Avoiding Amazonian Catastrophes – Prospects for Conservation in the 21st Century
Speaker: Dr. Robert Walker
Professor, Department of Geography, University of Florida
Thursday, March 14, 2019
2:50-3:50 PM (Period 8)
Turlington Hall Room 3018
University of Florida
All are welcome to attend.
New infrastructure threats confront the Amazon. Resulting development could push its forest past a “tipping point,” replacing it with tropical savanna. This would degrade biodiversity, reduce carbon storage, and harm continental agriculture. Environmental policy in Brazil has weakened over time. Luckily, indigenous peoples are capable of resisting development forces.