New Expressions of Interest to the FIP Program. 50 pp. Climate Investment Funds, World Bank, Washington, D.C.
Publications 2015 Forest Investment Partnership Expert Group, 2015. Report of the Expert Group to the FIP Subcommittee on the Assessment of New Concept Notes from Existing FIP Pilot Countries. 126 pp. Climate Investment Funds, World Bank, Washington, D.C.
Publications 2012 Gaveau, D.L.A., L.M.Curran, G.D. Paoli, K.M. Carlson, P. Wells, A. Besse-Rimba, D. Ratnasari, and N. Leader-Williams. 2012. Examining protected area effectiveness in Sumatra: importance of regulations governing unprotected lands. Conservation Letters. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1755-263X.2011.00220.x
Publications 2011 Paoli, G.D., K.M. Carlson, A. Hooijer, S.E. Page, L.M. Curran, P.L. Wells, R. Morrison, J. Jauhiainen, A. M. Pittman, D. Gilbert, D. Lawrence. 2011. Policy perils of ignoring uncertainty in oil palm research. Proc. of Nat. Acad. Sci. 108(25):218. http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1105075108
Publications 2010 Ponette-González, A. G., K. C. Weathers, and L. M. Curran. 2010. Tropical land-cover change alters biogeochemical inputs to ecosystems in a Mexican montane landscape. Ecological Applications 20:1820–1837. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/09-1125.1
Publications 2008 Paoli, G. D., L.M. Curran, F. Slik. 2008. Soil nutrients affect spatial patterns of above ground biomass and canopy tree abundance throughout a Bornean landscape. Oecologia 155:287-299. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00442-007-0906-9
Publications 2007 Cannon, C. H., L. M. Curran, A. J. Marshall, and M. Leighton, 2007. Long-term reproductive behavior of woody plants across seven Bornean forest types in the Gunung Palung National Park (Indonesia): supra-annual synchrony, temporal productivity and fruiting diversity. Ecology Letters 10:956-969. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1461-0248.2007.01089.x
Publications 2007 Paoli, G. D., and L. M. Curran, 2007. Soil nutrients limit aboveground productivity in mature lowland tropical forests of Southwestern Borneo. Ecosystems 10:503-518. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10021-007-9042-y
Publications 2007 Gullison, R.E., P.C. Frumhoff, J.G. Canadell, C.B. Field, D.C. Nepstad, K. Hayhoe, R. Avissar, L.M. Curran, P. Friedlingstein, C.D. Jones, C. Nobre, 2007. Tropical Forests and Climate Policy. Science 316: 985-986. http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1136163
Publications 2006 Curran, L.M. and S. D. Trigg. 2006. Sustainability science from space: Quantifying forest disturbance and land use in the Amazon. Proc. of Nat. Acad. Sci. 103:12663-12664. http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0605449103
Publications 2006 Soares-Filho, B., D. C. Nepstad , L. M. Curran et al., 2006. Modelling conservation in the Amazon basin. Nature 440:520-523. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature04389
Publications 2004 Curran, L. M., S. Trigg, A. McDonald, D. Astiani, Y. M. Hardiono, P. Siregar, I. Caniago, and E. Kasischke. 2004. Lowland forest loss in protected areas of Indonesian Borneo. Science 303:1000-1003. http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1091714

Other Papers And Presentations (Second Author)

Type Year Title
Poster Presentation 2015 Biogeochemical Inputs to a Coastal Forested Bornean Peatland. Presented at NASA-sponsored International Conference on Land Use/Land Cover Changes and Air Pollution in Asia, Bogor, Indonesia.
Poster Presentation 2015 Oil palm plantation watershed land use is associated with elevated stream temperature and suspended sediment loads in Kalimantan, Indonesia.
Poster Presentation 2015 2015 Carlson, KM, LM Curran, AG Ponette-González, D Ratnasari, Ruspita, N Lisnawati, Y Purwanto, KA Brauman, PA Raymond. Oil palm plantation watershed land use is associated with elevated stream temperature and suspended sediment loads in Kalimantan, Indonesia.
