‘Biodiversity: concept, values and threats’ in Biota Education | 15.10.2013


February was the beginning of the Conference Cicle Biota-FAPESP Education. Result of an initiative of the Biota-FAPESP Program, together with Pesquisa FAPESP, the talk series aims to contribute to improving the quality of Science teaching in Brazil. There will be nine meetings until November, on the concepts and main threats to the biodiversity of the six Brazilian ecosystems: pampa, pantanal, cerrado, caatinga, mata atlântica and Amazonia, as well as marine and coastal environments and the biodiversity in rural and urban areas.

Check out moments from the first encounter, ‘Biodiversity: concept, values and threats’, with Thomas Lewinsohn, from the Biology Institute at Campinas State University (Unicamp), Jean Paul Metzger, from the Biosciences Institute at São Paulo University (USP), and Carlos Alfredo Joly, also from Unicamp’s Biology Institute as well as coordinator of the Biota-FAPESP Program.

3D cell cultures help further understanding on organs and tissues
A survey shows the impact of scientific production in São Paulo State
Neural pathways from the amygdala control predators' aggressive behavior
The attempt to identify missing persons from remains from a clandestine grave
Technique offers a reward every time a drug addict displays desirable behavior
Anthropologist speaks on Amazonia and the impacts of Belo Monte hydroelectric
Researchers study how Xylella fastidiosa bacteria assemble into biofilms
Pathologist comments on São Paulo's effects on its residents' life quality
A team of researchers work on an archaeological site at Lapa do Santo
Geogenomics is aimed at explaining biological diversity in tropical rainforests
Acoustic levitation device could be used to handle delicate substances
Researchers develop model of luminous atmospheric phenomenon
Digital archive reveals brazilian dictatorship memory
Cities and farm areas harbor fauna and flora
Coastal region harbors medicinally interesting molecules