The summer school Amazon Forests and Global Change is part of the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO) project, which investigates forest functioning, biodiversity, forest-atmosphere interactions, and atmospheric chemistry and physics. Its objective is to offer scientific theory and methods to investigate forest functioning, biodiversity, and forest-atmosphere interactions in the context of global change, and takes place at INPA, Manaus and at ATTO Sep 28 – Oct 10, 2023.
The Brazilian Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation Marcos Pontes, took ambassadors to see MCTI projects in the Amazon and announces about R$ 90 million investment in the region. It will be used to build 50 modern laboratories, improve the infrastructure of the ATTO tower and pay for research grants to study the Amazon rainforest via a CNPq call.
AGU Fall Meeting 2020 meeting will be held virtually during the original 7-11 December dates. We want to draw your attention to one session in particular: Tropical forests under a changing environment. Abstract submission deadline is 29 July.
We have minimized our field activities at ATTO due to COVID-19 since last week. Researchers will not travel to ATTO to collect samples or make measurements until further notice. For now, a small core team will continue taking care of our long-term measurements.
We have recently taken a big step to further expand our research with the INVENTA/ATTO project to study. Led by Daniel Marra and Susan Trumbore, we want to investigate wind-tree interactions in the Amazon. Our goal is to integrate research on tree architecture and bio-mechanics with atmospheric and biogeochemical processes.