Frugivores & Seed Dispersal Symposium

Course Announcement: Frugivores and Seed Dispersal

Join us for an immersive exploration into the fascinating world of frugivores and seed dispersal! This course, hosted by the Ecology and Conservation Biology Program at Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz (UESC) in Ilhéus, Bahia, Brazil, offers a unique opportunity to delve deep into this crucial aspect of ecological interaction.

 Dates: July 29th - August 2nd 
 Location: UESC, Ilhéus, Bahia, Brazil

Led by a distinguished panel of experts, including:                                                      

  •  Dr. Pedro Jordano (CSIC, Spain) 
  •  Dr. Mauro Galetti (UNESP, Brazil) 
  •  Dr. Marco Pizo (UNESP, Brazil) 
  •  Dr. Tomas Carlo (Penn State, USA) 
  •  Dr. Eliana Cazetta (UESC, Brazil) 
  •  Dr. Ricardo Bovendorp (UESC, Brazil) 
  •  Dr. Irene Mendoza (CSCI, Spain)
  •  Dr. Larissa Rocha (UESC, Brazil)

This intensive course will cover a range of topics crucial to understanding frugivores and seed dispersal:

 **Natural History**: Explore the fascinating history and behavior of frugivores and their relationship with seed dispersal. 
 **Ecology & Evolution**: Delve into the ecological dynamics and evolutionary implications of frugivore-plant interactions. 
 **Complex Networks**: Understand the intricate networks formed by frugivores and their impact on ecosystems. 
 **Genes and Landscape**: Investigate the genetic and landscape factors influencing frugivore behavior and seed dispersal patterns. 
 **Conservation**: Address the conservation challenges and strategies related to frugivores and seed dispersal in modern ecosystems.

Please note that students are responsible for arranging their accommodation during the course. However, our team will provide assistance and recommendations to ensure a comfortable stay.

Don't miss this opportunity to expand your knowledge and network with leading experts in the field! Register now to secure your spot in this enriching course.


Spots are limited: 8 students from PPGECB - UESC                                                  

                             6 students from UNESP

                             8 overall students


Also note that classes will be in Portuguese.


For inquiries, please contact Eliana Cazetta ( We look forward to welcoming you to this exciting learning experience!



Sergio Andrés González Linares

Maicon Gama Oliveira

Júlia Angeli da Silva

Cynthia Valéria Oliveira

Angie Gabriela Moreno Carrillo

Milena Gama Oliveira

Letícia Sanches Jerônimo

Geanne Carla Novais Pereira



Rafael Souza Cruz Alves

Willian Barbosa Simioni





Ignácio José Berón

Pedro Bridi

Fernanda Carello Collar

Sandy dos Reis Hermann

Maria Fernanda Regiolli

Julieta Lourdes Seculin Glur

Flávia Bouch Zagury

Maria Eduarda Appel