Frugivores & Seed Dispersal Symposium

FSD2024


2024-08-04 (Sunday)

  Jacarandá room
15:00 15:00 - 17:00

Registration opens

17:00 17:00 - 18:00

Opening Remarks and Welcome

Foto: ELIANA CAZETTA

ELIANA CAZETTA

ILHEUS / BA Speaker
Foto: MAURO GALETTI

MAURO GALETTI

INDAIATUBA / SP Speaker
18:00 18:00 - 18:30

Tribute

18:30 18:30 - 19:30

Opening Plenary: The biodiversity of plant-frugivore interactions: types, functions, and consequences of their extinctions

Foto: PEDRO JORDANO

PEDRO JORDANO

SPAIN Speaker

Pairwise plant-animal mutualistic interactions build up into mega-diverse networks involving dozens of interacting species, being the most generalized among free-living species. These mutualisms consist of food provisioning by plants and, their counterpart, plant propagule (seeds) movement by the animals, being crucial for the natural vegetation regeneration in many ecosystems, yet we are far from understanding which part of this enormous interaction biodiversity is needed for their maintenance.


19:30 19:30 - 22:00

Opening reception

22:00

2024-08-05 (Monday)

  Jacarandá room Jequitibá room Jequitibá II Room
08:15 08:15 - 09:00

Plenary: Frugivore reintroduction as a tool to restore seed dispersal in a defaunated world

Foto: ALEXANDRA PIRES

ALEXANDRA PIRES

RIO DE JANEIRO / RJ Speaker

In most tropical forest vertebrates have been successively extirpated by anthropogenic impacts. The loss of these animals, most of which act as seed dispersers, has severe consequences to plant recruitment, especially for large-seeded species. In such empty forests, the natural recolonization by the fauna is generally inhibited due to the isolation of forest remnants or by the absence of source areas. In such scenarios, the reintroduction of locally extinct frugivores can be the only alternative. In the Brazilian Atlantic Forest, a trophic rewilding experiment - carried out in one of the largest urban forests in the world - has had promising results, serving as an example to a more active conservation strategy to recovering ecological processes mediated by plant-animal interactions.


09:00 09:00 - 10:30

Symposium 1: Seed Dispersal and Ecosystem Regeneration: frugivores at the service of restoration ecology

Foto: FERNANDO SILVEIRA

FERNANDO SILVEIRA

BELO HORIZONTE / MG Moderator

09:00 - 09:15
The role of seed dispersal in regeneration in open ecosystems

Foto: MARIA FERNANDA GODOI

MARIA FERNANDA GODOI

BELO HORIZONTE / MG Speaker

09:15 - 09:30
What does phylogenetic congruence tell us about evolutionary history and how can we apply this knowledge to restoration ecology?

Foto: LISIEUX FUZESSY

LISIEUX FUZESSY

RIO CLARO / SP Speaker

09:30 - 09:45
Exploring seed dispersal and frugivory in forests under construction: a comprehensive perspective

Foto: DEBORA ROTHER

DEBORA ROTHER

SAO CARLOS / SP Speaker

09:45 - 10:00
Seed dispersal networks in regenerating forest fragments in Brazil

Foto: ROBERT TIMMERS

ROBERT TIMMERS

NETHERLANDS Speaker

10:00 - 10:15
Later-successional seed rain in tropical restoration plots after two decades of recovery

Foto: MIRIAM SAN JOSE

MIRIAM SAN JOSE

ECUADOR Speaker

10:15 - 10:30
Questions and discussion

09:00 - 10:30

Oral presentations

09:00 - 09:15
Using arboreal camera traps to monitor plant-seed disperser interaction networks in the temperate forests of Central Appalachian Mountains

Foto: ABIR JAIN

ABIR JAIN

UNITED STATES Speaker

09:15 - 09:30
Bill and leg morphology and other functional traits drive dispersal networks between waterbirds and dry fruited plants

Foto: ADAM LOVAS-KISS

ADAM LOVAS-KISS

HUNGARY Speaker

09:30 - 09:45
The complexity of seed dispersal networks in the Seychelles

Foto: ALBA COSTA

ALBA COSTA

SPAIN Speaker

09:45 - 10:00
Ecological insights into frugivore networks post-suppression of a dominant invasive tree

Foto: BRISA MARCINIAK DE SOUZA

BRISA MARCINIAK DE SOUZA

FLORIANOPOLIS / SC Speaker

10:00 - 10:15
Frugivory interactions in tropical socio-ecological systems: natural history, cameras-trap and artificial intelligence

Foto: CARINE EMER

CARINE EMER

RIO DE JANEIRO / RJ Speaker

10:15 - 10:30
Quantifying direct and indirect effects of keystone species on plant-frugivore networks in the Atlantic Forest

Foto: CAROLINE DRACXLER

CAROLINE DRACXLER

RIO DE JANEIRO / RJ Speaker
09:00 - 10:30

Oral presentations

09:00 - 09:15
Fossil evidence for Proboscidean frugivory and its lasting impact on South American ecosystems: The smoking gun of the seed dispersal anachronism hypothesis

Foto: ANDREA LOAYZA

ANDREA LOAYZA

CHILE Speaker

09:15 - 09:30
Non-classical endozoochory by waterbirds – recent progress on mutualistic interactions without a fleshy-fruit

Foto: ANDY GREEN

ANDY GREEN

SPAIN Speaker

09:30 - 09:45
Movement patterns and habitat preferences of a key frugivorous bird in a high mountain ecosystem: implications for seed dispersal of a degraded juniper forest

Foto: BEATRIZ RUMEU

BEATRIZ RUMEU

SPAIN Speaker

09:45 - 10:00
Predicting and mapping plant dispersal modes and seed mass across Brazilian biomes

Foto: FERNANDA CRISTINA SOUZA

FERNANDA CRISTINA SOUZA

SAO JOAO DEL REI / MG Speaker

10:00 - 10:15
Estimating the risk of an interaction between a native reintroduced disperser and an exotic palm in an urban national park

Foto: FLAVIA BOUCH ZAGURY

FLAVIA BOUCH ZAGURY

RIO DE JANEIRO / RJ Speaker

10:15 - 10:30
Not only fleshy fruits: endozoochorous dispersal by European brown bears!

