The Peru Project

Project Overview

Rio Madre de Dios

Río Madre de Dios and two tributaries

Stroud Water Research Center applied its 40 years of experience studying stream and river ecosystems to the development of an integrated scientific research/environmental education project in headwaters of the Amazon in southeastern Peru.

In August 2006, funded by a grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, a team of 12 scientists and educators from the Center, along with collaborators from Florida A&M University and from Peru, traveled to Madre de Dios, Peru, for an 18-day expedition to sample 33 sites, which ranged from small streams to the Madre de Dios and Tambopata rivers. 

Our research and education staffs worked out of the following five stations: Puerto Maldonado; ACEER Tambopata at Inkaterra (ATI); Los Amigos Research Center and Conservation Area (CICRA); Rainforest Expeditions at Refugio (ARA); and Rainforest Expeditions at Tambopata Research Center (TRC).

In October 2006 scientific and education staff members returned to Madre de Dios to offer a series of free, full-day workshops on water-quality monitoring and the ecology of streams and rivers. The team gave a similar series of workshops at the Fundación Neotrópica on the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica in December 2006.

Overview of Web Pages

Read more about the study by visiting the following pages. (You can also access any Peru Project page from the menu in the sidebar).

You can also download the full Moore Foundation Peru Project report.