March 21: Special ADN, TCD and Anthropology talk "Red Alert for the Xingu River: Cumulative impacts of Belo Monte dam, Belo Sun mining plant, and the role of civil society organizations and academic researchers" by Marcelo Salazar, Instituto Socioambiental, ISA, Brazil (link to recorded talk https://youtu.be/pVhKRlPYOxY)
February 24: 2017 Latin American Studies Field Research Clinic
Feb. 16: Online seminar (in Portuguese): "Debate on favorable conditions for forest landscape restoration by family farmers in the Amazon" mediated by Juliana Strobel and Camila Rodrigues.
TCD alum Dr. Kelly Biedenweg at Oregon State University is looking for a post-doc to work on Puget Sound Human wellbeing and Ecosystem service project. If interested contact Kelly
Wednesday 11.30: Special Talk "Infrastructure in the Amazon:Setting an agenda for climate change, biodiversity and human rights"by Ana Cristina Barros,The Nature Conservancy, Brazil.
Thursdday 12.1: Speaker Lunch: "The path to non-academic careers" by Ana Cristina Barros, TNC Brazil.
November 4: TCD Student Group Fundraising Bingo. See complete info on the flyer below.
The Honorable Dr. Omar Figueroa, Belize Minister of State responsible for Sustainable Development, Environment and Climate Change visited TCD, MDP and LATAM today to discuss closer ties in research and education with UF.
TCD Faculty affiliate Dr. Rafael Munoz-Carpena is heading up a team to examine if and how hydroelectric
#dams have affected Costa Rican wetlands? Read more here.
We are pleased to announce that Dr. José Antonio Sierra Huelz is the 2016 winner of the Marianne Schmink Outstanding Dissertation Award with the Dissertation entitled “Tourism and forest livelihoods: linking architecture with tropical forest management”.
Wednesday, October 19: TCD Special Talk "Integrating Policy into Interdisciplinary Field Research: Costa Rica as a Laboratory for Sustainable Development Policy Experimentation" by Franklin Paniagua, PhD candidate, SNRE
Omaira Bolaños, UF-TCD alumna, and now Latin American Program Director for Rights and Resources Initiatives brings her professional and personal experiences to provide an important perspective on Colombia’s 50-yr long struggle for peace.
UF’s Center for Latin American Studies and Tropical Conservation and Development Program partner with UF’s Levin College of Law and the Organization of Tropical Studies to offer an innovative field course on law, policy and professional practice in tropical conservation and development. Learn more about 2016 course here.
Wednesday, October 12: TCD Special talk "Challenges of implementing conservation programs in Equatorial Guinea" by Dr. Christian Barrientos, Wildlife Conservation Society @3:30 pm in Grinter 376. Click here to watch this talk on TCD's YouTube Channel.
The 2015 M. Schmink Dissertation Award Seminar by Dr. Raissa Guerra (SNRE, 2015) on “Feasibility of Payments for Environmental Services in the Amazon region: tools for an ex-ante assessment.” is now available on TCD's YouTube Channel. Click here to watch it.
TCD and Amazon Dams Network receive major grant from NSF for coordinating research on hydroelectric dams. Learn more here.
Wednesday, September 21: Special TCD talk "Conservation challenges and opportunities in the Amazon and beyond: observations from Peru in light of the new Kuczynski administration" by Connie Campbell, TCD Alumna & Researcher, UF's Environmental Governance Program in Madre de Dios, Peru
New data paper by scientists in Amazon Dams Network brings data together for studies on long-term effects of infrastructure development in Amazon
TCD’s Southern Cone Conservation Initiative receives funds from Moore Foundation for two workshops targeted at Latin American women working in environmental and sustainability sciences
Friday, September 9: TCD Fall Gathering & Orientation, noon to 4:15 pm in Smathers Libraries, room 1A.
Tuesday, April 17, 2015: Special Guest Tropilunch Collective action in irrigation systems under uncertainty: Field experiments in Thailand, Nepal, China and Colombia" by Dr. Juan Camilo Cardenas, Professor of Economics at Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia.
