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La comunidad científica y académica internacional piden que no se explote Ishpingo

Carta Abierta de la comunidad científica y académica internacional al presidente de la República del Ecuador, Sr. Lenin Moreno Garcés, y la Presidencia de la Asamblea Nacional de Ecuador

Su excelencia Sr. Presidente, Sra. Presidenta de la Asamblea:

Les escribimos respetuosamente para expresar nuestra oposición al proyecto de Decreto Ejecutivo que busca redefinir los límites de la Zona Intangible Tagaeri Taromenane (ZITT) dentro del Parque Nacional Yasuní. Estamos alarmados porque el gobierno ha presentado a la Asamblea Nacional una proforma presupuestaria para el año 2019, que propone expandir la explotación petrolera por la compañía estatal Petroecuador en el Campo Ishpingo que se encuentra dentro de la zona protegida del Yasuní. Entendemos que el Campo Ishpingo tendría diez plataformas (cada una con 40 pozos) ubicadas dentro del área protegida de la ZITT, la cual fue explícitamente protegida por el decreto ejecutivo 2187 en el año 2007.

Como científicos y académicos comprometidos con la protección del Yasuní, es nuestra responsabilidad expresar nuestras perspectivas argumentadas sobre los impactos irreversibles que resultarían de esta nueva expansión petrolera en áreas protegidas. Existe suficiente evidencia científica para afirmar que expandir la zona de extracción dentro del campo Ishpingo (1) constituye un riesgo de etnocidio para los pueblos en aislamiento voluntario; (2) aumenta de manera exponencial las amenazas a la biodiversidad del Yasuní; e, (3) incrementa riesgos asociados al cambio climático.

Se describe al Yasuní como un patrimonio de incomparable riqueza biológica, el cual fue declarado Reserva de la Biósfera y Patrimonio Cultural por la UNESCO en 1989 dada su importancia para el planeta. Existen abundantes datos científicos que demuestran la singularidad de la flora y fauna del Yasuní, que tiene la más grande cantidad de especies de árboles en el mundo. En solo una hectárea de bosque primario hay la misma cantidad de especies de árboles que en todos Estados Unidos y Canadá juntos. Por esta razón se considera al Yasuní como una de las 24 zonas prioritarias de áreas silvestres del planeta. Los pueblos indígenas, en particular los Tagaeri y Taromenane, han sido los guardianes de esta biodiversidad. Según el Programa de Desarrollo de las Naciones Unidas, el 80% de la biodiversidad que resta en el planeta se encuentra en los territorios de los pueblos indígenas. La biodiversidad y el patrimonio cultural del Yasuní están interconectados, y ambos están en riesgo.

Sabemos que los ecosistemas del Yasuní son muy frágiles y pueden colapsar de manera irreversible ante las alteraciones directas e indirectas provocadas por la operación petrolera. Por ello, entendemos que es fundamental limitar cualquier impacto en esta área por traer daños irreparables en todo el Yasuní. Sobre todo, urge cuidar la biodiversidad que aún tenemos por conocer en el Yasuní, tanto de los pueblos y ecosistemas de los cuales sabemos tan poco. Estas riquezas y saberes constituyen un valor intangible para las futuras generaciones. Al incrementar los impactos por explotación en esta área, indudablemente se hipotecará el futuro de la humanidad. El valor inmaterial de la Biósfera del Yasuní sobrepasa con creces el valor comercial a corto plazo generado por la venta de barriles de petróleo.

Por estas razones, reconocemos la preocupación de la sociedad civil ecuatoriana como legítima y nos unimos a ella de manera no partidista. Creemos que es necesario generar un debate verdaderamente democrático, informado e intergeneracional para realmente entender los beneficios de proteger esta área a corto y largo plazo. Como comunidad científico – académica, estaremos atentos a las decisiones que tomen el Ejecutivo y Legislativo sobre este particular y prestos a proveer nuestros aportes para entender cuál es el mejor criterio para manejar recursos intangibles, pensando en la sostenibilidad de nuestro planeta y de las próximas generaciones.

                                               Atentamente,

Científicos y académicos preocupados por el Yasuní

(ENGLISH VERSION)

RE: Expansion of oil exploration in the Ishpingo Camp, Yasuní National Park

 

Open Letter from the international scientific and academic community

to the President of the Republic of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno Garcés, and Congress

Your Excellency Mr. President, Mrs. President of the Assembly:

We respectfully write to express our opposition to the proposed Executive Decree that seeks to redefine the limits of the Intangible Tagaeri Taromenane Zone (ITTZ) within Ecuador’s Yasuní National Park (YNP). We are alarmed because Ecuador’s government recently presented to Congress a new budget plan that proposes expanding oil exploitation in 2019 by the state-owned company, Petroecuador, in the Ishpingo camp located within the Yasuní’s protected area. We understand that the Ishpingo camp would have ten platforms (each containing 40 wells), located inside ITTZ’s protected zone, which is in an area explicitly safeguarded by Executive Decree 2187.

As scientists and scholars invested in the protection of the Yasuní, it is our responsibility to express our educated perspectives regarding the irreversible impacts that would result from this new Decree. There is sufficient scientific evidence to affirm that expanding the zone of extraction within the Ishpingo camp would: (1) constitute a risk of ethnocide to the indigenous peoples in voluntary isolation; (2) increase threats to Yasuní’s biodiversity; and (3) increase threats due to climate change.

Yasuní is described as a heritage site of incomparable biodiversity, which UNESCO declared a Biosphere Reserve and Cultural Heritage site in 1989 due to its significance to the planet. Abundant scientific data attests to the uniqueness of Yasuní’s flora and fauna, with the highest number of tree species in the world. In just one hectare of primary untouched forest there are as many species of trees as there are in the USA and Canada combined. Therefore, Yasuní is identified as one of the planet’s 24 wilderness priority areas. Indigenous peoples, especially the Tagaeri and Taromenane, have long been guardians of this biodiversity. According to the United Nations Development Program 80% of the remaining biodiversity on the planet thrives in territories home to indigenous peoples. Yasuní’s biodiversity and cultural heritage are interconnected, thus equally at risk.

We know that Yasuní’s fragile ecosystems are prone to irreversible collapse in the face of direct and indirect disturbances caused by oil exploration. We therefore consider it fundamental to limit any impact in the Ishpingo camp that will be irreparable to Yasuní at large. It is particularly urgent to protect this area for the knowledge we have yet to learn, both from the Yasuní peoples and ecosystems we know so little about. Indeed, to expand its zone of resource exploitation may well jeopardize the future of humanity. The lasting immaterial value of the Yasuní Biosphere Reserve surpasses any short-term financial value generated by oil extraction.

For these reasons, we recognize the opposition of Ecuadorian civil society as legitimate and join them in a non-partisan manner. We believe it is necessary to engage in a truly democratic, informed, and intergenerational debate to fully grasp the benefits of protecting this area both in the short and long run. Our community will pay close attention to the decisions of the Executive in this matter and remains available to provide the best criteria for understanding how to manage intangible resources for future generations.

