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Educational Materials

2003  

  • CD-ROM - "Sensoriamento Remoto: Aplicações para a Preservação, Conservação e Desenvolvimento Sustentável da Amazônia"

    This set of two CD-Roms (in Portuguese) contains an interactive program designed for remote sensing teaching and its applications to environmental studies for undergraduate students. Research experience conducted by LC-09 in Altamira was also included as one of the teaching modules.

    This material was produced by LBA-ECO researchers at the University of Indiana and at INPE:

    • Nelson W. Dias, Paul Mausel and Eduardo Brondizio (Indiana State University)
    • Getúlio T. Batista, Evlyn M. L. Novo, Telma Krug, and João Santos (Inpe)

    The set of CD-Rom was officially introduced to the Brazilian community during the XI Brazilian Remote Sensing Symposium, held in Belo Horizonte, MG, in April 2003.

    The website Sensoriamento Remoto: Aplicações para a Preservação, Conservação e Desenvolvimento Sustentável da Amazônia was developed to facilitate the CD evaluation, dissemination and distribution. It is also a source for additional related materials.

Internship and Exchange Programs

2000  

  • Visit of UENF Associate Professor

    Dr. Marcos Pedlowski, Associate Professor at the Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminente (Northern Fluminense State University) in Brazil, visited ACT to discuss comparative research across Altamira and Rondonia and a collaborative program with LBA projects. During his visit, he presented a lecture titled "Amazon and Mata Atlantic Rainforests: What Can We Learn from Past and Present to Avoid a Plain Bleak Future?"

  • Visit of UNICAMP Vice-Rector for Postgraduate Studies

    Dan Hogan, Vice-Rector for Postgraduate Studies at the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), in São Paulo, Brazil, visited ACT in March 2000 to develop close collaboration with this team. Dr. Hogan helped identify some other Brazilian students were identified for future visits to ACT.

  • Visit of USP researcher

    Pedro Jacobi, from the Environmental Program at the University of São Paulo (USP), visited ACT for data discussions with our group in April, 2000.

  • Visit of IPAM researcher

    Ane Auxiliadora Costa Alencar, from IPAM in Belém, visited ACT to develop analysis of research data. During her visit, she presented a lecture titled "Predicting Spatial Patterns of Forest Fires in Old Logging Frontier of Eastern Amazonia Using Empirically Derived Funcitions".

  • Visit of FIOCRUZ researcher

    Reinaldo Souza dos Santos, from FIOCRUZ in Rio de Janeiro, received training at ACT on GIS and remote sensing applied to the location of malaria foci in Rondônia, in December 2000.

2001  

  • Brazilian Doctoral Candidates visit the University of Indiana, USA

    • Humberto Alves, a doctoral candidate at Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), was granted a CNPq "sandwich" scholarship to work with members of this science team at the University of Indiana for a one-year period (2000-2001). program.

    • Natalia Hanazaki spent two months at ACT for training at the University of Indiana. She also worked on the final chapters of her dissertation and collaborated with Dr. Emilio Moran in a joint paper. Dr. Moran served on her dissertation defense as an outside member of her doctoral committee at Unicamp, Campinas, Brazil.

    • Alpina Begossi, Simone Siviero and Lucia Ferreira visited ACT for discussions on collaborative research on human dimensions of global change.

  • Visit of INPE researcher

    Getulio Batista visited ACT for duscussions with several researchers on potential collaborations and future joint work.

  • Brazilian Doctoral Candidate at London School of Economics, UK visits ACT

    Larissa Chermont, a Brazilian student at the Federal University of Pará (UFPA), pursuing a Ph.D. degree at London School of Econmics, U.K., visited the Indiana University for three weeks. During this time she received training in GIS and remote sensing and collaborated with this team on the preparation of a survey research protocol that to be used in her research in Santarém.

  • SENAC (Serviço Nacional de Aprendizagem Comercial) staff member visits ACT

    Maria Tereza Aparecida Frazin, from SENAC administrative personnel, spent a few days in Spring 2001 at ACT to discuss details of a collaborative agreement between SENAC and ACT for training on GIS and remote sensing applications.

2002  

  • Visit of researcher at the University of Arizona, USA

    Cynthia Sorrensen, an Assistant Social Science Researcher at the University of Arizona, USA, who works on human and physical dimensions of landuse/cover change in Amazonia and collaborates with this team on the study of fire and climate effects in the Santarém region, visited ACT in February 2002 for data exchange and planning of future publications.

  • Visit of IPAM researcher

    Sergio Rivero visited ACT in March 2002. During his visit, he presented a talk titled “An agent-based model for the Spatial Mobility of Timber Industry in Brazlian Amazonia."

  • Visit of WHRC (Woods Hole Research Center) researcher

    Dr. Daniel Nepstad, the LBA-ECO CD-5 Principal Investigator from WHRC and IPAM, visited ACT in March 2002 for data sharing and discussions of research results.

  • Visit of UNICAMP postdoc researcher

    Fábio de Castro, a postdoctoral fellow from the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), visited ACT from January to June 2002 for discussions on LCLU research he has been conducting in the Santarém region. His visit was sponsored by FAPESP (Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo).

  • Visit of Princeton University postdoc researcher

    Megan McGroddy, a postdoc at Princeton University, visited ACT in September 2002 and gave a talk on "The fate of Phosphorus in a lowland Amazonian forest ecosystem". She will be working on nutrient dynamics as part of our team's research for Phase II.