TCD alumni Drs. Claudio & Suzana Padua win prestigious Cincinnati Zoo Wildlife Conservation Award! (Announcement in Portuguese)
Click here to see the TCD Family Agriculture Week Report (March 27 - April 1, 2016)
Tuesday, April 26: Special TCD Program & Amazon Dams Network Talk: "Dams and Human Rights in the Amazon: Social Movements & Indigenous Perspectives" by Adauto Akai Munduruku, Munduruku Leader; Jairo Saw Munduruku, Munduruku Teacher and Leader; Antonia Melo, Coordinator of Xingu Vivo + Guests: Amazon Watch & Greenpeace Activists.
Monday, April 18: Brown Bag lunch talk “Genetic resources, health and dialogue of knowledges: A vision from the south” by Dr.Mario Baudoin Weeks, Emeritus Professor at the Mayor de San Andrés University (UMSA), Bolivia.
Tuesday April 19: Invited guest talk “How trees water our planet: Recent advances and current controversies" by Dr. Doug Sheil, Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Organized by the Natural Resources Management in Africa.
TCD and WEC PhD student has a new publication on how spiders cope when they drop a leg to avoid being eaten! Learn more here or check out the new pub in Journal of Arachnology.
Thursday, April 14: TCD Special Talk “Recent history of conservation in Bolivia: The national context and its relation to different currents in the conservation movement” by invited guest Dr. Mario Baudoin Weeks, Emeritus Professor at the Mayor de San Andrés University (UMSA), Bolivia.
Thursday, April 14: UF Amazon Dams Network/TCD Special Seminar “Development of Brazilian Municipalities Flooded by Hydropower Plants” by Dr, Evandro Moretto, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
UF undergrad Rosy Padron is conducting an internship with the Public Affairs Section at the US Embassy in Quito, Ecuador. She has just arrived and getting to know Quito. Stay tuned to hear updates from Rosy as she explores Quito, works with the embassy and later heads to the Amazon.
Cornell Lab of Ornithology scientist and UF alum Eduardo Iñigo-Elias has been awarded the Juan Cristóbal Gundlach award for his research on bird biology and conservation in Cuba
UF Campus Biodiversity Symposium on Thursday March 10 2-4 PM Reitz Union Rm G320
TCD alum Dr. Deb Wojcik shares insights on environmental leadership
TCD and WEC alum Dr. Galo Zapato Rios & Dr. Lyn Branch work on the impact of feral dogs on Andean wildlife is highlighted in Science News disq.us/94jsrk
TCD and UF officially sign a collaborative agreement with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), based in Bogor, Indonesia to work together in research and education
Monday, April 11: Special panel "Gurupá: Past, Present, and Future" by Dr. Richard Pace, Dr. Helena Lima, Dr. Nigel Smith and Dr. Anna T. Browne Ribeiro
March 28-April 1, 2016: Family Agriculture Week at TCD
TCD Alum Antonio Crespo was recently promoted to Chair of the Biology Department of Universidad del Azuay in Ecuador
Dr. Raissa Guerra is the 2015 Marianne Schmink Outstanding Dissertation Award recipient.
TCD faculty affiliate Steve Perz work with partners in Federal University of Acre (UFAC) to develop management plans for non-timber forest products in Chico Mendes Extractive Reserve is funded by USAID PEER program
If you missed it, watch Dr. Connie Campbell’s Tropilunch talk from 12/1/2015 here: https://youtu.be/1GaP9cJty84
Tuesday, November 10: TCD Special Seminar "Ain't nobody got time for that: Conservation in a small developing country - the Guyana story" by Damian Fernandes, Commissioner of Guyana Protected Areas.
UF Professor Susan Paulson new book: "Masculinities and Femininities in Latin America’s Uneven Development"
UF alum Dr. Catherine Woodward is teaching a MOOC course "Forests and Humans: From the Midwest to Madagascar"
Friday, October 23: Special TCD & WEC Talk "How to do science for conservation, implement it and not die trying" by Dr. Rodrigo Medellin, UNAM, Mexico.
Saturday, October 24: TCD Student Group Fundraising BINGO!
Wednesday, October 14: "Día de Ecuador/Ecuador Day: Agriculture, Development, and the Environment" organized by the UF Center for Latin American Studies with participation of TCD students and faculty. Program available here.
Friday, October 9: LAS Special Lecture “Rainforest Cowboys: The Rise of Ranching and Cattle Culture” by UF Alumnus Dr. Jeffrey Hoelle, University of California- Santa Barbara.
