Maria Lemos

Engle, N. and M.C. Lemos (2009). Unpacking governance: Building adaptive capacity to climate change for river basins in Brazil. Global Environmental Change, in press.

Tompkins, E. L., M. C. Lemos, and E. Boyd (2008). A less disastrous disaster: managing response to climate-driven hazards in the Cayman Islands and NE Brazil, Global Environmental Change, vol.18, pp. 736–745.

Lemos M.C. (2008). What influences innovation adoption by water managers? Climate information use in Brazil and the US. Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA) 44(6): 1388-1396.

Boyd, E., H. Osbahr, P.J. Ericksen, E.L. Tompkins, M.C. Lemos and F. Miller (2008). Resilience and ‘Climatizing’ Development: Examples and policy implications. Development 51: 390-396.

Lemos, M., E. Boyd, E. L. Tompkins, H. Osbahr and D. Liverman (2007). Developing Adaptation and Adapting Development. Ecology & Society 12(2): 26. [online] URL:

Lemos, M. C. and L. Dilling (2007). Equity in forecasting climate: Can science save the world’s poor? Science and Public Policy, Vol. 34, No. 2, March 2007, pp. 109-116.

Eakin, H. and M.C. Lemos (2006). Adaptation and the state: Latin America and The challenge of capacity-building under globalization. Global Environmental Change, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 7-18.

Lemos, M. C. and B. Morehouse (2005). The Co-Production of Science and Policy in Integrated Climate Assessments. Global Environmental Change, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 57-68.

Lemos, M. C. (2003) “A Tale of Two Policies: the Politics of Seasonal Climate Forecast Use in Ceará, Brazil.” Policy Sciences, vol. 32, issue 2, pp. 101-123.

Lemos, M. C., Tim Finan, Roger Fox, Don Nelson and Joanna Tucker (2002)”The Use of seasonal climate forecasting in policymaking: lessons from Northeast Brazil.” Climatic Change, vol. 55, issue 4, pp. 479-507.

Book Chapters and other publications

Lemos M. C. and E. Boyd (2009). The Politics of Adaptation Across Scales: The implications of additionality to policy choice and development. In Maxwell Boykoff, editor. The Politics of Climate Change: A Survey. Routledge/Europa, in press.

Lemos, M. C. (2008). “Whose water is it anyway? Water management, knowledge, and equity in NE Brazil”. In Water, Place and Equity. Edited by John Whiteley, Richard Perry and Helen Ingram. MIT Press: Cambridge, MA, pp. 249-270.

Lemos, M.C. and E. L. Tompkins (2008). Creating Less Disastrous Disasters. IDS Bulletin Volume 39 Number 4 September 2008.

Bozmoski, A., M. C. Lemos and E. Boyd (2008). Prosperous Negligence: Governing the Clean Development Mechanism for markets & development. Environment, vol. 50, Issue 3; p. 18.

Lemos, M.C. (2007). Drought, Governance and Adaptive Capacity in North East Brazil: A Case Study of Ceará. In Fighting climate change: Human solidarity in a divided world. Human Development Report 2007/2008. Human Development Report Office Occasional Paper.

Engle, N and M. C. Lemos (2007). Capacidade de adaptação às mudanças climáticas e gerenciamento de recursos hídricos no Nordeste brasileiro: estudo preliminar. Proceedings of the XVII Simpósio Brasileiro de Recursos Hídricos, Associação Brasileira de Recursos Hidricos, São Paulo, Brasil (full article).