Science Under the Stars: There is More to the Tropics than Rainforest

When you think about the tropics, do you just imagine rainforests and beautiful beaches? When you think about savannas, do you picture a habitat with few species and assume it to be in Africa? Come and explore the Cerrado ecosystem, the most diverse savanna in the world located in the heart of South America.

Introducing Brazil's Neotropical Savanna

Mariana Vasconcellos': There is More to the Tropics than Rainforest introduces you to some of the unique organisms inhabiting the Cerrado’s beautiful landscape, and discuss the ecological and evolutionary factors that contributed to this great biodiversity that is currently under threat due to habitat loss.

Science Under the Stars is a free, monthly public outreach lecture series founded and organized by graduate students in the Section of Integrative Biology at University of Texas at Austin. Our goals are to host fun, informal science outreach events for Austin citizens of all ages, and give scientists a venue to share their work with the general public.  Events are held at 7:30pm outdoors at Brackenridge Field Laboratory, 2907 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, Texas 78703 during the Fall and Spring academic semesters. In the case of inclement weather, lectures are held indoors. Arrive early for refreshments and fun activities for kids of all ages!


Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Brackenridge Field Lab 2907 Lake Austin Blvd., Austin TX 78703

Event Type

Campus & Community, Science & Tech


College of Natural Sciences, All Departments

Target Audience

General Public


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