• Forest at the crossroads

    Amazonia and climate change

    How can climate change threaten the world’s largest tropical forest?

  • Washington

    IDB AmazonFACE Symposim

    Event will present phase 1 results

  • AmazonFACE

    Testing the resilience of Amazonia

    Technology applied for the first time in a mature tropical forest

  • New Phytologist

    Roots from AmazonFACE

    Blog post tells the story behind journal cover

OVERARCHING QUESTIONS

Elevated CO2 and resilience of the Amazon forest

The existence, magnitude and duration of a supposed CO2 fertilization effect in tropical forests remains largely undetermined.

Socio-economic impacts of climate change in Amazonia

A climate-driven degradation of the Amazon forest will certainly incur in costs for several sector for the region’s sócio-economy such as agriculture, energy and health

AmazonFACE linkages with policies

Informing decision and driving transversal thinking, in short and long-term strategic plans for environmental conservation and maintaining of ecosystem services in the Amazon region.

Project Tasks

Aboveground ecological processes

Constant monitoring of tree growth, photosynthesis, transpiration, plant water fluxes, phenology and more...

Belowground ecological processes
Meteorology and Engineering

Wind, temperature, humidity, radiation, CO2 profiles, engineering plans and more...

Ecosystem Modeling

Model-experiment integration, model-generated hypothesis, innovative ways of modeling tropical forests and more...

Socio-political- economic impacts

Impacts of a large-scale climate driven degradation of the Amazon forest on the region’s sócio-economy, interface with environmental policies and more...

Latest News

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Roots from AmazonFACE
  • 05/06/2017 23:17

The July Issue (251:1) of New Phytologist scientific journal presents a photo of soil surface roots taken at the AmazonF...

IDB AmazonFACE Symposim
  • 05/06/2017 23:16

On June 7 and 8, 2017 the Inter-American Development Bank Headquarters will host the symposium AmazonFACE: impacts of cl...

AmazonFACE presented at ACTO
  • 05/06/2017 21:56

On May 29, 2017 the AmazonFACE program was exposed to the ambassadors of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACT...