Description of the network

The overall INCT-MPEG project is organized into six thematic areas (Figure 1). Together these thematic areas help integrate the objectives and methods of the 12 individual subprojects, as well as promoting the collaboration of researchers from a wide range of institutions in the Amazon region and internationally. Individual participants already belong to a large number of pre-existing research networks, specializing in biological inventories, molecular taxonomy, phylogenetic analysis, environmental modeling, ecological impact analysis, environmental indicators, strategies for sustainable land use, traditional and indigenous communities, teaching practice, etc. Special attention is given to the development of mechanisms to ensure continuity in training of Amazonian students and professionals who have participated in the project.