Sustainability Science Program

Francisco Fujita de Castro Mello

Francisco Fujita de Castro Mello

Period at SSP: Fall 2011 - Spring 2012
Appointment title at SSP: Giorgio Ruffolo Doctoral Fellow in Sustainability Science
Research project title at SSP: Land Use Change in Sugar Cane Agrosystem to Ethanol Production in Brazil
Faculty host at SSP: Noel Michele Holbrook
Final SSP progress report on file: Progress report
Most recent institutional appointment on file: University of São Paulo, Center of Nuclear Energy on Agriculture, Laboratory of Environmental Biogeochemistry
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Most recent CV on file: CV
This entry last updated on: January 6, 2015



Goldemberg, José, Francisco F.C. Mello, Carlos E.P. Cerri, Christian A. Davies, Carlos C. Cerri. 2014. Meeting the global demand for biofuels in 2021 through sustainable land use change policy. Energy Policy 69:14-18, DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2014.02.008.

Mello, Francisco F. C., Carlos E. P. Cerri, Christian A. Davies,  N. Michele Holbrook,  Keith Paustian,  Stoécio M. F. Maia,  Marcelo V. Galdos,  Martial Bernoux, and Carlos C. Cerri. 2014. Payback time for soil carbon and sugar-cane ethanol. Nature Climate Change  4:605–609, doi:10.1038/nclimate2239.


Mello, F. F. C. 2012. Soil carbon stock as result of land use change under sugarcane cultivation in South Central region of Brazil. PhD dissertation,  Tese (Doutorado) – Centro de Energia Nuclear na Agricultura, Universidade de São Paulo, Piracicaba.

Volkoff, B., Mello, F.F.C., Maia, S.M.F., Cerri, C.E.P. 2012. Landscape and soil regionalization in southern Brazilian Amazon and contiguous areas: methodology and relevance for ecological studies. Scientia Agricola 69(3): 217-225.