Agency history, 1967-1971

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  • Humphrey, Philip S (Philip Strong) 1926-2009
  • Belem Ecological Project


Agency History


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  • The Belem Ecological Project was a multidisciplinary study of environmental conditions of the Amazon delta in the vicinity of Belem, Brazil. The purpose of the project was to improve knowledge of tropical delta forest environments and determine the influence of human activities on those environments. The project was funded through a grant from the Army Research Office and ran from 1967 to 1971. Philip S. Humphrey, Chairman, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History, was Principal Investigator.
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Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1967
  • 1967-1971


  • Vertebrates
  • Ecology
  • Vertebrate zoology


  • Brazil
  • Belém (Brazil)
  • Amazon River Region


Mixed archival materials

Local number

SIA AH00029

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