Current Research

Biological Research:

Current biological research is primarily concerned with the effects of habitat fragmentation and deforestation on primate species (brown capuchin monkeys [below left] and black-and-gold howler monkeys [below right]) which live in the area.


PCER's solar power system will be used to analyze the benefits and challenges of installing, operating, and

maintaining renewable energy systems in remote regions. Non-polluting sources of electricity are especially important in fragile ecosystems such as the Pantanal wetland. On-site research is generously funded by U of M's LS&A Honors Program for summer 2010, and research will be compiled into a thesis by spring 2011.