Steering

commitee

Carlos Alfredo Joly

Principal Investigator (PI)

  • Institute of Biology, State University of Campinas (IB/UNICAMP)

  • Brazilian Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (BPBES)

Jean Paul Metzger

Co-PI

  • Bioscience Institute, University of São Paulo (IB/USP)

Simone A. Vieira

  • Center for Environmental Studies and Research (NEPAM/UNICAMP)

Jean Pierre Ometto

  • National Institute of Space Research (INPE)

Marcos Régis da Silva

  • Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI)

Marcella Ohira

  • Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI)

ORGANIZING

commitee

Carlos Alfredo Joly

Chair

  • Institute of Biology, State University of Campinas (IB/UNICAMP)

  • Brazilian Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (BPBES)

Simone A. Vieira

Co-chair

  • Center for Environmental Studies and Research (NEPAM/UNICAMP)

Paula Drummond de Castro
Executive manager
  • Brazilian Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (BPBES)

TUTORS

Alice Moraes, Ms.
Gabriela Berro, Ms.
Maíra Padgurschi, PhD.
Melina Sampaio, Ms.
Paula Drummond de Castro, PhD
Rafael Flora, Ms.
Rafael Lembi, Ms.
Yvonne Bakker, Ms.
organizING INSTITUTIONS
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Brazilian Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

Inspired by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES www.ipbes.net) the Brazilian Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (BPBES www.bpbes.net.br) was created in 2015 and congregates an independent group of about 100 authors, among university professors, researchers, environmental managers and/or decision makers. Its objective is to produce periodic syntheses of the best available knowledge, generated by academic science and traditional knowledge, on biodiversity and ecosystem services and their relation with human welfare, considering 6 continental biomes (Amazon Forest, Atlantic Forest, Caatinga, Cerrado, Pantanal, Campos Sulinos), as well as coastal and marine areas. To this end, it promotes sectoral meetings with diverse stakeholders groups - such as representatives of the federal government, nongovernmental organizations, private sector, representative of indigenous and traditional knowledge holders, and representatives of different media (such as News Papers, Weekly Magazines, TV, and Social Media) - in order to share the main results, discuss and listen to criticisms and suggestions. BPBES has the financial support of the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication, through the Brazilian System of Biodiversity Information (SiBBr www.sibbr.gov.br) and the Brazilian National Research Council (CNPq), and the State of São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), through the BIOTA Program (www.biota.org.br), as well as the institutional support of the Brazilian Society for the Advancement of Science (SBPC), the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (ABC) and the Brazilian Foundation for Sustainable Development (FBDS).

The São Paulo Research Foundation

FAPESP is a public foundation, funded by the taxpayer in the State of São Paulo, with the mission to support research projects in higher education and research institutions, in all fields of knowledge. The foundation works in close contact with the scientific community: all proposals are peer reviewed with the help of area panels composed of active researchers. Besides funding research in all fields, the foundation supports large research programs in Biodiversity, Bioenergy, Global Climate Change, and in e-Science.

FAPESP maintains cooperation agreements with national and international research funding agencies, higher educational and research institutions and business enterprises. The international cooperation covers a broad range of countries and agencies including the UK Research Councils, the Agence Nationale de Recherche (ANR) in France, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) in Germany, the European Commission, and NSF, NIH, and DoE in the U.S..

FAPESP offers many programs to support foreign scientists willing to work in research institutions in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. These include: post-doctoral fellowships, young investigator awards and visiting researcher grants.

Visit FAPESP's webpage: www.fapesp.br/en

State University of Campinas

Institute of Biology, State University of Campinas (IB/UNICAMP)

Founded in 1967 the Institute of Biology is constituted by 120 faculty staff, distributed in 5 Department. IB hosts the Biological Science Bachelor's course, and gives disciplines in the following courses Medicine, Nursing, Physical Education and Pharmacy. Annually there are approximately 250 undergraduate attending classes in the Institute. In the environmental area, the most important Graduate Programs are Ecology, Plant Biology and Genetics, which has Grade 7, the top grade, in the evaluation carried out by the Ministry of Education.


Center for Environmental Studies and Research (NEPAM/UNICAMP)

The Center was created in 1982 with the aim of developing interdisciplinary research on themes related to Environment and Society, training interdisciplinary professionals and establishing national and international partnerships that value complex and multidimensional approaches in Environment and Society. Today it hosts the Doctorate in Environment and Society, a reference for interdisciplinary graduate studies.

University of São Paulo

Bioscience Institute, University of São Paulo (IB/USP)

The Institute of Biosciences (IB) was created in 1969 with the University Reform, but it origin remounts the Departments of Biology, Botany, Physiology and Zoology, established in 1934 in the former Faculty of Philosophy, Sciences and Letters, when the University of Sao Paulo was created. In addition to the four initial departments, the Department of General Ecology was created in 1976 by the University Council, bringing IB teachers closer to ecological studies. The current Biological Sciences Course, offered by the IB, had its origin in the course of Natural History of the Faculty of Philosophy, Sciences and Letters.

National Institute of Space Research

Organ of the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication/ MCTIC, INPE is the Brazilian institute dedicated to research and space exploration, created in 1961. The institute is located mainly in São José dos Campos and Cachoeira Paulista, in the state of Sao Paulo. The mission of INPE is to promote and execute studies, scientific research, technological development and training of human resources in the fields of Space Science and Atmosphere, Space Applications, Meteorology and Space Engineering and Technology, as well as in related fields.

Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research

The Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI) was created in 1992 and now encompasses the participation of 19 countries in the Americas in studies focused on impact and possible mitigations of global environmental change.

The BIOTA/FAPESP Program

Created in March, 1999, the BIOTA-FAPESP Program (FAPESP Research Program on Biodiversity Characterization, Conservation, Restoration and Sustainable Use), aimed not only at discovering, mapping and analyzing the origins, diversity and distribution of the flora and fauna, but also at evaluating the possibilities of sustainable exploitation of biodiversity and ecosystem services, and assisting in the formulation of conservation and sustainable use policies.

Other developments of BIOTA-FAPESP are the electronic scientific magazine Biota Neotropica (www.biotaneotropica.org.br), with the relevant results of studies on biodiversity in the Neotropical region, and the Biota Network of Bioprospection (BIOprospecTA – www.bipprospecta.org.br), which integrates research groups in the State of São Paulo engaged, directly or indirectly, with the prospection of new compounds of economic interest in microorganisms, macroscopic fungi, plants, invertebrates (including marine) and vertebrates.

In 2007/08, together with the State of São Paulo Secretary of Environment and some NGOs, the Program produced the book Guidelines for the conservation and restoration of the State of São Paulo and a series of maps which constitute the scientific support to orient the strategies of conservation, preservation and restoration of the native biodiversity in the State of São Paulo. These data resulted in 20 legal instruments (decrees, laws, resolutions) improving the State’s legal framework on biodiversity and ecosystem services protection and sustainable use.

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