We're excited to welcome Felipe Siqueira Pacheco, a new postdoc in the Flecker Lab. Felipe is a biologist with expertise in aquatic ecosystem ecology, tropical limnology, biogeochemistry, and modeling. At Cornell, Felipe is working on an interdisciplinary project examining how expanding aquaculture can contribute to sustainable and nutritious food systems in the Amazon Basin.
Our Amazon dams computational sustainability paper is now out in Science: Reducing adverse impacts of Amazon hydropower expansion. The paper is part of a large collaborative effort exploring tradeoffs between hydropower generation and ecosystem services at the scale of the whole Amazon. The paper illustrates the importance of planning at the whole-basin scale and international cooperation for large transboundary river basins such as the Amazon.
Ethan has returned from a month-long expedition to Loreto, Peru, as part of a collaborative effort to study the unique interactions between animals and mineral licks in the Amazon Rainforest!
Congratulations to Rafael for joining the faculty of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley! He is the newest Assistant Professor in the School of Earth, Environmental, and Marine Sciences. Check out his faculty page here. We're going to miss you Rafa!
Check out this new Nature Food paper by Sebastian, Alex, and colleagues about the nutritional consequences of substituting fisheries with aquaculture and chicken in the Peruvian Amazon
2020 Sebastian, Rafael, and Alex are all part of the Science Panel for the Amazon, working with 150+ experts on a UN sponsored report summarizing the current state of scientific knowledge and sustainability solutions for the Amazon
We are very proud to announce that the Flecker lab soccer team has won the Ithaca league final!
Take a look at this news article featuring research by Alex, Rafael, and Carla on the environmental consequences of hydropower development in the Amazon.
Check out this science education paper by Amelia and other EEB grad students about teaching speciation (or take a look at the press release).
Check out Rafael's new paper on on short-term hydrological effects of two mega dams recently built in the Amazon.
We welcome Ethan Duvall and Sebastian Heilpern to the lab! Check out Marisol's paper in Biological Invasions, looking at the impacts of an introduced predator in Lake Gatun, Panama.