FAPESP-U.S. Collaborative Research on the Amazon symposium

08:30 – 08:40 Welcome
The Hon. Jane Harman, Director, President and CEO, The Wilson Center
Celso Lafer, President, São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)
08:40 – 09:20 Keynote Speech, Dr. Ernest Moniz, U.S. Secretary of Energy
09:20 – 09:50 The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and Research on the Amazon, Carlos H. Brito Cruz, Scientific Director, FAPESP
09:50 – 10:00 Signing event: Smithsonian Institution – FAPESP Cooperation Agreement
Session 1
10:00 – 10:55
10:00 – 10:20 GoAmazon: interactions of the urban plume of Manaus with biogenic forest emissions in Amazonia
Paulo Artaxo, Physics Institute, USP
Scot T. Martin, Harvard University
10:20 – 10:40 Understanding the causes of the biases that determine the onset of the rainy season in Amazonia in climate models using GoAmazon-CHUVA measurements
Jose Antonio Marengo Orsini, Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação (Brasil), Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE/MCTI)
Rong Fu, University of Texas at Austin
10:40 – 10:55 Q/A
10:55 – 11:10 Break
Session 2
11:10 – 12:05
11:10 – 11:30 Multi-scale processes driving tropical convection and influence of the aerosol
Tercio Ambrizzi, Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Instituto de Astronomia, Geofísica e Ciências Atmosféricas (IAG)
Carlos Roberto Mechoso, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
11:30 – 11:50 Brazil-USA collaborative research: modifications by anthropogenic pollution of the natural atmospheric chemistry and particle microphysics of the tropical rain forest during GoAmazon intensive operating periods
Henrique de Melo Jorge Barbosa, Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Instituto de Física (IF)
Scot T. Martin, Harvard University
11:50 – 12:05 Q/A
12:05 – 13:20 Lunch
Lunch Speaker: Thomas E. Lovejoy, George Mason University
Session 3
13:20 – 14:35
13:20 – 13:40 Ecophysiological controls on Amazonian precipitation seasonality and variability
Tomas F. Domingues, Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto (FFCLRP-USP)
Joe Berry, Stanford University
13:40 – 14:00 Understanding the response of photosynthetic metabolism in tropical forests to seasonal climate variations
Dennis Gene Dye, Western Geographic Science Center
14:00– 14:20 Bridging land-surface fluxes and aerosol concentrations to triggering convective rainfall
Celso von Randow, Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação (Brasil), Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)
Marcelo Chamecki, Pennsylvania State University
14:20– 14:35 Q/A
Session 4
14:35 – 15:50
14:35 – 14:55 Net ecosystem exchange of lower Amazon River: from land to the ocean and atmosphere
Jeffrey Edward Richey, Centro de Energia Nuclear na Agricultura (CENA), Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
14:55 – 15:15 Structure and evolution of the Amazonian biota and its environment: an integrative approach
John Bates, The Field Museum
15:15 – 15:35 XINGU – Integrating land use planning and water governance in Amazonia: towards improved freshwater security
Alex Vladimir Krusche, Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Centro de Energia Nuclear na Agricultura (CENA)
Christopher Neill, Marine Biological Laboratory Belmont Forum
15:35 – 15:50 Q/A
15:50 – 16:05 Break
Session 5
16:05 – 17:20
16:05 – 16:25 Social and environmental processes that accompany the construction of Belo Monte hydroelectric dam, Altamira, PA
Emilio Federico Moran, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Coordenadoria de Centros e Núcleos Disciplinares (COCEN), Núcleo de Estudos e Pesquisas Ambientais (NEPAM)
16:25 – 16:45 Small Towns of the Amazon River Estuary and their importance for Economic Flows and Social Networks
Sandra Maria Fonseca da Costa, Universidade do Vale do Paraíba (UNIVAP), Instituto de Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento (IP&D)
Eduardo S. Brondizio, Indiana University
16:45 – 17:05 Governance of land-use change: a collaboration to understand the impacts of institutional arrangements on Amazonian forest resource use
Patricia Fernanda do Pinho, Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação (Brasil), Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)
Arun Agrawal, University of Michigan
17:05 – 17:20 Q/A
17:20 – 17:35 Closing