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A brief look at the diversity and distribution of Harvestmen

in the Central Amazon, Brazil

Pio A. Colmenares, Museum Specialist, American Museum of Natural History

Where:                Linder Theater, AMNH, enter West 77th Street entrance

Date:                   Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Time:                   7 PM to 8:30 PM

Pio is a biologist specialized in arachnology, with experience in taxonomy and ecology. His main research interests are the taxonomy, systematics, ecology, conservation and biogeography of Opiliones. In addition to working with Opiliones, he also has experience in the taxonomy of other arachnid orders, such as Amblypygi, Schizomida, Solifugae, and spiders of the family Pholcidae. He received a degree in biology from the University of Zulia (LUZ) in 2008, in Maracaibo, Venezuela. During his time as an undergraduate student he worked as a collaborator in the Biology Museum of La Universidad del Zulia (MBLUZ), Maracaibo, Venezuela. In 2008 he started working at the Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas, IVIC, in Caracas, Venezuela, as research assistant of the Biodiversity Unit. In 2009 he received training in curatorial techniques and management of various natural history collections at the National Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution, in Washington, DC, USA. In 2015 he defended his doctoral thesis on Amazonian Harvestmen communities at the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, INPA, in Manaus, Brazil. In 2016 he became part of the AMNH staff and is currently in charge of the Arachnid (non-Araneae) and Myriapod Collections.

Dinner:      Senn Thai Comfort Food, 452 Amsterdam Avenue, 9:00 p.m.


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