TCD alum Trent Blare recently published the article: “Is there a choice? Choice experiment to determine the value men and women place on cacao agroforests in coastal Ecuador”
UF alumna Dr. Amanda Stronza’s project in Botswana has launched a great new film that describes their work: "The Ecoexist Project: Pathways to coexistence."
New TCD Student Group elected officers: President - Becky Williams (PhD, SNRE); Secretary - Maggie Clifford (MS, SFRC) & Treasurer - Gabriela Polo (MSDP).
TCD welcomes Dr. Catherine Tucker as a core faculty member in the TCD program and as a Preeminence hire in Latin American Development where she holds a joint appointment between the Center for Latin American Studies and the Department of Anthropology.
TCD student Marcela Marquez shares her research in a video about Chilean Climate Change and Biodiversity Program.
Thursday, August 27: Special TCD Lecture in Portuguese "Fronteiras contemporâneas: Projetos de infra-estrutura, neoextrativismo e luta por direitos na Amazonia (Contemporary Frontiers: Infrastructure Projects, neo-extractivism and rights in Amazonia)" by Dr. Edna Castro, NAEA, Federal University of Para, Brazil.
Dr. Kelly Biedenweg, TCD alum and lead scientist at Puget Sound Partnership leads effort to add human well-being and quality of life to Puget Sound health indicators. Learn more from this NPR piece
“Women Scholars in Environmental Sciences and Sustainability: Opportunities and Challenges in Latin America” Workshop Report is now available!
Rick Stepp, TCD faculty, reports that climate change affects quality of tea produced by organic farmers in Yunnan province of China, a region well known for its high quality tea. See Climate Central's story " Climate changes poses a brewing problem for tea" by Brian Kahn @blkahn.
Institute de Pesquisas Ecologicas (IPE) wins Brazil's National Biodiversity Award for its long-term work to conserve the endangered Black Lion Tamarin in Brazil! Drs. Suzana & Claudio Padua, both UF alumni, lead IPE and recently spent March 2015 as Bacardi Scholars at TCD, where they participated in the 64th Annual Conference of the Center for Latin
Center for LAS Bacardi Lecture Series organized by TCD.
Wednesday, April 8: Conservation and Development Forum "Envisioning a Sustainable Tropics: Lessons learned and steps forward" @ 4:05-6pm in 376 Newins-Ziegler Hall.
Thursday, April 9: Bacardi Lecture Series "Sustainability and the Ecology of Politics" By Dr. Leslie Paul Thiele.
Thursday, April 2 @10:40 am in Grinter 376: Bacardi Lecture Series "Jurisdictional Low-Emission Rural Development in Brazil & Indonesia" by Dr. Claudia Stickler, Earth Innovation.
Thursday, March 19: The Bacardi Lecture Series "Education and Conservation: Why is it essential for people to be involved? Two decades of IPÊ’s experience in Brazil" by Dr. Suzana Padua, President Instituto de Pesquisas Ecologicas (IPE)
Thursday, March 12: The Bacardi Lecture Series "25 years of Conservation and Development in Brazil: IPE;s Research Experiences and Integrated Programs" by Dr. Claudio Padua, Director Instituto de Pesquisas Ecologicas (IPE).
Thursday, February 26: The Bacardi Lecture Series "Landscape changes in the Sierra de Zongolica: significance & management of timber trees by Nahua campesinos" by Dr. Citlalli López Binnqüist, Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico.
The video "São Félix do Xingu: Histórias de Ocupação no Coração da Amazônia" is now available without password with English sub-titles and in Portuguese.
Thursday, February 19: The Bacardi Lecture Series "Conservation of the Amazon River Dolphins in a Sustainable Use Protected Area" by Dr. Vanessa Mintzer, 2014 Schmink Outstanding Dissertation Recipient & Conservation Fellow at Galveston Bay Foundation.
Thursday, February 12: The Bacardi Lecture Series “Unraveling the complexity of landscape management in a water-subsidized watershed in NW Costa Rica” by Dr. Carolina Murcia, Organization for Tropical Studies.