Foto: PAULY GREGOIRE

PAULY GREGOIRE

FRANCE Speaker
10:30 10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 11:00 - 12:30

Symposium 2: Linking movement to frugivory and seed dispersal

Foto: LAURENCE CULOT

LAURENCE CULOT

RIO CLARO / SP Moderator

11:00 - 11:15
Linking seed dispersers' movement to seed dispersal patterns: insights from movement ecology

Foto: NOELLE BECKMAN

NOELLE BECKMAN

UNITED STATES Speaker

11:15 - 11:30
Movement, retention times, and seed dispersal

Foto: JUAN MANUEL MORALES

JUAN MANUEL MORALES

UNITED KINGDOM Speaker

11:30 - 11:45
Foraging decisions of a neotropical frugivorous-faunivorous primate in a complex environment

Foto: FELIPE BUFALO

FELIPE BUFALO

RIO CLARO / SP Speaker

11:45 - 12:00
Disentangling the effect of resources and patch-scale variables on movement and seed dispersal of a forest specialist

Foto: EDUARDO ZANETTE

EDUARDO ZANETTE

RIO CLARO / SP Speaker

12:00 - 12:15
Movement and role of an endangered primate in a human-modified landscape in the Neotropics

Foto: ANAID CARDENAS-NAVARRETE

ANAID CARDENAS-NAVARRETE

UNITED STATES Speaker

12:15 - 12:30
Discussion

11:00 - 12:30

Oral presentations

11:00 - 11:15
The functional diversity of plant-frugivore interactions requires a long time to recover

Foto: ANNA REBELLO LANDIM

ANNA REBELLO LANDIM

RIO DE JANEIRO / RJ Speaker

11:15 - 11:30
Exploring the temporal dynamics in fruit traits of native and exotic fleshy fruited plants in a subtropical Andean forest

Foto: IRENE MARIA ANTOINETTA BENDER

IRENE MARIA ANTOINETTA BENDER

ARGENTINA Speaker

11:30 - 11:45
Functional diversity and trait-matching between fruiting plants and frugivorous birds in fragmented tropical landscapes

Foto: PAULO HENRIQUE CAMARGO

PAULO HENRIQUE CAMARGO

PARANAPANEMA / SP Speaker

11:45 - 12:00
Trait-mediated effects driven by the invasive moth Paysandisia archon alters plant-frugivore interactions in the Mediterranean dwarf palm

Foto: RAQUEL MUÑOZ GALLEGO

RAQUEL MUÑOZ GALLEGO

SPAIN Speaker

12:00 - 12:15
Role of fruit availability, traits, and phylogeny in influencing frugivore visitation on fruiting trees

Foto: RINTU MANDAL

RINTU MANDAL

INDIA Speaker

12:15 - 12:30
Stronger trait matching towards the poles and on continents

Foto: XIAO HUANG

XIAO HUANG

CHINA Speaker
12:30 12:30 - 14:00

Lunch break

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch break

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 14:00 - 15:30

Symposium 3: Landscape Changes: Impacts on Frugivores and Seed Dispersal Dynamics

Foto: ELIANA CAZETTA

ELIANA CAZETTA

ILHEUS / BA Moderator

14:00 - 14:15
Impacts of Landscape-scale Forest Loss on Frugivorous Birds and Interaction Networks: Insights from the Brazilian Atlantic Forest

Foto: ELIANA CAZETTA

ELIANA CAZETTA

ILHEUS / BA Speaker

14:15 - 14:30
Seed rain patterns predicted by landscape metrics across rainforest patches

Foto: LUIS FELIPE DAIBES

LUIS FELIPE DAIBES

RIO CLARO / SP Speaker

14:30 - 14:45
Fire-habitat loss interaction reduces fruit diet percentage and narrows trait variation in tropical bird communities

Foto: BIANCA DINIS DA SILVA

BIANCA DINIS DA SILVA

ITU / SP Speaker

14:45 - 15:00
Habitat loss reshuffle the ecological and evolutionary interactions in a seed dispersal network

Foto: FERNANDO BONFIM

FERNANDO BONFIM

APUAREMA / BA Speaker

15:00 - 15:15
Seed-dispersal limitation as a driver of biodiversity deficits in fragmented Mediterranean landscapes

Foto: LUCIA-ACEVEDO LIMON

LUCIA-ACEVEDO LIMON

SPAIN Speaker

15:15 - 15:30
Questions and discussion

14:00 - 15:30

Oral presentations

14:00 - 14:15
Foraging strategies by a frugivorous primate (Eulemur rubriventer) shape spatial patterns of seed dispersal

Foto: JADELYS TONOS

JADELYS TONOS

UNITED STATES Speaker

14:15 - 14:30
Assessment of dispersal quality of two sympatric primate species

Foto: JULIETA BENITEZ MALVIDO

JULIETA BENITEZ MALVIDO

MEXICO Speaker

14:30 - 14:45
Using hormonal markers to unveil the energetic strategies of a small, frugivorous primate

Foto: ROBERTO FIORINI TORRICO

ROBERTO FIORINI TORRICO

ILHEUS / BA Speaker

14:45 - 15:00
Diet and Seed dispersal of Bearded Capuchin Monkeys (Sapajus libidinosus) in Brasilia National Park

Foto: SAMARA DE ALBUQUERQUE TEIXEIRA

SAMARA DE ALBUQUERQUE TEIXEIRA

BRASILIA / DF Speaker

15:00 - 15:15
Predicting seed-dispersal interactions across the Afrotropical Ficus-frugivore network using machine-learning

Foto: KAARE CHRISTOPHERSEN

KAARE CHRISTOPHERSEN

DENMARK Speaker

15:15 - 15:30
Overview of Spatial Patterns in Bird-Plant Networks in the Atlantic Forest

