The purpose of the Amazonia Section is to enhance the visibility of the cultural, political, social, economic, and environmental processes that engage and affect Amazonian peoples, plants animals, and ecosystems throughout the basin. The section will foster interdisciplinary dialogue across the humanities and the social and natural sciences, and promote research, teaching, and outreach. It will support collaboration among LASA members, indigenous and local community leaders, activists, artists, and knowledge producers in the Amazon. It will seek to inform civil society and public policy with current, robust, and collaborative research in order to learn from the region´s experiences and to face pressing challenges.