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59th Annual Symposium of the International Association for Vegetation Science (IAVS)

10-08-2016

The ECOFOR team participated at the 59th Annual Symposium of the International Association for Vegetation Science (IAVS), which took place in Pirenópolis, in the state of Goiás.

Gabriel Sabino presented a poster on tree floristics, richness and diversity in the Atlantic Forest fragments (available here), and he has also produced an amazing guide to the tree community in the Cunha park for the foreign visitors (available here).

Amazing news – our article in the Nature!

04-07-2016

Nature has published an article lead by Jos based on our ongoing research in the Brazilian state of Pará, in which we we investigate the impacts of human-driven forest disturbance on biodiversity and find impressive results: even when preserving 80% forest cover, as per the Brazilian Forest Code, landscapes will maintain only 50% of its biodiversity.

http://www.nature.com.zhongjivip.net/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature18326.html#affil-auth

The article has received lots of media attention, including the following article in the BBC:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-36665107

10th Newsletter

20-06-2016

Hard to believe that this is already the 10th issue of our newsletter!! Many thanks to all the ECOFOR members for their ongoing support. Enjoy the reading!

Newsletter 10

A destruição que ninguém vê: article by ECOFOR researchers in Ciência hoje

20-06-2016

The Brazilian magazine Ciência hoje, one of the major science dissemination magazines in Brazil, has just published an article by Erika, Joice, Toby and Jos in which they explain the impacts of deforestation and forest degradation, linking these phenomena to human activities such as setting up fires on agricultural lands or logging. Thanks to its comprehensible and engaging style, the article has the potential to reach a wide Portuguese-speaking audience.

Click below to read the article (in Portuguese):

http://www.cienciahoje.org.br/revista/materia/id/1046/n/a_destruicao_que_ninguem_ve

Photo by Jos Barlow

8th Newsletter

20-06-2016

Please see the February issue of the Newsletter with the updates from the field and other exciting information about our project!

Newsletter 8

Will we soon see another wave of bird extinctions in the Americas?

12-04-2016

The new blog post in the Conservation by Alex Lees compares bird extinction in temperate and tropical forests. Due to the loss of natural habitat, the situation is critical in Brazil and the next decade will decide on the fate of many species of South American birds.

https://theconversation.com/will-we-soon-see-another-wave-of-bird-extinctions-in-the-americas-56795

image Alexander Charles Lees, curassow specimens ©Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi

image Alexander Charles Lees, curassow specimens ©Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi