The Andes-Amazon region of Peru is one of the world's most biologically diverse regions. In collaboration with researchers from the Geography Dept. at Penn State University, I will visit two field stations run by the Amazon Conservation Association Center in southeastern Peru; the Wayqecha Biological Station (high altitude cloud forest) and Los Amigos Biological Station (low altitude river floodplain). The goal is to develop a framework for the study of aquatic/wetland ecosystems in the Peruvian Amazon, and the biological, socio-economic, political issues that contribute to their long-term sustainability. Ecological recovery of damaged ecosystems will be the focus of this work.