deforestationWed., Mar.30-Thurs. Apr.1. Professors Milton Ribeiro, Mauro Galetti, and Thiago Silva (Universidade Estadual Paulista, Rio Claro, Sao Paolo, Brazil)

Professors Milton Ribeiro, Mauro Galetti and Thiago Silva are coming to Vanderbilt in the week of March 29-April 01 as part of a Vanderbilt-FAPESP (Sao Paolo Resaerch Foundation) co-funded program. Professors Ribeiro, Galetti and Silva have vast experience and knowledge on how human-driven land use and land cover change affect biodiversity and ecosystem processes, especially in the highly diverse Brazilian ecosystems. They will present a series of events open to the public:

Wed, March 30, 1:10-2:00pm, Stevenson Center 6740. Open lecture by Prof. Galetti, “Defaunation in the Anthropocene.”

Thu, March 31, 12:10 pm-1:00 pm, Buttrick 123. CLAS-sponsored round-table, “Land use and biodiversity conservation: Challenges and perspectives for Brazil.”

Fri, April 01, 1:10-2:00 pm, Stevenson Center 6740. Open lecture by Prof. Silva, “Putting the environment back in conservation: exploring the interfaces between ecology and the geosciences.”

Fri, April 01, 3:10-4 pm, Buttrick 102. EES Seminar by Prof. Ribeiro, “Integrating remote sensing and ecology at multiple scales.”

Fri, April 01, 4:10-5:30 pm, Buttrick atrium. CLAS & EES co-sponsored reception and poster session of collaborative work between Vanderbilt and Universidade Estadual Paolista.

This event is co-sponsored by the departments of Earth and Environmental Sciences, and Latin American Studies.