Samples of published work


The first South Americans: extreme living
Surprise El Niño causes devastation but offers lessons for ecologists
Deforestation: Carving up the Amazon
Melting in the Andes: Goodbye Glaciers


Maps reveal how Amazon development is closing in on isolated tribes
Thomas Lovejoy: Amazon “tipping point” may be closer than we think
Isolated tribespeople receiving care after violent contact in Brazil

National Geographic Online

Amazon dams keep the lights on but could hurt fish, forests
Quirky winds fuel Brazil’s devastating drought, Amazon’s flooding

Rethink Earth

Can bushmeat feed families without emptying forests?


The perils and privileges of an Amazonian hallucinogen
Rubber barons’ abuses live on in memory and myth

Scientific American

Is the Amazon rain forest drying out?

Environmental Health News

Amazon oil spill has killed tons of fish, sickened native people
If these walls could talk: Adobe homes in Peru’s Andes tell a centuries-old toxic tale
Killer cookstoves: indoor smoke deadly in poor countries; cleaner stoves elusive
Thousands of dolphins may have died in Peru’s massive die-off; cause may remain a mystery
Townspeople, gold shopkeepers highly exposed to mercury in Peru


Amazon oil spill puts Peruvian communities at risk
Protest against oil pollution ends with accords
Environmental wisdom: keeping indigenous stories alive
High gold prices trigger rainforest destruction in Peru

The Lancet

Emergency response after Mexico’s earthquakes
Peru’s transgender community: the battle for rights
Latin American countries crack down on junk food
Latin America looks to violence prevention for answers

Growing up in Rio’s favelas
Cancer cluster in Chile linked to arsenic contamination
Peru makes progress on maternal health
Providing medical care in the Peruvian Amazon
Controlling Chagas’ disease in urban Peru
Traffic accidents scar Latin America’s roads

Environmental Science & Technology

Peruvian gold rush threatens health and environment
La Oroya legacy of lead


Curbing miners a challege in Madre de Dios
Looking to create a healthier family hearth
Residents form ecotourism corridor in Peru
Boosting sustainable rural livelihoods key for Haiti

Peru-Brazil dam plans power Amazon debate
Peru’s Madre de Dios: carbon-storage test ground

The Daily Climate

Warming Atlantic primes the Amazon for fire
Altered climate forces cultural shift high in Andes
The Andes’ triple bottom line
Glaciers go, leaving drought, conflict and tension in Andes

National Catholic Reporter

Staking their lives
Cambodia: Struggle for a future