Monday, May 21, 2007

University of Texas Peruvian wetland research

Picture courtesy of Mariana Montoya

Visiting scholars from the University of Texas Dept. of Geography and the Environment were at HOORC today to talk about their work on wetlands in Peru and the possibility of collaborative work comparing Ramsar sites in the Peruvian Amazon and the Okavango Delta. Dr Ken Young and Dr Kelley Crews-Meyer made a presentation describing the Abanico del Pastaza Ramsar site in the northeastern Peruvian Amazon, where a University of Texas team has been assessing coupled human-environment interactions via remote sensing, social surveys and vegetation studies to test impacts of different policy and climate change scenarios.

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