                                              Sincerely,

Scientists and academics concerned for the future of Yasuní

  1. Manuela L. Picq, Ph.D., Profesora / Investigadora en Relaciones Internacionales, Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) – Amherst College, Ecuador/USA
  2. Gonzalo Rivas-Torres, Ph.D., Profesor / Investigador en Ecología y Conservación, Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ)
  3. Carmen Martínez Novo, Associate Professor, University of Kentucky
  4. Gabriela Arguedas Ramírez. Directora. Maestría en Estudios de las Mujeres, Géneros y Sexualidades. Profesora, Escuela de Filosofía. Universidad de Costa Rica
  5. Cecilia Dahlsjö, DPhil, University of Oxford, UK
  6. Kenneth James Feeley, PhD, Smathers Chair of Tropical Tree Biology, Department of Biology, The University of Miami
  7. Inés Ibañez, Ph.D. Associate Professor, School for Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan
  8. Germán Poveda, Ph.D., Departamento de Geociencias y Medio Ambiente, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellín, Colombia
  9. Paul R. Ehrlich, Ph.D., President, Center for Conservation Biology, Stanford University
  10. Mitchell Aide, Ph.D., Department of Biology, University of Puerto Rico
  11. B. Vincent Florens, Ph.D,. Associate Professor (Ecology), University of Mauritius
  12. Ximena E Bernal, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University
  13. Franz Essl, Associate Professor, Faculty Centre Botany and Biodiversity Research, University Vienna
  14. Daniel Janzen, Ph.D., Professor of Conservation Biology, University of Pennsylvania, & Technical Advisor to Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, Costa Rica & President, Guanacaste Dry Forest Conservation Fund, Costa Rica
  15. Brian J. Enquist, Ph.D., Professor, University of Arizona, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Tucson, Arizona, USA; External Professor, The Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
  16. Nathalie Seddon, Ph.D, Professor of Biodiversity, University of Oxford, UK
  17. Thomas B. Smith, Ph.D., Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  18. Bruce D. Patterson, Ph.D., MacArthur Curator of Mammals, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL, USA
  19. Menno Schilthuizen, Ph.D., professor of biodiversity, Leiden University, the Netherlands
  20. Lesley Lovett-Doust, PhD. Professor of Biology and Chemistry, Nipissing University Ontario, Canada
  21. Curt Meine, Ph.D. Senior Fellow, Aldo Leopold Foundation/Center for Humans and Nature, Sauk City, WI, USA
  22. Peter Nosko, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Biology and Chemistry, Nipissing University, North Bay, ON, Canada
  23. Patricio von Hildebrand, scientific director, Fundación Puerto Rastrojo, Bogotá, Colombia
  24. Hans ter Steege, Professor of tree Diversity, Naturalis Biodiversity Center/Free University
  25. Marcelo T. Nascimento. Associate Professor, Laboratório de Ciências Ambientais, Curador do Herbário Uenf, Universidade Estadual do norte Fluminense Darcy Ribeiro, Campos dos Goyatacazes, RJ, Brazil
  26. Philip M. Fearnside, Research Professor, Department of Environmental Dynamics, National Institute for Research in Amazonia (INPA), Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
  27. Sara K. Diamond, Doctoral Candidate, University of Texas
  28. David F. Whitacre, Ph.D., Biology and Statistics Faculty, Treasure Valley Math and Science Center, Boise, ID, USA
  29. Angelo Gilberto Manzatto. Associate Professor, Laboratório de Biogeoquímica, Universidade Federal de Rondônia, Porto Velho, RO, Brazil
  30. Kelvin Peh, Ph.D., Lecturer in Conservation Science, School of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, UK
  31. Richard K. LaVal, Ph.D., owner, The Bat Jungle, Monteverde, Costa Rica
  32. Alison Smith, M.A., MSc, Senior Research Associate, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford, UK
  33. Juan M. Guayasamin, Ph.D., Profesor / Investigador en Ecología y Biología Evolutiva, Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), Quito, Ecuador.
  34. Pamela L. Martin, Ph.D., Professor, Executive Director UN Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development, Coastal Carolina University, South Carolina, USA
  35. Penny van Oosterzee Ph.D. Adjunct Associate Professor Centre for Tropical and Sustainability Science, James Cook University, Australia
  36. Richard G. Pearson, Ph.D.,Emeritus Professor, College of Science & Engineering, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia.
  37. Aida Cuni-Sanchez, Ph.D., Environment Department, University of York, UK.
  38. Judith Denkinger Ph.D, Profesor/ Investigador en Ecologia y mamiferos acuaticos, Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), Quito, Ecuador.
  39. Sisimac A. Duchicela, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Geography and the Environment, University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA.
  40. Joice Ferreira, Ph.D, Researcher, Brazilian Agricultural Research Agency and Federal University of Pará, Belem, Brazil
  41. William F. Laurance, Ph.D., FAA, FAAAS, FRSQ, Distinguished Research Professor, Australian Laureate & Prince Bernhard Chair in International Nature Conservation (Emeritus), Director of the Centre for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Science (TESS), Director of Alliance of Leading Environmental Researchers & Thinkers (ALERT), James Cook University, Australia
  42. Arjun Appadurai, Ph.D., Goddard Professor of Media, Culture and Communication, New York University, USA
  43. Marc Becker, Ph.D., Professor of History, Truman State University, USA
  44. Christopher Garces, Ph.D., Profesor-Investigador, Universidad de Cuenca & FLACSO-Ecuador
  45. Kenneth James Feeley, Ph.D., Smathers Chair of Tropical Tree Biology, Department of Biology, University of Miami, USA
  46. Luis Cayuela Delgado, Ph.D. Departamento de Biologia, Geologia, Fisica y Quimica Inorganica, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, España
  47. Rodolfo Dirzo, The Bing Professor of Environmental Science, Stanford California, USA
  48. Santiago del Hierro, Architect-Urbanist, dHUA, Amsterdam
  49. Chris D. Thomas, Ph.D., Professor of Biology, University of York, UK
  50. Florian Wittmann, Ph.D., Dep. of Wetland Ecology, Institute of Geography and Geoecology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology – KIT
  51. Diane W. Davidson, Ph.D., Professor of Biology, Univ. of Utah, USA
  52. Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld, Ph.D., Senior Associate Dean for Social Sciences and Global Programs, Professor of Anthropology, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, USA
  53. Richard G. Pearson, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor, College of Science & Engineering, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia
  54. Brenda Larison, Ph.D., Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Los Angeles, USA
  55. Meghna Krishnadas, Ph.D. National Center for Biological Sciences, India
  56. Pablo R. Stevenson,  Profesor Titular (Ecology and Conservation), Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia
  57. Juan Ernesto Guevara Andino, PhD, Keller Action Center, The Field Museum, Profesor Titular, Universidad de las Américas, Quito, Ecuador
  58. Peter Hitchcock AM Heritage advisor. Adjunct, Cairns Institute, James Cook University, Cairns, Australia
  59. Divya Mudappa, Ph.D. Senior Scientist, Nature Conservation Foundation, Mysore, India
  60. R. Shankar Raman, PhD, Senior Scientist, Nature Conservation Foundation, Mysore, India
  61. Diego F. Cisneros-Heredia, Profesor Titular en Zoología y Ecología Tropical, Universidad San Francisco de Quito USFQ, Quito, Ecuador.
  62. Angel Hugo Blanco Galdos – Director de la publicación mensual peruana “Lucha Indígena”
  63. Cláudia Baider, PhD, Curator, The Mauritius Herbarium, RE Vaughan Building, Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security, Réduit, Mauritius
  64. Prashanth N Srinivas, Faculty, Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru, India
  65. Tanya Seshadri, Independent public health researcher, Mysore, India
  66. Eduardo Martins Venticinque, Research Professor, Departamento de Ecologia –  Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
