The Symposium and Workshop will bring together collaborators on the FAPESP-TAMU Project “Assessing threats to phylogenetic and functional diversity and the consequences on the provisioning of ecosystems services”. We aim to develop an analysis of the distribution of extinction risk and evaluate the patterns of functional traits across the phylogenetic lineages of the Order Rodentia, focusing on the clades distributed in the Mata Atlântica. No analysis has been completed across a major clade that evaluates the distribution of risk across patterns of functional and phylogenetic diversity. This analysis will serve as a model for the broader application of this project to other groups of vertebrates and will be of use beyond the traditional academic community. International conventions like the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) are all focused on the maintenance of ecosystem services and utilize IUCN Red List data to evaluate the risk to biodiversity, and ecosystem function.
Brazilian speakers will present seminars on their on-going research activities on March 28th. These are open to all (more information to come).
Dr. Ricardo Bovendorp has developed a number of analytical tools for this project, including R-script, for the analysis of phylogenetic and functional diversity in a variety of contexts. He will present a workshop on March 29th limited to 20 participants on the use of these tools and R programs. Registrants need to have R and R-Studio on their laptops and have basic skills in the use of R.
Please register through: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1gRHbMXEvP6FWuVPt8lFuJdZcH2hoigzZJzEJl6GFwTc/edit?usp=sharing