WEBINARS BIOTA 20

 

Created in 1999, the FAPESP Program for Research on Biodiversity Characterization, Conservation, Restoration and Sustainable Use - BIOTA-FAPESP - adopted the definition of biodiversity and the premises of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) right from the beginning. Consequently, the scope of the research supported by the Program involved all types of diversity - from genetic to biome, all types of organisms - terrestrial, marine or freshwater, under all possible approaches - from biological to chemical characterization, from microscope to satellite images, from ecosystem structure and composition to functioning and landscape ecology, including also the human dimensions of biodiversity conservation and sustainable use.

In honor of the program's 20th anniversary, we have organized the 8 webinars presented below to synthesize the impact the Program has had in advancing scientific knowledge, improving public policies, identifying economic potential, building human resources, and engaging internationally with significant contributions to the CBD and the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services/IPBES.  The webinars are part of the process of building the new Science Plan & Strategies for the next decade of the BIOTA-FAPESP Program, and we subdivided them into themes to meet the virtual format of discussions.  

1st BIOTA WEBINAR
ECOLOGY AND FUNTIONING OF TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEM 

12/08 - 9h30 to 10h45am (UTC – 03:00)

The 1st webinar will talk about landscape ecology and functioning of terrestrial ecosystems, which is an area that has been well supported since the beginning of the BIOTA-FAPESP Program. Recently, within this area, there have been some initiatives to incorporate a more applied vision, with projects focusing on the implementation of the Forest Code in the State of São Paulo, as well as on restoration and management of the Atlantic Forest and Protected Areas. 

 

Opening: Luiz Eugênio Mello, Scientific Director of FAPESP
Moderator: Carlos Joly, Steering Committee BIOTA-FAPESP Program
 

9h30 – Impacts made by the BIOTA/FAPESP Program in landscape ecology and terrestrial ecosystem functioning

Luciano Verdade, Steering Committee BIOTA-FAPESP Program, Center for Nuclear Energy in Agriculture (CENA), University of São Paulo (USP).
Simone Vieira, Steering Committee BIOTA-FAPESP Program / Center for Environmental Studies and Research (NEPAM), University of Campinas (UNICAMP)
 

10h00 – Lessons learned by the Southern Africa Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management/SASSCAL

Norbert Jürgens, University of Hamburg, Germany
 

10h30 – Questions & Answers

REGISTRATION: www.fapesp.br/eventos/biota1/registration  

LIVE

2nd BIOTA WEBINAR
MICROORGANISMS

19/08 - 2h00 to 3h45pm (UTC – 03:00)

Identified as a lacuna in the first phase of the BIOTA-FAPESP Program, research on microorganisms received strong support in the second phase of the program. Research in this area focused both in characterizing microbiota diversity and in identifying processes and molecules with the economic potential to be explored by the productive sector.

 

2h00 – Impacts made by the BIOTA/FAPESP Program in microorganisms

João Setúbal, Institute of Chemistry, University of São Paulo (USP)

Valeria Maia Merzel, Centro Pluridisciplinar de Pesquisas Químicas, Biológicas e Agrícolas (CPQBA), University of Campinas (UNICAMP)
 

2h30 – The Global Virome Project: Using biodiversity science for pandemic prevention

Jonna Mazet, School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis, USA 
 

3h00 – Questions & Answers
 

REGISTRATION: www.fapesp.br/eventos/biota2/registration

LIVE

3rd BIOTA WEBINAR 
BIOPROSPECTION 

09/09 - 9h30 to 10h45am (UTC – 03:00)

The 3rd webinar celebrating 20 years of the BIOTA-FAPESP Program will summarize the results of the BIOprospecTA sub-program, launched in 2002. Bioprospection is one of the main options of the Program to promote the sustainable use of our biodiversity, by identifying the potential economic value of this reach natural patrimony.