  67. Hanna Tuomisto, Professor in Botany, Department of Biology, University of Turku, Finland.
  68. Henry Hooghiemstra, emeritus professor Paleoecology, Landscape ecology and Climate Change, Faculty of Science, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  69. Kalle Ruokolainen, Lecturer in Plant Ecology, Department of Biology, University of Turku, Finland.
  70. Natalia Andrade R., PhD, Research Associate Microbe-Animal Interactions
    ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Australia.
  71. Juan G. Ramos, Associate Professor of Spanish, Director of Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies Program, College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, USA).
  72. Dmitry Telnov, PhD in Biology, Natural History Museum, London, U.K. and The Entomological Society of Latvia, Riga, Latvia.
  73. Kristine Greke, MSc in Zoology, independent researcher (malacology), Riga, Latvia.
  74. Natália Macedo Ivanauskas, PhD in Botany, Researcher at Instituto Florestal, São Paulo, Brazil.
  75. Kiran Asher, D., Professor, Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA (USA)
  76. Christopher W. Dick, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Director of the U-M Herbarium (MICH) and Museum of Zoology (UMMZ), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (USA)
  77. Norman E. Whitten, Jr. Professor of Anthropology and Latin American Studies, Curator of the Spurlock Museum. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagin
  78. Jill DeTemple, Ph.D.  Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas (USA)
  79. Laura M. Rival. Associate Professor of the Anthropology of Nature, Society and Development, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  80. Jean Muteba Rahier, Professor of Anthropology and African & African Diaspora Studies, Florida International University (USA)
  81. Varsha Vijay, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Research Fellow, National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), Annapolis, MD (USA)
  82. Kimberly Gauderman, Associate Professor of Latin American History, University of New Mexico (USA)
  83. Bette Loiselle, Professor & Director, Center for Latin American Studies & Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (USA)
  84. John G. Blake, D., Professor, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (USA)
  85. Marina Wolowski, Professor, Institute of Natural Sciences, Federal University of Alfenas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  86. Lynn Hirschkind, Professor of Anthropology, No Affiliation, Cuenca, Ecuador
  87. Abel L. Monteagudo Mendoza, M. Sc. Taxonomia y Ecologia de Bosques Tropicales, Jardín Botánico de Missouri, Oxapampa (Perú)
  88. Johannes M. Waldmüller, Associate Research Professor, Political Science and International Relations, Universidad de Las Américas, Quito
  89. Pierre-Michel Forget, Professor of Tropical Ecology, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Brunoy, France
  90. Sofia D. Carvalho, Ph.D., Professor and Researcher in Plant Biotechnology, Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), Quito, Ecuador
  91. Paul Fine, Associate Professor of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley, (USA)
  92. Juliet S. Erazo, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Anthropology, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, USA.
  93. Elizabeth G. Pringle, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology, University of Nevada, Reno (USA)
  94. Francis E. Putz, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, Department of Biology, University of Florida, USA
  95. John Terborgh, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Founder, ParksWatch
  96. Susanna Hecht, Ph.D., Professor, University of California Los Angeles (USA) and the Graduate institute, Geneva (Switzerland)
  97. Momin Rahman, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, Trent University, Canada
  98. Maureen A. Donnelly, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies CASE, Professor, Biological Sciences, Florida International University, USA
  99. William C. Smith, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of Miami, USA
  100. Kulbhushansingh Suryawanshi, Director – India program of Snow Leopard Trust, Scientist – Nature Conservation Foundation, Mysore, India
  101. Mariana M. Vale, Associate Professor of Ecology, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  102. Henry Hooghiemstra, Emeritus professor Paleo-ecology, Landscape-ecology and Climate Change, Faculty of Science, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  103. Stuart Pimm, Doris Duke Chair of Conservation, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University; President Saving Species; Extraordinary Professor, Conservation Ecology Research Unit, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  104. Eike Lena Neuschulz, Ph.D., Research Associate, Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, Frankfurt, Germany
  105. Graciela Monteagudo, PhD., Associate Director, Social Thought and Political Economy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA.
  106. Paul W. Leslie, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Fellow, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
  107. Bruce Mannheim, Ph.D., Professor of Anthropology, University of Michigan, USA
  108. Catherine L. Cardelús, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology, Colgate University, USA
  109. Jennifer N. Collins, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, USA.
  110. Francis Q. Brearley, Senior Lecturer in Ecology, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.
  111. Sofia Zaragocin, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador
  112. Manuel J. Macía, Associate Professor of Biology, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain.
  113. María Gabriela Zurita-Benavides, Professor – Research in Ethnobiology, Universidad Regional Amazónica Ikiam.
  114. Wendeson Castro, M.Sc. Ecology and Natural Resource Management, Botany and Plant Ecology Laboratory – UFAC, Rio Branco, Brazil.
  115. Carlos Alberto Martínez Muñoz, M. Sc. Landscape Ecology and Nature Conservation. Zoological Museum, University of Turku, Finland.
  116. Simone Lupson-Cook, Biologist, Washington State, USA.
  117. Leo Zurita-Arthos, Ph.D., Geography Lecturer, Director GEOcentro UNIGIS-USFQ, Quito, Ecuador
  118. Ximena Herrera – Alvarez, Researcher, Universidad Regional Amazónica Ikiam
  119. Martha J. Groom, Ph.D., Professor, University of Washington Bothell and University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA.
  120. Karin Friederic, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Anthropology, Wake Forest University, North Carolina, USA.
  121. Daniel López-Cevallos, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Language, Culture, and Society, College of Liberal Arts, Oregon State University
  122. Diego Riveros-Iregui, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
  123. Anand M Osuri, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
  124. Miriam Goosem, Ph.D., Adjunct Principal Research Fellow, Centre for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Science (TESS),  College of Science and Engineering, James Cook University, Cairns, Australia.
  125. Ana Eguiguren, M.Sc., Instructor, Colegio de CIencias Biológicas y Ambientales, USFQ, Quito, Ecuador
  126. Janet Franklin, Distinguished Professor of Biogeography, Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, University of California, Riverside, CA, USA
  127. Jennifer Baltzer, Canada Research Chair in Forests and Global Change, Biology Department, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  128. Andres Leon-Reyes, Ph.D candidate Kansas State University and Universidad San Francisco de Quito. Park Management and Conservation. Quito, Ecuador.
  129. María Moreno Parra, Ph.D., postdoctoral researcher, University of Cambridge, UK.
  130. Mauro J. Caraccioli, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Political Science and Core Faculty in the Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought (ASPECT), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA.
