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Caring for the Land of the Amazon

Having recently moved to the city of Detroit from central Virginia, I’ve been thinking a lot about land: who owns it, how it’s valued, and what it’s used for. Vacant lots in the city are golden opportunities to rebuild ecosystems that can serve people in a healthy...

Cloud Forests

Cloud forests: how magical they sound! I picture tall trees swirling with clouds, or perhaps trees floating on clouds…My curiosity has percolated long enough that I simply must find out about these forests. As I learn about the many rainforest ecosystems and their...

Frogs and Toads of the Amazon

Drawing by Julia Loman Clockwise from upper left: Poison Dart Frog (Dendrobates tinctorius), Glass Frog (family Centrolenidae), Red-Eyed Tree Frog (Agalychnis callidryas), Cane Toad (Rhinella marina), Smooth-sided Toad (Buffa guttatus) In recent weeks, the soundtrack...

Mining for Gold in the Amazon

Artist Natalie Jeremijenko, who visited the University of Virginia this spring, posed a question to a group of us during the course Environmental Art Activism: do you have anything on your person for which you can describe the origins of all the materials, and the...

Deforestation in the Amazon

Welcome to Julia’s Amazon Journal! I’m Julia, an artist and a scientist. Recently, I’ve been researching the Amazon Rainforest and the challenges it’s currently facing due to climate change, deforestation, and other harmful activities like gold mining. Before getting...