  • Visit of a Brazilian Doctoral Candidate at Yale University

    Marina Campos, a Brazilian Ph.D. student at Yale University, visited ACT to work with LC-09 researchers on a plan for research development on sustainable agriculture and development in Altamira, PA.

  • Visit of a Doctoral Candidate from the Universidade Federal do Pará (UFPA)

    Luciana Miranda, a Ph. D. student at the Federal University of Pará (UFPA), visited ACT for a three-month period training under the supervision of Dr. Educardo Brondizio.

  • Visit of SENAC (Serviço Nacional de Aprendizagem Comercial) researcher

    Eduardo Ehlers, from SENAC in São Paulo, visited ACT during Spring 2002. He works in collaboration with Drs. Batistella and Moran for the development of spatially explicit capabilities in their environmental monitoring program.

    Drs. Batistella and Moran later taught an intensive week-long course at SENAC, as a follow up to Dr. Ehlers' visit to ACT.

2003  

  • Peter Deadman visited the Indiana University from Feb. 2003 to Oct. 2003 for a year's sabbatical stay to develop jointly with LC-09 team an agent-based model of land use in the Altamira region.

Short Courses / Seminars / Workshops / Conferences

2000  

  • The Amazon and Mata Atlantic Rainforests: What Can We Learn from Past and Present to Avoid a Plain Bleak Future?

    This lecture was presented by Dr. Marcos Pedlowski, Associate Professor at the Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminente - UENF -(Northern Fluminense State University), Brazil, during his visit to the Anthropological Center for Training and Research on Global Environmental Change (ACT) at the University of Indiana, in February 2000.

  • Predicting Spatial Patterns of Forest Fires in Old Logging Frontier of Eastern Amazonia Using Empirically Derived Funcitions

    This lecture was presented by Ane Auxiliadora Costa Alencar from IPAM, Belém, Brazil during her visit to the Anthropological Center for Training and Research on Global Environmental Change (ACT).

2001  

  • Human Dimensions of Land Use and Land Cover Change

    This course was provided for undergraduates and Graduate students at the Federal University of Acre in collaboration with researchers and professors of the university.

2002  

  • GIS and Land-Use Planning

    Course taught by Drs. Emilio Moran and Mateus Batistella at the Pontificia Universidade Católica de Campinas (PUCC), São Paulo, Brazil.

  • Human Dimensions of Land-Use/Land-Cover Change

    This lecture was presented by Drs. Emilio Moran and Mateus Batistella at INPE, IBAMA, EMBRAPA, and SENAC, in São paulo, Brazil.

  • An agent-based model for the Spatial Mobility of Timber Industry in Brazlian Amazonia

    Lecture presented by Sergio Rivero, from IPAM, Belém, Brazil, during his visit to the Anthropological Center for Training and Research on Global Environmental (ACT), University of Indiana, in March 2002.

  • Geotechnologies and the Environment

    Course taught by Drs. Mateus Batistella and Emilio Moran at the GISBrasil 2002 Meeting, held in Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil

Theses and Dissertations

1999  

  • Protecting an urban forest reserve in the Amazon: A multi-scale analysis of edge effects, population pressure, and institutions

    Doctoral dissertation completed by Maria Clara da Silva Forsberg at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, USA.

2000  

  • Fishing Accords: The Political Ecology of Fishing Intensification in the Amazon

    Doctoral dissertation completed by Fábio de Castro at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, USA.

  • Collective Action and Assurance of Property Rights to Natural Resources: A Case Study from the Lower Amazon Region, Santarem, Brazil

    Doctoral dissertation completed by Celia Futemma at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, USA.

  • Estimation of Forest Stand Parameters and Application in Classification and Change Detection of Forest Cover Types in the Brazilian Amazon Basin
  • Doctoral dissertation completed by Dengsheng Lu at the Department of Geography of the Indiana State University, USA.

2001  

  • Landscape Change and Land-Use/Land-Cover Dynamics in Rondônia, Brazilian Amazon

    Doctoral dissertation completed by Mateus Batistella at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, USA.

  • Forest Structure and Biomass Estimates Derived from Red Edge and Water Absorption Geometry using Aviris Data

    Doctoral dissertation completed by Nelson Dias at the Geography Department of the Indiana State University, USA.

2002  

  • Identification of Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Secondary Succession Changes in Altamira, Brazil: Integrating Remote Sensing and GIS Technology

    Doctoral dissertation completed at the Department of Geography of the Indiana State University, USA.

2004  

  • O Papel dos Regimes de Propriedade na Ocorrência de Fogos Acidentais na Região Amazônica: Estudos de Caso da Região de Santarém

    Doctoral dissertation completed by Maria Angélica Toniolo at the University of Indiana, under the supervision of Dr. Eduardo Brondizio and Elinor Ostrom. Her Ph.D. studies were funded by CNPq, NSF, WWF, CIPEC/ACT, IAF, and SPEA.

Training of South American Participants in U.S.

2002  

  • Thomas Ludewigs is a Brazilian CNPq grantee engaged in doctoral studies at the University of Indiana.

    His research concentrates on the "Persistance of Settlers in a Government-Sponsored Colonization Project in the Western Amazon"

  • Maria Angélica Toniolo is a Brazilian CNPq granteee engaged in doctoral studies at the University of Indiana, under the supervision of Dr. Educardo Brondizio.

    Her studies concerns "O Papel dos Regimes de Propriedade na Ocorrência de Fogos Acidentais na Região Amazônica: Estudos de Caso da Região de Santarém"


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