Michael Goulding

Michael Goulding is a conservation scientist at the University of Florida and the author of numerous books on Amazon ecology.

Recent Articles

Biodiversity in Jeopardy

There are more life forms in Amazonia than anyplace else. But by the end of this century, there may be many fewer.

The Amazon basin is, above all, our planet's greatest celebration of biodiversity, where for hundreds of millions of years environmental conditions have favored an overall increase in the numbers of species. It is not clear why this has been so. Perhaps the principal factor has been a warm and humid climate, at least in large parts of the Amazon Basin.