School of Earth and Environment

Leandra Fatorelli Leandra Fatorelli

Research Fellow

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Room: c/o Monica Di Gregorio

Affiliation: Sustainability Research Institute


I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Sustainability Research Institute, working with Professor Monica Di Gregorio on the ESRC funded project Multi-level governance, REDD+ and synergies between climate change mitigation and adaptation (2014-2016).

Prior to joining the University of Leeds I was a consultant for the Centre of International Forestry Research (CIFOR) working on the project Global Comparative Study on REDD+: National REDD+ Processes and Policies, focusing on the Brazilian and Peruvian case studies. In 2013 I joined the Technical Support Unit of the Brazilian Panel on Climate Change assisting the coordinators of the Working Group 3 – Mitigation on Climate Change in the organization and production of the First National Assessment Report (1st RAN). From 2007 to 2012 I worked as executive coordinator of the research project Poor Land Use, Poor Health (PLUPH project), a collaboration between University of Brasília and the University of Québec à Montréal, funded by the International Research Development Centre (IDRC).

I received my PhD in Policy Management of Sustainability from the University of Brasília, Centre of Sustainable Development, on perceptions of environmental change amongst rural residents of the Amazon region. The PhD project was part of the PLUPH project, whose aim was understand the relationships between land use, environmental change and human health, using an interdisciplinary approach.

Research Interests

Environmental Change

Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

Natural Resource Governance

Social and Policy network Analysis to environmental management


Di Gregorio, M., Nurrochmat, D.R., Fatorelli, L., Pramova, E., Sari, I.M., Locatelli, B. & Brockhaus, M., 2015. Integrating mitigation and adaptation in climate and land use policies in Indonesia: A policy document analysis. Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy Working Paper No. 245, Sustainability Research Institute Paper No. 90, CIFOR Working Paper No. 199. Leeds, UK and Bogor, Indonesia Center for Climate Change Economics and Policy; Sustainability Research Institute; Center for International Forestry Research.

Fatorelli, L., Gebara, M. F., May, P., Zhang, S., & Di Gregorio, M. (2015). The REDD+ Governance Landscape and the Challenge of Coordination in Brazil. CIFOR InfoBrief 115. Borgor, Indonesia: Center for International Forestry Research. Doi: 10.17528/cifor/005508

Menton, M., Perla, J., Sotes, I, Fatorelli, L. 2014. Análisis de las redes políticas de REDD+ en el Perú. CIFOR InfoBrief 87. Borgor, Indonesia: Center for International Forestry Research. Doi: 10.17528/cifor/005060.

Gebara M F; Fatorelli L; May P; Zhang S (2014) REDD+ policy networks in Brazil: Constraints and opportunities for successful policy making. Ecology & Society, Special Feature: REDD+ national policy networks: information flows, influence and coalitions for change Ecology and Society, 19(3), 2014.

Fatorelli L; MERTENS F (2010) Policies Integration and environmental governance: the case of rural environmental licensing in Brazil. Ambiente e Sociedade (Campinas), 13(2), p. 401-415. Doi:


Gebara M F; Fatorelli L; May P; Zhang S (2013) GCS Component 1 Policy Network Survey full report – Brazilian case study. Global Comparative Study on REDD+, Bogor, Indonesia: Center for International Forestry Research.

Perla J; Sotés J; Menton M; Fatorelli L (2014) REDD+ PNA: Caso de estudio en el Perú. Global Comparative Study on REDD+, Bogor, Indonesia: Center for International Forestry Research.

Conference Presentations:

Fatorelli, L.; Di Gregorio, M. Integração e Coerência Política entre Mitigação e Adaptação no Setor de Uso da Terra no Brasil. XI National Meeting of Brazilian Society for Ecological Economics (ECOECO) and VII Iberoamerican Congress of Development and Environment (CISDA), 8th-11th September 2015, Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Araraquara, Brazil.

Fatorelli L; Di Gregorio, M. Comparing Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Networks in the Land Use Sector in Brazil: Enabling Factors for Policy Integration. XXXV Sunbelt Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA) - 23th to 28th June 2015, Brighton, UK.

Fatorelli L; Di Gregorio, M. A policy network analysis on synergies between climate change adaptation and mitigation in Brazil. Poster presentation at 11th International Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics (ESEE) – 30th June – 3rd July 2015, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.

Ecohealth 2014 - Connections for Health, Ecosystems and Society. Keynote speaker at the Panel "Emerging Scholars and Practitioners".

Fatorelli L; Mertens F; Oestreicher J S; Béliveau A, Tremblay S; Davidson R; Lucotte M; Romaña C; Passos C (2014) Local perceptions of environmental changes in the Brazilian Amazon: building an integrated knowledge. Accepted abstract: Resilience 2014: Resilience and Development: Mobilizing for Transformation.

Fatorelli L (2012) Networks, Perceptions and Practices in Land Use and Natural Resources Management. Oral presentation at GHRI Teasdale-Corti Program Symposium Ottawa, Ontario.

Mertens F; Oestreicher J S; Fatorelli L; Valadão L; Berçot M; Saint-Charles J; Davidson R; Mergler D; Lucotte M (2011) In the field with the PLUPH and CARUSO projects: tools to bridge Ecohealth and Resilience approaches. Resilience 2011. Resilience, innovation and sustainability: navigating the complexities of global changes. Second International Science and Policy Conference, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA, March 11th – 16th 2011.

Fatorelli L (2008) Scaling up the Ecohealth Approach: from research projects to public policies. Oral presentation at International EcoHealth Forum 2008, Mérida, México.