Foto: CYNTHIA OLIVEIRA

CYNTHIA OLIVEIRA

LAVRAS / MG Speaker
14:00 - 15:30

Oral presentations

14:00 - 14:15
Credit of ecological interactions of the ariel toucan (Ramphastos ariel), a reintroduced species in an urban National Park in the Atlantic Forest

Foto: FLAVIA BOUCH ZAGURY

FLAVIA BOUCH ZAGURY

RIO DE JANEIRO / RJ Speaker

14:15 - 14:30
Wild fruiting plants contribute more to avian community abundance and richness than planted vegetation in urban environments

Foto: JULISSA IRIZARRY

JULISSA IRIZARRY

UNITED STATES Speaker

14:30 - 14:45
The impact of soil fungi on seed fate of related tree species in the Western Ghats, India

Foto: SUMASHINI SUNDARARAJAN

SUMASHINI SUNDARARAJAN

UNITED STATES Speaker

14:45 - 15:00
A systematic review of frugivory in Cactaceae in a global perspective

Foto: VIRGINIA PAIXAO

VIRGINIA PAIXAO

PARNAMIRIM / RN Speaker

15:00 - 15:15
Bird-plant interactions in a degraded agroecosystem of the Atlantic forest region

Foto: LORENA SANTOS BONIFACIO

LORENA SANTOS BONIFACIO

ITU / SP Speaker

15:15 - 15:30
Role of seed dispersal limitation in maintaining forest types within an oceanic island

Foto: ARPITHA JAYANTH

ARPITHA JAYANTH

INDIA Speaker
15:30 15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 16:00 - 17:15

Symposium 4: Mistletoe seed dispersal as a key process for community structuring: challenges and conservation opportunities

Foto: FRANCISCO FONTURBEL

FRANCISCO FONTURBEL

CHILE Moderator

16:00 - 16:15
Hyperparasitism interactions between forest mistletoes due to a generalist frugivore marsupial

Foto: JAVIERA VILLARROEL

JAVIERA VILLARROEL

CHILE Speaker

16:15 - 16:30
Morphological and physiological mechanisms behind the specialization of mistletoe fruits and euphonias

Foto: MARCO AURELIO PIZO

MARCO AURELIO PIZO

RIO CLARO / SP Speaker

16:30 - 16:45
Mistletoes as engines of frugivore diversification: evidence from South American songbirds

Foto: DAVID M WATSON

DAVID M WATSON

AUSTRALIA Speaker

16:45 - 17:00
Mistletoes as key resources for frugivores along an altitudinal gradient in South American temperate rainforests

Foto: FRANCISCO FONTURBEL

FRANCISCO FONTURBEL

CHILE Speaker

17:00 - 17:15
An exotic and invasive plant creates niche expansion opportunities for a native mistletoe

Foto: ALEXANDER CHRISTIANINI

ALEXANDER CHRISTIANINI

SOROCABA / SP Speaker
16:00 - 17:15

Oral presentations

16:00 - 16:15
Experimental insights on the effects of land-use change on seed and fruit predation rates in West Africa

Foto: ANA FILIPA PALMEIRIM

ANA FILIPA PALMEIRIM

PORTUGAL Speaker

16:15 - 16:30
Anthropogenic perturbation modifies interactions between mammals and fruit of Pouteria sapota in a tropical forest of southern Mexico

Foto: EDUARDO MENDOZA RAMIREZ

EDUARDO MENDOZA RAMIREZ

MEXICO Speaker

16:30 - 16:45
How does landscape forest cover influence the establishment and recruitment of plants with different dispersal syndromes?

Foto: LARISSA ROCHA

LARISSA ROCHA

ILHEUS / BA Speaker

16:45 - 17:00
Implication of forest loss on seed fate of a large seeded species in the Atlantic forest

Foto: LEIZA SOARES

LEIZA SOARES

ILHEUS / BA Speaker
16:00 - 17:00

Oral presentations

16:00 - 16:15
White storks bridging landfills, agricultural and natural habitats through seed dispersal

Foto: ICIAR JIMENEZ MARTIN

ICIAR JIMENEZ MARTIN

SPAIN Speaker

16:15 - 16:30
Functional traits vary among fleshy-fruited invasive plant species and their potential avian dispersers

Foto: NASIPHI BITANI

NASIPHI BITANI

SOUTH AFRICA Speaker

16:30 - 16:45
Insect seed predator density and diversity correlations with germination in a southern African temperate forest

Foto: RUDI CRISPIN SWART

RUDI CRISPIN SWART

SOUTH AFRICA Speaker
17:00
17:15 17:15 - 18:00

Plenary: Intraspecific variation in seed traits and its effects on seed dispersal by scatter-hoarding rodents

Foto: BO WANG

BO WANG

CHINA Speaker

Seed traits play an important role on seed dispersal by animals, and seed dispersers in turn drive evolutionary changes in seed traits. Previous studies have primarily focused on the mean values of these traits, there is also significant intraspecific variation in them. Therefore, it is pertinent to incorporate intraspecific variation in seed traits in seed-disperser interaction studies.


18:00

2024-08-06 (Tuesday)

  Jacarandá room Jequitibá room
08:15 08:15 - 09:00

Plenary: Seed dispersal by frugivores through the matrix of fragmented landscapes

Foto: JUAN PEDRO GONZALEZ-VARO

JUAN PEDRO GONZALEZ-VARO

SPAIN Speaker

Most of the Earth’s ice-free terrestrial land is covered by anthropogenic habitats. Forests typically persist as patches embedded in a matrix of agricultural fields, rangelands, industrial areas, and urban settlements. Since most woody plants are dispersed by frugivorous animals, frugivores play a central role in the dynamics of forest plant communities in fragmented landscapes. Frugivore movements through the matrix are needed for both plant connectivity among forest patches and plant colonization of deforested areas. But, how much do frugivore communities change from forest to open anthropogenic habitats? Are changes mainly driven by the loss or by the replacement of frugivore species in the matrix? Do changes affect traits that are less advantageous in open habitats? Do changes in frugivore communities ultimately influence the composition and traits of the plants dispersed through the matrix?


