In the Field with Dr. Latrubesse: From the Amazon Basin to Cartagena Bay
Posted: June 21, 2013
Prof. Edgardo Latrubesse assessing human impacts on large rivers in the Amazon basin
Prof. Edgardo Latrubesse and Dr. Samia Aquino are conducting research abroad this summer, assessing human impact on large rivers in the Amazon basin. Research areas include the Madeira River and the Negro River, the two largest tributaries of the Amazon. The activities are supported by the Science Without Borders Program funded by NSF (US) CAPES (Brazil) and numerous Brazilian institutions. The project is being carried out in collaboration with professors Jose Stevaux and Mario Assine (UNESP-Brazil) and Naziano Filizola (UFAM-Brazil).
Prof. Latrubesse has also developed a summer research project in Colombia, studying the impact of the Magdalena River sedimentary plume on the coral reefs of the Cartagena Bay in the Caribbean Sea. The project is supported by Colombian agencies and chaired by Dr. Juan Restrepo (EAFIT-Colombia), a Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) Tinker Professor.