Disciplines and Courses

Year 2019
 
DATA AND METADATA DEPOSIT WORKSHOP
 
The workshop for depositing data and metadata in the PPBio / UFOPA-Peld / PA repository was given by the scholarship holder Tim Vincent between the 19th and 20th of September.
 
During the workshop, the following subjects were addressed:
 
- Introduction (overview of how the research collected in the field reaches DataOne; research data -> data set -> Morpho -> metacat -> DataOne; Different types of data);
 
- Using Morpho (instructions on the program; using Morpho to create a data set and upload data sets to Metacat;
 
- Metacat / Dataone (how sent data sets can be edited; different data sources available and problems associated with acquisition and curation);
 
- Datapapers;
 
- Data and metadata deposit.
 
 
 
WORKSHOP ON THE COLLECTION AND DRYING TECHNIQUES OF EDIBLE MUSHROOMS IN THE AMAZON
 
The workshop was held in February, in the Itacoatiara Mirim Indigenous community, located in São Gabriel da Cachoeira, and was given by the INCT-CENBAM scholarship holder, Fernando Sarti Andriolli, with the participation of 20 people with an additional number of children present and participants in recreational activities such as drawings of collected edible mushrooms.
 
For the identification of the Agaricales and Gasteroid macrofungi, the instructions of Vargas-Isla et al. 2014. In addition, the species were also identified with the help of the book “Encyclopedia of Yanomami Food (Sanöma)” (SANÖMA, 2016). All the collected material was later sent to the laboratory, aiming at drying and confirmation of the species by specialists. Like the drawings made by the participants, this material will be returned to the community through banners with the species of edible mushrooms found and identified for registration and consultation by community members.
 
During the workshop, the video “Brilhos na Floresta” was also shown, referring to the new book of the same name by INPA researcher and vice-coordinator of INCT-CENBAM, Noemia Kazue Ishikawa and collaborators. The book is of a childish character and tells the story of the Amazonian bioluminescent fungi present in the litter leaves, visible at night in the absence of lanterns.

Year 2018

 
TROPICAL ECOLOGY COURSE UNIVERSITY SALFORD, CENBAM AND PPBIO
 
The course was given by Dr. Jean Boubli in partnership with the CENBAM team, with the purpose of strengthening the exchange between researchers and students, generating data and products on biodiversity. It was held at the Adopho Ducke Forest Reserve, which is one of INPA's reserves, where training in the collection and monitoring of biodiversity was conducted using the RAPELD methodology.
 
 
 
WORKSHOP INSTALLING A PPBIO RESEARCH MODULE AND RAPELD PERMANENT PARCELS AT RDS RIO NEGRO, IN NOVO AIRÃO, AMAZONAS
 
The workshop was held in August 2017 and January 2018, at the Rio Negro Sustainable Development Reserve (RDS), at Km 26 of the AM-352, in the municipality of Novo Airão (Extension Uga Uga), Amazonas.
 
Its objective was the installation of permanent RAPELD plots, in order to implement a RAPELD research module aiming to know the biodiversity of the south side of the RDS Rio Negro and promote the inclusion of communities in the knowledge of this biodiversity, with the purpose of developing the local community ecotourism . The activity was taught by Emílio Higashikawa, Ilderlan Viana, Ramiro Dário Melinski and Maria Aparecida de Freitas, members of the Center for Integrated Studies of Amazonian Biodiversity (CENBAM) and the Biodiversity Research Program (PPBio).
 
The training was attended by 8 people from the communities of the Uga Uga branch, at Km 26 of the Am-352, where the installation of a PPBio research module with a total of 14 permanent plots is in progress, with 4 of these being installed in meadow area. The installation of this research module is part of the Biodiversity Research Program (PPBio) entitled “Using the RAPELD PPBio method for the knowledge of biodiversity and scientific inclusion and income through ecotourism in RDS Rio Negro communities, coordinated by INPA researchers , Dr. Albertina Lima and William Ernest Magnusson.

 

Year 2017
 
TRAINING USING THE RAPELD / PPBIO METHOD FOR KNOWLEDGE OF BIODIVERVITY AND SCIENTIFIC INCLUSION AND INCOME THROUGH ECOTURISM IN RDS RIO NEGRO COMMUNITIES
 
The training counted on the participation of CENBAM / PPBio in partnership with the Postgraduate Course in Ecology - PPG-ECO in the discipline ECO-79 (Field Ecology), having been carried out from 06 to 11 June 2017 in Km 25 of the Novo Airão road. Its objective was the implementation of a RAPELD research module aiming to learn about the diversity of the south side of the RDS Rio Negro, in order to promote the inclusion of communities in the knowledge of biodiversity.

 

Year 2016
 
QGIS WORKSHOP
 
 
The QGIS Workshop was held by PPBio / CENBAM from November 28 to December 2, 2016, and was given by CENBAM scholarship holder Rafael Rabelo. It counted with the participation of the INPA scientific community, members of the Executing Nucleus and PPBio Regional Nuclei of Santarém, Rondônia, Roraima, Acre and Amapá, in addition to the participation of graduate and PIBIC students.
 
 
 
 
 

Workshop on Surveying and Monitoring Target Groups.

