Thaler, Gregory M., Cecilia Viana, and Fabiano Toni (2019) “From Frontier Governance to Governance Frontier: The Political Geography of Brazil’s Amazon Transition.” World Development 114: 59-72.

Schmink, Marianne, Jeffrey Hoelle, Carlos Valério Gomes, and Gregory M. Thaler (2019) “From Contested to ‘Green’ Frontiers in the Amazon? A Long-Term Analysis of São Félix do Xingu, Brazil.” The Journal of Peasant Studies 46 (2): 377-399.

Thaler, Gregory M. (2017) “The Land Sparing Complex: Environmental Governance, Agricultural Intensification, and State Building in the Brazilian Amazon.Annals of the American Association of Geographers 107 (6): 1424-43.

Thaler, Gregory M. and Cut Augusta Mindry Anandi (2017) “Shifting Cultivation, Contentious Land Change and Forest Governance: The Politics of Swidden in East Kalimantan.” The Journal of Peasant Studies 44 (5): 1066-87.

Thaler, Gregory M. (2015) “The Twenty-First Century Agricultural Land Rush.” in The Oxford Handbook of Food, Politics and Society, edited by Ronald J. Herring, 822-43. New York: Oxford University Press.

Working Papers

Thaler, Gregory M. “Transnational Organizational Ethnography and Global Environmental Governance.”

Partelow, Stefan, Klara Winkler, and Gregory M. Thaler. “Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations and Global Environmental Discourse.”

Manuscripts in Preparation


Thaler, Gregory M. Forest Governance and Global Development: The Land Sparing Fallacy in Brazil and Indonesia.


Thaler, Gregory M. “Equifinality in the Smallholder Slot: Cash Crop Development in the Brazilian Amazon and Indonesian Borneo.”