2nd Terra Preta de Indio Network Workshop

Porto Velho, Rondônia, on 23-24 February, 2016

The Workshop

We would like to invite you to attend the 2nd TPI Network workshop, entitled “Use of Remote Sensing in the Study of Amazonian Ecosystems”, which will be held in Porto Velho, Rondônia, on 23-24 February, 2016.

Gostaríamos de lhe convidar ao 2o workshop da TPI Network “Uso de Sensoriamento Remoto no Estudo de Ecossistemas Amazônicos”, a ser realizado em Porto Velho, Rondônia, nos dias 23-24 de fevereiro, 2016.

The workshop will be organized by St. Andrews and Cardiff Universities (UK) and Embrapa/UFPR and UNIR (Brazil), and will join together researchers, students and technical staff, and will address various issues concerning the use and conservation of Amazonian and Anthropogenic Ecosystems, their biodiversity, and the role of remote sensing in detecting these.

O workshop será organizado pelas universidades de St. Andrews e Cardiff (Reino Unido) e Embrapa/UFPR e UNIR (Brasil), e unira pesquisadores, estudantes e técnicos, e tratara de diversos assuntos relacionados ao uso e conservação dos ecossistemas amazônicos e antropogênicos, sua biodiversidade e o papel do sensoriamento remoto na detecção dos mesmos.


Very best regards/Cordialmente,

The Organizers/Os Organizadores

Thomas Meagher, St. Andrews University

Peter Kille and Luis Cunha, Cardiff University

George Brown, Embrapa/UFPR

Eduardo Neves, USP

Malin Rivers, University of St Andrews & Botanic Gardens Conservation International

Eimear Nic Lughadha, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Silvana Zuse and Eduardo Bespalez, UNIR

Pete Hollingsworth, Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh

Hugh Mortimer, STFC-RAL

Supported By

Programme Available!

“Using remote sensing in the study of Amazonian Ecosystems”

2nd TPI Network Workshop

Porto Velho, RO, 23-24 February, 2016


TUESDAY, 23 February, Ministério Público (8:00-18:00) and UNIR (19:00-21:00)

8:00-8:30 Registration

8:30-9:00 Opening of Workshop, George Brown & Luis Cunha (Embrapa Florestas & Cardiff University) – “The emergence of an interdisciplinary collaborative network and potential for the future: the TPI Network

9:00-9:20 Thom Meagher (St. Andrews University) – “Scotland workshop results and application to Amazonian Ecosystems

9:20-9:50 Eduardo Neves (University of São Paulo) – “Anthropogenic Ecosystems in Amazonia: Historical importance for biodiversity”

9:50-10:20 Luis Cunha (Cardiff University) – “Actions of the TPI project up to now and expected new projects

10:20-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-11:30 Helena Lima (Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi) – title to be defined

11:30-12:00 Daniella Zappi (Kew Gardens) – “Terra Preta de Indio: what plant diversity is pushed out by man managed environments?

12:00-14:00 Workshop Lunch

14:00-14:30 Salman Khan (Exeter University) – “Drone to Scan Amazonia

14:30-15:00 Marcos Oliveira (Embrapa Acre) – “Detecting disturbance in Amazonian ecosystems using remote sensing techniques

15:00-15:30 Carolina Levis (INPA) – “Domestication of forest landscapes in Amazonia

15:30-16:00 Coffee Break

16:30-16:30 Andre Junqueira (Wageningen University) – “The Terra Preta Program of Wageningen University: aims and some achievements

16:30-17:00 Jorge Eremites de Oliveira (Universidade Federal de Pelotas) – “Os Guató e os aterros da região do Pantanal: uma perspectiva etnoarqueológica

17:00-17:30 Newton Falcão (INPA) – “Manejo da fertilidade, adubação e nutrição de plantas cultivadas em Terras Pretas de Índio da Amazônia Central

17:30-18:00 Logan Kistler (Warwick University) – Potential applications of ancient DNA techniques to the study of Anthropogenic Ecosystems

18:00-18:30 Transport to University (UNIR) Auditorium

19:00-19:30 Coffee Break at UNIR

19:30-20:00 Eduardo Neves and Silvana Suze (USP & UNIR) – “Archaeological research in Teotônio Village and Sítio Santa Paula

20:00-20:30 Workshop Exercise guided by Peter Kille (open discussion, round table, project ideas, paper ideas)

20:30-21:00 Voting for TPI Network Coordinating Committee

21:00-23:00 Workshop Dinner


WEDNESDAY, 24 February, Field trip to Teotônio Village. Archaeological excavations in Terra Preta de Índio (TPI)

08:15 Leave from Hotel Porto Madeira in Embrapa and UNIR Buses

09:30 Arrive at Teotônio Village

09:30-12:00 Tour of excavations and of site, led by Eduardo Neves and team

12:00-14:00 Workshop Lunch at restaurant in Village

14:00-16:00 Meeting of TPI Network Coordinating Committee

16:00-17:00 Return to Hotel Porto Madeira

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