09:00 09:00 - 10:30

Symposium 5: Fruit-animal trait matching as drivers of seed dispersal

09:00 - 09:15
Fruit scent: an evolved signal for seed dispersal?

Foto: OMER NEVO

OMER NEVO

GERMANY Speaker

09:15 - 09:30
A Forest in the Making: Intraspecific Variation Affecting the Trait Matching in Animal-Plant Interaction and Shaping a Community.

Foto: GUILHERME GONZALEZ CANASSA

GUILHERME GONZALEZ CANASSA

RIO CLARO / SP Speaker

09:30 - 09:45
Unveiling the Scent Evolution in Plants and Seed dispersers

Foto: LINH - NGUYEN

LINH - NGUYEN

GERMANY Speaker

09:45 - 10:00
Fruit and morphologic digestive traits as drivers of frugivory by birds

Foto: ANA CRISTINA CRESTANI

ANA CRISTINA CRESTANI

RIO CLARO / SP Speaker

10:00 - 10:15
Can fruit ripening patterns provide insight into seed dispersal syndromes? A study using the Brazilian Cerrado as a model system.

Foto: MARIA APPEL

MARIA APPEL

PORTO ALEGRE / RS Speaker

10:15 - 10:30
Phenotypic profile of animal-dispersed plants in a chronosequence of semideciduous Atlantic forest remnants

Foto: WILLIAN SIMIONI

WILLIAN SIMIONI

RIO CLARO / SP Speaker
09:00 - 10:30

Oral presentations

09:00 - 09:15
Downscaling frugivory networks from species to individuals reveals consistent interaction niches and roles within plant populations

Foto: ELENA QUINTERO

ELENA QUINTERO

SPAIN Speaker

09:15 - 09:30
The vulnerability of seed dispersal networks to climate change

Foto: ISABEL DONOSO CUADRADO

ISABEL DONOSO CUADRADO

SPAIN Speaker

09:30 - 09:45
Inndirect effects and the coexistence of species in plant-frugivore networks

Foto: LEANDRO GIACOBELLI COSMO

LEANDRO GIACOBELLI COSMO

JUNDIAI / SP Speaker

09:45 - 10:00
The individual-based network structure of palm-seed dispersers is explained by a rainforest gradient

Foto: PAMELA TAVARES

PAMELA TAVARES

UBATUBA / SP Speaker

10:00 - 10:15
Interaction network between primates and key plant species in the Neotropical Rainforest

Foto: RICARDO BOVENDORP

RICARDO BOVENDORP

ILHEUS / BA Speaker

10:15 - 10:30
Plant-frugivore interaction networks across tropical forests of a disturbance gradient in Singapore

Foto: TZE KWAN - FUNG

TZE KWAN - FUNG

SINGAPORE Speaker
10:30 10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 11:00 - 12:30

Symposium 6: Frugivory and seed dispersal across island ecosystems

11:00 - 11:15
Isolated and Endangered: The Vulnerability of Island Frugivores to Natural Hazards

Foto: FERNANDO GONÇALVES

FERNANDO GONÇALVES

MARILIA / SP Speaker

11:15 - 11:30
Global Patterns of Fruit Removal: Insights from Island Biogeography, Latitude, and Human Impact

Foto: MAURO GALETTI

MAURO GALETTI

INDAIATUBA / SP Speaker

11:30 - 11:45
Frugivory and seed dispersal in the Caribbean islands. A closer look at the Lesser Antilles.

Foto: MAXIMILIAN VOLLSTADT

MAXIMILIAN VOLLSTADT

SPAIN Speaker

11:45 - 12:00
Seed dispersal interactions in novel ecosystems in Hawaii: a glimpse into the future of Earth's ecosystems?

Foto: JEF VIZENTIN-BUGONI

JEF VIZENTIN-BUGONI

PELOTAS / RS Speaker

12:00 - 12:15
Applied frugivory and seed dispersal to restoration of agroecosystems under desertification in the Sicilian archipelago

Foto: RAFAEL DA SILVEIRA BUENO

RAFAEL DA SILVEIRA BUENO

MOGI GUAÇU / SP Speaker

12:15 - 12:30
Frugivore decay in Amazonian land-bridge islands

Foto: MAIRA BENCHIMOL

MAIRA BENCHIMOL

ILHEUS / BA Speaker
11:00 - 12:30

Oral presentations

11:00 - 11:15
Evaluating seed dispersal effectiveness of different mammals in North-east India

Foto: BIBIDISHANANDA BASU

BIBIDISHANANDA BASU

INDIA Speaker

11:15 - 11:30
Facing the challenges of studying endozoochorous seed dispersal effectiveness: lessons from the Pyrenean brown bear

Foto: CECILE VANPE

CECILE VANPE

FRANCE Speaker

11:30 - 11:45
The seed dispersal syndrome hypothesis in ungulate‑dominated landscapes

Foto: JOSE M. FEDRIANI

JOSE M. FEDRIANI

SPAIN Speaker

11:45 - 12:00
Canids' seed dispersal role at a restored forest in southeastern Brazil

Foto: JOSE FERREIRA

JOSE FERREIRA

CAMPINAS / SP Speaker

12:00 - 12:15
Communal tapir latrines are foraging sites for tropical forest vertebrates

Foto: LAIS LAUTENSCHLAGER RODRIGUES

LAIS LAUTENSCHLAGER RODRIGUES

UNITED STATES Speaker

12:15 - 12:30
The key role of surviving megafauna in long-distance seed dispersal: an experiment with Neotropical mammalian frugivores

Foto: MARIANO IGNACIO GIOMBINI

MARIANO IGNACIO GIOMBINI

ARGENTINA Speaker
12:30 12:30 - 14:00

Lunch break

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch break

14:00 14:00 - 15:30

Symposium 7: Seed dispersal and plant regeneration out of the forest

14:00 - 14:15
Plant and frugivore species characteristics drive seed dispersal effectiveness in a hyper-diverse Neotropical savanna

