Research and Scholarship on Natural Commons in Brazil

This paper investigates the state of research on and training in common-pool natural resource management, or simply natural commons, in Brazil. Open-ended questionnaires were used to interview scholars in order to identify the challenges, gaps and accomplishments around this theme. Additionally a literature review of documents in Portuguese that focus on common-pool natural resources was carried out, particularly those related to biodiversity. We conclude by offering some directions to overcome challenges and advance research, teaching and academic outreach work towards sustainable common-pool resource management as well as to strengthen commons theory.