Program - Workshop Dimensions US-BIOTA

8:30 am

Welcome Coffee and Registration

9:00 am

Opening Remarks

9:10 am

The BIOTA/FAPESP Program: 12 years of a successful experience in combining biodiversity research, capacity building, bioprospection and public-policy impact, in São Paulo, Brazil.
Carlos A. Joly – University of Campinas and BIOTA-FAPESP PDF

9:40 am

Dimensions US-BIOTA-São Paulo: A multidisciplinary framework for biodiversity
prediction in the Brazilian Atlantic forest hotspot

Ana C. Carnaval and Cristina Y. Miyaki – The City University of New York and University of São Paulo PDF

10:10 am

Geomorphology and paleoclimates of the Atlantic Forest, and their potential
evolutionary implications

Francisco W. Cruz, Carlos Grohmann, Silvio Hiruma – University of São Paulo and Geological Institute PDF

10:40 am

Coffee break and poster presentation

11:10 am

Raising the ghosts of communities past (whit DNA)
Mike Hickerson – The City University of New York PDF

11:40 am

Temporal scales of climatic changes and paleodiversity patterns in the Atlantic Rainforest
Marie-Pierre Ledru – Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Montpellier PDF

12:10 am

Historical biogeography and climatic niche evolution in Leandra s. str. (Melastomataceae)
Marcelo Reginato and Fabian A. Michelangeli – The New York Botanical Garden and The City University of New York PDF

12:40 am

Lunch Break (restaurants around FAPESP)

2:30 pm

Atlantic Forest and landscape ecology - a multi-scale perspective
Milton C. Ribeiro – São Paulo State University – Rio Claro

3:00 pm

Climate modeling, INPE´s projections for the 21st century, and the distribution of Brazilian biomes
Gilvan Sampaio – National Institute for Space Research PDF

3:30 pm

Vulnerability of Atlantic Forest protected areas to climate change
Rafael D. Loyola – Federal University of Goiás PDF

4:00 pm

Coffee break and poster presentation

4:30 pm

The Global Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON): some phylogenetic challenges
Dan P. Faith – Australian Museum PDF

5:00 pm

Round Table and Discussion

5:30 pm

Closing Remarks
Cristina Y. Miyaki - The University of São Paulo