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New Publication: Socio–environmental sustainability of indigenous lands: simulating coupled human–natural systems in the Amazon

Tractor preparing soy bean field in the cerrado

Preparing field for planting soybeans near indigenous land in the Cerrado of Brazil         (Photo copyright by Jose Fragoso )

Our latest publication is out in Frontiers in Ecology and The Environment. We examine the socio-environmental sustainability of protected areas inhabited by indigenous and rural peoples and describe how socio-ecological change and development (e.g., forest clear-cutting outside indigenous areas, religious conversion, improved child mortality rates and introduction of resources from outside) outside these areas influences the sustainability of biodiversity, forest cover, and people inside. There are some surprising results so read the publication!

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Stanford Hispanic Radio interviews Jose Fragoso

Low hanging clouds cover the first on the flight back from the Missao to Macapa

Low hanging clouds over the Amazon forest (photo Jose Fragoso)

Isabel Jubes of KZSU 90.1 FM Radio Stanford interviews Jose Fragoso concerning the State of the Amazon Forest.  KZSU broadcasts Latino and Hispanic Culture to the world.

The interview can be heard here: (http://stanfordhispanicbroadcasting.org/the-state-of-the-amazon-forest-its-fauna-flora-and-indigenous-people/)