  131. Rebecca Lawton, Executive Director, PLAYA Residency Program for Artists and Scientists, Summer Lake, OR, USA.
  132. Donald M. Waller, Ph.D., Prof. of Botany & Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, WI, USA
  133. Cai Wilkinson, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer in International Relations, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia
  134. Robert Andolina, Ph.D., Associate Professor of International Studies, Seattle University, Seattle, WA, USA
  135. Desiree Tullos, Ph.D.,Professor of Water Resources Engineering, Oregon State University, USA
  136. Kasia Zieminska, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Scientist, WSL, Switzerland
  137. Raffael Ernst, Dr. habil. , Museum of Zoology, Senckenberg Natural History Collections Dresden, Germany
  138. Konrad Fiedler, Dr. habil., Full Professor & Head of Department, Dept. of Botany & Biodiversity Research, University of Vienna, Austria
  139. Christoph Fink, PhD candidate, Dept. of Geosciences and Geography, University of Helsinki, Finland.
  140. Tinde van Andel, PhD. Professor Ethnobotany, Wageningen University, Professor History of Botany and Gardens, Leiden University; senior researchers Naturalis Biodiversity, Leiden, the Netherlands.
  141. Luca Santini, Ph.D., Postdoctoral researcher, Radboud University, the Netherlands.
  142. Julien Engel, Research Engineer, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Montpellier, France
  143. Eckhard W. Heymann, Ph.D.,Senior Scientist, German Primate Center, Göttingen, Germany
  144. Kathryn R. Elmer, PhD. Reader, Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health & Comparative Medicine, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK
  145. Melanie Dammhahn, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, University of Potsdam, Germany
  146. Michael Koltzenburg, Teaching Assistant, University of Tuebingen, Germany
  147. Emma Gardner, PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Reading, UK
  148. Pablo Orozco-terWengel, Ph.D.,  Senior Lecturer Cardiff University, UK
  149. Natalia Buitron-Arias, PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher, London School of Economics
  150. Narcís Prat, Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, Ecology and Environment, University of Barcelona, Spain.
  151. Victor Cova, PhD, Affiliated Researcher, Aarhus University, Denmark
  152. Young Rae Choi, Assistant Professor, Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies, Florida International University, USA
  153. Ángela Cano, Assistant Curator, Cambridge University Botanic Garden, United Kingdom
  154. Marco Tschapka, Prof. Dr., Tropical Ecology, University of Ulm, Germany
  155. Esther Jean Langdon, Prof. Dr., INCT: Brasil Plural/Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
  156. Caroline Harcourt, PhD, Conservation Working Party, Primate Society of Great Britain, UK
  157. Edwin Pos, MSc., Lecturer Evolutionary Ecology, Utrecht University, NL
  158. Grégory Deshoulliere, Postdoctoral Researcher, London School of Economics, UK
  159. Daniela Peluso, Senior lecturer Social Anthropology, University of Kent, UK
  160. Mariana Petry Cabral, Prof. Dra., Adjunct Professor of the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil.
  161. Facundo García Valverde, Researcher, CONICET – Universidad de Buenos Aires – Argentina
  162. Diego Mosquera, MSc. Researcher, Tiputini Biodiversity Station, Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ),  Ecuador
  163. Patience Epps, PhD, Professor of Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin, USA.
  164. Dan Rosengren, PhD, Senior Lecturer, School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
  165. Fernanda Antunes Carvalho, PhD, Professor of Botany, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, Brazil.
  166. Juana Camacho, PhD, researcher Instituto Colombiano de Antropología e Historia, Colombia.
  167. Manuel Lizarralde, Associate Professor in Ethnobotany, Department of Botany, Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut, USA.
  168. Luiz de Souza Coelho, Biotecnologista, Lab. Inventário Florístico e Botânica Econômica da Coordenação de Biodiversidade, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia – INPA,  Manaus-AM,
  169. Sofie Spatharis, Institute Of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, University of Glasgow, UK
  170. Hans Recknagel, Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, University of Glasgow, UK
  171. Cristina Cielo, Profesora Investigadora, Dpto. de Sociología y Estudios de Género, FLACSO sede Ecuador
  172. Martin Llewellyn, D., Assistant Professor, Institute Of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, University of Glasgow, UK
  173. Tristan Dennis, Institute Of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, University of Glasgow, UK
  174. Malcolm W. Kennedy, PhD. Professor of Natural History, School of Biological Sciences, and Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health & Comparative Medicine, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK
  175. Sinca Cansino, Felipe Researcher and Curator
  176. Instituto de Investigación Michael Owen Dillon, Arequipa, Perú
  177. Julieta Carilla, PhD. Investigadora asistente, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET) – UNT, Tucumán, Argentina.
  178. Stephen Beckerman, PhD, Associate Professor Emeritus, the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA
  179. Andrés Dapuez, Researcher, CONICET – National University of Entre Ríos – Argentina
  180. Paul Jerem, Research Fellow, Dept. of Evolution, Behaviour and Environment, School of Life Sciences, University of Sussex, UK
  181. Peter van der Sleen, PhD. Department of Wetland Ecology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Rastatt, Germany
  182. Toa Loaiza Lange, PhD, Centre for International Migration and Development, Dominican Republic – Germany
  183. P. Linstroth, D.Phil., Barry University, Miami Shores, Florida, USA
  184. Vincent Nijman, PhD, Professor in Anthropology, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK
  185. Maria Mercedes Cobo. Profesora Invitada Biotecnología. Universidad San Francisco de Quito USFQ. Quito, Ecuador.
  186. Roman Biek, Assistant Professor, Institute Of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, University of Glasgow, UK
  187. Francoise Morin, Professor Emeritus Anthropology, Université Lyon 2, France
  188. Devora Sharp, retired wildlife biologist, National Park Service, USA
  189. Clare A. Sammells, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Bucknell University
  190. Pieter MJ van ‘t Hof, Ph.D., Profesor titular/ Investigador en Ecología Microbial y Biología, Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), Quito, Ecuador.
  191. Carlos David Londono Sulkin, University of Regina, Regina, SK, Canada.
  192. John F. Collins, Ph.D., Associate Professor, City University of New York
  193. Jenny Jaffe, DVM. Wildlife Veterinarian, Institute of Zoology, ZSL, London, UK.
  194. Mauro Pazmino, PhD student, School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, UK.
  195. Ernesto Ruelas Inzunza, Ph.D., Professor and Research Scientist, Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico.
  196. Patricia Zavella, Ph.D., Professor Emerita, University of California Santa Cruz, United States
  197. William P. Mitchell, Freed Foundation Professor in the Social Sciences Emeritus, Monmouth University, United States
  198. Brent Metz, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Kansas.
  199. David Rojas, Assistant Professor, Latin American Studies Program, Bucknell University.
  200. Pamela Borja. Asistente de laboratorio. Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ). Quito, Ecuador.
  201. Kenneth R. Young, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Geography & the Environment, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA.
  202. Juan Alvaro Echeverri, Profesor Titular, Instituto Amazónico de Investigaciones IMANI, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Sede Amazonas (Leticia).
  203. Grant Hopcraft, PhD, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ, UK
  204. Ian Redmond, OBE, Independent Wildlife Consultant, Ambassador for the UN Convention on Migratory Species, Stroud, GL5 1BG, UK.
