Brazil’s Pantanal and Cerrado: Ecosystem on the Edge In-Person
Brazil is famous for Rio de Janeiro, the Amazon River, and Iguazu Falls, but in between is the lesser known yet globally important bioregion of the Pantanal and Cerrado. The Pantanal, one of the world’s most extensive wetlands, covers more than 80,000 square miles, and serves as one of the world’s most successful models for sustainable use of common resources. The Cerrado is a vast savannah, encompassing 740,100 square miles, whose grasslands and small trees perform a critical role in protecting our planet against climate change by capturing and storing vast amounts of carbon in the soil. Together the Pantanal and Cerrado comprise one of our planet’s richest and most diverse ecosystems, and like their neighbor, the Amazon rainforest, they are at risk. Dr. McLemore will share photos from a 10-day trip she made to the Pantanal and Cerrado in September 2022 and talk about why this region is on the edge of collapse and why we should care.
- Monday, February 27, 2023
- 11:00am - 12:00pm
- Time Zone:
- Central Time - US & Canada (change)
- Library Assembly Room (3rd floor)
- LSU Shreveport