Various resources, articles, interviews, and references about our Amazon conservation work and other rainforest preservation and research.


  • Disease Concepts and Treatment by Tribal Healers of an Amazonian Forest Culture
  • Significance of Biodiversity to Health
  • Fleck, DW, Harder JD. “Matses Indian Rainforest Habitat Classification and Mammalian Diversity in Amazonian Peru.” Journal of Ethnobiology 2000 20(1): 1-36.
  • Romanoff, S. Jiménez Huanán, DMJ, Uaquí Bëso FSU, Fleck, DW. “Matsesën Nampid Chuibanaid (La Vida Tradicional de los Matsés).” 2004 Lima: Centro Amazónico de Antropología y Aplicación Práctica.
  • Fleck, DW, Voss RS, Patton JL. “Biological Basis of Saki (Pithecia), Folk Species Recognized by the Matses Indians of Amazonian Perú.” International Journal of Primatology 1999 20(6): 1005-1028.
  • Fleck, DW, Dienst, S. “Pet Vocatives.” Southwestern Amazonia Anthropological Linguistics 2009 51 (3-4): 209-243.
  • Fleck, DW, Harder JD. “Ecology of marsupials in Amazonian Peru.” Journal of Mammology 1995 76 (3): 809-818.
  • Fleck, DW, Voss RS. “On the Origin and Cultural Significance of Unusually Large Synonym Sets in Some Panoan Languages of Western Amazonia.” Anthropological Linguistics 2006 48(4): 335-368.
  • Fleck, DW. “Notions of Causation in Matses Grammar.” Journal de la Société des Américanistes 2001 87: 177-196.
  • Fleck, DW. 2001. Causation in Matses (Panoan, Amazonian Peru). The Grammar of Causation and Interpersonal Manipulation. Masayoshi Shibatani (Ed.). Amsterdam: Benjamins, 373-415.
  • Fleck, DW. “Ergatividade em Matses (Pano).” LIAMES 2005 5: 89-111.
  • Fleck, DW. “Antipassive in Matses.” Studies in Language 2006 30(3): 541-573.
  • Fleck, DW. “Body-Part Prefixes in Matses: Derivation or Noun Incorporation.” International Journal of American Linguistics 2006 72(1): 59-96.
  • Fleck, DW 2006. “Complement Clause Type and Complementation Strategies in Matses.” Complementation: A Cross-Linguistic Typology. RMW Dixon and Aikhenvald AY (Eds.) 224- 244.
  • Fleck, DW. “The Lost Languages of Captured Wives in the Amazon.” ABC Radio Melbourne. 17 June 2006. Radio.
  • Fleck, DW 2006. “Panoan Languages.” Encyclopedia of Languages & Linguistics. K. Brown (Ed.) Oxford: Elsevier, 156-157.
  • Fleck, DW. “Did the Kulinas become the Marubos? A Linguistic and Ethnohistorical Investigation.” Tipiti Journal of The Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America 2007 5(2): 137-207.
  • Fleck, DW. “Evidentiality and Double Tense in Matses.” Language 2007 83(3): 589-614.
  • Fleck, DW. “Field Linguistics Meets Biology: How to Obtain Scientific Designations for Plant and Animal names.” STUF – Language Typology and Universals 2006 60(1): 81-91.
  • Voss RS, Fleck DW, Jansa SA. “On the Diagnostic Characters, Ecogeographic Distribution, and Phylogenetic Relationships of Gracilinanus emiliae (Didelphimorphia:Didelphidae:Thylamyini).” Mastozoología Neotropical 2009 16(2): 433-443.
  • Fleck DW, Voss RS. “Mammalian diversity and Matses ethnomammalogy in Amazonian Peru, Part 1, Primates.” Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 2011 351:1-81.
  • Simmons NB, Voss, RS, Fleck DW. “A New Amazonian Species of Micronycteris (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae) with notes on the roosting behavior of sympatric congeners.” American Museum Novitates 2002 No. 3358: 1-14.
  • Munro, R. Ludwig, R, Sauerland, U, Fleck DW. “Reported speech in Matses: Perspective Persistence and Evidential Narratives.” International Journal of American Linguistics 2013 78(1): 41-75.
  • Kim BK, Engstrom MD, Reid FA, Simmons NB, Voss RS, Fleck DW. “A new species of Peropteryx (Chiroptera: Emballonuridae) from Western Amazonia with Comments on Phylogenetic Relationships within the genus.” American Museum Novitates 2010. No. 3686: 1-20.
  • Ludwig RA, Munro R, Fleck DW, Sauerland U. “Reported Speech in Matses: Obligatory Perspective Shift with Syntactic Transparency.” University of Massachusetts Occasional Papers 2010 41:33-47.
  • Harder, JD and Fleck DW 1997. “Reproductive Ecology of New World Marsupials.” Marsupial Biology. Recent Research, New Perspectives N. Saunders, L. Hinds (Eds.) Sydney: UNSW Press, 175-203.
  • Fleck, DW, Voss RS, Simmons, NB. “Underdifferentiated Taxa and Sublexical Categorization: An Example from Matses Classification of Bats.” Journal of Ethnobiology 2002 22(1): 61-102.
  • Fleck, DW. “Coreferential fourth-person pronouns in Matses.” International Journal of American Linguistics 2008 74(3): 279-311.
  • Fleck, DW 2010 “Ergativity in the Mayoruna branch of the Panoan family.” Ergativity in Amazonia. Gildea, Spike and Francesc Queixalós (Eds.) Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 29–64.
  • Fleck, DW. “Sugerencias metodológicas para realizar trabajo de campo lingüístico en la Amazonía.” Lexis 2008 Vol. XXXII (2): 251-280.
  • Fleck, DW. “Quiénes eran los Mayoruna de Tessmann?” Amazonía Peruana 2007 Tomo XV (30): 305-331.
  • Jiménez Huanán, DM Jiménez Ëshco, A Fleck DW. Matses Icampid (La Historia de los Matsés), Primera Parte, 1880-1947: Ëndenquio Icampid Manuel Tumin Chiubanaid (Historia Antigua Según Manuel Tumí). Tierra Nueva (2014)
  • Fleck, DW. “Panoan Languages and Linguistics” Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History. (2013)
  • Fleck, DW. Poshto Bëchun Chedo Cun Nidaidën Icquid: Los Monos de Mi Tierra. Lima: Unicef. (2013)
  • Zariquiey Biondi, Roberto & David W. Fleck. Animales y Plantas del Pueblo Kakataibo: Diccionario Trilingüe (Kakataibo, Español, Inglés) con Identificaciones Biológicas, Índice Alfabético Castellano-Kakataibo, Clasificación Semántica, Nombres Regionales y Definiciones Etnobiológicas. Languages of the World/Dictionaries 52, 2013, Munich: LINCOM, 266 pp.
  • Fleck DW, Jiménez Huanán, DM Uaquí Bëso FS. Diccionario Matsés–Castellano: con Índice Alfabético Castellano-Matsés e Índice Semántico Castellano-Matsés. Tierra Nueva (2012)






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