CO.BRA and LETA receive Prof. Dr. Dirk Thielen for a lecture and courses
O Computational Bioacoustics Research Unit (CO.BRA) e o Laboratório de Ecologia e Taxonomia de Artrópodes (LETA/IB) com apoio da SECRI, informam a realização de uma palestra e dois cursos a serem oferecidos pelo Prof. Dr. Dirk Thielen, conforme dados abaixo. A SECRI, Secretaria de Relações Internacionais, por meio de ações realizadas na elaboração de parcerias, prospecção e execução de políticas para a internacionalização da Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso, tem concretizado parcerias internacionais, ampliando a visibilidade e colaborando para que a UFMT integre o conhecimento global, principalmente, na atração de pesquisadores experientes em áreas estratégicas para a ciência.
Prof. Dr. Dirk Thielen (MSc and PhD in Tropical Ecology) is head of the Laboratory of Landscape Ecology and Climate, deputy chief of the Ecology Center, and a regular professor of the Postgraduate Program in Biology (Ecology), Center for Advanced Studies (CEA) at the Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research (IVIC). He is a recognized scientist in the field of Global Changes, specifically those related to climate change, land use, and cover change, through the application of most advanced techniques of Geographical Information Systems as well as Remote Sensing. His expert opinion has been requested by international organizations such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in the technical review of its different documents and official publications, such as the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5).
Lecture: The effect of Global Changes on the spatial / temporal dynamics of Neotropical savannas: Experiences from Los Llanos del Orinoco
Locality: IC (Instituto de Computação), Room No. 72
The lecture will address the issue of the effect of the Global Changes on the dynamics and functioning of the Neotropical savannas. Results from several case studies, and from different regions of Los Llanos del Orinoco, will be discussed. Here, the effect of climate change, as well land use and cover change, is addressed at different temporal and spatial scales, and through different methodologies. Preliminary results from a joint experience CO.BRA/IVIC about the climate dynamics of the Upper Paraguay River Basin, and potential teleconnections will be presented.
General Information for Participants
Courses are open to researchers and advanced level students (MSc, PhD). Participants need to provide their own laptop. Software will be made available throughout the courses. A participation document of the course(s) will be provided.
Locality: Instituto de Computação, Room No. 72
Course language: English
Number of participants: 12
Course schedule (pdf).
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