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Message from the Director

Welcome to Purdue’s Center for the Environment! The C4E, as we refer to it, is a regional resource for incubating and promoting collaborative, interdisciplinary, problem-driven research focused on some of the greatest environmental challenges we face globally. C4E-affiliated faculty are currently working on problems such as exploring the resilience of food-energy-water production and delivery systems, eliminating hazardous electronic and plastic waste, reducing nutrient runoff in farm systems, understanding the fate and transport of new chemicals in the environment, and understanding the challenges to building and maintaining sustainable communities in the face of disruptive global changes.

Featured Speaker


Juarez Pezzuti: Participatory Research and Wildlife Management in the Xingu River Basin

You want to be a responsible tourist. But what does that even mean?

January 21, 2020

The year is 2013, and the (hypothetical) trip is a mix of virtue and fun: Fly to a Caribbean island, stay in an Airbnb,...

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Building Sustainable Communities Featured Speaker - Juarez Pezzuti

January 23, 2020

Juarez Pezzuti, Associate Professor at University of Pará, teaches at the Centre For Advanced Amazon Studies and in the Institute of Biological Sciences. With a BA in Biology, Master’s degree in Ecology from the National Institute of Amazonian Studies (INPA), he received his doctorate in ecology from State University of Campinas UNICAMP), he studies the local management system of river turtles in Negro River basin in the Brazilian Amazon.

More recently, his research focus has been on the application of local ecological knowledge (LEK) on wildlife monitoring programs in Brazil. More specifically, he looks at the development of community-based wildlife management plans incorporating LEK in the monitoring of target game species.

In this talk, he will discuss his research on ecological and cultural aspects of wildlife use among Amazon indigenous and caboclo communities, community-based wildlife management and ethnozoology.

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