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PPBio / CENBAM / INPA in partnership with IBAMA / DILIC promotes Database Workshop.

Between 3 and 6 August 2010 took place in Brasilia I Database Workshop, offered by PPBio / CENBAM / INPA in partnership with IBAMA / DILIC at Ibama Training Center (CENTRE), Altarquias South Sector (SAS), QD 05 Block "H", room 606, in Brasilia.

From the 1st to 3rd September 2010 PPBio/CENBAM/INPA presented a basic RAPELD course in biodiversity monitoring.

September 1-3 2010, Manaus: A basic course in Biodiversity Monitoring using the RAPELD system. Presented by PPBio/CENBAM/INPA in the Reserva Florestal Adolpho Ducke.

 

 

Prazeres da Mesa Magazine interview CENBAM Researcher that talks about the challenges in the cultivation of edible mushrooms in the Amazon.

        Prazeres da Mesa magazine, one of the most prestigious cooking magazines in the country, interviewed in its issue of December 2015 Dr. Noemia Kazue Ishikawa, researcher at INPA / CENBAM. In 2014, she introduced along with the chef Philip Schaedler, owner of Banzeiro restaurant, edible mushroom Lentinula raphanica in Table Event Trends: International Gastronomy Congress.

Article in "Journal of Avian Biology" addresses effects of avian malaria in blue-crowned manakin, a sort of dancing bird.

        This research shows the effects of avian malaria, caused by the infection of theprotozoan of the genus Plasmodium on the social behavior of Lepidothrix coronata (Aves: Pipridae). The birds of this species, popularly known as "blue-crowned manakins” are well-known for holding exhibitions of dances to females during the breeding season. These dances are performed on dance perches located within traditional locations where the males congregate. Such aggregates, which may have between one and seven adult males are called “leks”.

Leaf Litter Collection following fire on a RAPELD survey plot - Novo Airão.

      On November 5, 2015, CENBAM researchers carried out a tour of the municipality of Novo Airão, in order to verify the consequences of forest fires that took place on 20-22 September in a “campinarana” (meadowland) area. Due to the scarcity of data on fires in this type of environment, the researchers realized that this would be a  great opportunity to collect data to quantify the impact of fire at this time of year in the metropolitan region of Manaus.

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