Dr. Foster Brown is an environmental geochemist who strives to connect the ecological and social dimensions of environmental issues. His research focuses on global environmental change and sustainable development in the southwestern Amazon Basin. He coordinates Woodwell Climate’s work dealing with climate change and land use in the tri-national southwestern Amazonia region. He is currently involved in monitoring air quality impacts of deforestation-fueled fires, and has taken an active role in pandemic response in his community.
Dr. Brown spent over twenty years as a faculty member of the Graduate Program in Environmental Geochemistry at the Federal Fluminense University in Niteroi, Brazil, and is currently on the faculty of the Federal University of Acre, Brazil.