Symposium Program Updated

The next Symposium Program are now available.  S1. High biodiversity in key taxa along an altitudinal gradient in southeast Peru. S3. Key Factors in the Conservation of aquatic environments in the Peruvian Tropical Andes. S4. Amazonian Fungi. S6. Synergy between science, education, and conservation at the Cocha Cashu Biological Station. S7. Connecting the dots: Environmental …

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Symposia Selected for BIOCON 2015:

The confirmed symposia for BIOCON 2015 are: S1. High biodiversity in key taxa along an altitudinal gradient in southeast Peru. Organized by Renzo Piana (ACCA). S2. Biodiversity and Conservation of tropical wetlands and freshwater systems. Organized by Pia Parolin (University of Hamburg). S3. Key Factors in the Conservation of aquatic environments …

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Symposium 09: Conservation, biodiversity and ecosystem services in the Western Amazon – Results of project BioCuencas.

Organized by Sandro De la Roca, Conservation International, Peru. Sponsored by Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. Project BioCuencas is financed by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and implemented by Conservation International in two high-biodiversity areas: Alto Mayo, San Martin Peru and Piedemonte Colombia. The overall objective of the …

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Symposium 03: Key Factors in the Conservation of aquatic environments in the Peruvian Tropical Andes.

Organized by Eduardo Oyague, Adrian Vera. Centro de Ornitología y Biodiversidad (CORBIDI), Lima, Perú. Freshwater environments, particularly rivers and other water bodies associated with them as Floodplains, Wetlands and Oxbow lakes, are very sensitive to different activities both on the channel or in the surrounding land area, as (by example): channel …

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Symposium 04: Amazonian Fungi.

Organized by Romina Gazis. Biology Department. Clark University. USA. The Amazon is an area of exceptionally high biodiversity and endemism. Biological research has flourished in the last decades; however, there are some groups of hyperdiverse organisms, as fungi, that had been largely overlooked. Fungi play numerous roles within the forest community, one of …

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Symposium 07: Connecting the dots: Environmental Disturbance and Human Health.

Organized by Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases Unit; Department of Virology and Emerging Infections. NAMRU-6, Peru. The human need (greed?) for natural resources has resulted in migration into previously uninhabited environments, affecting natural habitats. This perturbation produces changes in land use, brings human and wild animals populations into closer contact …

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Symposium 02: Biodiversity and Conservation of tropical wetlands and freshwater systems.

Organized by P. Parolin, (University of Hamburg, Germany); L.V. Ferreira, (Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi, Belém, Brazil); and F. Wittmann (MPI Chemistry, Mainz, Germany). Wetlands concentrate a large part of regional biodiversity and are exceptionally important landscape units in tropical regions. They are inhabited by flood tolerant species, but also by species …

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