Past Event

Global Seminar: The Amazon as a Regional Entity of the Earth System

June 23, 2022
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

The Summer 2022 Collaboratory: The Amazon Region We Want is a virtual global program exploring the current state of the Amazon ecosystem and its communities. Through four seminars given by experts and locals in the field, participants will have the opportunity to learn, discuss, and raise awareness about the state of the Amazon region.

This session will provide the participants with an opportunity to understand how the geodiversity of the Amazon has evolved over three billion years of history.   


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Juan Manuel Guayasamin is an Ecuadorian Professor at the San Francisco de Quito University (USFQ). He obtained his Master’s and PhD degrees in ecology and evolutionary biology from the University of Kansas under the supervision of Dr. Linda Trueb. Dr. Guayasamin is also co-director of the Laboratory of Evolutionary Biology at Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), and a member of the Ecuadorian Academy of Sciences. Dr. Guayasamin has published more than 90 scientific papers on evolution, systematics, ecology, biogeography, and conservation of Neotropical animals, mainly amphibians. “Saving the Amazon contemplates an ethical issue of major significance: conserving the most diverse region of Earth, where each species is the outcome of a unique and unrepeatable process”


Germán Poveda is a Colombian civil engineer with a Ph.D. in Water Resources from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and a post-doctorate in hydro-ecology from the University of Colorado, United States. Dr. Poveda is Professor at Universidad Nacional de Colombia, and is an integral member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a scientific global organization awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. Dr. Poveda is a member of the Colombian Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences, and of the Spain’s Royal Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences. He has won four times the Fundación Alejandro Ángel Escobar Award, the most prestigious scientific award in Colombia, and was appointed by Colombia’s president as a member of the International Mission of Experts on Science, Education, Technology and Innovation.


Thiago Cardoso is PhD in Social Anthropology and MSc in Ecology. Professor of Anthropology at the Federal University of Amazonas, where coordinates the COLAR - Laboratory of Anthropology of Life, Ecology and Politics and is researcher at the NEAI - Studies of the Indigenous Amazon. Member of th Science Panel for the Amazon.