ACT is proud to have supported the first large scale scientific expedition in the RESEX of the Baixo Rio Branco Jauaperi.
January 10 2022
The large scale multidisciplinary team of the ABC (Amazon Biodiversity Carbon) expedition spent 15 days in the RESEX of the lower Rio Branco Jauaperi. 24 researchers surveyed forest carbon plus 16 plant, invertebrate and vertebrate taxa. The team, based in Xixuau led by Prof. Carlos Peres from the University of East Anglia / INPA and included PhD students and researchers from the Institute of Amazon Research (INPA) and the Emilio Goeldi di Belém, the Federal University of Santa Catarina, UFAM, UFMG, UFPB, UESC.
Members of the Coopxixuau participated directly in the research on the field by bringing their knowledge of the area and helping with the logistics, offering vital support to the researchers in Xixuau.
The purpose of the ABC expeditions is to carry out quantitative surveys of biodiversity in an undisturbed area of “terra firme”, including vertebrates, plants and non-vertebrates, such as small and large mammals, birds, lizards, toads, fish (via water samples and DNA) ferns, trees, beetles, bees, ants, termites and other dipterans. The research also included measuring forest carbon stocks and aboveground forest biomass, sound landscapes using automatic recorders, and photographic traps.
The ABC Expeditions a five year research project will cover 12 major river basins and 9 states of the Brazilian Amazon.
An action supported by ACT, AMO, the Norwegian University of life science and permitted by the ICMBio.
This successful expedition confirmed the importance and potential of the reserve to become a research HUB in the Amazon. In 2022, ACT is looking forward to accompagny more research in the RESEX.