The director and co-founder of the Global Conservation Institute, spent ten years studying the saki monkey family. This monkeys, like all South American primates, suffer from the effects of region-wide habitat disturbances.
Modern conservation shaped by early Amazon explorers
Many of our ideas about the natural world and environmentalism can be traced back to two trailblazing 19th century explorers who continue to inspire scientists heading to the Amazon rainforest to identify new species.
New Stanford Model Can Reveal Globalization’s Effects On The Amazon
Stanford has unveiled new software that will be able to understand how outside influences can affect the sustainability of Indigenous people in the Amazon.
Phys.org: Parts of the Amazon basin may have once looked more like open savannah
Findings have serious implications for understanding past climate change, and how the Amazon basin might react to more modern forest clearance.
Mapping Change in the Amazon: How Satellite Images are Halting Deforestation
Imazon is collaborating with the Brazilian state of Pará to combine real time satellite imagery and advanced mapping techniques to protect the rainforest.
Scientific American: Fires can pose threat to Amazon rainforest
In the Brazilian Amazon deforestation is a serious problem. But a new study suggests that there is another threat to the rainforest that has been largely ignored: fire.
Scientists study what keeps freshwater fish abundant in the Amazon
To quantify the effect of deforestation on fish, Kirk Winemiller is working with a team of Texas A&M and Brazilian researchers. Once completed, the project will inform the work of government agencies and conservation groups in Brazil.