Events

    Why Biodiversity Matters: Plants and Animals Across Natural Systems in Brazil

    10:00am to 11:30am


    Speakers: Christine Bacon, Associated Professor, Gothenburg University; Alex Antonelli, Professor, Gothenburg University & Director of Science, Kew Gardens; Gregory Thom, Postdoctoral Fellow, American Museum of Natural History (AMNH); Fernanda Werneck, Associate Researcher & Curator at INPA; Diego Vaz, Postdoctoral Reseacher, MCZ & OEB
    Moderated by: Naomi E Pierce, OEB & Curator of Lepidoptera, MCZ; Scott V Edwards, OEB &...

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    Why Biodiversity Matters: Science and Society in Brazil

    3:00pm to 5:00pm


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    Introduction and Moderation: Scott V. Edwards, Professor, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, and Curator of Ornithology, Museum of Comparative Zoology

    Speakers: Naomi E. Pierce, Professor, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Curator of Lepidoptera, Museum of Comparative Zoology...

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    Why Biodiversity Matters: Discovering and Describing Novel Species in Brazil

    3:00pm to 4:30pm


    Speakers: Gonzalo Giribet, Director of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology and Curator of Invertebrate Zoology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University; João Tonini, Postdoctoral Fellow, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University; Cristina Miyaki, Professor of Genetics and Evolutionary Biology, University of São Paulo; Tiago Simões, Postdoctoral Fellow, Museum of...

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    Imagining Collective Futures in the Amazon

    12:00pm to 1:15pm


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    The extraction of natural resources in the Amazon only continues to increase, resulting in a record number of land-related conflicts, deforestation, and murders of environmental defenders, disproportionately affecting Indigenous and peasant populations. At the same time, scientists continue to warn of the potential collapse of Amazon ecosystem, which would have catastrophic global impacts. What futures...

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    Amazon 4.0 – Defining a Third Way for the Amazon

    4:00pm to 5:00pm


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    Speaker: Carlos Nobre, Senior Researcher, Institute for Advanced Studies, University of São Paulo; Senior Fellow, World Resources Institute
    Discussant: Vinicius Furuie, Environmental Fellow, Harvard University Center on the Environment
    Moderated by: Bruno Carvalho, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures; Co-Chair Brazil...

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    ReVista Launch: The Future of the Amazon, Lessons From the Past

    4:00pm to 5:00pm


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    Speakers: Felipe Milanez, Associate Professor at the Institute for Humanities, Arts and Sciences, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil; Bret Gustafson, Professor, Washington University in Saint Louis; Isabelle Foster, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Paraguay; Douglas Southgate, Professor Emeritus, Ohio State University; Patricia Vieira, Professor, Department of Spanish and...

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    The Amazon and COVID-19: The Present and Future of the Crisis in the Forest

    11:00am to 12:15pm

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    Speakers: Natalie Unterstell. Especialista em política socioambiental. Diretora, Talanoa Think Tank; Louis Bacon Environmental Leadership Fellow no Centro para Liderança Pública, Universidade Harvard (2016); Fabiano Maisonnave. Jornalista. Correspondente para Amazônia, Folha de São Paulo; Fellow, Fundação Nieman para Jornalismo,...

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