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FAPESP and NSF announce result of call for proposals in biodiversity

FAPESP and NSF announce result of call for proposals in biodiversity

The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) announce the result of the second call for research proposals for scientific cooperation through their programs, BIOTA and Dimensions of Biodiversity.

The aims of the BIOTA-FAPESP Research Program, launched in March 1999 includes: i) to inventory, map and characterize the biodiversity of the State of São Paulo; ii) to understand the processes that generate and maintain biodiversity, as well as those that can result in its deleterious reduction; iii) to improve public policies on biodiversity conservation and restoration, and iv) to develop means and strategies for the sustainable use of plants, animals and microorganism with economic potential.

The Call for Proposal is based in a broader Call for proposals published annually by the NSF Dimensions of Biodiversity’s Program, which invites the participation of U.S. researchers to apply for NSF’s regular funding or co-funding opportunities under NSF agreements with FAPESP and other agencies.

Selected proposal:

Researchers Project title
Cristina Yumi Miyaki – USP

Ana Carolina O. Queiroz Carnaval - City University of New York

Dimensions US-BIOTA São Paulo: integrando disciplinas para a predição da biodiversidade da Floresta Atlântica no Brasil

Número do processo FAPESP: 2013/50297-0

The Call for Proposal is available at: :