This workshop ams to present the sampling and monitoring techniques used by PPBio for groups of organisms considered to be "Target Groups". We have selected five target groups for surveying and monitoring in RAPELD modules and plots: ferns, commercial (timber) trees, frogs, fish and primates. These groups were selected based on the groups monitored by environmental agencies within the research programs for protected areas, for the monitoring of timber concession activities, for the monitoring of changes related to activities and the installation of infrastructure and for monitoring biodiversity generally. 

About PPBio Protocols.

Desirable elements in a system for sampling biodiversity and monitoring target groups.

Metadata Worksheet.

Report on a monitoring course - Salford 2016.

Bibliography on Biodiversity monitoring system.

Distance. Software for designing and analysing surveys of wildlife populations.
Presence. Software to enable estimations of the proportion of area of occupied, or the probability that a site is occupied by a species of interest.
Year 2013
 
SPATIAL ANALYSIS IN ASSESSING THE STRUCTURE OF COMMUNITIES AND THE SELECTION OF CONSERVATION UNITS
 
Presentation of lectures given by Dr. Marie-Josée Fortin, professor at the University of Toronto / Canada and visiting researcher for the Science without Borders / CNPq program
 
Discipline: Spatial Statistics Taught at INPA from February 4th to 7th, 2013.
 
Topics covered in the course
 
Space and scales
Randomization tests
Spatial neighborhoods
Spatial analysis of point data
Join count statistics
Spatial analysis of contiguous quadrats
Spatial autocorrelation for sample data (global & local statistics)
Spatial interpolation
Mantel tests
Modified t-test correction for spatially autocorrelated data
Multiscale analysis
Spatial regressions
Graph Theory
Boundary detection
 
Links das aulas em ordem cronológica:
 
 
Ministrada no INPA, no dia 31/01/2013
Essa mesma palestra foi ministrada em Santarém, com tradução simultânea.
Comentários da palestra com tradução simultânea.
Ministrada no INPA, no dia 14/02/2013.
Disciplina: Estatística Espacial
Ministrada no INPA, de 04 a 07 de fevereiro de 2013.

 
STATISTICS
 
The R program is now used as the standard software for data analysis in the disciplines taught at INPA, such as data preparation (Victor Landeiro), statistics and sample design (Bill Magnusson), populations (Gonçalo Ferraz), communities (Flavia Costa ) and multivariate analysis (Flavia Costa and Bill Magnusson).

R is a programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics. It is free and open source and offers a wide range of analysis possibilities as well as allowing further analysis to be programmed by users.

On the Portuguese version of this page, there are some exercises which may be of use for learning more about R but there are many online resources which provide excellent material for both new and experinced R users.

R for Ecologists

Introduction to R for Ecologists

Data Analysis and Visualization in R for Ecologists

 

 
DATABASE WORKSHOP
 

The object of the workshop is to train participants how to use databases and data repositories and metadata. The first workshop was in Brasilia in August 2010 included 29 analysts from the Brazilian Forest Service, IBAMA, ICMBio, MMA and 2 fellows of the INCT (See the news). In June 2011 took place in Manaus the second edition of workshop and in august the third edition.

 

Teaching material (zip file) contains both English and Portuguese documents (last update August / 2011).

 
Content:
 
Workshop Schedule
 
Teaching material and exercise instructions
 
Exercise responses
 
Presentations on SlideShare
 
Handouts and Installers of the programs used

 

BASIC COURSE RAPELD AND MONITORING OF BIODIVERSITY
 
The course aims at training the application of RAPELD method, which is the standardization of permanent plots for monitoring biodiversity in long-term research. These courses are specifically tailored to the technical analysts and environmental agencies of the Brazilian government and state governments in the Amazon, and technical consulting firms involved in impact studies and environmental monitoring. In 2010 the course was held in Manaus and had the participation of 27 managers of the Brazilian Forest Service, IBAMA, ICMBio, MMA and representatives of consulting firms (See the news). In 2011 there were two issues: in May and in August, both in Reserva Ducke.
 
Teaching Material (in Portuguese)
 
 

HANDOUT FOR CREATING SPECIES IDENTIFICATION BOARDS FOR GUIDES IN PPBIO / INPA FORMAT
 
 
The handout prepared by Fábio Penna Espinelli is a step-by-step guide for creating species identification boards in Photoshop software in the standard format used in PPBio species identification guides.
 

TRAINING COURSE IN "ARACNOLOGY: SYSTEMATIC, COLLECTION, FIXATION AND DATA MANAGEMENT"
 
 
This booklet is intended for training students and technical professionals or researchers, whose line of research is directly or indirectly linked to the Arachnida class or, even, for those who wish to start activities with the group. In this sense, this book addresses important aspects related to the class, starting with its taxonomic classification. Subsequently, a brief report is made on the state of knowledge of each of the 11 orders that make up the class. Collection methods and steps in the processing of the material are also addressed, including, errors that must be avoided so that important information is always available for tipping the material. We hope with this booklet to offer, step by step, everything that is important so that inventories involving arachnids are carried out successfully and directed from their conception to a fundamental point: forecasting the deposit of the collected and identified material in a recognized zoological collection.