Foto: MARIANA CAMPAGNOLI

MARIANA CAMPAGNOLI

SAO CARLOS / SP Speaker

14:15 - 14:30
Overlooked stories beneath the rocks: Rodents as Cactus seed dispersers in the Campo Rupestre ecosystem

Foto: TIAGO VINICIUS FERNANDES

TIAGO VINICIUS FERNANDES

BELO HORIZONTE / MG Speaker

14:30 - 14:45
The lunar luminosity and spatial scale alter the landscape of fear for rodent seed predation in a neotropical savanna

Foto: EMERSON VIEIRA

EMERSON VIEIRA

BRASILIA / DF Speaker

14:45 - 15:00
The far side of canids: frugivory and seed dispersal by the Maned-wolf and Crab-eating fox in the Cerrado

Foto: RENATO D'ELIA FELICIANO

RENATO D'ELIA FELICIANO

CAMPINAS / SP Speaker

15:00 - 15:15
An overview of seed dispersal studies in open ecosystems: challenges and opportunities

Foto: FERNANDO SILVEIRA

FERNANDO SILVEIRA

BELO HORIZONTE / MG Speaker

15:15 - 15:30
Questions and discussion

14:00 - 15:30

Oral presentations

14:00 - 14:15
The potential ecological collapse of plant-frugivore interactions in an insular high-mountain environment: an example case

Foto: MANUEL NOGALES

MANUEL NOGALES

SPAIN Speaker

14:15 - 14:30
Unraveling anthropogenic stressors driving the imminent extinction of the southernmost palm species: implications for conservation and exotic species management

Foto: SEBASTIAN CORDERO

SEBASTIAN CORDERO

CHILE Speaker

14:30 - 14:45
The interplay between resource and animal traits as directors of seed-dispersers linking landscape modules

Foto: TOBIAS ROJAS

TOBIAS ROJAS

ARGENTINA Speaker

14:45 - 15:00
Plumage colorfulness and frugivory interactions of Passerines in tropical forests fragments

Foto: LUCAS NASCIMENTO

LUCAS NASCIMENTO

SAO PAULO / SP Speaker

15:00 - 15:15
Slash-and-burn agriculture negatively affects seed dispersal by ants in Caatinga dry forest

Foto: LUANDERSON ALENCAR

LUANDERSON ALENCAR

RECIFE / PE Speaker

15:15 - 15:30
Dinoponera Quadriceps (Formicidae) as a key species in the secondary dispersal of seeds of an Ornithochoric plant from the Caatinga

Foto: MIKAEL ALVES DE CASTRO

MIKAEL ALVES DE CASTRO

RECIFE / PE Speaker
15:30 15:30 - 18:00

Coffee break + poster session

17:00 17:00 - 18:00

Book launch and autograph session - Um naturalista no Antropoceno

Foto: MAURO GALETTI

MAURO GALETTI

INDAIATUBA / SP Speaker
18:00

2024-08-07 (Wednesday)

  Jacarandá room Jequitibá room
08:15 08:15 - 09:00

Plenary: Stomatochory is important too! Why we should investigate this major form of non-endozoochoric seed dispersal

Foto: KIM MCCONKEY

KIM MCCONKEY

HYDERABAD Speaker

Many stomatochoric dispersers are dominant members of frugivore communities and can be effective dispersers of seeds. A more robust understanding of community-wide patterns of seed dispersal can be gained if stomatochoric dispersers are considered as integrated and important members of the frugivore community.


09:00 09:00 - 10:30

Symposium 8: Frugivory and seed dispersal during animal migration in a globally-changing world

Foto: CHARLES KWIT

CHARLES KWIT

UNITED STATES Moderator

09:00 - 09:15
Contribution of daily bird movement on long-distance seed dispersal in island ecosystems

Foto: HARUKO ANDO

HARUKO ANDO

JAPAN Speaker

09:15 - 09:30
Interspecific differences in plant long-distance dispersal by migrant frugivorous birds: a mechanistic approach

Foto: CLAUDIO AÇAI BRACHO ESTEVANEZ

CLAUDIO AÇAI BRACHO ESTEVANEZ

SPAIN Speaker

09:30 - 09:45
Climate change and invasive plants alter fruit availability for migratory birds in the Northeast USA

Foto: AMANDA GALLINAT

AMANDA GALLINAT

UNITED STATES Speaker

09:45 - 10:00
Elevational seed dispersal by temperate mammals and birds under climate change

Foto: SHOJI NAOE

SHOJI NAOE

JAPAN Speaker

10:00 - 10:15
Phenological changes of plants and migrant frugivorous birds affect seed dispersal networks through an altitudinal gradient

Foto: IRENE MENDOZA SAGRERA

IRENE MENDOZA SAGRERA

SPAIN Speaker

10:15 - 10:30
Intraspecific, interspecific and collective patterns of fall frugivory and seed dispersal by migratory thrushes in the southern Appalachian Mountains (USA)

Foto: NICHOLAS SMITH

NICHOLAS SMITH

UNITED STATES Speaker
09:00 - 10:30

Oral presentations

09:00 - 09:15
Seed dispersal by bats across a wide-scale urbanization gradient in the Neotropics

Foto: NADIA SABCHUK

NADIA SABCHUK

LONDRINA / PR Speaker

09:15 - 09:30
How do the changes in mouse lemurs’ population size and body conditions affect their role as forest growers?

Foto: ONJA RAZAFINDRATSIMA

ONJA RAZAFINDRATSIMA

UNITED STATES Speaker

09:30 - 09:45
Bat-plant mutualistic interactions across a gradient of forest loss and isolation in the Brazilian Cerrado

Foto: PRISCILA PACHECO CARLOS

PRISCILA PACHECO CARLOS

BELO HORIZONTE / MG Speaker

09:45 - 10:00
Interactive effects of two rodent species on the seed dispersal of Japanese walnut

Foto: RYUNOSUKE OKAWA

RYUNOSUKE OKAWA

JAPAN Speaker

10:00 - 10:15
Seed community in the feces constructed by disperser: Does mammalian foraging habits determine the situation of seedling competition?

