Dr. Brannstrom's research focuses on social and political aspects of renewable energy and unconventional fossil fuels in Texas. He also studies geographical dimensions of wind-power expansion in Brazil, where he has partnered with geographers at the Universidade Federal do Cear?. He regularly hosts visiting scholars interested in theoretical and empirical dimensions of environmental governance. His work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Geographic Society, Texas Sea Grant, the TAMU Glasscock Center for Humanities Research, and Brazilian funding agencies.
- Ph.D. in Geography, University of Wisconsin - Madison - (Madison, Wisconsin, United States) 1998
- M.S. in Geography, University of Wisconsin - Madison - (Madison, Wisconsin, United States) 1992
- A.B. in International Relations, University of California, Davis - (Davis, California, United States) 1990
- Brannstrom, C. (2015). Postcards from the Rio Bravo Border: Picturing the Place, Placing the Picture, 1900s-1950s. J Hist Geogr. 47, 107-108.
- Brannstrom, C., Tilton, M., Klein, A., & Jepson, W. (2015). Spatial distribution of estimated wind-power royalties in West Texas. Land. 4(4), 1182-1199.
- Ogborn, M., & Brannstrom, C. (2015). The Journal of Historical Geography at 40. J Hist Geogr. 49, 1-1.
- Arozarena, I., Houser, C., Gutierrez Echeverria, A., & Brannstrom, C. (2015). The rip current hazard in Costa Rica. NATURAL HAZARDS. 77(2), 753-768.
- Brannstrom, C., & Houser, C. (2015). \"Riding the rip\": an experiential and integrated human- physical geography curriculum in Costa Rica. Journal of Geography in Higher Education. 39(4), 527-542.
- Brannstrom, C., & Fry, M. (2017). New geographies of the Texas energy revolution. The Routledge Research Companion to Energy Geographies. (pp. 17-31). Routledge.
- Jepson, W. E., & Brannstrom, C. (2016). Techno-nature and Scaling Water Governance in South Texas. Norman, E. S., Cook, C., & Cohen, A. (Eds.), Negotiating Water Governance Why the Politics of Scale Matter. (pp. 155-172). Ashgate Publishing.
- Brannstrom, C., & Vadjunec, J. M. (2014). Notes for avoiding a missed opportunity in sustainability science: Integrating land change science and political ecology. Brannstrom, C., & Vadjunec, J. (Eds.), Land Change Science, Political Ecology, and Sustainability Synergies and Divergences. (pp. 1-23). Routledge.
- Brannstrom, C. (2012). Agriculture. Crocitti, J. J., & Vallance, M. M. (Eds.), Brazil Today An Encyclopedia of Life in the Republic. (pp. 20-24). ABC-CLIO.
- Brannstrom, C. (2012). Cerrado. Crocitti, J. J., & Vallance, M. M. (Eds.), Brazil Today An Encyclopedia of Life in the Republic. (pp. 142-145). ABC-CLIO.
- Gorayeb, A., Mendes, J., de Andrade Meireles, A. J., Brannstrom, C., da Silva, E. V., & Ribeiro de Freitas, A. L. (2016). Wind-energy Development Causes Social Impacts in Coastal Ceara state, Brazil: The Case of the Xavier Community. Journal of Coastal Research. 1(75), 383-387.
- Filippi, A. M., Brannstrom, C., Cairns, D. M., & Kim, D. (2007). Hyperion and CBERS satellite image classification intercomparison for Cerrado and agricultural mapping - art. no. 674913. MATHEMATICAL MODELING AND ESTIMATION TECHNIQUES IN COMPUTER VISION. 6749, 74913-74913.
- Brannstrom, C., & Vadjunec, J. M. (2014). Land change science, political ecology, and sustainability: Synergies and divergences. Routledge. 1-265.
- Brannstrom, C. (2004). Territories, Commodities and Knowledges Latin American Environmental History in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. Inst of Latin American Studies.
- Murphy, Trey Daniel-Aaron (2016-05). \"It All Depends on the Price of Oil!\": Eagle Ford Shale Economic Development Outcomes in a Boom-Bust Milieu. (Master's Thesis)
- Tilton, Mary (2015-12). Using GIS to Estimate the Spatial Distribution of Wind-Power Royalties in West Texas. (Master's Thesis)
- Santos, Anna Nunes (2015-05). Determinants of Livelihood Strategies in a Marine Extractive Reserve. (Doctoral Dissertation)