Publications 2015 Carlson, K. M., L. M. Curran, A. G. Ponette-González, D. Ratnasari, Ruspita, N. Lisnawati, Y. Purwanto, K. A. Brauman, and P. A. Raymond. 2015. Consistent results in stream hydrology across multiple watersheds: A reply to Chew and Goh, J. Geophys. Res. Biogeosci., 120, DOI:10.1002/2014JG002834.
Poster Presentation 2015 Interannual variability in water and biogeochemical inputs to a coastal Bornean peatland
Publications 2015 Griffith, K. T., A. G. Ponette-González, L. M. Curran, and K. C. Weathers. 2015. Assessing the influence of topography and canopy structure on Douglas fir throughfall with LiDAR and empirical data in the Santa Cruz mountains, USA, Environ. Monit. Assess. DOI: 10.1007/s10661-015-4486-6.
Poster Presentation 2015 Oil palm plantation land use is associated with elevated stream temperature and suspended solids concentration in Kalimantan, Indonesia
Publications 2014 Meyfroidt, P., K. M. Carlson, M. E. Fagan, V. H. Gutiérrez-Vélez, M. N. Macedo, L. M. Curran, R. S. DeFries, G. A. Dyer, H. K. Gibbs, E. F. Lambin, D. C. Morton, and V. Robiglio. 2014. Multiple pathways of commodity crop expansion in tropical forest landscapes, Environ. Res. Lett. Published online 22 July 2014. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/9/7/074012
Publications 2014 Ponette-González, A. G. K. A. Brauman, E. Marín-Spiotta, K. A. Farley, K. C. Weathers, K. R. Young, and L. M. Curran. 2014. Managing water services in tropical regions: From land cover proxies to hydrologic fluxes, Ambio. Published online 29 November 2014. DOI 10.1007/s13280-014-0578-8.
Publications 2014 Carlson, K. M., L. M. Curran, A. G. Ponette-González, D. Ratnasari, Ruspita, N. Lisnawati, Y. Purwanto, K. A. Brauman, and P. A. Raymond. 2014. Influence of watershed-climate interactions on stream temperature, sediment yield, and metabolism along a land use intensity gradient in Indonesian Borneo, J. Geophys. Res. Biogeosci., 119, doi:10.1002/
Publications 2013 Pittman A. M., Carlson K. M., Curran L. M., Ponette-González, A. 2013. NASA Satellite Data Used to Study the Impact of Oil Palm Expansion Across Indonesian Borneo. The Earth Observer 25:12-15
Publications 2013 Carlson, K. M., L. M. Curran. 2013. Refined carbon accounting for oil palm agriculture: disentangling potential contributions of indirect emissions and smallholder farmers. Carbon Management 4:347-349.
Publications 2013 Carlson, K. M., L. M. Curran, G. P. Asner, A. M. Pittman, S. N. Trigg, J. M. Adeney. 2013. Carbon emissions from forest conversion by Kalimantan oil palm plantations, 1990-2020. Nature Climate Change 3: 283-287. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/Nclimate1702
Publications 2012 Carlson, K.M., L.M. Curran, D. Ratnasari, A.M. Pittman, B.S. Soares-Filho, G.P. Asner, S.N. Trigg, D.A. Gaveau, D. Lawrence, and H.O. Rodrigues. 2012. Committed carbon emissions, deforestation, and community land conversion from oil palm plantation expansion in West Kalimantan, Indonesia. Proc. of Nat. Acad. Sci. 109(19):7559-7564. http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1200452109
Final Report 2012 World Wide Fund for Nature. 2012. Environmental Status of the Heart of Borneo. Short Report, 12 pp.
Poster Presentation 2012 Carlson, K.M., L.M. Curran, A.G. Ponette-González, J.H. Jones, and D. Ratnasari. Effects of oil palm plantations on freshwater streams in Indonesian Borneo. Poster presented at the NASA LCLUC Science Team Meeting, Rockville, MD, 2-5 April 2012
Publications 2012 Gaveau, D.L.A., L. M. Curran, G.D. Paoli, K.M. Carlson, P.Wells, A. Besse-Rimba, D. Ratnasari, N. Leader-Williams. 2012. Examining protected area effectiveness in Sumatra: importance of regulations governing unprotected lands. Conservation Letters. 5:142–148.
