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den Braber, B., Hall, C., Brandt, M., Reiner, F., Mugabowindekwe, M., & Rasmussen, L. V. (2024). Even low levels of tree cover improve dietary quality in West Africa. PNAS nexus3(2), pgae067.


Rasmussen, L. V., den Braber, B., Hall, C. M., Rhemtulla, J. M., Fagan, M. E., & Sunderland, T. (2023). Forest regrowth improves people’s dietary quality in Nigeria. Nature npj Sustainable Agriculture1(1), 3.

Cheek, J.Z., Lambrecht, N., Braber, B.d., Bakhla,N., Govindarajulu, D., Jones, A., Chhatre, A., Rasmussen, L.V. (2023). Wild foods contribute to women’s higher dietary diversity in India. Nature Food 4: 476-482


Olesen, R. S., Hall, C. M., & Rasmussen, L. V. (2022). Forests support people’s food and nutrition security through multiple pathways in low-and middle-income countries. One Earth5(12), 1342-1353.

Hall, C., Rasmussen, L. V., Powell, B., Dyngeland, C., Jung, S., & Olesen, R. S. (2022). Deforestation reduces fruit and vegetable consumption in rural Tanzania. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences119(10), e2112063119.

Vansant, E., Mausch, K., Ickowitz, McMullin S., Karanja, A., Rasmussen, L.V. (2022) What are the links between tree-based farming and dietary quality for rural households? A review of emerging evidence in low- and middle-income countries. People and Nature 4(2): 296-311

Jendresen, M. N., & Rasmussen, L. V. (2022). The importance of forest foods for diet quality: A case study from Sangthong District, Laos. Trees, Forests and People7, 100166.


Rasmussen, L. V., Hall, C., Vansant, E. C., den Braber, B., & Olesen, R. S. (2021). Rethinking the approach of a global shift toward plant-based diets. One Earth4(9), 1201-1204.

Moberg, E., Allison, E.H., Harl, H.K., Arbow, T., Almaraz, M., Dixon, J., Scarborough, C., Skinner, T., Rasmussen, L.V., Salter, A. and Lei, X.G. (2021). Combined innovations in public policy, the private sector and culture can drive sustainability transitions in food systems. Nature Food, pp.1-9.

Oldekop, J. A., Gabay, M., Humphreys, D., Kamoto, J. F., Mutta, D. N., Song, C., Timko, J., Rasmussen, L.V. & Stoian, D. (2021). A framework for analysing contextual factors shaping forest-poverty dynamics. Forest Policy and Economics132, 102591.

Austin, K. G., Heilmayr, R., Benedict, J. J., Burns, D. N., Eggen, M., Grantham, H., Greenbury, A., Hill, J.K., Jenkins, C.K., Luskin, M.S., Manurung, T., Rasmussen, L.V., Rosoman, G., Rudorff, B., Satar, M., Smith, C.  & Carlson, K. M. (2021). Mapping and Monitoring Zero-Deforestation Commitments. BioScience.

Jung, S., Dyngeland, C., Rausch, L., & Rasmussen, L. V. (2021). Brazilian land registry impacts on land use conversion. American Journal of Agricultural Economics: 1–24; doi:10.1111/ajae.12217

Hall, C., Macdiarmid, J. I., Smith, P., & Dawson, T. P. (2021). The impact of climate and societal change on food and nutrition security: A case study of Malawi. Food and Energy Security, e290.

Rasmussen, L.V., Fold, N., Olesen, R.S., Shackleton, S. (2021). Socio-economic outcomes of ecological infrastructure investments. Ecosystem Services 47: 101242

Ickowitz, A., Powell, B., Rasmussen, L.V. and Rhemtulla, J. (2021). Impact of Land Use and Land Use Change on Human Diet and Local Food Systems in the Tropics. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems5, p.3.


Oldekop, J.A., Rasmussen, L.V., Agrawal,A.,  Bebbington, A., Meyfroidt, P., Bengston, D., Blackman, A., Brooks, S., Davidson-Hunt, I., Davis, P., Dinsi, S., Fontana, L., Gumuccio, T., Kumar, C., Kumar, K., Moran, D., Mwampamba, T., Nasi, R., Nilsson, M., Pinedo-Vasquez, M., Rhemtulla, J., Sutherland, W., Watkins, C., Wilson, S. (2020). Forest-linked Livelihoods in a Globalized World. Nature Plants 6: 1400-1407

Brandt, M. Tucker, C.J., Kariryaa, A., Rasmussen, K., Abel, C., Small, J., Chave, J., Rasmussen, L.V., Hiernaux, P., Diouf, A.A., Kergoat, L., Mertz, O., Igel, C., Gieseke, F., Schöning, J., Li, S., Melocik, K., Meyer, J., Sinno, S., Romero, E., Glennie, E., Montagu, A., Dendoncker, M., Fensholt, R. (2020). An unexpectedly large count of trees in the Western Sahara and Sahel. Nature 587: 78-82

Miller, D. C., Muñoz-Mora, J. C., Rasmussen, L. V., & Zezza, A. (2020). Do trees on farms improve household wellbeing? Evidence from national panel data in Uganda. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change3, 101.

Gergel, S.E., Powell, B., Baudron, F., Wood, S.L., Rhemtulla, J.M., Kennedy, G., Rasmussen, L.V., Ickowitz, A., Fagan, M.E., Smithwick, E.A., Ranieri, J., Wood, S.A., Groot, J.C.J, Sunderland, T.C.H. (2020). Conceptual Links between Landscape Diversity and Diet Diversity: A Roadmap for Transdisciplinary Research. BioScience, 70(7), 563-575.

