University of California, Los Angeles

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution

Description

ISR - Impacts of climate change and socio-environmental conflicts on Afro-descendant and indigenous communities in the Amazonia from the Intersections between gender, class and life cycle. With the International Strategic Fund, I can expand the research partnerships of the Tropical Ecology Laboratory and the National Institute of Science and Technology for Synthesis for Amazonian Biodiversity coordinated by Filipe Franca with new researchers and institutions. Equally, I could publicize the activities developed by Synthesis for Policy in the Amazon (SynPAm) funded by the Cabot Institute and Policy Bristol and coordinated by Filipe Franca (School of Biological Sciences) and James Palmer (School of Geographical Sciences). The activities developed by SynPAm will be presented in different institutions in the United States with a strong capacity for innovation. There also is excellent relevance to developing this academic travel to expand the research team with colleagues from different institutions in the USA. First, the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) has one of the world's best biodiversity synthesis research centres: the National Center for Ecological Analysis (NCEAS - UCSB). University of California Santa Barbara also has an Environmental Studies Program with professors Julie Maldonado. UC Los Angeles and has a robust, innovative approach to biodiversity research. Pacifica Graduate Institute is the only graduate program in the United States that aligns ecopsychology with indigenous and Afro-diasporic worldviews, respectively, by professors Nuria Ciofalo and Susan James. This funding aligns with the School of Biological Sciences' objective of developing interdisciplinary research on climate change. Equally, this project is closely linked to the University of Bristol's principles of being a leader in research development with a significant global impact.
Period10 Apr 202430 Jun 2024
VisitingUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Degree of RecognitionInternational