The IAI Small Grant MAP-Fire research team have released two reports on the 2019 air quality and burned areas in the State of Acre, Brazil, in the Southwestern Amazon. Although this is not the first time that the air quality in the area has deteriorated due to fires, it is the first time that the impacts on air quality have been measured in situ.
The AQUASEC Center of Excellence for Water Security, established by the IAI, strengthens links between researchers and water authorities in the Americas. At the request of the General Department of Irrigation of the province of Mendoza, Argentina, AQUASEC organized several virtual meetings with experts from the WEST Center (Water, Energy and Sustainable Technology) and the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy of the University of Arizona, USA.
Three recently published studies investigate the connectivity of marine ecosystems from oceanographic and biogeographic perspectives.
The IAI Directorate is working with the Drought Information System for southern South America (or SISSA, for its Spanish acronym) to develop more effective drought resilience plans for six SISSA countries.
A blog by SGP-HW072 PI Gabriela Alonso Yanez from the University of Calgary considers effective strategies for transdisciplinary collaborations.
Researchers of climate sciences, social sciences, agronomy, as well as a wide range of stakeholders in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and the USA have contributed to the provision of climate services in southern South America. In a recent blog, investigators Cecilia Hidalgo and Maria Ines Carabajal outline their experiences.
The study improves our understanding of the distribution patterns, provides new insights for resource management purposes and set a baseline for future studies on the effects of climate change on regional ecology. Link to publication →
Washington Post article features the work of our Small Grants investigators on the global changes affecting the marine ecosystems in Uruguay.
The open-access platform identifies forest fires in the Amazon occurring near rural properties and protected areas, as well as the distance between these occurrences to schools and hospitals and the main access routes, such as roads and rivers.
First International Seminar of Technology Foresight for the Americas, Prospecta Americas Lima, Peru, October 24-25, 2019
Dr. Sandra Myrna Díaz is an Argentine biologist who researches plant ecology, biodiversity and the impact of global environmental change on the regional biodiversity of plant ecosystems. She has been named by Nature as one of the world’s top five scientists “to watch in 2019” for her important role...
PI: Alberto R. Piola Coastal marine ecosystems contribute more than 40% of the total global carbon sequestration and more than 80% of the global fish catch. There is increasing evidence that…