For some time, a team of scientists from Freiberg around Prof. Matschullat has been investigating the influence of soils in the Amazon basin on climate change and is currently monitoring reforestation in this sensitive area.

ECORESPIRA-AMAZON is the first Brazilian-German project attempting to representatively determine soil respiration and soil chemistry on terra firme (non inundated land) in the region, always juxtaposing forested land with post-forest land use in the Amazon basin. The key focus lies on locations around Manaus (Central Amazonas) and in southern Amazonas (from Apuí to Boca do Acre).

Podcast with Professor Matschullat is in German.