Join @mary_menton @agualuzi Franklin Paniagua & other @TCD_UF alums & learn more about occupation in #Brazil #Amazon http://youtu.be/K3VtBfAaf2s
January 20 (Tuesday): Tropilunch "Forty Years of Amazon Research in São Felix do Xingu." Talk by Dr. Marianne Schmink, Professor Emerita | Center for Latin American Studies, TCD, Anthropology. *Note Room change to Grinter 404*
January 22 (Thursday): Center for LAS Bacardi Lecture Series "Certification of goat & sheep fibers as a tool for conservation in the Patagonian steppe." Talk by Susan Walker, WCS Argentina.
TCD alumni Amy Duchelle, Raissa Guerra and Denyse Mello contributed to the Cifor publication: "REDD+ on the ground: A case book of subnational initiatives from across the globe."
Hear TCD Faculty Emilio Bruna with NPR's Joe Palca and Stefano Allesina on Morning Edition
Thaissa Sobreiro, PhD candidate SNRE & TCD, has a recent paper in Bulletin of Latin American Research on Fishing conflicts in Brazilian Amazon.
TCD's Emilio Bruna and Steve Perz talking about UF training workshop in UFAC, Acre, Brazil and promoting TCD, Center for Latin American Studies and Florida-Brazil Linkage Institute on Brazil
Dr. Galo Zapata _UF alum, now at Wildlife Conservation Society talks about illegal trafficking of wildlife and bushmeat in on Vision 360.
November 20: TCD and TCD sg Special Talk "Launching a Sustainable Development Clinic in Colombia" by Juan Pablo Sarmiento, Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia.
Amazon Dams Network publishes diverse perspectives on Indigenous peoples, dams and resistance in Brazilian Amazonia in open access journal Tipiti.
TCD FAll 2014 Annual Orientation Session AGENDA
TCD congratulates Dr. Simone Athayde and her colleagues for receiving a "Science without Borders" grant from Brazilian government agency CAPES. Her project "Participatory Management of Biodiversity on Indigenous Lands affected by Dams in the Brazilian Amazon" is funded for 3 years.
Anand Roopsind, PhD student Biology & TCD, wins a prestigious 3-yd Russell Train Fellowship from World Wildlife Fund. Click here to read more.
February 7, 2014: Conservation and Development Forum "Networking between the Southern Cone and the Tropics in Latin America: Opportunities and Challenges" by the Southern Cone Working Group. Click here for the CDF's report!
February 15, 2014: Family-friendly Service day at Ocala National Forest
April 12, 2014: Taste of the Tropics Fundraising Event
April 9, 2014: Special TCD Talk: "Conservation Successes and Emerging Challenges in Rondonia, Brazilian Amazon" by Wesley Pacheco, Director of the Brazilian NGO Equipe de Conservacao da Amazonia (ECAM)
February 20, 2014: TCD/MDP Special Seminar: "Impacts of community and indigenous land and resource rights on sustainable development and conservation" by Dr. Tiernan Mennan, Director, Democracy and Governance, South America - Chemonics; at 4 - 5pm in Grinter 471.
February 7, 2014: Spring Conservation and Development Forum (CDF) "Networking between the Southern cone and the Tropics in Latin America: Opportunities and challenges." By the Southern Cone Working Group.
January 17, 2014: Schmink Dissertation Award 2013 presentation "Interpreting legitimacy through a multi-level governance lens: the case of environmental forums in Bolivia" By Dr. Laura Kowler.
Friday, September 5: TCD Fall Orientation @ 1 to 5 pm in Norman Hall's Terrace Room (Pizza lunch and coffee break). Click here for the event's agenda.
Congratulations to Jon Dain for receiving one of two UF Florida Climate Institute (FCI) Fellow Awards for 2014-2015. The award recognizes faculty members who are making outstanding contributions to research, extension, education, and to the FCI
TCD Faculty Dr. Simone Athayde and colleague Dr. Carolina Doria launching an Interdisciplinary Research and Practice course in the Amazon
Congratulations to Dr. Simone Athayde and her colleagues for receiving a grant from IRDR International Center for Excellence and START, the Global Change System for Analysis, Research and Training to advance their plans to develop the project "International network on indigenous knowledge, risk interpretation and action.
TCD PhD Candidate Claudia Segovia (Biology) wins 2014 Association for Academic Women Lockhart Dissertation Fellowship competition!
Two TCD faculty affiliates received IFAS PIE Center Program Enhancement Grants: Dr. Wendy-Lin Bartels, Florida Climate Institute and Dr. Paul Monaghan, Department of Agriculture Education &Communication.
