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Amazon deforestation, already rising, may spike under Bolsonaro

Published: Jan 30th, 2019

UF Geography’s Dr. Robert Walker discusses indigenous rights, conservation, and global climate change in his latest piece in The Conversation: Over the past 25 years that I have been conducting… Read More

A 21st Century Agenda in Support of Amazonian Conservation

Published: Jan 23rd, 2019

Associate Professor Dr. Cynthia Simmons and a team of international scholars – including UF Geography’s Dr. Robert Walker, Michael Waylen, and Aghane Antunes – present a strategy for achieving sustainable… Read More

Science in support of Amazonian conservation in the 21st century: the case of Brazil

Published: Nov 14th, 2018

ANTUNES, SIMMONS, WALKER, WAYLEN – Science in support of Amazonian conservation in the 21st century: the case of Brazil Cynthia S. Simmons, Lisa Famolare, Marcia N. Macedo, Robert T. Walker,… Read More

Urban vegetation loss and ecosystem services: The influence on climate regulation and noise and air pollution

Published: Nov 5th, 2018

DE CARVALHO – Urban vegetation loss and ecosystem services: The influence on climate regulation and noise and air pollution Roberta Mendonça De Carvalho and Claudio Fabian Szlafsztein Article first published… Read More

Endangered Amazon – An Indigenous Tribe Fights Back Against Hydropower Development in the Tapajós Valley

Published: Feb 28th, 2018

One of Amazonia’s most pristine waterways, the Tapajós River, is under a development threat that holds implications for the entire basin. This threat stems from an infrastructure plan proposed by… Read More

Endangered Amazon: An Indigenous Tribe Fights Back Against Hydropower Development in the Tapajós Valley

Published: Feb 28th, 2018

SIMMONS, WALKER – Endangered Amazon: An Indigenous Tribe Fights Back Against Hydropower Development in the Tapajós Valley Robert Walker and Cynthia Simmons Article first published online: 01 MAR 2018 Environment… Read More

#AmazoniaIsGreat- let’s keep it that way!

Published: Oct 5th, 2017

“#AmazoniaIsGreat- let’s keep it that way!” – Dr. Cynthia Simmons at University of Florida’s Amazon Workshop 2017, hosted by UF’s Tropical Conservation and Development program and UF’s Center for Latin American Studies.

Dr. Simmons presents 2017 Aula Magna at Federal University of Pará, Brazil

Published: Jul 7th, 2017

Dr. Cynthia Simmons presents a series of invited lectures at a research meeting hosted by the Department of Geography, Federal University of Pará (Universidade Federal do Pará, UFPA), in Pará,… Read More

Amazon Dams Network, Geography Department, TCD Program & UF Law School Awarded a Faculty Interdisciplinary Seed Grant from the University of Florida Biodiversity Institute

Published: Mar 17th, 2017

The newly created UF Biodiversity Institute (UFBI) awarded a Faculty Interdisciplinary Seed Grant to a joint effort by UF faculty, students and Brazilian collaborators of the Amazon Dams Network (Rede… Read More

Anderson Lecture: Leviathan, Lilliputian, or Both? Amazonian Transformation and Governance Challenges for the Coming Decade

Published: Mar 10th, 2017

Departmental Research Talk: Leviathan, Lilliputian, or Both? Amazonian Transformation and Governance Challenges for the Coming Decade Speaker: Dr. Eduardo S. Brondizio Professor, Department of Antropology, Indiana University Director, Center for… Read More