ENVS Associate Professor, Peter Newton, and ENVS Associate Research Professor, Colleen Scanlan Lyons, were recently awarded funding from the National Science Foundation's program on Recovery, Renewal, and Resilience in a Post-Pandemic World. Together with researchers from the UK and Brazil, this trans-Atlantic partnership will study the various ways in which forest-dependent people in the Brazilian Amazon may be able to engage as citizens and exercise their rights to influence institutions and political processes in ways that increase their own resilience and reduce their vulnerability to COVID-19 and to other threats (e.g., future epidemics, or river flooding). The research project will begin in May 2022 and will run for three years.