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Panama City, Panama. Leading authorities on Amazonian ecology and conservation will gather at the headquarters of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) on January 29, 2002,for a half-day symposium entitled "The Future of the Amazon: Impacts of Deforestation and Climate Change". Dr. Cristian Samper, Acting Director at STRI, and Dr. Eric Dinerstein, Chief Scientist at the World Wildlife Fund-US, will open the proceedings, which will include presentations by Dr. William Laurance, STRI; Dr. Philip Fearnside, National Institute for Amazonian Research in Brazil; Dr. Daniel Nepstad, Woods Hole Research Center, USA; Dr.Wim Sombroek, Pilot Program to Conserve the Brazilian Rain Forest, Brazil and Dr. Roni Avissar, Duke University, USA.

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Contact: Dr. William Laurance
laurance@tivoli.si.edu
202-786-2094
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
21-Jan-2002


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