Researcher at CSRio and colaborators publish the article “Persistent effects of pre-Columbian planting on Amazonian forest composition” in Science in March 2017, receive cquestions and respond through a letter in Science from October 2017

In 2017 a group of researchers led by ecologist Carolina Levis (National Institute of Amazonian Research / Wageningen University), among which the CSRio researcher André Junqueira, published an article in Science ( showing that the distribution of domesticated species in the Amazon forest is related to past human occupation patterns.

A group of researchers sent a reply to the article by Levis et al., in which they raise the possibility that the distribution of domesticated species could result from post- (and not pre-) Columbian human activity.

In reply to this criticism, the CSRio researcher André Junqueira and collaborators published a letter in Science. Download the letter here.

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