Foto: TERUKI INOUE

TERUKI INOUE

JAPAN Speaker

10:15 - 10:30
Negative density-dependence characterize mutualistic interactions between birds and fruiting plants across latitudes

Foto: TOMAS A. CARLO JOGLAR

TOMAS A. CARLO JOGLAR

UNITED STATES Speaker
10:30 10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 11:00 - 12:30

Symposium 9: Functional biogeography of frugivores and seed dispersers

11:00 - 11:15
The impact of habitat loss and wildlife trade on the functional diversity of avian frugivores

Foto: JUNYING LIM

JUNYING LIM

SINGAPORE Speaker

11:15 - 11:30
Using machine learning methods to infer trait matching and predict plant-frugivore interactions in tropical Asia

Foto: HANCI LIANG

HANCI LIANG

SINGAPORE Speaker

11:30 - 11:45
Ecological and morphological traits of frugivorous birds drive species strength and centrality in plant-frugivore metanetwork in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest

Foto: CYNTHIA OLIVEIRA

CYNTHIA OLIVEIRA

LAVRAS / MG Speaker

11:45 - 12:00
Finding the orphan: using fruit-frugivore functional traits and field observations to identify dispersal limitations in Caribbean plants

Foto: FABIO TARAZONA

FABIO TARAZONA

UNITED STATES Speaker

12:00 - 12:30
Questions and discussion

11:00 - 12:30

Oral presentations

11:00 - 11:15
Changes in timing and quantum of fruiting of animal-dispersed tree species: insights from long-term tree phenology monitoring in a tropical forest in North-east India

Foto: APARAJITA DATTA

APARAJITA DATTA

INDIA Speaker

11:15 - 11:30
Circadian fruit phenology: a neglected plant trait crucial in plant-frugivore interactions

Foto: PEDRO JOSE GARROTE GARCIA

PEDRO JOSE GARROTE GARCIA

SPAIN Speaker

11:30 - 11:45
Fruiting phenology, frugivory and seed dispersal in Mammillaria carnea (Cactaceae) in Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Valley, Mexico

Foto: VIRGINIA PAIXAO

VIRGINIA PAIXAO

PARNAMIRIM / RN Speaker

11:45 - 12:00
Seed dispersal by ants along an urbanization gradient in the largest metropolitan region of Northeast Brazil

Foto: LUANDERSON ALENCAR

LUANDERSON ALENCAR

RECIFE / PE Speaker

12:00 - 12:15
Extensive goat farming does not affect the abundance of seeds dispersed by ants in the caatinga dry forest, but it reduces their viability

Foto: MIKAEL ALVES DE CASTRO

MIKAEL ALVES DE CASTRO

RECIFE / PE Speaker

12:15 - 12:30
Climate change is expected to restructure forest frugivorous bird communities in a biodiversity hot-point within the Atlantic Forest

Foto: FLAVIO MARIANO MACHADO MOTA

FLAVIO MARIANO MACHADO MOTA

MONTES CLAROS / MG Speaker
12:30 12:30 - 14:00

Lunch break

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch break

14:00 14:00 - 15:30

Symposium 10: Fruit phenology and the maintenance and stability of plant-frugivore interactions in the Anthropocene

14:00 - 14:15
Tropical Fruit Phenology and Climate Change: where does our knowledge stand?

Foto: PATRICIA MORELLATO

PATRICIA MORELLATO

RIO CLARO / SP Speaker

14:15 - 14:30
Frugivory patterns in the American Myrtaceae: implications for conservation

Foto: VANESSA GRAZIELE STAGGEMEIER

VANESSA GRAZIELE STAGGEMEIER

PARNAMIRIM / RN Speaker

14:30 - 14:45
Dynamics of Frugivory Networks by Birds and Resource use in the Cerrado

Foto: DAIANE CARREIRA

DAIANE CARREIRA

RIO CLARO / SP Speaker

14:45 - 15:00
Timing of seed dispersal, dispersal syndrome and seed dormancy in cerrado: solutions to face seasonality and climate change threats

Foto: DIEGO FERNANDO ESCOBAR

DIEGO FERNANDO ESCOBAR

BELEM / PA Speaker

15:00 - 15:15
New frontiers in automated phenological monitoring of fleshy-fruit bearing species and frugivorous birds: insights into mismatches

Foto: IRENE MENDOZA SAGRERA

IRENE MENDOZA SAGRERA

SPAIN Speaker

15:15 - 15:30
Questions and discussion

14:00 - 15:30

Oral presentations

14:00 - 14:15
Frugivory by three species of lizards in a dry deciduous forest in northwest Madagascar

Foto: RYOBU FUKUYAMA

RYOBU FUKUYAMA

JAPAN Speaker

14:15 - 14:30
Assessing the role of fruit colors on the mechanisms of avian fruit-selection processes

Foto: JOAO VITOR MESSEDER

JOAO VITOR MESSEDER

UNITED STATES Speaker

14:30 - 14:45
Colorful tanagers feed on fruits and nectar

Foto: LUCAS NASCIMENTO

LUCAS NASCIMENTO

SAO PAULO / SP Speaker

14:45 - 15:00
Food preference of an Amazonian frugivorous fish in the natural environment

Foto: LUCELIA NOBRE CARVALHO

LUCELIA NOBRE CARVALHO

SINOP / MT Speaker

15:00 - 15:15
Floodplain forests drive fruit-eating fish diversity at the Amazon Basin scale

Foto: SANDRA BIBIANA CORREA

SANDRA BIBIANA CORREA

UNITED STATES Speaker

15:15 - 15:30
Fruit color, attractiveness, and seed germination in fleshy fruits of Myrtaceae

Foto: HERCILIA FREITAS DA CUNHA

HERCILIA FREITAS DA CUNHA

NATAL / RN Speaker
15:30 15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 16:00 - 17:00

Symposium 11: Seed dispersal mediated by social animals

16:00 - 16:15
Effect of group structure on endo- and epizoochory mediated by ungulates – an experimental approach

Foto: CHRISTOPHE BALTZINGER

CHRISTOPHE BALTZINGER

FRANCE Speaker

16:15 - 16:30
Do all howler monkey species create a latrine effect under their sleeping sites? Probably not

Foto: ELLEN ANDRESEN

ELLEN ANDRESEN

MEXICO Speaker

16:30 - 16:45
The niche construction hypothesis for the evolution of lekking in frugivorous birds

Foto: H. LUKE ANDERSON

H. LUKE ANDERSON

UNITED STATES Speaker

16:45 - 17:00
Lemur frugivores disproportionately visit a few plant individuals, with repercussions for seed dispersal.

