Soil Sampling Amazon Forest Research (IMAGE) Colorado State University Caption The team is currently working with farmers' associations and two research institutes in Brazil to collect and analyze soil samples, with the goal of studying the consequences of this loss of biodiversity. Credit Courtesy of Andre L.C. Franco/Colorado State University Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.