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UAlbany Fulbright Researcher, Brazilian University Collaborate to Analyze Deforestation in the Amazon Rain Forest

ASRC Research Associate David R. Fitzjarrald's work in smaller scale meteorology is important in understanding the impact of regional climate change. (Photo by Mark Schmidt)


ALBANY, N.Y. (August 5, 2013) – David R. Fitzjarrald, a Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Environmental Sciences at the University at Albany Atmospheric Sciences Research Center (ASRC), will collaborate with investigators at the University of Western Pará (UFOPa), Santarém, Brazil, to analyze on-the-ground measurements of the Amazon rain forest to determine how the climate is being affected by deforestation. Fitzjarrald will conduct the first phase of his research in August and September supported by a Fulbright Fellowship, a program designed to build mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries. While in Brazil, Fitzjarrald will also work with and mentor UFOPa students.

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