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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
LANDSCAPE 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

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VIDEO

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

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VIDEO

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, Institute of Biomedical Sciences (ICB), 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 – Bioprospection at Natura: Biodiversity as a Platform for Innovation

Iguatemi Costa, Senior Scientific Manager for natural and sustainable ingredients, Natura, Brazil

10h45 – Questions and Answers

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VIDEO

4th BIOTA WEBINAR
COASTAL AND MARINE AREAS

16/09 – 9h30 to 10h45am (UTC–03:00)

The second lacuna identified in the first phase of the BIOTA/FAPESP Program, research on coastal and marine areas, received strong support in the second phase of the program. Different aspects of marine research have been investigated in the Program, including diversity surveys, function of ecosystems, and sustainable use. Recently, projects dealing with human perception and uses of the marine environment, spatial planning, governance and deep ocean biodiversity were implemented.

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

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LIVE

5th BIOTA WEBINAR
ANIMAL TAXONOMY AND ECOLOGY

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

During this 5th webinar the themes of animal taxonomy and ecology will be discussed, as these fields of knowledge have been intensely stimulated throughout the trajectory of the BIOTA-FAPESP Program. As a natural result of this investment in basic science, the information generated, in addition to its academic relevance, is being extremely valuable for a more real understanding of Brazilian biodiversity and for its conservation.

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

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6th BIOTA WEBINAR
EDUCATION

21/10 – 9h30 to 10h45am (UTC-03:00)

The third, and last, lacuna identified in the first phase of the BIOTA/FAPESP Program, research on education and communication was well supported during the second phase of the program. The 6th webinar will present a summary of research methodological approaches and results in this area, considering both formal and informal settings.

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 – Psychological principles to promote environmental conservation

Susan Clayton, Psychology Department Chair ,The College of Wooster, USA

10h30 – Questions and Answers

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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

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
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

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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