Dragões Alados do Passado - novidades do front
Alexander Kellner - Museu Nacional
Paleontólogo com mestrado pela UFRJ e doutorado da Columbia University, atua com pesquisa de répteis fósseis. Descreveu mais de 60 espécies, com destaque para os pterossauros (primeiros vertebrados a desenvolverem o voo ativo). Pela sua atividade científica recebeu inúmeros prêmios nacionais e internacionais. Atualmente diretor do Museu Nacional.
Desafios das Pesquisas Herpetológicas na Amazônia
Ana Prudente - Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi
About Ana Prudente: PhD in Biology from the Federal University of Uberlândia (1989), post-doctorate in Biology from PUC-RS (1993), PhD in Zoology from UFPR (1998) and postdoctoral degree from the University of São Paulo (2002). Since 2000, she has been a researcher at the Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi, and works as teacher of the postgraduate course in Zoology, in partnership with the Federal University of Pará and the Program on Biodiversity and Evolution of MPEG. A CNPq productivity grant was carried out. Thematic in the area of Zoology, with emphasis on Systematics, Taxonomy and Biogeography of Reptiles, working mainly on the following themes: Serpents, Amazon, Morphology, Systematics and Biology. Curator of the MPEG herpetological collection.
Perspectivas no Estudo dos Anfíbios
Célio Haddad - Universidade Estadual Paulista
About Célio Haddad: Doctor of Ecology from UNICAMP and Prof. of Vertebrates of the State University of São Paulo (UNESP). Member of the Biology Coordination of FAPESP (Foundation for Research Support of the State of São Paulo). Research Associate of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, of California University, Berkeley, USA (1997). Visiting Prof., Cornell University, USA (2013). Curator of the Amphibian Collection (CFBH) of UNESP, Rio Claro, São Paulo. Foreign Honorary Member in herpetology at the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. Jabuti Prize for Literature in 1993 and 2014, in the area of Natural Sciences.
Sucuris: “fake histories”, histórias de vidas e lacunas de informação
Christine Strüssmann - Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso
About Christine Strüssmann: Veterinary Medicine by UFRGS, Master in Ecology by UNICAMP and Ph.D. in Biosciences (Zoology) by PUCRS. Currently Associate Professor III of UFMT, in Cuiabá, where she teaches courses in Veterinary Medicine, Biological Sciences and Zootechnology, and teaches MSc and PhD students in the Ecology and Conservation of Biodiversity and Zoology (Masters). Coordinates, executes and / or guides research projects in the areas of Taxonomy, Systematics and Ecology of Amphibians and Reptiles.
Digital Specimens and the Future of Natural History Collections
David Blackburn - Florida Museum of Natural History
About David Blackburn: Dave Blackburn is the Associate Curator of Herpetology in the Florida Museum of Natural History. In his role at the Florida Museum, Dave oversees research and curation of the museum’s scientific collection of amphibians and reptiles, which is among the top 10 of such collections in the US and the largest in the southeastern US. After completing college at the University of Chicago, he did his PhD at Harvard University, followed by three years as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Kansas and then four years as a curator at the California Academy of Sciences. The research by Dave and his students focuses on the diversity, evolution, and conservation of amphibians and reptiles. Dave's work has been featured in the New York Times, National Geographic, the magazine Science, the children’s book When Lunch Fights Back by Rebecca Johnson, and Christopher Kemp’s recent book The Lost Species. He currently leads the openVertebrate (oVert) Thematic Collection Network that aims to provide digital 3D anatomical data for 20,000 scientific specimens representing all extant vertebrate genera.
Emerging Infectious Diseases and Impacts on Biodiversity
Karen R. Lips - University of Maryland
About Karen R. Lips: Graduted in Zoology from the University of South Florida and has a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Miami. She is currently a professor of biology at the University of Maryland.
Queering Herpetology: on human perspectives and the study of diverse animals
Karen Warkentin - Boston University
About Karen Warkentin: Professor of Biology & of Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Boston University, since 2001. Reserarch Associate of Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), since 2004.
Serpentes Insulares: diversidade e conservação
Marcio Martins - Universidade de São Paulo
About Marcio Martins: Professor at the Department of Ecology of the Institute of Biosciences of the University of São Paulo (USP), since 2006. Previously he was a Researcher at the National Institute of Amazonian Research (INPA) and professor at the Federal University of Amazonas. (UFAM). He has a postdoctoral degree from Universidade Estadual Paulista, Rio Claro (1995-1996), and the University of Florida at Gainesville (2013). He has published more than 100 scientific papers on biology and conservation of amphibians and reptiles.
Vida e Morte de Girinos: os desafios da jornada rumo à vida adulta
Paula Eterovick - Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais
About Paula Eterovick: Bachelor of Biological Sciences from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Master's degree in Ecology from the University of Campinas, PhD in Ecology, Conservation and Wildlife Management from the Federal University of Minas Gerais. Paula is currently an adjunct professor at the Pontifica Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais and works in the areas of evolutionary ecology of amphibians and reptiles, molecular ecology and animal behavior.
University of Michigan