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A monthly lecture series at UMD that explores the latest discoveries in science and technology in a relaxed atmosphere with food and drink

Amazon Fires and Biodiversity: A Tale of Insects and Politicians

Rafael Andrade
Postdoctoral Fellow, UMD Department of Entomology

Monday, December 2, 2019
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Lecture begins at 6:30 p.m.

Milkboy Art House

MilkBoy ArtHouse
7416 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740
(Directions and Parking)

Space is limited. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Happy hour specials will be available until 7 p.m.

Questions? Contact Abby Robinson
at or 301-405-5845.

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Earlier this year, the increase in fires in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest drew unprecedented attention, causing the international community to call for urgent action. These fires are directly connected to current changes in Brazilian politics and play an important role in the context of climate change. The speaker will discuss his earlier research on the impacts of these fires on local biodiversity, using insects as indicator organisms, and on global carbon emissions. Also, as a native Brazilian, he will try to make some sense of the current turmoil in Brazilian environmental policies.

This event is a partnership between the UMD College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences and The Clarice and MilkBoy ArtHouse, a local crossroads for dynamic entertainment, social gathering and creative dining in downtown College Park, Maryland. This event is also sponsored by the UMD Science Alumni Network.

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