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New maps show where mosquitoes will invade Ecuador’s Andes mountains

Published: Apr 25th, 2019

Blood sucking insects such as the Yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti, are more than just a nuisance in Ecuador, they also spread diseases such as dengue fever, chikungunya and Zika.… Read More

UF Researchers Forecast Accelerated Deforestation and Displacement of Indigenous Peoples in Brazilian Amazon

Published: Feb 28th, 2019

GAINESVILLE, FL – Amazonian deforestation continues to concern the world community, especially as the Initiative for the Integration of the Regional Infrastructure of South America (IIRSA) begins to displace indigenous… Read More

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

Discipline and Develop: Destruction of the Brazil Nut Forest in the Lower Amazon Basin

Published: Dec 20th, 2018

ANTUNES, SIMMONS, WALKER, WAYLEN – Discipline and Develop: Destruction of the Brazil Nut Forest in the Lower Amazon Basin Cynthia S. Simmons, Robert Walker, Stephen Aldrich, Eugenio Arima, Ritaumaria Pereira,… 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.