Seminários

Open Interdisciplinary Science Seminars in English Online –  ALL WELCOME!
Virtual Seminar Room https://meet.google.com/jap-stgv-rso (please login with your idUFSC, if requested)

TUESDAY, 21st Sept, 18-19h:
Global priority areas for ecosystem restoration

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Catarina C. Jakovac, Dept. of Crop Science, Center of Agrarian Sciences (CCA), Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Florianópolis
Research published in: Strassburg et al. (2020) Global priority areas for ecosystem restoration. Nature 586:724-729
 

WEDNESDAY, 17th March, 18-19h:

Legal, agronomic & anthropological aspects of native forest seed production in Brazil

Speaker: Giulia F. Scussel, Nucleus of Tropical Forest Research (NPFT), PPG in Plant Genetic Resources (RGV), Center of Agrarian Sciences (CCA), Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC)
Key background paper that may help the audience become familiar with the subject: ANDERSSON, L.; MILBERG, P. Variation in seed dormancy among mother plants, populations and years of seed collection. Seed Science Research, v. 8, n. 1, p. 29-38, 1998.

WEDNESDAY, 10th March
we will hold 2 seminars in a row [posters attached]:

  • 18-19h:  Ecology of Urban Bees: A Review of Current Knowledge and Directions for Future Study. 
    Speaker: Agronomist Dylan Thomas Telles, Postgraduate Program in Plant Genetic Resources (RGV), CCA-UFSC
    Key background paper that may help the audience become familiar with the subject:  Hernandez, J. L., Frankie, G. W., Thorp, R. W. (2009). Ecology of urban bees: a review of current knowledge and directions for future studyCities and the Environment (CATE)2(1), 3.
  • 19-20h:  How is the biocultural diversity of traditional communities related to their food sovereignty?
    Speaker: Maraísa Resende Braga, Applied Ecology Lab (LEAp), Postgraduate Program in Agroecosystems, CCA-UFSC.


WEDNESDAY, 17th February we will hold 2 seminars in a row:
Both speakers are research students in the Nucleus of Tropical Forest Research (NPFT), linked to the Postgraduate Program in Plant Genetic Resources (RGV), UFSC:

  • 18-19h: Genetic diversity and reproductive biology of bracatinga (Mimosa scabrella): Subsidies for seed collection
    Speaker: Giulia Scussel, NPFT, RGV, UFSC.
    Key background paper that may help the audience become familiar with the subject:  MOREIRA, Priscila Ambrósio et al. (2011) Genetic diversity and mating system of bracatinga (Mimosa scabrella) in a re-emergent agroforestry system in southern Brazil. Agroforestry systems, v. 83, n. 2, p. 245 doi:10.1007/s10457-011-9428-x  or  rdcu.be/cfjwj
  • 19-20h: Threatened imbuia (Ocotea porosa) seed collection for the restoration of degraded areas.
    Speaker: Igor de Carvalho Aguiar Rodrigues, NPFT, RGV, UFSC.
    Key background paper that may help the audience become familiar with the subject: MONTAGNA, T. et al. (2019) Guidelines for seed collection of Araucaria angustifolia (Bertol.) Kuntze: A genetic, demographic and geographic approach. Forest Ecology and Management, v. 438, p. 10–17. doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2019.02.006


WEDNESDAY, 3rd January, 18-19h:

Trees in PRV agroecological grazing; the necessary next step.
Speaker:  Sergio Acuña Ballesteros, Postgraduate Program in Agroecosystems-UFSC

THURSDAY, 29th October, 18-19h:

GM food labeling and Brazilian consumer exposure 
Speaker: Teresa Dias Nunes de Sena, PPG in Nutrition – UFSC
Paper that will be discussed:   Cortese et al. (2018) A label survey to identify ingredients potentially containing GM organisms to estimate intake exposure in Brazil. Public Health Nutrition 21(14):2698-2713 https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980018001350

Critical Discussion in English of Scientific Articles RGV410038 (open to everyone, including one-off participation – main target audience: those interested in environmental, agrarian, biological and related/interdisciplinary sciences). Details:  https://leap.ufsc.br/disciplinas
Discussão Crítica em Inglês de Artigos Científicos RGV410038 (aberto a tod@s, inclusive participação avulsa – principal público alvo: interessad@s nas ciências ambientais, agrárias, biológicas e afins/interdisciplinares). Detalhes:  https://leap.ufsc.br/disciplinas

Previous seminars:

Segunda-feira 26/10/2020 das 11-12h (horário de Brasília):
Mecanização de agrofloresta de alta diversidade
Apresentaremos a nossa proposta concreta de como compatibilizar uma agrofloresta sucessional de alta diversidade (a exemplo do nosso experimento SAFcientífico na UFSC) com o manejo mecanizado, para drasticamente reduzir a carga de trabalho necessária e aumentar a quantidade de biomassa que pode ser adicionada ao solo a cada ano (anexo ilustração da minha proposta). Discutiremos como podemos compatibilizar alta diversidade funcional em SAFs com a redução da mão-de-obra usando máquinas e implementos amplamente usados na agropecuária brasileira. Discutiremos as opções como dividir os SAFs em 4 faixas de arranjos de espécies diferentes, cada uma compatível com um regime de manejo distinto em cada faixa. Isso criará 4 (ou mais) sub-comunidades diferentes tolerantes ao tipo e frequência de perturbação em cada faixa. Assim teremos excelentes oportunidades de estudos futuros sobre quais atributos funcionais predominarão e quanta diversidade funcional será realizada pelo conjunto de plantas cultivadas e espontâneas em cada faixa de manejo distinto.

THURSDAY, 22nd October, we will hold 2 seminars in a row:

  • 18-19h: Plant diversity and its relationship with soil biota. 
    Speaker: Agron. Eng. Andre Steiner Vieira, PPG in Plant Genetic Resources – UFSC.
    Paper that will be discussed:  Yang, L., Maron, J.L. & Callaway, R.M. Inhibitory effects of soil biota are ameliorated by high plant diversity. Oecologia 179, 519–525 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00442-015-3351-1.
  • 19-20h: Ecological succession in retreating glaciers in Antarctica.
    Speaker: Fábio Leal Viana Bones, Postgraduate Program in Fungi, Algae and Plants – UFSC.
    Paper that will be discussed: BOY, Jens et al. Successional patterns along soil development gradients formed by glacier retreat in the Maritime Antarctic, King George Island. Revista chilena de historia natural, v. 89, n. 1, p. 6, 2016. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40693-016-0056-8

 

Thursday, 15th October, 18-19h:
From Silvopastoral Systems to Organic Production.
Speaker: Sergio Acuña Ballesteros, Postgraduate Program in Agroecosystems-UFSC.
Paper that will be discussed: Nahed-Toral, J. et al. (2013) Feasibility of converting agrosilvopastoral systems of dairy cattle to the organic production model in southeastern Mexico. Journal of Cleaner Production 43 (2013)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2012.12.019

THURSDAY, 8th October, 18-19h:

Participatory agroforestry in family farming: A path for the agroecological transition
Participatory knowledge construction and the capesino-to-campesino methodology in a case study with two groups of family farmers in Brazil

Speaker:  Oliveiros Dias Jr., MSc Science and Technology Education

Paper that will be discussed:
  • Bezerra et al. (2018) Participatory construction in agroforestry systems in family farming: ways for the agroecological transition in Brazil. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems  doi:10.1080/21683565.2018.1509167   

 


  • THURSDAY, 1st October, we will hold 2 seminars in a row:
  • 18-19h: Green Deserts; an alternative to change them (Biodiversity conservation in tropical Voisin grazing)
    Sergio Acuña Ballesteros (PGA-UFSC) will discuss the paper:  Espinosa, P.O. et al. (2020) Floristic diversity and stocking rate in tropical dry forest secondary vegetation used for grazing. Global Ecology and Conservation 23 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2020.e01088
  • 19-20h: Microbial communities for resource-efficient and stress-resistant agroecosystems
    Eng. Agro.  Andre Steiner Vieira (PPGRGV-UFSC) will discuss the paper: Toju et al. Core microbiomes for sustainable agroecosystems. Nature Plants 4, 247–257 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41477-018-0139-4

  • This THURSDAY, 24th September, 18-19h:

    Sustainable Nutrition

    Speaker: Teresa Dias Nunes de Sena, Postgraduate Program in Nutrition – UFSC

    Attached: announcement poster & paper that will be discussed:


    THURSDAY, 17th September, 18-19h:
  • Effects of Environmental Changes on Antarctic Biology
    Speaker: Fábio Leal Viana Bones, Postgraduate Program in Fungi, Algae & Plants, UFSC
  • Paper that will be discussed: Convey, Peter, and Lloyd S. Peck. “Antarctic environmental change and biological responses.” Science Advances (2019). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aaz0888

    THURSDAY, 10th September, 18h00:

  • Restoration through agroforestry:
    Reconciling livelihoods with conservation in the semi-arid biomes of Brazil

    Speaker:
    Oliveiros Dias Jr., MSc Science and Technology Education

    Attached: announcement poster & paper that will be discussed:

    Interdisciplinary Science Seminars in English are OPEN TO EVERYONE, held  EVERY THURSDAY 18-19h as part of the postgraduate course “Discussão Crítica em Inglês de Artigos Científicos”. Online transmission links of future seminars and discussions will be available here at:  LEAP.UFSC.BR/SEMINARIOS

  • Este seminário regular faz parte da matéria “Comunicação Científica Oral em Inglês” ministrada pelo Prof. Ilyas Siddique nos PPGs em Agroecossistemas e Recursos Genéticos Vegetais.