 

9h30 – Impacts made by the BIOTA/FAPESP Program in bioprospection 

Vanderlan Bolzani, FAPESP Board of Trustees member, BIOTA-FAPESP, Institute of Chemistry/Araraquara, São Paulo State University (UNESP)

Letícia Lotufo, Biosciences Institute (IB), University of São Paulo (USP)
 

10h00 – The NCI Program for Natural Product Discovery

Barry R. O'Keefe, Natural Products Branch, Developmental Therapeutics Program, Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis, National Cancer Institute (NIH), USA
 

10h30 – Questions and Answers
 

REGISTRATION: www.fapesp.br/eventos/biota3/registration  

LIVE

4th BIOTA WEBINAR
COASTAL AND MARINE AREAS 

16/09 – 9h30 to 10h45am (UTC–03:00) 

9h30 – Impacts made by the BIOTA/FAPESP Program in coastal and marine areas

Mariana Cabral de Oliveira, FAPESP’s Biology Area Coordination, Institute of Biology, University of São Paulo (USP)
Alexander Turra, Institute of Oceanography, University of São Paulo (USP)
 

10h00 – Developing new models to understand the processes of global patterns of marine biodiversity

Derek Tittensor, Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Canada 
 

10h30 – Questions and Answers 
 

REGISTRATION: www.fapesp.br/eventos/biota4/registration

LIVE

 

5th BIOTA WEBINAR
ANIMAL TAXONOMY AND ECOLOGY 

08/10 - 9h30 to 10h45am (UTC-03:00)

9h30 – Impacts made by the BIOTA/FAPESP Program in animal taxonomy and ecology

Célio F. B. Haddad, FAPESP’s Biology Area Coordination, Institute of Biology/Rio Claro, São Paulo State University (UNESP)
Thomas Lewinsohn, Institute of Biology, University of Campinas (UNICAMP)
André V. L. Freitas, Institute of Biology, University of Campinas (UNICAMP)
 

10h00 – Understanding the impacts of land use and climate change on functionally important groups of species

Tim Newbold, Division of Biosciences, University College London, UK
 

10h30 – Questions and Answers
 

REGISTRATION: www.fapesp.br/eventos/biota5/registration  

LIVE

6th BIOTA WEBINAR
EDUCATION

21/10 – 9h30 to 10h45am (UTC-03:00)

9h30 – Impacts made by the BIOTA/FAPESP Program in Education

Suzana Ursi, Institute of Biosciences, University of São Paulo (USP)
Alessandra Fernandes Bizerra, Institute of Biosciences, University of São Paulo (USP)
 

10h00 – TBC (to be confirmed) 
 

10h30 – Questions and Answers 
 

REGISTRATION: www.fapesp.br/eventos/biota6/registration

LIVE

 

7th BIOTA WEBINAR
SYNTHESIS CENTER

11/11 – 9h30 to 10h45am (UTC-03:00)

9h30 – The BIOTA Center for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Synthesis

Jean Paul Metzger, Steering Committee BIOTA-FAPESP Program, Institute of Bioscience, University of São Paulo (USP)
 

10h00 – The French Centre for the Synthesis and Analysis of Biodiversity

Nicolas Mouquet, La Fondation pour la Recherche sur la Biodiversité (FRB), France (tbc)
 

10h30 –  Questions and Answers
 

REGISTRATION: www.fapesp.br/eventos/biota7/registration  

LIVE

8th BIOTA WEBINAR
20th Anniversary of the BIOTA-FAPESP Program
 

01/12 – 9h00 to 11h00am (UTC-03:00)

9h00 – Opening

Marco Antonio Zago, President of FAPESP (tbc)
Luiz Eugênio Mello, Scientific Director of FAPESP
Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz, Scientific Director of FAPESP from 2005 to 2020
José Fernando Perez, Scientific Director of FAPESP from 1993 to 2005
Pedro Passos, Natura board of trustees
Eduardo Trani, Environment sub-secretary - Secretariat for Infrastructure and Environment of State of Sao Paulo
Marcos Penido, Infrastructure and Environment Secretary - Secretariat for Infrastruture and Environment of State of Sao Paulo (tbc)
 

10h00 – Planning the Future of the BIOTA Program

Carlos Joly, Steering Committee BIOTA-FAPESP Program 
 

REGISTRATION: http://www.fapesp.br/eventos/biota8/registration

LIVE

Join the webinar: Agência FAPESP’s YouTube channel

Questions will be answered during the event to: contato@biota.org.br

Language: English (simultaneous translation will not be provided)

 

See more about BIOTA-PROGRAM at: www.biota.org.br

No declaration of presence or certificate will be issued for the broadcasted events

 

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