About Simone Athayde
Dr. Simone Athayde is an environmental anthropologist and a Core Faculty at the Tropical Conservation and Development Program (TCD), in the Center for Latin American Studies, University of Florida. She is also a Science Without Borders fellow and Visiting Professor at Federal University of Tocantins (UFT), Brazil. At UF, she is one of the leaders of the Amazon Dams Network (ADN), an international network aimed at developing collaborative research on hydroelectric dam construction across the Amazon. She holds a Bachelor in Biology (Brazil) and a PhD in Interdisciplinary Ecology with concentration in Anthropology from University of Florida. Her research interests include conservation of biocultural diversity, transdisciplinary and participatory research, indigenous knowledge systems, citizen science, and adaptive management of social-ecological systems. Her work has been recognized with awards from the Center for Latin American Studies and TCD Programs and from the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) at the University of Florida; from the Ministry of Culture in Brazil; and from the International Society of Ethnobiology.
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The Ministry of Mines and Energy plans to start in February 2017 the inventory studies of the binational hydroelectric project between Brazil and Bolivia, said the minister Fernando Coelho Filho. The 3000 megawatt project is located near the border municipality of Guajará-Mirim (RO), in the Madeira River watershed, including the Beni and Mamore tributaries. Bolivia […]
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The geographical focus includes the Tocantins, Madeira and Xingu River watersheds in the Amazon, and the Colorado River watershed in the US, specifically focusing on the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program (GCDAMP).