Publications 2012 Wich SA, Gaveau D, Abram N, Ancrenaz M, Baccini A, Brend S, Curran L et al. (2012) Understanding the Impacts of Land-Use Policies on a Threatened Species: Is There a Future for the Bornean Orang-utan? PLoS ONE 7(11): e49142. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0049142
Publications 2012 Wich, S., D. L. A. Gaveau,…L.M.Curran et al.2012.Understanding the impacts of land-use change policies on a threatened species: Is there a future for the Bornean orang-utan? PLoS One 7(11):e49142s.
Poster Presentation 2012 Griffith, K., A.G. Ponette-González, and L.M. Curran. “Spatio-temporal variability in atmospheric wet deposition across Borneo: biomass burning, ENSO, and urbanization.” Poster presented at the Southwestern Division of the Association of American Geographers Meeting, Las Cruces, NM, 25-27 October 2012.
Poster Presentation 2011 Land-cover and precipitation variability effects on water and atmospheric inputs to tropical forest landscapes
Poster Presentation 2011 Effects on oil palm plantation expansion on land cover and carbon flux in West Kalimantan, Indonesia from 1989-2020
Publications 2011 Paoli,G.D., K.M. Carlson, A. Hooijer, S.E. Page, L.M. Curran, P.L. Wells, R. Morrison, J. Jauhiainen, A.McDonald Pittman, D. Gilbert, D. Lawrence. 2011. Policy perils of ignoring uncertainty in oil palm research. Proc. of Nat. Acad. Sci. 108: E218.
Publications 2010 Ponette-González, A.G., K.C. Weathers, and L.M. Curran. 2010. Water inputs across a tropical montane landscape in Veracruz, Mexico: synergistic effects of land cover, rain and fog seasonality, and interannual precipitation variability. Global Change Biology 16:946-963.
Final Report 2010 Expert Group, Forest Investment Partnership. 2010. Recommendation for the Selection of REDD+ Pilots under the Forest Investment Program. Climate Investment Fund, The World Bank, Washington, DC, 58 pp.
Final Report 2010 Expert Group, Forest Investment Partnership. 2010. Recommendations for Additional Pilots under the Forest Investment Program. Climate Investment Fund, The World Bank, Washington, DC, 66 pp.
Publications 2009 Carlson, K. M., and L. M. Curran. 2009. REDD pilot project scenarios: are costs and benefits altered by spatial scale? Environmental Research Letters 4:031003.
Publications 2006 Trigg, S.N., L.M. Curran, A.K. McDonald. 2006. Utility of Landsat 7 satellite data for continued monitoring forest cover change in South-East Asia. Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography 27:49-66.
Publications 2006 Trigg, S.N., L.M. Curran, A.K. McDonald. 2006. Utility of Landsat 7 satellite data for continued monitoring forest cover change in South-East Asia. Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography 27:49-66.
Publications 2006 Sodhi, N.S., T.M. Brooks, L.P. Koh, G. Acciaioli, M. Erb, A.K. Tan, L.M. Curran, P. Brosius, T.M. Lee, J.M. Patlis, M. Gumal, R.J. Lee. 2006. Biodiversity and human livelihood crises in the Malay Archipelago. Conservation Biology 20:1811-1813.
Publications 2006 Paoli, G.D., L.M. Curran, D.R. Zak. 2006. Soil nutrients and beta diversity in the Bornean Dipterocarpaceae: evidence for niche partitioning by tropical rain forest trees. Journal of Ecology 94:157-170.
Publications 2005 Santilli, M., P. M. Moutino, S. Schwartzman, D. C. Nepstad, L.M. Curran, C. Nobre. 2005. Tropical deforestation and the Kyoto Protocol. Climatic Change 71:267-276.
Publications 2005 Soares-Filho, B.S., D.C. Nepstad, L.M. Curran, G.C. Cerqueira, R.A. Garcia, C.A. Ramos, E. Voll, A. McDonald, P. Lefebvre, P. Schlesinger. 2005. Cenários de desmatamento para a Amazônia. Estudos Avançados 19:137-152.
Publications 2005 Paoli, G.D., L.M. Curran, D.R. Zak. 2005. Phosphorus efficiency of aboveground productivity along a nutrient gradient in Bornean lowland rainforest: A test of the unimodel nutrient response efficiency hypothesis. Ecology 86:1548-1561.