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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

Conservation Conundrum and Amphibian Disease

Published: Aug 20th, 2018

GAINESVILLE, FL – Amidst global amphibian population collapses, ranavirus causes up to 90% mortality in amphibians, undermining conservation efforts and wetland. restoration projects. In a recent study University of Florida… Read More

Environmental Drivers of Ranavirus in Free-Living Amphibians in Constructed Ponds

Published: Aug 9th, 2018

RYAN, BOERSCH-SUPAN – Environmental Drivers of Ranavirus in Free-Living Amphibians in Constructed Ponds Tess E. Youker-Smith, Philipp H. Boersch-Supan, Christopher M. Whipps, Sadie J. Ryan Article first published online: 09… 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

UF in South Africa: People, Parks, & Conservation in Africa

Published: Feb 23rd, 2018

Join the UF study abroad program with Geography! REALIZE the complexities of conservation within the African context. GAIN practical field skills conducting empirical research. INCREASE cross-cultural understanding. EXPERIENCE the most… Read More

Geography Colloquium: The Center for Landscape Conservation Planning and the Florida Strategic Plan for Sustaining Military Readiness through Conservation Partnerships Project

Published: Nov 15th, 2017

The Center for Landscape Conservation Planning and the Florida Strategic Plan for Sustaining Military Readiness through Conservation Partnerships Project Speaker: Dr. Tom Hoctor Research Associate Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture,… Read More

Using Repeat Photography to Observe Vegetation Change Over Time in Gorongosa National Park

Published: Jun 26th, 2017

HERRERO, SOUTHWORTH, BUNTING, CHILD – Using Repeat Photography to Observe Vegetation Change Over Time in Gorongosa National Park HANNAH V. HERRERO, JANE SOUTHWORTH, ERIN BUNTING, and BRIAN CHILD Article first published… Read More