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Summer 2022 Collaboratory: The Amazon Region We Want
The Summer 2022 Collaboratory: The Amazon Region We Want is a virtual global program for undergraduate students exploring the current state of the Amazon ecosystem and its communities. Through four seminars given by experts and locals in the field, small group meetings (“PODs”), and a collaborative project as a deliverable, students will reflect, ideate, and collaborate to learn, discuss, and raise awareness about the state of the Amazon region.

If you would like more information on the Collaboratory "The Amazon Region We Want", please visit our page: https://www.theamazonwewant.org/global-columbia-collaboratory-the-amazon-region-we-want/

We invite the general public to register and join the four seminars.

June 13th: Introduction and Course Launch: “The Amazon We Want” Scientific authorities session

Jeffrey D. Sachs (Columbia University and SDSN) can’t stay the whole time
Emma Torres (SDSN)
Carlos Nobre (Instituto de Estudos Avançados, Universidade de São Paulo)
Andrea Encalada (Universidad de San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador)


June 23th: The Amazon as a Regional Entity of the Earth System

Juan Guayasamin (Ecuador, Biodiversity)
German Poveda (Colombia, Biosphere-Atmosphere interactions)
Thiago Cardoso (Brazil, Peoples of the Amazon)

June 27th: Land Use, Climate and Demographic Changes in the Amazon and Their Impacts on Biodiversity, Ecological Processes, Ecosystem Services, and Human Wellbeing

Susanna Hecht (USA, demographic changes in the Amazon)
Erika Berenguer (Brazil, impacts and drivers of deforestation and degradation)
Marina Hirota (Brazil, tipping points)


July 07th: The Solution Space: Finding Sustainable Pathways for the Amazon

Ane Alencar (Science Director, IPAM)
Jos Barlow (UK, conservation and restoration)
Luciana Villa Nova (Brazil, bioeconomy)
Natalia Piland (Interdisciplinary Scientist, The Nature Conservancy's New York Cities Team)
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