  205. Rocío Vera Santos, Universidad Libre de Berlín
  206. Lucas Bessire, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Oklahoma, Norman OK 73019, USA
  207. Maria-Martina Quaggiotto, PhD, Affiliate Researcher, Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ, UK
  208. Wendy L. Applequist, PhD, Associate Curator, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO, USA
  209. Abraham Mulokozi, Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ, UK
  210. Vanessa A. Richardson, Ph.D., School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, UK
  211. Heather M. Ferguson, Ph.D., Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ, UK
  212. Gale Goodwin Gomez, PhD, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI, USA
  213. Philipp Schwabl, PhD student, Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ, UK
  214. Mary I. O’Connor, Ph.D., Research Anthropologist, Institute for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research, University of California, Santa Barbara, Ca. 93106, USA
  215. Lacey F. Hughey, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA
  216. Marc Ciosi, Institute of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology, University of Glasgow, UK
  217. Katja Tielbörger, Prof. Dr., Plant Ecology Group, Institute of Evolution and Ecology University of Tübingen, Germany
  218. Leighton Reid, Assistant Scientist, Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO, USA
  219. Laura Rodríguez, MA. MsC. Researcher. Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
  220. Rebecca Zug, PhD, Professor of Conservation Biology / Researcher, Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), Ecuador
  221. Donald Kroodsma, Professor Emeritus, Biology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA USA
  222. Carlos Garcia-Robledo, PhD, Assistant Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut, USA
  223. Peter Moonlight, PhD, Tropical Diversity Department, Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
  224. Heather K. Teague, PhD, Anthropologist, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
  225. Jürgen Homeier, PhD, Plant Ecology and Ecosystems Research, University of Goettingen, Germany
  226. Gregory P. Asner, PhD, Department of Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution for Science, USA
  227. Juan Carlos Mantilla, PhD, Profesor Titular, Departamento de Estudios Sociohumanísticos, Universidad Autónoma de Bucaramanga (UNAB), Bucaramanga, Colombia
  228. Lydia Beaudrot, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of BioSciences, Program in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA
  229. Sylvia Harcourt, M.Sc.  (ex) University of Bangor, UK
  230. Outi Lähteenoja, postdoctoral researcher, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, USA
  231. Oliver Phillips, Ph.D., Professor in Tropical Ecology, School of Geography, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom
  232. Jon. P. Barnes Ph.D., Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow, U.K.
  233. Jessie M. Vallejo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Music and Ethnomusicology, Cal Poly Pomona, United States
  234. Fernando Santos-Granero, Senior Staff Scientist, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama
  235. Nicholas Girkin, Ph.D., Research Fellow, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Nottingham, U.K.
  236. Koya Shugulí G., Researcher, Universidad de Valencia, Valencia, España.
  237. Analiese Richard, Ph.D. Profesora de Antropología, Departamento de Humanidades, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Ciudad de México, MÉXICO
  238. Nigel C. A. Pitman, Ph.D., Mellon Senior Conservation Ecologist, Field Museum, Chicago, USA
  239. Suzana Sawyer, Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Davis, USA
  240. Antonio R. Castilla, FCT postdoctoral fellow, Centre for Applied Ecology “Prof. Baeta Neves”, InBio, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Universidade de Lisboa
  241. Jedediah F. Brodie, Craighead Endowed Chair of Conservation, The University of Montana, USA
  242. Martijn Slot, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama
  243. Roberta Martin, Professor, Department of Geography and Urban Planning, Arizona State University
  244. Eduardo Gudynas, Centro Latino Americano de Ecología Social (CLAES), Montevideo, Uruguay
  245. Manuel Luján, Postdoctoral Fellow, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, USA
  246. Tatyana Humle, Ph.D., Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, School of Anthropology and Conservation, University of Kent, UK
  247. Michael D. Pirie, Ph.D., Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz, Germany
  248. Erin K. Kuprewicz, Ph.D., Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA
  249. Maria I. Bogdanova, Ph.D., Animal Population Ecologist, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, UK
  250. Flávia R C Costa, PhD, Plant Ecologist, brazilian National Institute for Amazonian Research
  251. Lars Chatrou, PhD, Professor of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany, Ghent University, Belgium
  252. Miriam Shakow, PhD, Associate Professor of Anthropology, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ, USA
  253. María Santos Vicente, PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Valladolid, Spain
  254. Suzette G.A. Flantua, PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Bergen, Norway
  255. Christina M. Callicott, M.A.; PhD candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of Florida, USA
  256. Salvatore Eugenio Pappalardo, PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher and Coordinator of Master in GIScience & UAV, Department of Civil, Environmental, Architectural Engineering, University of Padua, Italy
  257. Kai M. A. Chan, PhD, Professor, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, University of British Columbia, Canada
  258. Gustavo Ramírez Ramírez, Doctor en Manejo de Recursos Naturales, Director Ambiental The Earth Lab, México
  259. Mark Schulze, PhD, Director, H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, Oregon State University, USA
  260. Holger Kurz, PhD, Tropical Ecologist, Treasurer of the Society for Tropical Ecology, Hamburg, Germany
  261. Gerard B. Oostermeijer, PhD, Assistant Professor Conservation Biology, Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
  262. Sheila H. Luijten, PhD, Senior Researcher, Foundation Science4Nature, Netherlands
  263. Kyle G. Dexter, PhD, Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh, and Research Associate, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
  264. Pascal O. Title, PhD, assistant research scientist, Environmental Resilience Institute, Indiana University, USA
  265. Kyle E. Harms, PhD, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
  266. Benjamin T. Phalan, PhD, Visiting Professor, Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
  267. Beth Baker, PhD, Professor, Department of Anthropology, California State University, Los Angeles
  268. Jay R. Malcolm, PhD, Professor, Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto, Canada
  269. F. Scheepens, PhD, Plant Evolutionary Ecology group, Institute of Evolution and Ecology, University of Tübingen, Germany
  270. Laura R. Graham, Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Iowa
  271. Gustavo A. Bravo, PhD, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, USA
  272. Robb T. Brumfield, PhD, Museum of Natural Science, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
  273. Ruben Dario Palacio, Science director, Fundación Ecotonos, Cali, Colombia
  274. Allison J. Shultz, PhD, Assistant Curator, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, California, USA
  275. Brian T. Smith, PhD, Assistant Curator, Department of Ornithology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA
  276. Miguel Pinto, PhD, Professor and Curator, Departamento de Biología, Escuela Politécnica Nacional, Quito, Ecuador
  277. Christopher L. Merkord, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biosciences, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Moorhead, Minnesota, USA
  278. Emilio Vilanova, MSc, PhD Candidate School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, USA / Universidad de Los Andes, Merida, Venezuela
