Oral Session 5: Fauna II: Biodiversity and Conservation.

Oral Session 5 (October 18: 13:30 - 17:00): Fauna II: Biodiversity and Conservation.

13:30 - 13:35: Welcome.

13:35 - 13:55: “The scales of conservation: lessons from macaw movements in southeastern Peru”. Speaker: Jorge León.

Authors: Brightsmith, DJ (1,2), Boyd, JD (1,3), Jorge León (2). Institutions: (1) Schubot Exotic Bird Health Center at Texas A&M University, (2) Tambopata Macaw Project, (3) The Parrot Fund USA.

13:55 - 14:15: “The hidden story of secretive visitors to mineral licks in the amazon”. Speaker: Adriana Bravo.

Authors: Bravo, A (1), Harms, KE (2), and Emmons, LH (3). Institutions: (1) Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Center for Conservation and Sustainability, (2) Louisiana State University, Department of Biological Sciences, (3) Smithsonian Institution, Division of Mammals.

14:15 - 14:35: “Responses of hummingbirds to land use change: insights from taxonomic and functional diversity”. Speaker: Boris A. Tinoco.

Authors: Tinoco, B (1), Graham C.H (2). Institutions: (1) Escuela de Biología, Ecología y Gestión. Universidad del Azuay. (2) Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.

14:35 - 14:55: “Differential adaptations to temperature and pressure will modulate avian responses to warming”. Speaker: Christopher C. Witt.

Authors: Christopher C. Witt (1), Natarajan, C (1), Schmitt, CJ (2), Chavez, AN (2), Galen, SC (2), Beckman, EJ (2), Johnson, AB (2), Wolf BO (2), Dudley, R (3), McGuire, JA (3), Fago, A (4), Weber, R (4), Moriyama, H (1), Storz, JF (1). Institutions: (1) University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE USA  (2) University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM USA  (3) University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA USA   (4) Aarhus University, Denmark.

14:55 - 15:15: “Genetic adaptation in the major hemoglobin genes of andean ducks”. Speaker: Kevin McCracken.

Authors: McCracken, K. (1), Storz, J. (1). Institutions: (1) University of Miami, (2) University of Nebraska.

15:15 - 15:35: “Diurnal raptors in northwest Peru”. Speaker: Renzo P. PianaInstitutions: Asociación para la Conservación de la Cuenca Amazónica –ACCA. Centro de Ornitología y Biodiversidad –CORBIDI. The Peregrine Fund.

15:35-16.00: Coffee Break

16:00 - 16:20: “Bird conservation priorities in Colombia: from preservation to restoration”. Speaker: Natalia Ocampo-Peñuela.

Authors: Natalia Ocampo-Peñuela, Pimm, S.L. Institution: Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University.

16:20 - 16:40: “Area size, habitat heterogeneity and elevation on bird species richness of bofedales of the central Andes of Perú”. Speaker: Grace P. Servat.

Authors: Servat, Grace P (1)., Renzo Alcocer F (2). , Melvi Larico V (2)., Magaly Olarte E (3).,  Reynaldo Linares (1), and Alfonso Alonso (1). Institutions: (1) Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. Center for Conservation, Education and Sustainability. (2) Museo de Historia Natural de la Universidad Nacional de San Agustín de Arequipa. Av. Alcides Carrión s/n Pabellón de Biología 2º Piso. Arequipa, Peru. (3) Museo de Historia Natural de la Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cusco. Paraninfo Universitario, Plaza de Armas. Cusco, Peru.

16:40 - 17:00: “Fragmentation from hydropower: impacts of forest edges and isolation on rainforest mammals”. Speaker: Luke Gibson. Institution: University of Hong Kong.

17:00: Closing.

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