Joel Cracraft kicks off our one-day symposium at the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia auditorium in Manaus, Brazil.
Here is the schedule from our one day symposium in Manaus. What a great set of talks on long-term research by INPA researchers along with updates by grant participants. The symposium was preceded by a day of workshops for INPA students, the schedule of which is presented at the end. After the symposium, the grant participants spent four days discussing collaborations and next steps for our project. There is a lot of great science getting done.
Assembly and evolution of the Amazonian biota and its environment: an integrated approach
Monday, May 12th, 2014 - Auditório da Ciência - INPA
08h40-09h00. Assembly and Evolution of Amazonia and its Environment: a multidisciplinary analysis. Joel Cracraft & Lucia Lohmann
Part I. Documenting Amazonian environmental history
09h00-09h20. Understanding the late Neogene evolution of the Amazon Basin. Kenneth Campbell
09h20-09h40. Amazonian vegetation types and natural forest disturbance in Landsat images Bruce Nelson
09h40-10h00. Exploring the Geomorphology of the Amazon Basin with Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery. Kyle McDonald, Kenneth Campbell, Rehnuma Islam, Marzi Azarderakhsh, & Joel Cracraft
10h00-10h20. Large-scale catalysts for changes in Amazonian vegetation form and function. Hiro Sato & Sharon Cowling
10h20-10h40. Coffee Break
Part II. Taxonomy, Distributions and Spatial Patterns of Diversity
10h40-11h00 Species distribution and the scale of management decisions William Magnusson, Albertina Lima & Lorena Carneiro
11h00-11h20. Why what species are where: Understanding Amazonian bird distributions. Mario Cohn-Haft
11h20-11h40. Out of the forest: large scale distribution of birds in a typical Amazonian nonforest vegetation. Sergio H. Borges, Cintia Cornelius, Camila Ribas, Ricardo Almeida, Claudeir Vargas, João Capurucho, Camila Duarte, Mario Conh-Haft e Marcelo Moreira.
11h40-12h00. How distribution maps of neotropical Lecythidaceae have generated phytogeographic hypotheses. Scott Mori, Christopher Dick & Barbara Thiers
12h00- 14h00. Lunch
14h00-14h20. Geographic distribution and climatic niches of Zingiberales in Amazonia. Flávia Costa & Fernando Figueiredo
Part III. Phylogeography and Phylogenetic history of Amazonian organisms
14h20-14h40. Timing the diversification of the Amazonian biota: evidence from butterflies Ivonne Garzón-Orduña & Andrew Brower
14h40-15h00. Amazonian nurse-frogs: research on small species fills large biogeographical gaps. Pedro Ivo Simões, Igor Luis Kaefer & Albertina Lima.
15h00-15h20. Climate and biotic diversification in Amazonia: new insights from niche-modeling and phylogeographies of multiple avian lineages. Alexandre Aleixo, Camila Ribas & A. Townsend Peterson
15h20-15h40. What do we really know about the diversification of freshwater cetaceans (Inia: Cetacea) within and outside the Amazon basin? Tomas Hrbek, Waleska Gravena, Joiciane Farias, Nicole Dutra, Vera Silva & Izeni Farias
15h40-16h00. Coffee Break
16h00-16h20. A look into the evolutionary history of the southeastern Amazon Basin: exploring the phylogeography of Proechimys roberti spiny rats via a hypothesis testing approach Rafael Leite; Fernanda Werneck; Maria Nazareth da Silva & Duke Rogers
16h20-16h40. Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Diversification on the Amazon: A Test of the Riverine Hypothesis for all Diurnal Primates of Rio Negro and Rio Branco in Brazil. Jean Boubli, Camila Ribas, Jessica Lynch Alfaro, Maria Nazareth F. da Silva, Gabriela Pinho & Izeni Farias
16h40-17h00. Phylogeny and biogeography of Neotropical primates. Horácio Schneider & Iracilda Sampaio
17h00-17h20. The Evolutionary Atlas of Amazonian Biodiversity: an update on a vision. John Bates & Joshua Engel.
Methods on Amazonian Biogeography
Sunday, May 11th, 2014 - Auditório da Ciência - INPA
08h30-10h00. Databasing and the importance of point locality data to biogeographic studies Thomas Trombone & Robert Guralnick
10h00-10h30. Coffee Break
10h30-12h00. Using geo-referenced data to understand patterns of endemism and congruence. Claudia Szumik
12h00-2h00PM. Lunch Break
2h00-3h30 PM. Phylogenetic analysis using TNT (Tree analysis using New Technology). Pablo Goloboff
3h30-4h00PM. Coffee Break
4h00-5h00PM. Advances in historical biogeography of Amazon communities: importance and potential of new methods. Christopher Dick,
5h00-6h00PM. Climate, vegetation & the evolution of the Amazon Basin. Francisco William da Cruz & Francis Mayle