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
- Araújo, J., de Souza, W. F., de Andrade Meireles, A. J., & Brannstrom, C. (2020). Sustainability Challenges of Wind Power Deployment in Coastal Ceará State, Brazil. SUSTAINABILITY. 12(14), 5562-5562.
- Frate, C. A., & Brannstrom, C. (2019). How Do Stakeholders Perceive Barriers to Large-Scale Wind Power Diffusion? A Q-Method Case Study from Ceara State, Brazil. ENERGIES. 12(11), 2063-2063.
- Frate, C. A., Brannstrom, C., Girao de Morais, M. V., & Caldeira-Pires, A. (2019). Procedural and distributive justice inform subjectivity regarding wind power: A case from Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. ENERGY POLICY. 132, 185-195.
- Liliana Huaranca, L., Alejandro Iribarnegaray, M., Albesa, F., Norberto Volante, J., Brannstrom, C., & Seghezzo, L. (2019). Social Perspectives on Deforestation, Land Use Change, and Economic Development in an Expanding Agricultural Frontier in Northern Argentina. ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS. 165, 106424-106424.
- Beckner, S., Jepson, W., Brannstrom, C., & Tracy, J. (2019). ‘The San Antonio River Doesn’t Start in San Antonio, It Now Starts in Burleson County’: Stakeholder Perspectives on a Groundwater Transfer Project in Central Texas. Society & Natural Resources. 32(11), 1-17.
- 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. MATHEMATICAL MODELING AND ESTIMATION TECHNIQUES IN COMPUTER VISION. 6749, 674913-674913-12-674913-12.
- (2014). Land change science, political ecology, and sustainability: Synergies and divergences. Routledge. 1-265.
- (2004). Territories, Commodities and Knowledges Latin American Environmental History in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. Inst of Latin American Studies.
- Outreach: United States \"Rip Current Survivor Story\" awarded by DOC-NOAA-National Sea Grant Office 2015 - 2015
- 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)
- Broadstone, Sasha B. (2014-05). Growing Food is Work: A Spatial and Social Analysis of Urban Agriculture in Houston. (Master's Thesis)
- Wilmot, Fiona Coralie (2014-05). Making Mangroves: Ecologies of Mangrove Restoration in El Salvador, 2011-2013. (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Saguin, Kristian Karlo Cordova (2013-12). Fish for the City: Urban Political Ecologies of Laguna Lake Aquaculture. (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Hopf, Frank (2011-12). Levee Failures in the Sacramento - San Joaquin River Delta: Characteristics and Perspectives. (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Persons, Nicole D. (2010-05). Perceived Socioeconomic Impacts of Wind Energy in West Texas. (Master's Thesis)