The University of Arizona Brazilian Partners Harvard University The University of Arizona
Amazon-PIRE

Mission

Amazon-PIRE is an international partnership between scientists in the U.S. and in Brazil which seeks to:

bullet Understand the future of Amazon forests under climate change by integrating observations of Amazon forest response to droughts with experiments in the enclosed Tropical Forest Biome of the University of Arizona's Biosphere 2.

bullet Transform science education by establishing an innovative model for authentic international collaboration as a basis for education and training of science students in both the U.S. and Brazil.

The U.S. partners of Amazon-PIRE are funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation's Office of International Science and Education, and the Brazilian partners are funded by grants from the Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology's CNPq (National Council for Scientific and Technological Development).

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