Consortium

Partner 1 (Coordinator)

Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), EDB Unit (Laboratory Evolution and Biological Diversity), AQUAECO team « Aquatic ecology and global changes » - France

www.edb.ups-tlse.fr/AQUAECO-723

This team uses the river basin grain as a natural experiment framework to analyze the relative role of local, regional and continental features in determining freshwater community structure. Community richness, composition and dynamics are approached using several research axes: large scale biodiversity gradients, community saturation, community convergence, density compensation and temporal dynamics. In a more applied context the team uses this framework to answer questions that are currently being asked by society including the spread of alien invasive species, and the effects of global climate changes and natural habitats fragmentation on the maintenance of aquatic biodiversity. Thanks to a strong collaboration with Bolivian Universities the team has focused since more than three years part of its research on the Amazonian Basin, initiating strong collaborations with Institutions of all countries covering the Basin (i.e. Bolivia, Peru, Colombia and Brazil).

Project coordinator:

Thierry Oberdorff
Senior Scientist at the “Institut de Recherche pour le Développement” (IRD) EDB Unit (Laboratory Evolution and Biological Diversity), AQUAECO team « Aquatic ecology and global changes »
Address: Laboratoire Evolution & Diversité Biologique, Université Toulouse III Paul Sabatier, Bâtiment 4R1 118, route de Narbonne 31062 Toulouse cedex 9 France
Email: thierry.oberdorff@ird.fr

Project supervisors:

Céline Jézéquel
“Institut de Recherche pour le Développement” (IRD) EDB Unit (Laboratory Evolution and Biological Diversity), AQUAECO team « Aquatic ecology and global changes »
Email: celine.jezequel@ird.fr

Pablo Tedesco
“Institut de Recherche pour le Développement” (IRD) EDB Unit (Laboratory Evolution and Biological Diversity), AQUAECO team « Aquatic ecology and global changes »
Email: pablo.tedesco@ird.fr

Amazonian Freshwater Fish Biodiversity

Partner 2

Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Unidad de Ecología y Sistemática (UNESIS) – Colombia

www.javeriana.edu.co

This team is interested in integrating ecological and evolutionary approaches to answer questions related with (1) the factors that determine the patterns of species distribution, (2) the biogeography of groups of species and the areas they inhabit, (3) the limits between species and the role of ecological differentiation and geographic isolation in the process of speciation, and (4) the importance of ecological processes that take place at present to explain biogeographic patterns. Getting information and data can help to answer questions as: How might conservation of biodiversity be put to work for addressing challenges of food security, poverty, and overall wellbeing of human populations in the Amazon in the midst of rapid landscape transformation?

Project supervisor:

Javier A. Maldonado­ Campo
Address: Biology Department, School of Sciences, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia.
Email: maldonadoj@javeriana.edu.co
Web: sites.google.com/site/javieramalonadoocampo

Partner 3

Museo de Historia Natural, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Departamento de Ictiología - Perú

museohn.unmsm.edu.pe/index.php/div/zoo/depict/

The Department of Ichtyology of the Museum of Natural History in Lima is mainly focused on generating knowledge concerning fishes inhabiting peruvian freshwater ecosystems. The department works in collaboration with several foreign and national Institutions on topics such as systematic, ecology, fisheries and conservation of species of economical importance, e.g. The American Museum of Natural History (New York, USA), The Louisiana University (Lafayette, USA), The Field Museum of Chicago (USA), the WWF and the Asociación para la Conservación de la cuenca Amazónica ACCA (Madre de Dios, Perú).

Project supervisors:

Hernán Ortega
Senior researcher at the Departamento de Ictiología, Museo de Historia Natural, UNMSM (MUSM) ­ Curator of the Fish Collection at MHN – UNMSM Lima, Perú.
Address: MHN Av. Arenales 1256, Lima, PERÚ.
Email: hortega@gmail.com

Max Hildalgo
Departamento de Ictiología, Museo de Historia Natural MSMUN
Email: mhidalgod@unmsm.edu.pe

AMAZON FISH Consortium

Partner 4

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS) - Belgium

data.freshwaterbiodiversity.eu

This team will mostly be involved in the practical and technical support in terms of data quality control, exchange and publication. Within the framework of the BioFresh project, RBINS gained a rich experience in data mobilization and integration in the freshwater community and was responsible for the development for an on­line data portal for making biodiversity data freely and openly available. Being one of the host institutes of the Belgian Biodiversity Platform (BBPF), RBINS has strong links to the Belgian GBIF. In collaboration with them, RBINS coordinates the Freshwater Animal Diversity Assessment project and continues these activities in the framework of the AquaRES project sponsored by the Belgian Science Policy office. As a partner in the EU BON project, RBINS contributes to the development of the information architecture and standards, the mobilization and the open and on­line publication of biodiversity data.