Foto: JADELYS TONOS

JADELYS TONOS

UNITED STATES Speaker
16:00 - 17:00

Oral presentations

16:00 - 16:15
Extreme weather events can disrupt plant-seed disperser mutualisms

Foto: BRAYAN MORERA

BRAYAN MORERA

SPAIN Speaker

16:15 - 16:30
Effects of climate change on seed dispersal of Semideciduous forest in Southeast Brazil

Foto: EDUARDO RIGACCI

EDUARDO RIGACCI

VINHEDO / SP Speaker

16:30 - 16:45
Climb forest, climb: Diverse disperser communities are key to assist plants tracking climate change on mountains

Foto: SARA MENDES

SARA MENDES

PORTUGAL Speaker

16:45 - 17:00
Shifts in seed availability time with changing climate

Foto: SERGIO TIMOTEO

SERGIO TIMOTEO

PORTUGAL Speaker
17:00 17:00 - 17:45

Plenary: Frugivory and Seed Dispersal in Madagascar’s rainforest ecosystems

Foto: ONJA RAZAFINDRATSIMA

ONJA RAZAFINDRATSIMA

UNITED STATES Speaker

Animal frugivores can influence plant population growth, structure patterns of plant coexistence, and enable plant establishment in novel environments through seed dispersal. Unfortunately, anthropogenic activities, coupled with natural disturbances, can disrupt these interactions. Thus, characterizing the patterns and outcomes of these interactions in the face of increasing environmental changes can clarify species resilience and, ultimately, the cascading impacts on forest integrity. With a focus on frugivorous lemurs and their food plants in Madagascar’s biodiverse rainforests, where a majority of the highly diverse plant communities have traits adapted for seed dispersal by frugivores, this talk will provide an overview of the current state of knowledge on plant-lemur mutualistic interactions and the roles and impacts of lemur frugivores on plant population dynamics and community structure.


17:45
19:00 19:00 - 23:59

Frugivores party

23:59

2024-08-08 (Thursday)

  Jacarandá room Jequitibá room
09:30 09:30 - 10:15

Plenary: Seed dispersal and its consequences for the seedscape

Foto: NOELLE BECKMAN

NOELLE BECKMAN

UNITED STATES Speaker

Seed dispersal underlies important plant ecological and evolutionary processes, including gene flow, population dynamics, and diversity. While seed dispersal is a complex and context-dependent process, I emphasize that we can further our understanding of seed dispersal’s contribution to plant population dynamics and ecosystem functions using multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives. I use interdisciplinary approaches, spanning from mathematics to metabolomics, to study the causes and consequences of seed dispersal . I will provide an overview of emergent unifying frameworks currently used to study dispersal and how their integration can provide a more mechanistic understanding of seed dispersal. I discuss examples from on-going work, for example, investigating the interplay between fruits and their interacting partners for plant chemical diversity and population-level consequences of seed dispersal for plants varying in a range of traits. With a mechanistic understanding of seed dispersal, we will better understand the evolutionary ecology of seed dispersal, the influence of global change on seed dispersal processes, and potential cascading effects to ecosystems.


10:15 10:15 - 10:45

Coffee break

10:15 - 10:45

Coffee break

10:45 10:45 - 12:15

Symposium 12: Plant-Frugivore networks across scales

10:45 - 11:00
Frugivory networks across scales - an overview of empirical studies.

Foto: CARINE EMER

CARINE EMER

RIO DE JANEIRO / RJ Speaker

11:00 - 11:15
Linking seed dispersal networks across dimensions: new insights and new struggles

Foto: SERGIO TIMOTEO

SERGIO TIMOTEO

PORTUGAL Speaker

11:15 - 11:30
Frugivory interactions mediated by fire and logging in Amazonian forests

Foto: LIANA CHESINI ROSSI

LIANA CHESINI ROSSI

RIO DE JANEIRO / RJ Speaker

11:30 - 11:45
Spatial and network modeling help to understand biogeographical variation in seed-dispersal networks across Brazil

Foto: MATHIAS MISTRETTA PIRES

MATHIAS MISTRETTA PIRES

PAULINIA / SP Speaker

11:45 - 12:00
Anachronisms in the Mediterranean basin: how mammal-dispersed plants persist in a changing (defaunated) environment

Foto: ANNA TRAVESET

ANNA TRAVESET

SPAIN Speaker

12:00 - 12:15
The network structure of plant-frugivore networks across levels of organization

Foto: PAULO GUIMARAES

PAULO GUIMARAES

SAO PAULO / SP Speaker
10:45 - 12:15

Oral presentations

10:45 - 11:00
Fruits and Microbes, Friends or Foes? The hidden role of microbes in fruit chemical signaling to seed dispersers

Foto: EVANGELIA CHRONOPOULOU

EVANGELIA CHRONOPOULOU

GERMANY Speaker

11:00 - 11:15
Opportunities and Challenges Applied to Frugivore Conservation

Foto: DANIELA CUSTODIO TALORA

DANIELA CUSTODIO TALORA

ILHEUS / BA Speaker

11:15 - 11:30
Seeds quantity carried by epizoochory depends on animal hair length, body height, and season

