The increase in fires in Amazonia is covered in a story published on the environmental website Mongabay. It was inspired by work led by Brazilian researcher Erika Berenguer, from the University of Oxford (UK), one of the coordinators of the Sustainable Amazon Network (Rede Amazônia Sustentável, RAS), which revealed how fires can alter the structure of forests and jeopardize their ability to sequester carbon for decades to come.
A paper entitled The future of hyperdiverse tropical ecosystems and published in renowned journal Nature, is featured in the media worldwide, including National Geographic, BBC Brazil, Deutsche Welle, The Daily Mirror, O Eco (Brazil), and many others.
The study – led by Joice Ferreira, from Eastern Amazon Embrapa, and Gareth Lennox, from Lancaster University (UK), – addresses the complex relationship established between forest carbon protection and tropical forest biodiversity. The work was featured in one of the leading newspapers in Brazil.
A journalistic video, produced in partnership with Brazilian startup Ambiental Media, addressing the impacts of forest degradation on small Amazonian streams: is viewed 22 thousand views and shared 600 times on Ambiental Media’s page, RAS’s partner in generating media content.
Journalistic story by researcher Cecília Gontijo Leal, from RAS and the Emílio Goeldi Museum, on the impact of dirt roads in the Amazonian streams, with the editorial support of Ambiental Media. Posted by Nexo, an award-winning online publication.
A journalistic article is written by researcher Rachael Garret, a member of RAS, in partnership with the editors of Ambiental Media, on livestock in the Amazon. Published in printed and online versions in Valor, the leading Brazilian financial newspaper.
A flagship data platform on forest degradation in Amazonia is launched. It was based on a scientific article published in Nature by RAS researchers. Work was developed in partnership with a Brazilian startup focused on scientific journalism – Ambiental Media with the support of InfoAmazonia.Org. The Silent Forest project generated far-reaching repercussions in Brazil and abroad and was replicated by numerous media outlets, such as Nexo, G1, Amazônia Real, Rádio EBC and others. Here are some of the project’s main inserts:
Story published in the Brazilian newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo, one of the largest in the country.
Story published in the online version of British newspaper The Guardian.
Story published in Mongabay website, the world’s leading online environmental newspaper.
Article written by Alexander Lees, one of the coordinators of the Sustainable Amazon Network (Rede Amazônia Sustentável, RAS) published in The Conversation resuming recent work RAS work on the changes in avian ecosystem services following land cover transitions.
October 10, 2016
RAS dissertation awarded international prize
Teotônio de Carvalho’s work was awarded best PhD dissertation prize in Agrarian Sciences by the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior, CAPES). Teotônio was a student at RAS and at the Federal University of Lavras (Minas Gerais).
RAS researchers Nárgila Moura and Alexander Lees participate in a live debate for TV Cultura, about the local extinction of birds in Northeastern Brazil. G1, a major Brazilian Internet portal, also covered the topic with input from RAS.