Rasmussen, L.V., Wood, S.L.R., Rhemtulla, J.M. (2020). Deconstructing diets: The role of wealth, farming system, and landscape context in shaping rural diets in Ethiopia. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems 4, 45-55

Tong, X., Brandt, M., Hiernaux, P., Herrmann, S., Rasmussen, L. V., Rasmussen, K., Tian, F., Tagesson, T., Zhang, W.,  & Fensholt, R. (2020). The forgotten land use class: Mapping of fallow fields across the Sahel using Sentinel-2. Remote Sensing of Environment, 239, 111598.


Rasmussen, L.V., Fagan, M.E., Ickowitz, A., Wood, S.L.R., Kennedy, G., Powell, B., Baudron, F., Gergel, S.E., Jung, S., Smithwick E.A.H., Sunderland, T.C.H. , Wood, S., Rhemtulla, J.M. (2019). Forest pattern, not just amount, influences dietary quality in five African countries. Global Food Security 100331

Lemos, M.C., Wolske K., Rasmussen, L.V., Arnott, J., Kalcic, M. (2019).  “The closer, the better? Untangling scientist-practitioner engagement, interaction, and knowledge use. Weather, Climate and Society 11(3):535-548

Hall, C., Macdiarmid, J. I., Matthews, R. B., Smith, P., Hubbard, S. F., & Dawson, T. P. (2019). The relationship between forest cover and diet quality: a case study of rural southern Malawi. Food Security, 1-16. DOI: 10.1007/s12571-019-00923-0


den Braber, B. Evans, K.L. and Oldekop, J.A. (2018). Impact of protected areas on poverty, extreme poverty, and inequality in Nepal. Conservation Letters e12576, 1-9. 

Rasmussen, L.V. Coolsaet, B.,  Martin, A.,  Mertz, O.,  Pascual, U., Corbera, E., Dawson, N., Fisher, J., Franks, P., Ryan, C. (2018). Social-ecological outcomes of agricultural intensification. Nature Sustainability 1(6):275-282

Brandt, M., Wigneron, J.P., Chave, J., Tagesson, T., Penuelas, J., Ciais, P., Rasmussen, K., Tian, F., Mbow, C., Al-Yaari, A., Rodriguez-Fernandez, N., Schurgers, G., Zhang, W., Chang, J., Kerr, Y., Verger, A., Tucker C. Mialon A., Rasmussen L.V., Fan, L., Fensholt R. (2018). Satellite passive microwaves reveal recent climate-induced carbon losses in African drylands. Nature Ecology & Evolution 2:827-835  

Rasmussen, L.V., Jepsen, M.R. (2018). Monitoring systems to improve forest conditions. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 32:29-37


Hall, C., Dawson, T. P., Macdiarmid, J. I., Matthews, R. B., & Smith, P. (2017). The impact of population growth and climate change on food security in Africa: looking ahead to 2050. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, 15(2), 124-135. DOI: 10.1080/14735903.2017.1293929

Rasmussen, L.V. (2017). Re-Defining Sahelian ‘Adaptive Agriculture’ when Implemented Locally: Beyond Techno-fix Solutions. World Development 108:274-282

Rasmussen, L.V., Watkins, C., Agrawal, A. (2017). Forest Contributions to livelihoods in changing agriculture-forest landscapes. Editorial to special issue. Forest Policy and Economics 84: 1-8

Rasmussen, L.V., Bierbaum, R., Oldekop, J., Agrawal, A. (2017). Bridging the practitioner-researcher divide: Indicators to track environmental, economic, and sociocultural sustainability of agricultural commodity production. Global Environmental Change 42:33-46

Burnham M., Rasmussen, L.V., Ma, Z. (2018). Climate change adaptation pathways: Synergies, contradictions and tradeoffs across scales. World Development 108:231-234

Agrawal, A., Hajjar, R, Liao, C., Rasmussen, L.V, Watkins, C. (2018). Introduction: Forest governance interventions for sustainability through information, incentives, and institutions. Editorial to special issue. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 32: 1-7.

Rasmussen, L.V., Jung, S., Brites, A.D. Watkins, C., Agrawal, A. (2017). Understanding smallholders’ intended deforestation behavior in the Brazilian Cerrado following environmental registry. Environmental Research Letters 12(9) 094001

Dawson, N., Grogan, K., Martin, A., Mertz, O., Pasgaard, M., Rasmussen, L.V. (2017) Environmental justice research shows the importance of social feedbacks in ecosystem service trade-offs. Ecology & Society 22(3):12

Rasmussen, L.V., Kirchhoff, C., Lemos, M.C. (2017). Adaptation by Stealth: understanding climate information use across scales and decision spaces in water management in the Great Lakes region. Climatic Change 1-15

Jung, S., Rasmussen, L.V., Watkins, C., Newton, P., Agrawal, A. (2017). Brazil’s National Environmental Registry of Rural Properties: Implications for Livelihoods. Ecological Economics 136:53-61 (shared first authorship)

Broegaard, R.B., Rasmussen, L.V., Dawson, N., Mertz, O., Vongvisouk, T., Grogran, K. (2017). Wild food collection and nutrition under commercial agriculture expansion in agriculture-forest landscapes. Forest Policy and Economics 84: 92-101