  279. Aaron Hogan. MSc, PhD Candidate Department of Biological Sciences, Florida International University, Miami, FL USA
  280. Ignacio Roesler, PhD, Assistant Researcher, CONICET, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina. EDGE Affiliate Zoological Society of London
  281. Jessie L. Williamson, Ph.D. Student, University of New Mexico; Fulbright Ecuador Fellow (2014-2015); Alumna, School for International Training (SIT) Ecuador (2011)
  282. Richard W Byrne, Ph.D. Emeritus Professor, School of Psychology & Neuroscience, University of St Andrews, UK
  283. Loren P. Albert, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, Brown University, Rhode Island, USA
  284. Taciana Barbosa Cavalcanti, PhD, Botanist, Researcher at Embrapa Genetic Resources and Biotechnology, Brasília, Brazil; Professor  of Botany at University of Brasília, Brazil
  285. Patrick Pomeroy, Ph.D., Sea Mammal Research Unit , Scottish Oceans Institute, University of St Andrews, UK
  286. Janet Chernela, Professor, University of Maryland, USA
  287. Verena Stolcke, Emeritus Professor, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  288. Nora McKeon,Ph.D., Professor, International University College, Turin, Italia
  289. Robert Steinmetz, Ph.D., Ecologist, WWF Thailand
  290. Jordan Karubian, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Tulane University, USA
  291. Yvonne Baur, PhD student, University of Stirling, Scotland, UK
  292. Pepijn Kooij, Early Career Research Fellow, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom
  293. Michael Handelsman, Professor Emeritus of Latin American Literature, University of Tennessee; Profesor Honorario, Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Sede Ecuador
  294. Vanesa Giraldo, MPH, PhD Candidate, University of Massachusetts; Investigadora Universidad de Caldas, Colombia
  295. Larry McQueen, bird artist and Illustrator of “Field Guide to the Birds of Peru”, Princeton University Press, 2007
  296. Hubert Schwabl, PhD, Professor of Biology, Washington State University, USA
  297. Marcelo Saguier, Ph.D., Profesor de Relaciones Internacionales, Escuela de Política y Gobierno, Universidad Nacional de San Martín (UNSAM), Argentina
  298. Gregg E. Gorton, MD, DLFAPA, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  299. Ann H. Peters, Consulting Scholar, Americas Section, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, USA
  300. Lawren Sack, Ph.D., Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology/ Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, University of California, Los Angeles
  301. Jean E. Jackson, Ph.D., Professor of Anthropology Emeritus, MIT, USA
  302. Robert M. Timm, Ph.D., University of Kansas, USA
  303. Mary Weismantel, Ph.D., Professor of Anthropology, Northwestern University
  304. Ted Macdonald, Lecturer in Social Studies, Harvard University
  305. Stuart K Watson, Ph.D, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Zurich
  306. Giovanni Nachtigall Maurício, Professor (Zoology and Environmental Education), Ph.D., Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brasil
  307. Raul Tupayachi T. Researcher at A. BosquesPeru
  308. Ian McFadden, PhD Candidate, University of California, Los Angeles
  309. Natalie O’Shea, PhD Candidate, Anthropology, The Graduate Center at the City University of New York
  310. Timothy F. Lawton, Emeritus Professor of Geology, New Mexico State University
  311. Peter Ross, Ph.D., Honorary Senior Lecturer, School of Humanities and Languages, UNSW Sydney Australia
  312. Diego F. Alvarado-Serrano, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan
  313. Rachel E. Gallery, Associate Professor, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA
  314. Kathryn Lehman, Ph.D., New Zealand Centre for Latin American Studies, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
  315. David J Lauten, Oregon Biodiversity Information Center, Institute for Natural Resources, Portland State University
  316. Kathleen A Castelein, Oregon Biodiversity Information Center, Institute for Natural Resources, Portland State University
  317. Eliot T. Miller, PhD, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
  318. Andy Anderson, Ph.D., Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Conservation, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
  319. Liliana C. M. Salvador, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Georgia, USA
  320. Nathalie Butt, Ph.D., Australian Research Council Fellow, the University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
  321. Niels Raes, Ph.D., Senior Project Manager, Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden, the Netherlands
  322. Gabriela Zuquim, Ph.D., Postdoctoral researcher, University of Turku, Finland and Programa de Pesquisas em Biodiversidade, Brazil
  323. Simon Lewis, Chair Global Change Science, University College London, UK
  324. Marco Madella, ICREA Research Professor in Environmental Archaeology, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
  325. Valeria Mazza, Ph.D., Postdoctoral researcher, University of Potsdam, Germany.
  326. Thiago Sanna Freire Silva, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, São Paulo State University (UNESP), Rio Claro, Brasil
  327. Anthony Dore, Ph.D., Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Scotland, UK
  328. Axel Dalberg Poulsen, Ph.D.,Science, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, U.K.
  329. David Waugh, Ph.D., Correspondent, Loro Parque Fundación, Spain
  330. Leandro Bugoni, Ph.D.,Universidade Federal do Rio Grande-FURG Brasil
  331. Juan F. Masello, Ph.D.,University of Giessen, Germany
  332. Luke L. Powell, Ph.D., Durham University and University of Glasgow, UK
  333. Laurie Baker, Ph.D., University of Glasgow, UK
  334. Andreas von Hessberg, Ph.D., University of Bayreuth, Germany
  335. Martin Blum, Ph.D., Professor of Zoology, University of Hohenheim, Germany
  336. Dr. LoraKim Joyner, Co-Director One Earth Conservation
  337. Carla Fernanda Nardin, MSc, Agronomic Institute of Campinas
  338. Kerstin König, Ph.D., Animal ecology, University of Hohenheim, Germany
  339. Melanie Tingler, MSc, University of Hohenheim, Germany
  340. Flávio Magalhães Costa, PhD candidate, International Research Institute of Amazonia – Inpa, Brazil
  341. Jacob Nabe-Nielsen, Senior Scientist, Aarhus University, Denmark
  342. Timothy Lee Vincent, Data Manager, PPBio/CENBAM, National Research Institute of Amazonia, Manaus, Brazil
  343. Philipp Vick, Zoology, University of Hohenheim, Germany
  344. Teresa Cristina Sauer de Avila Pires, Dr., Researcher Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi, Belém, Pará, Brazil
  345. Angela Nickel, M.Sc., Institute of Zoology, University of Hohenheim, Germany
  346. Helena G. Bergallo, Ph.D., Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  347. Marinus S. Hoogmoed, Ph.D.,Guest researcher Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi, Belém, Pará, Brazil
  348. Marcelo Araya-Salas, Ph.D., Laboratory of Ornithology, Cornell University, USA
  349. Jens-Christian Svenning, Ph.D., Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, Denmark
  350. Timothy P. Moulton, Departamento de Ecologia, IBRAG, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  351. Kirk Larsen, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Biology, Luther College, Iowa, USA
  352. Jeff Port, Ph.D., Department of Biological Sciences, Bethel University, Minnesota, USA
  353. Mark D. Scherz, MSc, Zoologische Staatssammlung München, Germany
  354. des. Laura Affolter, Postdoctoral researcher, Institute for Social Anthropology, University of Bern, Switzerland
  355. Kenneth L. Petersen, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Bethel University, Minnesota, USA
  356. Ana Estefanía Carballo, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Melbourne, Australia
  357. Callum Buchanan, PhD Researcher, Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ, UK
  358. Teresa DeGolier, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Bethel University, Minnesota, USA
  359. Oscar H. Marín Gómez, Ph.D candidate, Instituto de Ecología A.C., INECOL, Xalapa, México
  360. John P.P. Zunka, PhD, Geomorphologist, River Design Group, Inc., Oregon, USA