Foto: KANON SATO

KANON SATO

JAPAN Speaker

11:30 - 11:45
Addressing the assumptions about dispersal in community ecology

Foto: LAUREN SULLIVAN

LAUREN SULLIVAN

UNITED STATES Speaker

11:45 - 12:00
Linking evolutionary patterns of pollination and seed dispersal by mutualistic animals

Foto: ALBERTO CRUZ

ALBERTO CRUZ

UNITED STATES Speaker

12:00 - 12:15
Mutualists, antagonists or in-between? Seed dispersal effectiveness in complex oak-animal interactions

Foto: RAMON PEREA

RAMON PEREA

SPAIN Speaker
12:15 12:15 - 14:00

Lunch break

12:15 - 14:00

Lunch break

14:00 14:00 - 15:00

Symposium 13: Harnessing nucleic acids to unveil the ecology and evolution of frugivory and seed dispersal

14:00 - 14:15
Metabarcoding analysis of fruit-eating bird diet in early successional Atlantic forests suggests forest-adjacent foraging of plant resources

Foto: CARINA MOTTA

CARINA MOTTA

RIO CLARO / SP Speaker

14:15 - 14:30
Unveiling the dietary selection of the Lowland tapir (Tapirus terrestris) in a tropical forest

Foto: LAIS LAUTENSCHLAGER RODRIGUES

LAIS LAUTENSCHLAGER RODRIGUES

UNITED STATES Speaker

14:30 - 14:45
Restoration of plant-animal interactions through trophic rewilding: A molecular approach

Foto: LUISA GENES

LUISA GENES

RIO DE JANEIRO / RJ Speaker

14:45 - 15:00
Animal-mediated seed dispersal and the demo-genetic configuration across plant colonization gradients

Foto: JORGE ISLA ESCUDERO

JORGE ISLA ESCUDERO

SPAIN Speaker
14:00 - 15:00

Oral presentations

14:00 - 14:15
Effects of ecological restoration on tree seed dispersal in fragmented rainforests of the Western Ghats, India

Foto: APARNA

APARNA

INDIA Speaker

14:15 - 14:30
The effects of plant composition in forest nuclei experimentally set on pastures on bird-plant interactions and seed rain

Foto: MARCO AURELIO PIZO

MARCO AURELIO PIZO

RIO CLARO / SP Speaker

14:30 - 14:45
The reassembly of seed dispersal interactions during forest recovery in the Chocó Rainforest of Northwest Ecuador

Foto: NICOLE LUSSIER

NICOLE LUSSIER

UNITED STATES Speaker

14:45 - 15:00
What is the value of biotic seed dispersal in post-fire forest regeneration?

Foto: RUBEN

RUBEN

PORTUGAL Speaker
15:00 15:00 - 15:30

Coffee break

15:00 - 15:30

Coffee break

15:30 15:30 - 16:30

Symposium 13: Harnessing nucleic acids to unveil the ecology and evolution of frugivory and seed dispersal

15:30 - 15:45
Defaunation is associated with increased fine-scale spatial genetic structure in a small-seeded palm despite high abundances of small-bodied seed dispersers

Foto: THERESE LAMPERTY

THERESE LAMPERTY

UNITED STATES Speaker

15:45 - 16:00
Does defaunation of avian palm frugivores impact seed dispersal distances?

Foto: MARILIA LUCAS

MARILIA LUCAS

GERMANY Speaker

16:00 - 16:15
Genomics signatures of defaunation in a tropical palm

Foto: CAROLINA DA SILVA CARVALHO

CAROLINA DA SILVA CARVALHO

LONDRINA / PR Speaker

16:15 - 16:30
Phylogenomic insights into the evolution of fruit color and size: how strong is the role of shared ancestry?

Foto: JOAO VITOR MESSEDER

JOAO VITOR MESSEDER

UNITED STATES Speaker
15:30 - 16:30

Oral presentations

15:30 - 15:45
From frugivores to soil seed banks: implications for tropical forest regeneration

Foto: SAMANTHA ALLBEE

SAMANTHA ALLBEE

UNITED STATES Speaker

15:45 - 16:00
Seed rain in fragments located at agricultural landscapes: a worldwide systematic review

Foto: VALERIA FORNI MARTINS

VALERIA FORNI MARTINS

PAULINIA / SP Speaker

16:00 - 16:15
Birds, Lagomorphs, Rodents, and Patterns of Juniperus osteosperma Recruitment

Foto: EUGENE SCHUPP

EUGENE SCHUPP

UNITED STATES Speaker

16:15 - 16:30
Seeds on the move: the role of birds, sea, and wind in seed dispersal to a newly formed island (Surtsey, S Iceland)

Foto: ANDY GREEN

ANDY GREEN

SPAIN Speaker
16:30 16:30 - 17:15

Closing plenary: Rainforest ecological health state: How to take its "temperature" from the ground to the canopy?

Foto: PIERRE-MICHEL FORGET

PIERRE-MICHEL FORGET

FRANCE Speaker

Ecological interactions are being affected at unprecedented rates by human activities in tropical forests. Yet, the continuity of ecological functions such as seed dispersal is crucial for forest regeneration. It thus becomes increasingly urgent to be able to rapidly assess the health status of these processes in order to take appropriate management measures. Following the study of Natural History, especially seed dispersal and seedling recruitment, of key timber species in 1984-2003, I have then dedicated the next two decades (2004-2023) to evaluate the effects of human activities (fragmentation, hunting, logging) on tree dynamics and rainforest health status in the Guianas. I have therefore developed methods to rapidly assess the level of seed removal and predation, and the activity of both seed-eaters and frugivores in the understory and in the canopy of a few charismatic timber species dispersed by either rodents or arboreal mammals and birds in Meso and Southern-American forests. During the presentation, I will review what we have learned from the consequences of hunting and forest fragmentation and logging for dispersal and seed fate of medium- and large-sized tree seed species.


17:15 17:15 - 18:00

Awards and publicity for next event

18:00 18:00 - 18:30

Closing ceremony

18:30