Extraordinary Symposium “Biological Evolution and Biogeography: Arthropods as a Study Model”

On May 16, 2012, in the auditorium of the Casa da Ciência do Bosque da Ciência of the National Institute for Research in the Amazon (Inpa / MCTI), the Symposium “Biological evolution and biogeography: Arthropods as a model of studies” took place all afternoon. . The symposium is an initiative of the scholarship holder of the National Postdoctoral Program (PNPD) of the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (Capes), Dr. Ana Lúcia Tourinho with the help of Dr. José Luís Campana Camargo, scientific coordinator of the Biological Dynamics Project of Forest Fragments (PDBFF).
The event was attended by invited researchers Dr Gonzalo Giribet, professor of molecular and evolutionary biology at Harvard University (USA); Dr Gustavo Hormiga, professor Ruth Weintraub of systematics and spider biology at George Washington University (USA) and his doctoral students Ligia Benavides, Jesus Ballesteros and MSc.Thiago Moreira. The invited researchers came through the partnership established in 2009 via CENBAM and PPBio, and are currently collaborators in two research projects for the collection, taxonomic, molecular and biogeographic studies of arachnids in Brazil, one of them recently approved through the Science without Borders Program of CAPES coordinated by Dr. Ana Lúcia Tourinho and the other financed by National Geographic and Coordinated by Dr. Gonzalo Giribet.
The symposium took place throughout the afternoon, and eight lectures were presented on the work in progress and its impact on science. In addition to the participation of Dr. Ana Lúcia Tourinho, and invited her students Lidianne Salvatierra, doctoral student, Larissa Lança and Willians Porto, Masters students of the Postgraduate Course in Entomology at INPA also presented works of their results.