  361. Carolina Levis, Ph.D., Ecologist, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia – INPA, Manaus, Brazil
  362. Sara Lipshutz, PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher, Indiana University, United States
  363. Carolina Isabel Miño, Dr. – Researcher – Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET) – Universidad Nacional de Misiones, Argentina
  364. Claudia Serrano, M.Sc., Research Assistant, Colegio de CIencias Biológicas y Ambientales, USFQ, Quito, Ecuador
  365. Adam B. Smith, Assistant Scientist, Missouri Botanical Garden, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
  366. Fernando Morales. MSc. Environmental Chemist. Full Professor at Simón Bolívar University. Caracas, Venezuela
  367. Maria Itati Dolhare – Solicitor and Associate Lecturer Law TC Beirne- University of Queensland- Australia
  368. Subhankar Banerjee, Professor of Art & Ecology, University of New Mexico, USA
  369. Marc Lenaerts, Professor of Anthropology, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  370. Renata C. Motta, Ph.D., Soziologie, Lateinamerika-Institut,Freie Universität Berlin
  371. Hunter Sharp, retired National Park Service Ranger, USA
  372. Robin Broad, Ph.D., Guggenheim Fellow; Professor of International Development, American University, USA
  373. Michaela Másílková, PhD candidate, Research Assistant, University of South Bohemia, Department of Zoology, Czech Republic
  374. Carla Fernanda Nardin, MSc, Agronomic Institute of Campinas
  375. Sandra C. Alvarez, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Chapman University, USA
  376. Thomas Romig, PhD, Researcher, President of the European Federation of Parasitologists, University of Hohenheim, Germany
  377. Anthony Di Fiore, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology and Director, Primate Molecular Ecology and Evolution Laboratory, University of Texas at Austin, USA
  378. Kristin Elise Phillips, PhD, Science Writer and Communications Coordinator, Office of Sustainability, University of Texas at Austin, USA
  379. Luiza Maria Aparecido, PhD, Postdoctoral researcher, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA
  380. Christopher A. Schmitt, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology and Biology, Director, Sensory Morphology and Genomic Anthropology Laboratory, Boston University, Boston, MA USA
  381. Laura A. Abondano, PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin, USA
  382. Benjamin Blonder, Assistant professor, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, USA
  383. Lindsay Ofrias, PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, Princeton University, USA
  384. Sarie Van Belle, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin, USA
  385. Rachel Voyt, PhD student, Department of Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin, USA
  386. Rebekah Ellis, PhD student, Department of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
  387. Lina Maria Valencia, PhD. Oficial de Conservación para Colombia, Global Wildlife Conservation
  388. Krista Milich, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Director Reproductive Ecology and Behavioral Endocrinology Laboratory, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
  389. Peter English, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Biology Department, University of Texas at Austin, USA
  390. Joseph Masco, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Anthropology, the University of Chicago, USA
  391. Samantha Rettke, prospective Anthropology graduate student, USA
  392. Holger Kreft, Dr., Professor, Biodiversity, Macroecology & Biogeography, University of Goettingen, Germany
  393. Robert Muscarella, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, Uppsala University, Department of Plant Ecology and Evolution, Sweden
  394. Alvaro Jarrin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Anthropology, College of the Holy Cross, USA
  395. Michael Montague, PhD, Research Scientist, Department of Neuroscience, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, USA
  396. Max Snodderly, Ph.D., Professor of Neuroscience, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
  397. Nathan G. Swenson, PhD, Professor, Department of Biology, University of Maryland, Maryland, USA
  398. Ashwin Ravikumar, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Studies, Amherst College, USA
  399. Amy B. Dykstra, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Bethel University, Minnesota, USA
  400. Patricia Urteaga-Crovetto, PhD, Associate Professor, Law Department, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru
  401. Wolf L. Eiserhardt, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, Denmark
  402. Selene Escobar-Ramírez, Ph.D., Agroecology Group, University of Göttingen, Germany
  403. Alfredo Romero-Muñoz, researcher, Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany
  404. Clara J. Scarry, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, California State University, Sacramento, California, USA
  405. Luis Martín Valdiviezo, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Education, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
  406. Robert Crystal-Ornelas, PhD Candidate, Department of Ecology and Evolution, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
  407. Felipe Zapata, Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  408. Jeff Corntassel, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Indigenous Studies, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
  409. Gabriel Massaine Moulatlet, Assistant Professor, Universidad Regional Amazónica Ikiam, Tena, Napo, Ecuador
  410. Rodrigo F. Fadini, Assistant Professor, Universidade Federal do Oeste do Pará, Santarém, Pará, Brasil
  411. Irene Duch-Latorre, Ph.D. student, Department of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
  412. Renato Valencia, Ph.D., Profesor Principal, Laboratorio de Ecología de Plantas, Escuela de Ciencias Biológicas, PUCE, Quito, Ecuador
  413. José Julio de Toledo, Ph.D., Professor Adjunto II, Laboratório de Ecologia, Universidade Federal do Amapá, Macapá, Brasil
  414. Maria Mercedes Gavilanez, Ph.D., Profesor Titular, Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad Central del Ecuador
  415. Fidel Ernesto Rodriguez Galarza MSc. Wildlife Management and Conservation Profesor Legislación Ambiental y Biología de la Conservación  Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas Universidad Central del Ecuador
  416. Stephanie Spehar, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, USA
  417. Rebekah Rylander, Ph.D Candidate, Wildlife Ecology Department, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas
  418. María de Lourdes Torres, Ph.D., Profesora / Investigadora Biología Molecular de Plantas. Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), Quito, Ecuador
  419. Cristian S. Montalvo Mancheno, Ph.D. Candidate, School of Natural Sciences, University of Tasmania, Sandy Bay, Tasmania, Australia
  420. Dennis Pedersen, Field Work Coordinator. Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, Denmark
  421. Anders Sánchez Barfod, Ph.D., Associate professor of Botany, Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, Denmark
  422. Heather McDevitt, Ph.D. Candidate, Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health & Comparative Medicine, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK
  423. Prishnee Bissessur, MPhil/Ph.D. candidate, Department of Biosciences, University of Mauritius,Reduit, Mauritius
  424. Daniele Codato, PhD in Geography, Postdoctoral Researcher and Coordinator of Master in GIScience & UAV, Department of Civil, Environmental, Architectural Engineering, University of Padua, Italy
  425. Carlos Carrera Reyes M.Sc. Half time professor, Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas. Universidad Central del Ecuador
  426. Mónica Paéz, PhD. Docente-Investigadora, Centro de Investigación de Biodiversidad y Cambio Climático – BioCamb, Universidad Tecnológica Indoamérica, Quito, Ecuador
  427. Jorge Brito, Investigador, Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad, Quito, Ecuador
  428. Massimo De Marchi, PhD, geographer, Professor of Environmental Impact Assessment, Director of Second Level Professional Master on GIScience and Unmanned Systems for integrated management of territory and natural resources, University of Padova, Italy
