Suggested Pre-Institute Readings

Overview - Emilo Bruna

Kricher, J. 1997. A Neotropical Companion: An Introduction to the Animails, Plants and Ecosystems of the New World Tropics (2nd ed.) Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ. Chapter 1. (Will send PDF by email).

Wildlife Conservation Society in Latin America. Information on ecosystems of 10 Latin America countries -

WWF's page about the Amazon:

Jaguars in Ecuador's Amazon - Santiago Espinosa

Information about the Waorani indigenous group and their conflicts with oil development within Yasuni
National Park and their territory:

Press release made two years ago, when Santiago Espinosa was conducting fieldwork in Ecuador:

Climate Change - Christine Archer
Sir David Attenborough: The Truth About Climate Change

Global Climate Change Video by The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Article in Edutopia: Truth and Consequences: Teaching Global Warming Doesn't Have to Spell 'Doom' by Kevin Sweeney

Peoples of Ecosystems - Rosana Resende
TEDxAmazonia - Randy Borman | He shows that it is possible to be indigenous and white