mct mpeg
Get Adobe Flash player

     

     

    Invitation

     

    The São Paulo Research Foundation, FAPESP, and the National Science Foundation, NSF, are pleased to invite you to the Symposium:

     

    The assembly and evolution of the Amazonian biota and its environment

     

    The symposium speakers will address the central questions associated with the assembly and evolution of the Amazonian Biota: (a) the need for an integrative approach to Amazonian environmental history and assembly, (b) the phylogenetic and biogeographic assembly of Amazonian vertebrates and plants, (c) Amazonian collection data and the quantitative analysis of areas of endemism, (d) the Neogene paleogeographic and paleoclimatic history of Amazonia, (e) phylogeographic populational structuring and environmental stability, and (f) the integration of these data into global climate models of Plio-Pleistocene and future environmental change.

     

    The assembly and evolution of the Amazonian biota and its environment

    Venue

    FAPESP – Rua Pio XI, 1500 – Alto da Lapa – SP

    Date

    March 4th

    Time

    8:30 to 18:30

     

    Parking suggestion

    Pio Park – Rua Pio XI, 1320

    Tonimar – Rua Jorge Americano, 89

     

    Website

    http://www.fapesp.br/eventos/AmBiota

     

    Registration

    http://www.fapesp.br/eventos/AmBiota/Inscricao

     

    Information

    Este endereço de e-mail está protegido contra spambots. Você deve habilitar o JavaScript para visualizá-lo.

    (11) 3838-4216

     

    This event will be held in English with simultaneous translation to Portuguese

     

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

     

    SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE

     

    8h30

     

    Welcome and opening ceremony

     

    PART I: DOCUMENTING AMAZONIAN BIOTIC HISTORY

     

    8h40

     

    Building an understanding of the biotic and environmental history of Amazonia

    Joel Cracraft (American Museum of Natural History, USA) and Lúcia G. Lohmann (Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil)

     

    9h00

     

    Databasing Amazonian plants and the importance of point locality data to biogeographic studies

    Barbara Thiers (The New York Botanical Garden, USA)

     

    9h20

     

    Databasing Amazonian vertebrate collections

    Thomas Trombone (American Museum of Natural History, USA) & Joel Cracraft (American Museum of Natural History, USA)

     

    9h40

     

    Using geo-referenced data to understand patterns of diversity

    José Alexandre Felizola Diniz-Filho (Universidade Federal de Goiás, Brazil)

     

    10h00

     

    Using geo-referenced data to understand patterns of endemism applying spatial congruence

    Claudia Szumik (CONICET-Instituto Superior de Entomologia, Tucumán, Argentina) & Pablo Goloboff (CONICET-Instituto Superior de Entomologia, Tucumán, Argentina)

     

    10h20

     

    Coffee Break

     

    PART II: DOCUMENTING AMAZONIAN ENVIRONMENT

     

    10h50

     

    Using remote sensing and data layers to understand the history of Amazonia

    Kyle McDonald (The City University of New York, USA)

     

    11h10

     

    Neogene models of Amazonian paleogeography

    Ken Campbell (Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, USA) and Afonso Nogueira (Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi, Brazil)

     

    11h30

     

    Large-scale environmental modeling of Neogene Amazonia

    Sharon Cowling (Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Canadá)

     

    11h50

     

    Plio-Pleistocene environmental change in Amazonia: What do we know and what we don’t know

    Frank Mayle (University of Edinburgh, UK)

     

    12h10

     

    Precipitation Patterns in South America during the Late Pleistocene: Possible implications for Amazonian Biodiversity

    Francisco William Cruz (Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil)

     

    12h30

     

    General Discussion

     

    Moderators: Joel Cracraft & Lúcia G. Lohmann

     

    13h00

     

    Lunch – Restaurants around FAPESP

     

    PART III: BIOTIC HISTORY (PHYLOGEOGRAPHY & PHYLOGENY)

     

    14h00

     

    Using phylogeographic analyses to understand former environmental change

    Ana Carnaval (The City University of New York, USA)

     

    14h20

     

    Using historical biogeography to reconstruct landscape history in Amazonia

    Camila Ribas (Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, Brazil), Alexandre Aleixo (Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi, Brazil), John Bates (The Field Museum, USA) & Joel Cracraft (American Museum of Natural History, USA)

     

    14h40

     

    Current state and future perspectives on primate systematics

    Horácio Schneider (Universidade Federal do Pará, Brazil) & Iracilda Sampaio (Universidade Federal do Pará, Brazil)

     

    15h00

     

    The assembly and evolution of Amazonian butterfly communities

    Andrew Brower (Middle Tennessee State University, USA), André Freitas (UNICAMP, Brazil) & Karina Lucas (UNICAMP, Brazil)

     

    15h20

     

    Coffee Break

     

    15h50

     

    What molecular data have taught us about the ecology and evolution of the Brazil nut family (Lecythidaceae, Ericales)

    Scott Mori (The New York Botanical Garden, USA) & Chris Dick (University of Michigan, USA)

     

    16h30

     

    Biogeography of Bignonieae (Bignoniaceae): Insights into the assembly of the Amazonian Biota

    Lúcia G. Lohmann (Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil)

     

    16h50

     

    Using bioinformatics to integrate knowledge about Amazonian biodiversity

    Rob Guralnick (University of Colorado-Boulder, USA)

     

    17h10

     

    The Evolutionary Atlas of Amazonian Biodiversity

    John Bates (The Field Museum, USA)

     

    17h30

    Symposium closure and general discussion

    Moderators: Joel Cracraft & Lúcia G. Lohmann