  429. Stefan Brück, MSc., Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Biology, Central University of Ecuador
  430. Walter Jetz, PhD. Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, New Haven CT, USA
  431. Juan Pablo Carrera Estupiñan, PhD. Profesor Asistente y Administrador de Colecciones Científicas. Escuela Politécnica Nacional del Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador
  432. Alfonso Alonso, PhD. Conservation Biologist. Center for Conservation and Sustainability, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Washington DC, USA
  433. Amelia Fiske, PhD. Senior Research Fellow. Kiel University. Kiel, Germany
  434. Carolina Bown, Ph.D., Campus Director, Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Salisbury University, Maryland, USA
  435. Clinton N. Jenkins, Ph.D., Professor, IPÊ-Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas, Nazaré Paulista, SP, Brazil
  436. Camila Acosta López, MSc., Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Biology, Central University of Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador
  437. Armando Guevara Gil, Profesor, Departamento Académico de Derecho, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, Perú
  438. Marcos Silveira, Full Professor, Centro de Ciências Biológicas e da Natureza, Universidade Federal do Acre, Acre, Brasil
  439. Mariana Vellosa Capparelli, Assistant Professor, Universidad Regional Amazónica Ikiam, Tena, Napo, Ecuador
  440. Antonio Campos Rocha Neto, Ph.D. student, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas, SP, Brazi
  441. Nora Oleas, Ph.D. Docente Investigadora, Universidad Tecnológica Indoamérica, Quito, Ecuador
  442. Matthew D. Marr, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies, Florida International University
  443. Eduardo Fernandez-Duque, Professor, Department of Anthropology, Yale University, USA
  444. Sara Álvarez Solas, Professor, Director of Ecosystem engineer, Universidad Regional Amazónica Ikiam
  445. Tristan Partridge, Ph.D., Research Fellow, ICTA Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia noAmbientals, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
  446. Joanna M Setchell, Professor, Department of Anthropology, Durham University, UK
  447. Taya L Forde, Research Fellow, Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health & Comparative Medicine, University of Glasgow, UK
  448. Mauricio Ortega-Andrade, Ph.D. Biogeography and Spatial Ecology Research Group, Universidad Regional Amazónica IKIAM, Tena, Ecuador
  449. Bejat McCracken, Executive Director, Finding Species, San Marcos, TX, USA
  450. Yuri Huta, Former Director of Photography, Finding Species, Takoma Park, MD, USA
  451. Shawn McCracken, Ph.D., Professor, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, USA
  452. Kenneth James Chapin, PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Arizona, AZ, USA
  453. Diego G. Tirira, PhD ©, Fundación Mamíferos y Conservación, Quito, Ecuador
  454. Jarol Fernando Vaca. Naturalista del Parque Nacional Yasuní, Shiripuno Research Center, Quito, Ecuador
  455. Jeannine Richards, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, USA
  456. Frank Azorsa. PhD Student. Boston University. USA
  457. Hans-Werner Herrmann, PhD, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA
  458. Danté Fenolio, Ph.D., Vice President – Conservation & Research, San Antonio Zoo, San Antonio, Texas, USA
  459. Ryan Patrick Killackey, Director, Producer – Yasuni Man, Pollywog Productions LLC, Washington D.C., USA
  460. Liisa L. North, Ph.D., Profesora Emerita, York University, Toronto, Canada
  461. Roseli B. Torres, Ph.D.,  Instituto Agronômico, Campinas, Brasil
  462. Mateo Martinez Abarca, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico y Centro de Estudos Sociais, Universidad de Coimbra, Portugal
  463. Priscilla Muriel, Ph.D., Escuela de Biología, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador
  464. Angela Lindt, Ph.D. candidate, Institute for Social Anthropology, University of Bern, Switzerland
  465. Bolívar R. Garcete-Barrett, Dr. Sc. Biol., Curador de insectos en el Museo Nacional de Historia Natural del Paraguay / Docente Técnico encargado de la cátedra de Entomología de la Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales de la Universidad Nacional de Asunción
  466. Luis Vinueza, Ph.D., Ecologist, Ecuador
  467. Lena Lavinas, Ph.D., Professor of Welfare Economics at the Institute of Economics at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  468. Eloisa Vladescu, Ph.D., independent scholar, USA
  469. Markus Thiel, Ph.D., Director of the Miami Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, Florida International University, USA
  470. Guido Alvarez, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at United International College, China
  471. Antonia Carcelen-Estrada, Ph.D., Linguistics, Universidad San Francisco de Quito-USFQ, Ecuador
  472. Chris Funk, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biology / Director, Global Biodiversity Center / Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
  473. Lorenzo Pellegrini, PhD., Associate Professor, International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  474. Christian König, Ph.D., Post-Doc, University of Goettingen, Germany
  475. María Claudia Segovia, PhD. Associate Professor, Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas. Sangolqui, Ecuador
  476. Sinclair Stammers, PhD, Scientific Microbiologist, Photographer, and Cameraman, New Castle, Emlyn, UK
  477. Andrés Link, PhD, Primatologist, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogata, Colombia
  478. Gabriel Grefa, Former Assistant of Investigation for Yasuni, Santa Clara, Pastaza, Ecuador
  479. Matthew A. Gitzendanner, Ph.D., Scientist, Department of Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
  480. Zoë Goodwin, PhD, Early Career Research Fellow, Identification & Naming – Americas, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, UK
  481. David Brewer, Ph D., Research Associate, Dept of Ornithology, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada
  482. Delphine Clara Zemp, PhD, Postdoctoral researcher, Biodiversity, Macroecology and Biogeography, University of Goettingen, Germany
  483. Eugenio Arima, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Geography and the Environment, University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA
  484. Carlos Larrea, Ph.D. Profesor y Coordinador del Programa de Cambio Climático y Sustentabilidad, Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Sede Ecuador
  485. Carlos Fabián Viteri Herrera, MSc. Fundación Ecológica Rescate Jambelí. Docente e investigador de la Universidad de Especialidades Espíritu Santo
  486. Paula Benevides de Morais, PhD. Rede Bionorte de Biodiversidade e Biotecnologia da Amazônia Legal, Universidade Federal do Tocantins, TO, Brazil
  487. Mike Ellis, Ph.D. student. Tulane University. Director de Investigación, Third Millennium Alliance Ecuador, Reserva Jama-Coaque
  488. Francesca Angiolani, MSc. student. Universidade Federal do Oeste do Pará. Founder of Bodypaint for Conservation
  489. Paula Benevides de Morais, PhD. Rede Bionorte de Biodiversidade e Biotecnologia da Amazônia Legal, Universidade Federal do Tocantins, TO, Brazil
  490. Ana C. Palma, Ph.D., research fellow at James Cook University, Cairns, Australia
  491. Aleksandra Wierucka, Ph.D., assistant professor, Institute for Research on Culture, University of Gdańsk, Poland
  492. Santiago Ron, Curador de Anfibios – Profesor Principal, Museo de Zoología – Escuela de Biología, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Quito
  493. David Romo Vallejo, Ph.D., Profesor Colegio de Ciencias Biológicas y Ambientales, Codirector Estación de Biodiversidad Tiputini, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador
  494. Carlos Larrea, Ph.D., Profesor y Coordinador del Programa de Cambio Climático y Sustentabilidad, Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Sede Ecuador
  495. Jaime Culebras. Research and Wildlife Photographer, Quito, Ecuador

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