From Geometry to Biology

(June 2016, Quito, Ecuador)

From Geometry to Biology – Tracking Harmful Arthropods across Continents – DAY 1


8h00 -8h45, Material delivery: thumb driver delivered with the free CLIC package. Launching “CLIC bank” page having the wings of many species (analog to GenBank for genes), where we will upload the wings of all Ecuadorian species. In collaboration with the Instituto Butantan (“wingbank”, L. Suesdek)

0.3 Opening ceremony

9h00-9h45 Welcoming Talks and Opening ceremony

1. Academic authorities, Facultatd de Biologia, Universidad PUCE

2. IRD representative, Dr. Olivier Dangles

3. French Embassy,

4. National authorities. …


Chair: Dr. … (France) Dr. … (Ecuador)

9h45-10h15 Jeremy Bouyer, CIRAD Area-wide integrated pest management: principled and inputs from geometric morphometrics”

10h30-11h00 Philippe Solano, IRD Tsetse, livestock and humans

11h00-11h30 break

0.5 The geometric approach in morphometrics

Chair: Dr. … (Ecuador) Dr. … (France)

11h30-12h00 Geometric Morphometrics, Jean-Pierre Dujardin (France) Landmarks, semilandmarks and contours in medical entomology.

12h00-12h30 Selecting landmarks, Nicolas Jaramillo (Colombia) Landmark-based morphometrics for Anopheles species determination: criteria for choosing landmarks, and comparisons with outlines.

12h30-14h00 Lunch

0.6 Morphometric variation in space and time

14h00-14h30 Triatominae, Anita Villacis (Ecuador) Morphometrics of Rhodnius ecuadoriensis.

14h30-15h00 Aedes sp, Ronald Morales Vargas (Thailand) The worldwide phenetic structure of Aedes albopictus

15h00-15h30 Break

15h30-16h00 Anopheles sp, Nicolas Jaramillo O. (Colombia) Rhodnius pallescens from field to laboratory

16h00-17h00 Round Table Day 1: Morphometric input Chair: Dr. … Asia, Africa and South America: what are the entomological organisms under study, which data collection techniques are preferred, which specific analysis are used, or needed, etc.

From Geometry to Biology – Tracking Harmful Arthropods across Continents – DAY 2

1.1 Morphometrics and Genetics

Chair: Dr. … (Ecuador) Dr. … (France)

9h00-9h30 Triatominae, Anita Villacis (Ecuador) Panstrongylus chinai and P. howardi: morphometrics, cytogenetics, and more…

9h30-10h00 Bactrocera, Sangvorn Kitthawee (Thailand) The Bactrocera tau complex in Thailand

10h00-10h30 Aedes sp., Suchada Sumruayphol (Thailand) Morphometric and genetic diagnosis within the complex of dengue and chikungunya vectors in Thailand: Ae. aegypti, Ae. albopictus, Ae. scutellaris.

10h30-11h00 break

11h00-11h30 Triatominae, Silvia Catalá (Argentina) Convergence and divergence of geometric morphometry of heads and wings, antennal phenotypes and genetic markers

11h30-12h00 Triatominae, Jane Costa (Brazil) Morphological, ecological, molecular and morphometric information in the group of Triatoma brasiliensis.

1.2 Morphometrics and Systematics

Chair: Dr. … (Colombia) Dr. … (Ecuador)

12h-12h30 Insects, Jean-Pierre Dujardin (France) Lincoln Suesdek (Brazil) Using morphometrics for species determination: the need for a reference data base. CLIC bank and Wingbank examples.

12h30-14h00 Lunch

14h-14h30 Parasitoids, Sangvorn Kitthawee The taxonomic signal in the wing shape of the Diachasmimorpha longicaudata complex

14h30-15h00 Phlebotominae, Gurgel (Brazil) Morphometry of wings in various species of the subgenus Lutzomyia (Diptera, Psychodidae, Phlebotominae) occurring in Brazil

15h00-15h30 Break

15h30-16h00 Triatominae, Dramane Kaba (Ivory Coast) The taxonomic signal in tse tse wings

16h00-17h00 Round Table Day 2: Morphometric output Chair: Dr. … Asia, Africa and South America: what are the journals where morphometric studies have been published, submitted, related to insects of medical and agronomic importance. What are the causes of rejection, etc.

2 From Geometry to Biology – Tracking Harmful Arthropods across Continents – DAY 3

Continuing “Morphometrics and Systematics” session
Chair: Dr. … (Brazil) Dr. … (Ecuador)

9h00-9h30 Mosquitoes, Lincoln Suesdek &Camila Lorentz Morphometrics to assess microevolution of mosquitoes

2.1 Morphometrics and Eco-Epidemiology

Chair: Dr. … (Argentina) Dr. … (Ecuador)

9h30-10h00 Triatominae, Ricardo Gürtler (Argentina) Domestic, peridomestic and silvatic Triatoma infestans: the contribution of morphometrics.

10h-10h30 Triatominae, Anabel Padilla & Anita Villacis (Ecuador) Morphometric variation of T. carrioni in domestic versus peridomestic habitats

11h00-11h30 break

11h30-12h00 Mosquitoes, Ronald M. Vargas (Thailand) Morphospaces of mosquitoes in rubber plantation versus forest areas in South East Asia.

12h00-12h30 Triatominae, Maria Laura Hernandez, Luciana Abraham, S. Catalá (Argentina) Antennal morphology and markers related to the flight capacity of Triatominae.

12h30-14h00 Lunch

14h00-14h30 Triatominae, Julieta Nattero et. al. (Argentina) Effects of host-feeding sources and habitats on the developmental instability of Triatoma infestans populations in northern Argentina.

14h30-15h00 ? , …

15h00-15h30 Break

15h30-16h00 ? , Giovan F. Gómez (Colombia) title not sent

3 Closing ceremony

16h00 Closing ceremony