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Policy brief on the effects of Amazonian river dams

Published: Monday, 07 December 2020
Credits: Caio Pamplona, Daniely Félix da Silva, Camila Ribas

A synthetic compilation of scientific information on the impact of hydroelectric dams in the Amazon region produced through USAID included studies by researchers and students of INPA’s Graduate Program in Ecology.

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INPA Ecology Program members among world’s most influential researchers

Published: Wednesday, 02 December 2020

Two researchers affiliated to INPA’s Graduate Program in Ecology were listed among the 2% most influential researchers worldwide, according to a ranking recently published in PLoS Biology. Five researchers are among the most cited in 2019 in their respective fields

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Singing in the rain? How Amazonian bats respond to weather

Published: Wednesday, 09 October 2019
Credit: Giulliana Appel

We already know that moonlight affects Amazonian bat activity. In temperate regions, temperature strongly conditions bat activity, as bats hibernate, to save energy in a time of low insect availability. In tropical rainforests, however, it is warm and insects are abundant year round, and rainfall is the most variable environmental factor. Frequent rainfall can affect bat activity. In her PhD thesis, Giulliana Appel asked how insectivorous bats respond to variation in temperature, rainfall and moonlight in the Amazon forest. 

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