The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), within the scope of the BIOTA-FAPESP Program, invites to the International Symposium


July 12 – 2019 – 8h30 to 17h30
FAPESP – Rua Pio XI, 1500 – Alto da Lapa – São Paulo

In this symposium young and renowned scientists will present novel data on biogeography, climatology, geology, ecology and evolution of the Atlantic forest biota. This data is unveiling the complexity of this biodiversity hotspot.




Event free of charge | Limited registration



8:30 am Registration
9:00 am Opening Remarks
9:10 am Luciano Verdade, University of São Paulo (USP) and BIOTA-FAPESP Download
9:40 am Cristina Y. Miyaki, University of São Paulo (USP) Download
Dimensions US-BIOTA-São Paulo: A multidisciplinary framework for biodiversity prediction in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest hotspot
10:00 am Lucas Bacci, University of Campinas (Unicamp) Download
Assembling the Atlantic Forest puzzle: an Oligocene north/south split, local radiations and conserved climatic niches in Bertolonia (Melastomataceae)
10:30 am Camila Marques, Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP) Download
Population genomics and historical demography of a montane Atlantic forest bird community: a refuge hypothesis test
11:00 am Roberta Damasceno, University of São Paulo (USP) Download
Divergence at the edges: historical demography and mitochondrial capture between sister species
11:30 am Paula Rodríguez-Zorro, University of Montpellier (France) Download
Atlantic forest responses to climate changes during the last two glacial-interglacial cycles in Southeastern Brazil
12:00 am Lunch Break (restaurants around FAPESP)
1:00 pm Mariana Vasconcellos, City University of New York (CUNY) & New York Botanical Download
Garden Evaluating the impact of past climate changes and Pre-Columbian humans in the Araucaria forest of southern Brazil
1:30 pm Ellen Peres and Ricardo Pinto da Rocha, University of São Paulo (USP) Download
Deep signature of historical events in the Atlantic Forest: insights from arachnid order Opiliones
2:00 pm Karina Lucas da Silva-Brandão, Federal University of ABC (UFABC) Download
Glimpsing patterns of genetic variation in butterflies
2:30 pm Stefano Crivellari and Cristiano Mazur Chiessi, University of São Paulo (USP)
Forcings of Atlantic Forest dynamics during the late Quaternary: A view from the ocean
3:00 pm Coffee Break
3:30 pm Andrea Paz, City University of New York (CUNY) Download
Mapping diversity and its environmental correlates in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest
4:00 pm
Marcelo Reginato and Fabián Michelangeli, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRS) and City University of New York (CUNY) & New York Botanical Garden Download
Bioregions of eastern Brazil based on vascular plant occurrence data
4:30 pm Ana C. Carnaval, City University of New York (CUNY) Download
Closing remarks



Official language: English (Simultaneous translation will not be provided)

Information: (11) 3838-4394 /

Parking suggestions: Tonimar – Rua Jorge Americano, 89 | Pio Park – Rua Pio XI, 1320  |  Rua São Gualter, 151