CO.BRA e LETA recebem o Prof. Dr. Dirk Thielen

O Computational Bioacoustics Research Unit (CO.BRA/INAU/UFMT) e o Laboratório de Ecologia e Taxonomia de Artrópodes (LETA/IB/PPGZOO) com apoio da SECRI, informam a realização de uma palestra e dois cursos a serem oferecidos pelo Prof. Dr. Dirk Thielen, chefe do Laboratório de Ecologia da Paisagem e Clima, e Professor do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Biologia (Ecologia), Centro de Estudos Avançados (CEA) do Instituto Venezuelano de Pesquisas Científicas (IVIC).

Os cursos estão abertos aos discentes da Pós-graduação, mestrandos e doutorandos, com 12 vagas por turma. Ao final será conferida certificação de participação. Os candidatos selecionados deverão levar seu próprio notebook para a condução das atividades, que serão ministradas em inglês.

O primeiro curso acontecerá de 29 de outubro a 1º de novembro de 2018, com o tema “GIS methodologies for climate characterization, and the study of climate variability and change in savanna systems”. Por sua vez, o segundo curso ocorrerá entre os dias 05 e 09 de novembro de 2018, com o tema “GIS methodologies for studying land use and cover change in savanna systems”.

A palestra será proferida no dia 07 de novembro, às 16h na Sala 72 Instituto de Computação – IC com o tema “The effect of Global Changes on the spatial / temporal dynamics of Neotropical savannas: Experiences from Los Llanos del Orinoco”.

Os interessados em participar dos cursos devem enviar para a Profa. Marinez Isaac Marques – email: marinez513@gmail.com, as seguintes informações:
1- Nome completo:
2- Nome do Curso de Pós-Graduação que está cursando (Mestrado/ Doutorado):
3- Um breve resumo, com no máximo 10 linhas, esclarecendo o interesse em participar do(s) curso(s).
O período de inscrição para o I Curso será de 11 a 20 de outubro, e divulgação dos resultados no dia 23 de outubro, e para o II Curso, de 22 a 29 de outubro, com divulgação dos resultados no dia 30 de outubro.

Paolo Ramoni-Perazzi, MSc – New CO.BRA Member

Paolo Ramoni-Perazzi is a Venezuelan biologist from the Universidad de Los Andes, ULA, Venezuela. He received a Master´s degree on Systematics from the Instituto de Ecología AC, Mexico, in 2002, and obtained another Master´s degree on Modelling and Simulation of Systems at ULA, Venezuela, in 2016. Paolo is currently pursuing his doctorate in Applied Ecology at the Universidade Federal de Lavras, Brazil. He worked as an ULA researcher at the Laboratorio de Zoología Aplicada, Sciences Faculty, from 1992 – 2016 and as an associate member and professor at the Centro de Simulación y Modelos, Engineering Faculty from 2014 – 2016. He published several papers on the natural history, distribution, and conservation of birds and mammals from the Neotropics as well as on other zoological groups (for details check at ResearchGate). Paolo participated in teaching activities at several academic levels in Venezuela, Mexico, and Brazil. Besides he was an invited lecturer and speaker at universities and congresses in Ecuador, Mexico, USA, and Venezuela.  Among the recognition he received, the International Partnership Award of Wings Across the Americas (USA, 2008) stands out due to his excellent research contributions to the Cerulean Warbler Technical Group. At CO.BRA Paolo will be engaged in various levels of audiovisual data analyses and modeling procedures.

Photo: Paolo Ramoni-Perrazzi, Lavras, Minas Gerais.

CO.BRA Member Prof. Dr. Todor Ganchev Lecturing at UFMT

Prof. Ganchev from the Technical University of Varna, Bulgaria, visited our laboratory during his recent lecture trip to the Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT) in Cuiaba. He was invited by the UFMT´s Secretaria de Relações Internacionais and our CO.BRA colleagues, Prof. Thiago Ventura, Prof. Allan de Oliveira, from the Institute of Computation (IC/UFMT), to give courses and seminars on recent advances in the field of computational bioacoustics.

Photo: Prof. Todor Ganchev lecturing at the IC/UFMT.

1st Workshop on Infrastructure and Ecosystem Services

On May 25, 2018, the 1st Infrastructure and Ecosystem Services Workshop was held in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, at the Technological Institute of Aeronautics (ITA), Department of Water Resources and Environmental Sanitation, as part of the activities of NINFA (Nucleus of Studies on Infrastructure and Environment). This nucleus is led by Dr. Wilson Cabral, associate professor at ITA. Dr. Cabral is engaged to gather a critical mass of researchers to quantify and model ecosystem services, especially those related to Brazilian water resources. The workshop was attended by professionals with different expertise, e.g., ecologists, agronomists, biologists, and environmental engineers. In oral presentations participants focused on methodological approaches to quantify ecosystem services to avoid inadequate management services. CO.BRA team member, Dr. Julia Arieira, who participated in the event, presented a talk on the importance of wetlands as water repositories, based on 10 years of research in the Pantanal wetlands.

Participants of the 1st Workshop on Infrastructure and Ecosystem Services. Top-left to bottom-right: Walter Mendes Filho, Angelica Giarolla, Julia Arieira, Wilson Cabral de Sousa, Eduardo Arraut, Mariana Chaves, Bruna Pavani, Demerval Gonçalves, José Carlos de Moura Xavier, Thiago C. L. Ribeiro, Mariana G. C. de Abreu.

Scientists from Slovenia Visited CO.BRA Laboratory

Scientists from Slovenia Visited CO.BRA LaboratoryProf. Elena Buzan, molecular biology expert and CO.BRA team member, visited us for ten days in April/ May. She was accompanied by Prof. Boštjan Pokorny, an ungulate specialist and potential future CO.BRA research collaborator. Besides excursions to our Pantanal studies sites and to the Chapada dos Guimarães both biologists presented talks on their research topics (Prof. Buzan: Molecular methods for systematics and evolution, Prof. Pokorny: Management of free-ranging ungulates in Slovenia: basic principles, changes, and perspectives). The oral presentations were well attended by CO.BRA team members, professors, and students from the Biological Institute of the UFMT.

Prof. Pokorny and Prof. Buzan (center, arrows) discussing research topics after talks sessions.