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Welcome to the Terra Preta Program!!

International conferences in 2016
 
Several international conferences related to soils, terra preta, and/or biochar will take place this year.  Click on the name of the conferences to visit their sites and get more information.
 
- The 3rd Asia-Pacific Biochar Conference, 19-23 October, Gangwon, Korea.
 
 
- The EUROSOIL 2016 conference, 17-22 July, Istanbul, Turkey
 

The Terra Preta Program started in January 2010. It is a 5-year long international and interdisciplinary program focussing on anthropogenic soils (also known as "terra preta") that are found in the Amazon basin. The basic idea of the program is very well summarized in the program's full name: 

"Terra Preta do Indio ─ Recovering the Past, Regaining the Future of Amazonian Dark Earths"

In this webpage you will find information about our program, the research topics on which we are focussing, as well as general information on terra preta

This program is being funded by the Interdisciplinary Research and Education Fund (INREF) of Wageningen University.

Visit us regularly to keep informed of our progress!!

 

 

 

 

  

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Publications

 Publication list updated

Our publication list has been updated! Several new publications from the Terra Preta Program members have been added, as well as all the PhD. theses which have been concluded.

You can find the publications and the theses here.

PhD defence

 Successful PhD. defence

Congratulations to Dr. André Braga Junqueira!!

André has successfully defended his PhD thesis on September 30th, 2015, entitled "Anthropogenic soils in Central Amazonia: farmers' practices, agrobiodiversity and land-use patterns' . We wish you all the best for your future career!

André's thesis can be downloaded here.

Symposium and PhD defences

 Symposium and PhD Defences

André Braga Junqueira and Catarina Conte Jakovac (Forest Ecology and Management Group) will defend their PhD theses at the Aula in Wageningen on September 30th 2015. In honour of this event a symposium is planned for the morning of September 30th, entitled 'Past and present land-use patterns in tropical landscapes'.

You can find more information about the symposium here.

New article

 Article published

We are pleased to announce the publication of a paper published in the in August issue of Environmental Science and Policy:

Rittl, T. F., Arts, B. and Kuyper, T. (2015) Biochar: an emerging policy arrangement in Brazil? Environmental Science and Policy, 51: 45-55.

The article is available here.

New article

Article published

We are pleased to announce the publication of a paper published in the in July issue of Proceedings of the Royal Society B:

Clement, C.R., Denevan, W.M., Heckenberger, M.J., Braga Junqueira, A., Neves, E.G., Teixeira, W.G., and Woods, W.I. (2015),The domestication of Amazonia before European conquest. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 282: 20150813.

The article is available here.

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