Latin America Nodal Office

Instituto de Ecología Regional (IER)

+54 381 4255174

Universidad Nacional de Tucumán – CONICET
CC 34
4107 Yerba Buena Tucumán

Focus on: Latin American land use change in relation to globalization; environmental services in land use frontiers and transitional zone; land use efficiency and conflicts.
The nodal office is hosted by the Instituto de Ecologia Regional (UNT_CONICET)
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3 funded PhD positions in forest degradation in South American Chaco

multiple (see announcement)

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

We would like to draw your attention to three fully-funded 4-yr PhD positions that are open for applications as part of an international research project focusing on “Continuous satellite-based indicators for mapping subtropical forest degradation and its environmental impacts (ReForcha)”, funded by the Belgian Science Policy.


May 5, 2018

A new study published in Global Environmental Change by Claudia Rodriguez Solorzano and GLP Member Forrest Fleischman explores the value of understanding historical political and institutional conditions in the design and development of effective protected areas. They found protected areas located in areas with greater economic and political equality may be more effective at conserving nature.

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May 5, 2018

High-hopes are placed on the intensification of cattle ranching to reconcile agriculture and forest conservation in Latin America. A new study published in Sustainability by GLP Member Erasmus zu Ermgassen and colleagues looks at six on-the-ground efforts in the Brazilian Amazon to make this a reality.

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March 16, 2018

The authors, including GLP Member Diana Sietz, present a mixed-method approach to assessing archetypes or patterns of climate vulnerability that combines qualitative tools from participatory rural assessment approaches and quantitative techniques including cluster analysis. They illustrate this by looking at a case study of the Central Andes of Peru.

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GLP Member Research in the News

February 21, 2018

GLP Member Laura Sonter's work on the environmental impact of mining in Brazil's Amazon was quoted in a lengthy piece in The Globe and Mail on Highway BR-163, which cuts a brutal path through Brazil’s conflicting ambitions: to transform itself into an economic powerhouse and to preserve the Amazon as a bulwark against climate change.

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