- Biodiversity and climate change: Contributions from science to policy for sustainable development
THE LIMA DECLARATION ON BIODIVERSITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE: Contributions from Science to Policy for Sustainable Development, CBD Technical Series No.89
- Water thieves
In the year 2017, a mutant strain of bacteria, capable of surviving the full range of the seasons –including the harshest winters and fearful storms–, has polluted the fresh water of all South America, creating chaos and poverty.Twenty years later, two sisters are forced to survive by stealing water, looking forward to a moment when they can make their escape to the countries in the North. One night, as the sisters infiltrate a house to steal its stash of fresh water, they find themselves involved in an unplanned adventure into the past, fighting to stop the pollution that caused their parents deaths.Water Thieves is the first young adult novel written by V. L. Perillo.
- Jasmin: Joint assessment of soil moisture indicators for southern South America
JASMIN aims at identifying the strengths and weaknesses of soil-moisture estimate methods, given that soil moisture fundamental in many scientific and development areas. JASMIN also aims at understanding the physical processes regulating soil moisture variability, as well as at developing new estimation techniques suitable for the south of South America.
- Here we are forest and water
The documentary shows the territory of southern Chile and aims at understanding the relationship of indigenous communities with forest and water ecosystems. It addresses cultural and environmental losses that occur every day as strong impact extractive processes continue and the active role of local communities around governance for well-being.
- How to communicate climate change?
Two IAI projects joined forces to translate to Portuguese “The Psychology of Climate Change Communication. A Guide for Scientists, Journalists, Educators, Political Aides, and the Interested Public”. The Guide was published by the Center for Research on Environmental Decisions (CRED) at Columbia University
- Biodiversity and climate change in the Tropical Andes
Scientists, decision-makers, representatives from communities and NGOs worked together in this IAI-managed project to increase our understanding of the impacts of climate change on biodiversity in the Tropical Andes.
- Rio Nuevo - Scientific documentary
In a dry region in which surface water courses were unknown, new rivers started to appear. In just three decades tiny streams mutated into permanent brackish water currents that carve enormous valleys and bury fields, buildings and livestock. Water and mud are threatening the closest town and social unrest grows. Why is this happening? Why here? Why now? Settlers and scientists exchange their disconcert and search for explanations. Nature gives its own version of the facts, returning questions to the people. Can the current agricultural expansion be sustained? What human conflicts does it bring?
- Meat production in dry forests
Ranching is an important part of agricultural production in South America.
Although there are more than 40 million hectares of degraded pastures in the region, silvo-pastoral systems can sustainably maintain both an economic activity, and near intact ecosystems and their services.
We here present examples from the Argentine Chaco and the dry forests of Minas Gerais, Brazil.
- Interdisciplinary Center for Responding to climate change and variability: science-policy and science-society linkages
During the past forty years, mankind has witnessed unimaginable progress in all science disciplines. However, the effective contribution of such progress to policy making remains relatively low. The CRN 3106 is developing some of the dimensions presented in the book, and facing the challenges posed by providing science information for informed policy.
- 3 publications to help small coffee growers face global change successfully
A booklet, a policy brief and a poster contain information on how to adapt to climate and global changes, good agricultural practices, certification and ecosystem services for small coffee producers
- A guide for designing interdisciplinary courses
- Soil Carbon: Science, management and policy for multiple benefits
This volume of 31 chapters brings together the essential evidence and policy opportunities regarding the global importance of soil carbon for sustaining Earth’s life support system for humanity. This book is a timely contribution that supports the 5 pillars of the Global Soil Partnership and the related activities of the 2015 International Year of Soils.
- Threat from the sky
- Rural land planning: concepts, methods and experiences
Editors: José M. Paruelo, Esteban G. Jobbágy, Pedro Laterra, Hernán Dieguez, M. Agustina García Collazo and Amalia Panizza
- Urban responses to climate change in Latin America
Editor: Roberto Sánchez Rodríguez
This book aims at providing useful reference to local, state and national authorities and planners as well as to a wide range of other urban stakeholders seeking to establish responses to climate change in urban areas of Latin America.
- The value of ecosystem services: Concepts, tools and applications in land planning
Concepts, tools and applications in territorial planning
Editors: Pedro Laterra, Esteban G. Jobbagy and José M. Paruelo
- Botany and Ecology of Monocotyledons in the Venezuelan Paramos
The cooperative research project CRN-040 studied the effects of global change on high mountains and the savanna.
- Climate change and biodiversity in the tropical Andes
Sponsored by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the IAI has conducted a 2 year assessment of the interactions between climate change and biodiversity in the tropical Andes, and of the regional capacities to address issues of research, mitigation and adaptation.
- Manual of Methods: Human, Ecological and Biophysical Dimensions of Tropical Dry Forests
Developed by the IAI Collaborative Research Network for the study of Tropical Dry Forests in the Americas, Editors: Jafet M. Nassar, Jon Paul Rodríguez, Arturo Sánchez-Azofeifa, Theresa Garvin, Mauricio Quesada.
- Atlas of the Patagonian Sea
The Patagonian Sea is a highly productive oceanic ecosystem in the South-Western Atlantic which is plentiful in species of high aesthetic, ecological and economic value.
- Applying ecological knowledge to landuse decisions
This book synthesizes the knowledge and experience of several of the IAI’s collaborative research networks on terrestrial ecosystems, forests, grasslands, agriculture and river margins, and explores how this may be used to guide decisions on landuse.
- Urbanization, Global Environmental Change, and Sustainable Development in Latin America
The present and future of Latin America is intrinsically associated with the development of its urban areas.
- Communicating global change science to society: an assessment and case studies
Governments and scientists may be equally concerned with global environmental change, but their interests – and their timelines – are not the same.