Project supervisors:

Koen Martens
Senior researcher at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS), Freshwater Biology (Brussels, Belgium).

Head of Freshwater Biology at RBINS.

Address: Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Vautierstraat 29, 1000 Brussel
Email: Koen.Martens@naturalsciences.be

Aaike De Wever
Scientific data and project manager at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS), Freshwater Biology (Brussels, Belgium).
Address: Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Vautierstraat 29, 1000 Brussel
Email: aaike.dewever@naturalsciences.be

Collaborators

Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia (INPA) - Brasil

portal.inpa.gov.br

Jansen Zuanon
Coordenação de Biodiversidade, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia – INPA, Manaus, AM, Brasil.
Email: jzuanon3@gmail.com

Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP) - Brasil

www.unifesp.br

Gislene Torrente-Vilara
Departamento de Ciências do Mar da Universidade Federal de São Paulo/
Departamento de Biologia da Universidade Federal do Amazonas
Email: gtvilara@gmail.com

Universidade Federal do Pará (UFPA) – Brasil

Leandro M. Souza, Federal University of Pará
Tommaso Guiarrizzo, Federal University of Pará

Museo Ecuatoriano de Ciencias Naturales (MECN) - Ecuador

Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, Instituto de Ecología, Colección boliviana de fauna – Bolivia

www.mnhn.gob.bo/zoologia_mas4.php

Jaime Sarmiento
Colección boliviana de fauna, Museo Nacional de Historia Natural/
Departamento de ictiología, La Paz, Bolivia
Email: jsarmientotavel@gmail.com

Universidad Mayor de San Simón, Unidad de Limnología y Recursos Acuáticos (ULRA)- Bolivia

www.fcyt.umss.edu.bo/investigacion/limnologia/

Mabel Maldonado
Unidad de Limnología y Recursos Acuáticos (ULRA), Universidad Mayor de San Simón (UMSS), Calle Sucre y Parque La Torre s/n, CP 2352, Cochabamba, Bolivia
Email: mabelmaldonado.m@fcyt.umss.edu.bo

Universidad Autónoma del Beni, Centro de Investigación de Recursos Acuáticos (CIRA) - Bolivia

www.uabjb.edu.bo/uab/

Takayuki Yunoki
CIRA, Universidad Autónoma del Beni “José Balllivián”, Trinidad, Bolivia
Email: takayukiyunoki@yahoo.com

Colección de peces del Instituto Alexander von Humboldt (IAvHP)

www.humboldt.org.co/es/noticias/actualidad/item/150-coleccion-de-vertebrados

Carlos Donascimiento
Curador
Email: cdonascimiento@humboldt.org.co

Colección de peces del Instituto Amazónico de Investigaciones Científicas SINCHI (CIACOL)

sinchi.isometri.co/ciacol

Edwin Agudelo
Curador
Email: eagudelo@sinchi.org.co

Colección de peces del Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia (ICNMHN)

www.biovirtual.unal.edu.co/en/

José Iván Mojica
Curador
Email: jimojicac@unal.edu.co

Colección de peces del Instituto para la Investigación y la Preservación del Patrimonio Cultural y Natural del Valle del Cauca, INCIVA (IMCN)

www.inciva.gov.co/colecciones-biodiversidad/coleccion-zoologia-imcn

Raúl Ríos Herrera
Email: raulriosh@gmail.com

Colección de peces de la Universidad del Tolima (CZUT-IC)

Francisco Villa
Curador
Email: favilla@ut.edu.co

Colección de peces de la Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (MPUJ)

ciencias.javeriana.edu.co/investigacion/colecciones-biologicas

Saúl Prada Pedreros
Curador
Email: saul.prada@javeriana.edu.co

AMAZON FISH Consortium