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.
The new paper by Ricardo Solar is a report on a detailed regional assessment of the response of ant communities to land-use change and forest disturbance in Eastern Amazon.
The article is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006320716300830
The aim of this workshop is to provide early-career researchers with an opportunity to collaborate with other researchers from around the world, including leading figures in their field, and to learn key skills for the development of their careers. Further details at www.iccs.org.uk/icn.
The magazine Amazônia Viva has published an extensive article on the recent fires, based on an interview with Jos and Erika.
Fires in the Amazon are dying off with the rain intensifying, but the impacts on biodiversity may be irreversible. The largest Brazilian newspaper decided to do a follow-up story on the El Niño fires with photos and quotes from Erika Berenguer and Nárgila Moura (Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi).
The full article is available at the link below (in Portuguese):
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2015 is the year of extremely devastating fires in the Amazon. The fire and the smoke have severe impacts on the rainforests and the lives of the people living in the area, yet the interational media do not seem to dedicate adequate attention to what is happening in many Brazilian states.
Erika Berenguer and Jos Barlow have published a blog post where they speak about their personal experience of the fires and explain their impacts on the forest ecosystems. The post also contains a video produced by Adam Hughes.
The article is available at
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