Neotropical Montology Collaboratory Lecture: Kelly Swing
"The Arguments Are Sound, But Does Science Really Have a Chance to Save the Amazon?," Kelly Swing, Universidad San Francisco de Quito.
Swing will discuss studies conducted at the Tiputini Biodiversity Station, including environmental monitoring of oil impacts on freshwater fishes; a half-million-image camera-trap study; and long-term research on bats, the leaf-litter amphibian community, and the use the Fulgoridae as indicators of a general decline in insects. He will touch on the plight of indigenous peoples and the special situation of the rights of nature as recognized by the Ecuadorian Constitution.
The Tiputini Biodiversity Research Station is one of the prime LTER sites for studying the Amazon, located in the heart of the Yasuni National Park, a region that appears to be broadly intact and is the most biodiverse tropical rain forest ecosystem. Universidad San Francisco de Quito is a successful partner with a long-standing collaborative agreement with UGA.
Sponsored by the department of geography, the department of anthropology, and the Odum School of Ecology.
Friday, October 11 at 12:20pm to 1:20pm
Ecology Building, Auditorium
140 E Green Street, Athens, GA 30602