One of the major goals of the project is to simply better understand the forest. It includes fieldwork, laboratory studies and modeling research by undergraduates, graduate students and postdoctoral scientists.
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.
A new study found many areas where agriculture and livelihoods could be improved significantly with the addition of roads, while exacting a relatively small toll on the environment.
In the 21st century, there is much to explore and discover in the Amazon. Recently, it was discovered a new species of primates on an expedition in the Rainforest: The Araca Uakari.
Climate change, university reform, democratization of the media, research ethics and scientific advances were topics presented at the 66th Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Society for the Advancement of Science.
Stanford has unveiled new software that will be able to understand how outside influences can affect the sustainability of Indigenous people in the Amazon.
Findings have serious implications for understanding past climate change, and how the Amazon basin might react to more modern forest clearance.
A new paper in Science magazine says that since 2005, the rate of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon has dropped 70 percent, and Brazil now leads the world in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
Researchers say degradation in Brazil causes additional emissions equivalent to 40% of those from deforestation.
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.