Paul A. Lefebvre M.A.

  • Research Associate
Paul Lefebvre

Mr. Paul Lefebvre is a specialist in Geographic Information Systems and field instrumentation, who has worked in Woodwell Climate’s Amazon program since 1995. From 1995 to 1998 he lived in Brazil while helping to establish IPAM Amazônia’s Remote Sensing and GIS laboratory. He is now responsible for setting up and maintaining many of the monitoring instruments used at our field stations in Brazil, and for training field personnel.

Mr. Lefebvre holds a Master of Arts degree in Geography from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Selected Publications

Deep soils modify environmental consequences of increased nitrogen fertilizer use in intensifying Amazon agriculture

Jankowski, K., C. Neill, E.A. Davidson, M.N. Macedo, C. Costa, G.L. Galford, L.M. Santos, P. Lefebvre, D. Nunes, C.E.P. Cerri, R. McHorney, C. O’Connell, M.T. Coe. 2018. Scientific Reports 8:13478. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-31175-1


Landsat-based analysis of mega dam flooding impacts in the Amazon compared to associated environmental impact assessments: Upper Madeira River example 2006–2015

Cochranea, S.M.V., E.A.T. Matricardi, I. Numata, P.A. Lefebvre. 2017. Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment. doi:10.1016/j.rsase.2017.04.005


The Susceptibility of Southeastern Amazon Forests to Fire: Insights from a Large-Scale Burn Experiment

Balch, J.K., P.M. Brando, D.C. Nepstad, M.T. Coe, D. Silvério, T.J. Massad, E.A. Davidson, P. Lefebvre, C. Oliveira-Santos, W. Rocha, R.T.S. Cury, A. Parsons, and K.S. Carvalho. 2015. BioScience 65(9):893-905. doi:10.1093/biosci/biv106