TCD Core Faculty Emilio Bruna has become a member of UF's Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars which honors his exceptional teaching and scholarship accomplishments.
LAS/TCD Poster Preparation Mini Workshop
TCD Student Group family-friendly service day in the Ocala National Forest.
TCD congratulates Anand Roopsind, PhD student in UF’s Biology Department, and his partners, UF REDD+ Adaptation Working Group and the Iwokrama International Centre for Rainforest Conservation and Development, as recipients of the 2013 Marianne Schmink Innovation Award. Their winning project is entitled "Identifying the drivers of "forest degradation" from logging in REDD+ landscapes using Agent-Based Modeling".
CIFOR releases a new multimedia package on Amazonia featuring work of TCD alums Peter Cronkleton, Amy Duchelle, Manuel Guariguata, and Cara Rockwell.
Dr. Rick Stepp (Anthropology, LAS) was recently awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation grant from the Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems program for his research on how climate change and socio-ecological feedbacks affect tea production and quality, markets and farmers in rural China. To learn more, click here.
November 2: TCD Student Group Fundraising BINGO night
October 30th, 2013: MDP/TCD Program Special Seminar “Participatory Implementation of Community Development Activities with Family Farmers in the Brazilian Amazon” By Dr. Alexandre Olival, Director of Instituto Ouro Verde, Brazilian Amazon.
October 24, 2013: TCD cosponsored Lecture "From Conservation to Environmentalism." Award-winning author William Souder will discuss Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, and the origins of America's troubled relationship with the natural world.
Establishment of a New TCD Advisory Council Click on the link to find the Advisory Council and the Call for nomination descriptions and consider making a nomination by October 1, 2013. If you have any questions, please contact TCD.
2013 Marianne Schmink Outstanding Dissertation Award We are pleased to announce that Laura Kowler (PhD, SNRE, 2013) has been selected as the 2013 recipient of the Marianne Schmink Award for the Outstanding Dissertation "Interpreting legitimacy through a multi-level governance lens: the case of environmental forums in Bolivia”.
TCD Orientation: Saturday, August 24, 2013. Terrace Room, Norman Hall from 9am to 1pm. Click here for the Orientation's Agenda
TCD Special Alumni Lecture: "Training and research to promote financial viability of community-based forest enterprises in the Amazon" By Shoana Humphries, IPAM International Program. August 16, 2013 at 3 pm in Grinter Hall 376.
CAPES Approves International Cooperation Program with UF for Integrative Research on Amazon Dams. Click here to read the press release.
CONICET-Argentina has recently announced new opportunities for graduate students and researchers to visit UF. Click here to link to the call for proposals.
TCD Faculty Emilio Bruna and John Blake encourage wildlife ecology students to merge science and art in project with Harn Museum. (project website)
UF awards new Research Opportunity Seed Grant to Dr. Marianne Schmink (PI) and Drs. Simone Athayde, Stephanie Bohlman, Anthony Oliver-Smith, and Michael Binford (Co-PIs) for their interdisciplinary project in colaboration with Brazilian researchers: “Designing a Framework for Integrative Research on Dams, Environment and Society in the Amazon.”
In April 2013, TCD had the honor of co-hosting Dr. Jean Paul Metzger from the University of São Paulo, Brazil with The Center for Latin American Studies and the Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Department for a visit to UF. Dr. Metzger gave two stimulating seminars: A framework to optimize biodiversity restoration efforts based on landscape cover and connectivity and Lessons from the new Brazilian forest code: How science can be used to influence policy decisions.
Exchange Visitors from Mato Grosso, Brazil, Nov 26–30,2012. Events and opportunities for discussion. We would like to invite TCD students and faculty to interact with a group of visitors from Mato Grosso, Brazil the week of November 26–30. There are 4 visitors each from 2 NGOs and 1 from the State University. The visit is preparatory for a specialization course for NGO extension agents who work on social organization of family agriculture.
Conservation and Development Forum (CDF): "Translating Research into Practice.” Round table discussion with UF faculty: Karen Kainer (SFRC), Greenville Barnes (SFRC), Mickie Swisher (FYCS), and Sebastian Gallindo (Ag. Ed.). Thursday, 11/29 @ 3:00 in NZ 376.
Announcing the *New* Schmink Award for Innovation in Tropical Conservation & Development.
