Oct 2016

International Conference. Biodiversity: Units, Levels, Scales

MUHNAC, Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência, Lisboa

October 2, 2016

October 7, 2016

International Conference. Biodiversity: Units, Levels, Scales.

The conference is funded by the FCT R&D Project BIODECON Ref. PTDC/IVC-HFC/1817/2014 and by CFCUL

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October 6
- 9.30-11.30 Chair – Davide Vecchi

Thomas A.C. Reydon
Institute of Philosophy, Leibniz Universität Hannover
Are species good units of biodiversity? A few skeptical considerations
Elena Casetta & Jorge Marques da Silva
University of Turin / BIOISI, University of Lisbon
The role of communities in biodiversity conservation. The case of multispecies biofilms
Carlo Polidori
ICAM, Universidad de Castilla La-Mancha
From individuals to species: all-scale specialization dominates resource use in wasps
- 11.30-12.00 Coffee break
- 12.00-13.20 Chair – Jorge Marques da Silva

Anne Chenuil
IMBE, Marseille
A multidisciplinary research to understand and to correct the impacts of species concepts and ignored cryptic species on biodiversity assessments
Lino Costa
MARE, University of Lisbon
Modification of habitats and introduction of exotic species in marine and estuarine environments: always a threat or sometimes an opportunity to increase biodiversity and to enhance biodiversity conservation?
– 13.20-15.00 Lunch
- 15.00-17.00 Chair – Silvia Di Marco

Anouk Barberousse
Université Lille 1
The representations of biodiversity
Marie Roué
News from the battlefield: Bridging epistemologies and ontologies in the field of biodiversity
Matthias Kaiser
SVT, University of Bergen
Value-ladeness of biodiversity – a post-normal conceptual analysis
Luís Vicente (Universidade de Lisboa)

October 7
9.30-11.30 Chair – Thomas Reydon

Cristina Branquinho
Ce3C, University of Lisbon
Measuring biodiversity from traits to landscapes
Davide Vecchi & Rob Mills
CFCUL, University of Lisbon / BIOISI, University of Lisbon
Can plasticity lead to the emergence of novel units of biodiversity?
Philippe Huneman
IHPST, CNRS/ Université Paris I Sorbonne
Laws, null hypotheses and ecology: situating the neutral theory in its philosophical context
- 11.30-12.00 Coffee break
- 12.00-13.20 Chair – Elena Casetta
Andrea Borghini
College of the Holy Cross (MA, USA)
Ordinary biodiversity. The case of food
Maria Judite Alves
MUHNAC, University of Lisbon
Natural history collections as models of the diversity of the natural world
13.20-15.00 Lunch
15.00-16.00 Visit to the Botanical Garden

Organizing committee: Elena Casetta, Silvia Di Marco, Jorge Marques da Silva, Davide Vecchi, Luís Vicente