S1 - Ecological research on the impacts of climate change in Brazil: history and new perspectives

Monday, August 20 10h30 - 12h00


Organizers: Sandra Müller (UFRGS) and Adriane Muelbert (University of Leeds)

Impact of climate change on Brazilian ecosystems

Adriane Esquivel Muelbert (University of Leeds)

Climate change and the future of the Amazon

Carlos Afonso Nobre (INPE)

Climate change: altered ecosystems, shaken societies

David Lapola (Unicamp)



S2 - Empirical modeling of dynamic systems and detection of causality in ecological systems - theory and practice

Monday, August 20 10h30 - 12h00


Organizer: Paulo Inácio Prado (USP)

Applications of EDM in ecology and epidemiology

Brenno Cabella (UNESP)

Introduction to empirical modeling of dynamic systems

Paulo Inácio Prado (USP)

A criterion of causality from the dynamics of natural systems

Roberto Kraenkel (UNESP)

S3 - Diversity and ecosystem processes in brazilian continental waters: pressures and changes

Monday, August 20 10h30 - 12h00


Organizer: Roger Mormul (UEM)

Trophic dynamics and alternative stable states in the structure of populations and communities

José Luiz de Attayde (UFRN)

Biological invasions and their impacts on the diversity and functioning of aquatic ecosystems

Roger Mormul (UEM)

Exploring beta diversity in aquatic environments

Victor Landeiro (UFMT)


S4 - Integrating Brazilian biodiversity: the contributions of the PPBio Program

Monday, August 20 15h00 - 16h30


Organizers: Gerhard Ernst Overbeck (UFRGS) and Carlos Eduardo Grelle (UFRJ)

Biological effect of amount of habitat and fragmentation on the Atlantic Forest biome

Carlos Eduardo Grelle (UFRJ)

Soil gradients, distance isolation, and rivers determine the distribution of animal and plant communities in the Amazon

Cristian de Sales Dambros (UFSM)

Diversity patterns in the Southern Fields: environmental filters, space and interactions among trophic groups

Gerhard Ernst Overbeck (UFRGS) e Luciana Menezes (UFRGS)



S5 - The search for causal mechanisms: energetic and metabolic models in ecology

Monday, August 20 15h00 - 16h30


Organizer: Marcus Vinícius Vieira (UFRJ)

The use of parameters and physiological models in ecology: a historical analysis

Ariovaldo Cruz Neto (UNESP)

Mechanistic models of species distribution based on physiological parameters and the metabolic theory of ecology

Fernanda Cassemiro (UFG)

Energetic and metabolic models in population ecology and animal movement

Marcus Vinícius Vieira (UFRJ)



S6 - Restoration and monitoring of ecosystem functions

Monday, August 20 15h00 - 16h30


Organizer: Marcos Carlucci (UFPR)

Functionality and ecosystem services of the Atlantic Forest

Márcia Marques (UFPR)

Use of functional traits in restoration: optimizing diversity and stability in the provision of functions

Marcos Carlucci (UFPR)

Ecological processes and functioning of ecosystems: applications in the monitoring of restoration

Milena Rosenfield (UFRGS)



S7 - Biodiversity conservation and public policy

Tuesday, August 21 10h30 - 12h00


Organizer: Isabela Varassin (UFPR)

Databases as tools for public policy

Antônio Saraiva (USP)

The interface between BPBES and REBIPP

Carlos Alfredo Joly (Unicamp)

The Brazilian Plant-Pollinator Interaction Network

Kayna Agostini (UFSCAR)



S8 - Integration of experiments and modeling in large current projects in the Amazon

Tuesday, August 21 10h30 - 12h00


Organizer: David Lapola (Unicamp)

Manipulative experiments at the ecosystem scale: effects of nutritional limitations and increase of atmospheric CO2 in amazonian forests

Carlos Quesada (INPA)

Do we have an answer for SLOSS? What comes after SLOSS based on long-term monitoring in the Amazon from the perspective of the PDBFF?

José Luís Camargo (INPA)

The perfect formula for the degradation of amazonian forests: interactions among fire, drought and forest fragmentation

Paulo Brando (IPAM)



S9 - Microbial Ecology: diversity and ecosystem processes

Tuesday, August 21 10h30 - 12h00


Organizer: Fernando Andreote (Esalq-USP)

How can the prediction of the microbiome be used to assess environmental health

Diogo Jurelevicius (UFRJ)

Microbial ecology in soils and the connection with plant development

Fernando Andreote (ESALQ-USP)

Microbiomas of built environments: how urbanization is changing the microbial communities that live with us

Luciana Paulino (UFABC)



S10 - Historical ecology: history of environments and the environments of the history of Brazil

Wednesday, August 22 10h30 - 12h00


Organizer: Rogério Oliveira (PUC-RJ)

Theoretical bases and applications of historical ecology and historical geography

Alexandro Solórzano (PUC-Rio)

The Atlantic Forest and the Amazon Forest in the history of Brazil: a comparative approach

José Augusto Pádua (UFRJ)

Linking historical legacies and biodiversity in the Atlantic forest

Rogério Oliveira (PUC-RJ)



S11 - Ecology of invasions in Brazil: interfaces with ecological theory and conservation

Wednesday, August 22 10h30 - 12h00


Organizer: Rafael Zenni (UFLA)

Distribution and impacts of invasive fish in watersheds in southeastern Brazil: research and management priorities

Marina Lopes Bueno (UFLA)

Ecology and management of invasive alien plants in the Atlantic Forest: priorities for research and action

Michele de Sá Dechoum (UFSC)

Invasive species distribution in Brazil and impacts of invasive plants in the Cerrado and Caatinga biomes

Rafael Zenni (UFLA)



S12 - Trophic interactions and ecosystem functions in the face of global changes

Wednesday, August 22 10h30 - 12h00


Organizer: Ricardo Solar (UFMG)

The collapse of trophic interactions in edge areas and the implications for ecosystem functioning

Cristina Banks-Leite (Imperial College)

Changes in nutrient availability alter tree ant communities in the Cerrado

Ricardo Solar (UFMG)

Impacts of climate change and changes in land use on insect-plant interactions

Tatiana Cornelissen (UFSJ)



S13 - Citizen science: an efficient tool for biodiversity conservation

Wednesday, August 22 15h00 - 16h30


Organizer: Blandina Viana (UFBA)

The potential of citizen science for the monitoring of pollinators in Brazil

Blandina Viana (UFBA)

Citizen scientist: participatory bird monitoring in Brazil

Pedro Develey (BirdLife International & Save Brasil)

Citizen science: social participation guaranteeing the success of reforestation in agrarian reform rural settlements

Rafael Chiaravalloti (IPÊ)



S14 - Molecular and genomic approaches in ecology

Wednesday, August 22 15h00 - 16h30

Organizer: Rodrigo Cogni (USP)

Genomes as time machines: neotropical birds as model

Fábio Amaral (Unifesp)

Landscape genomics

Marina Côrtes (Unesp)

Adaptations in times of recent climate change: integrating ecology, evolution and genomics into a model organism 

Rodrigo Cogni (USP)

S15 - Fire in different brazilian biomes

Wednesday, August 22 15h00 - 16h30


Organizer: Luiz Aragão (INPE)

Cerrado burns: how often?

Heloisa Miranda (UnB)

Forest fires in the tropics: causes and consequences for the functioning of ecosystems

Luiz Aragão (INPE)

The formation of a fire storm in the Amazon

Paulo Monteiro Brando (IPAM)