TCD Student Group Fundraising BINGO is approaching! Please mark your calendars for the evening of November 2nd! If you'd like to sign up to help out with planning, set up, or clean up, please send an email to Antonio or Sydney. See the flyer for more information.
TCD, MDP, and LAS special talk “Sustainable Farming: Families & Forests in the Tropics” by Florence Reed, President and Founder, Sustainable Harvest International. November 7, 2012 @ 12:45 in Grinter 376.
We are pleased to announce the winner of the 2012 Marianne Schmink Outstanding Dissertation Award in Tropical Conservation and Development. Our sincerest congratulations to Dr. Christine Lucas!
TCD Orientation: August 25 from noon to 5 pm in Smathers Library, Room 1A *Lunch will be served; RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can plan accordingly.
2012 TCD's End-of-semester potluck party. Sunday, April 29, 2012; 12–6pm.
TCD Student Group Fundraiser Tastes of the Tropics: Thursday, April 26, 2012 @ 7 pm at 3440 NW 27th Place.
UF Signs new Cooperative Agreement with CAPES-Brazil.
TCD faculty co-authored paper selected as the outstanding paper of the year by the US chapter of the International Association for Landscape Ecology.
Field Research Clinic & Poster Session—March 1, 2012; from 3–7 pm in Smathers Library (East), Room 1A. The Field Research Clinic provides a unique opportunity for veteran students to present and discuss their research experiences and for new students to gain insight into the field research process. The clinic combines a workshop on field research issues (for all interested students both pre and post-fieldwork) with a research poster competition highlighting the work of students who completed fieldwork in summer 2011. For more information contact Jon Dain.
The 2011 Schmink Dissertation Award Seminar: February 2, 2012 @ 11:30 am in Grinter 376. Dr. Simone Athayde will officially receive the 2011 Schmink Dissertation Award and present the seminar "It’s the Same, but it’s Different: Displacement and the Dynamics of Indigenous Knowledge Systems in the Brazilian Amazon.”
TCD special lecture: "Building Higher Education Capacity in Brazil: The Role of CAPES" (Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior/Brazil's National Funding Agency for Graduate Education) by Dr. Denise Neddermeyer, former director of CAPES International Affairs. January 30, 2012 at 3:30 pm in Criser Hall Auditorium.
Amazon Dams Symposium, January 23–25, 2012, UF Reitz Union, Room 361–363.
Opening reception in Grinter Gallery on Friday, January 20, 7 to 9 pm of the Trading Traditions exhibit.
Special event at the Florida Museum of Natural History. Simon Caura will demonstrate carving of a shaman’s stool and Aurora will weave her beautiful baskets in a special event in connection with the award-winning dug-out canoe exhibit entitled “Dugout Canoes: Paddling Through the Americas”. January 22 & 25 from 1–4 pm.
TCD end-of-the-semester Student Meeting—December 6, 2011 @ 1:15 pm in Grinter 376.
Flavia Leite (TCD and Sociology Ph.D. student) and co-authors won the prize of best poster in the category “Broader Impacts in Action” at the NSF Research Day. The poster title is "Broadening the Impacts of Research: Data Return Activities for Residents of Rural Communities in the Western Brazilian Amazon."
Fall 2011 Conservation and Development Forum (CDF):"From Top-Down to Bottom-Up: The Key Challenges Facing Community-based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) in Southern Africa." November, 18 @ 2 pm in NZ 376.
TCD Student Group Fundraising BINGO, November 4, 2011 from 7 to 10 pm, Donations for prizes being accepted; please contact TCD.
TCD students and post-doc participate at NSF Research Day (See event's complete agenda.)
2010 TCD Field Research Grantee receives outstanding poster award at Ecological Society of America Meeting in Austin, TX. Wildlife Ecology and Conservation and TCD PhD student Ernane Vieira Neto was awarded the E. Lucy Braun award from the Ecological Society of America. This award recognizes the outstanding poster presented by a student at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Society.
TCD alumni recently published paper "Community managed forests and forest protected areas: An assessment of their conservation effectiveness across the tropics."
Fall 2011 TCD/MDP Annual Orientation Session
TCD Alumnus Francisco Kennedy Souza (MALAS, 2005) received the 2011 Forest Steward Award from the Rainforest Alliance.