October 22, 2013

Lecture at the Naturhistorisches Museum Bern

On October 21, 2013, Nelson Sanjad gave a talk at the Journal Club of Naturhistorisches Museum Bern. The Journal Club is a weekly seminar organized during the University semesters. It is held on Mondays at the museum.The presentation of Sanjad had the title "Jacques Huber (1867-1914) and the Amazonian research: international links regarding taxonomy, phytogeography and ecology of tropical rainforests".

The talk was divided in four parts: in the first one were presented some general questions to make clear the research background. The second part was a biographical note of Huber. In the third part Sanjad highlighted some points that should be detailed during the research, including the work of Huber on rubber trees, phytogeography and evolution. Finally, the main steps of the research were defined.

Thanks to Dr. Lukas Rüber, coordinator of Journal Club, and also to the audience. Among researchers, students and employees of the museum, the lecture was honored with the presence of Dr. Christoph Beer, Director of the museum, Dr. Martin Huber, President of the Swiss Commission for the High Altitude Research Station Jungfraujoch (grandson of Jacques Huber), Dr. Erwin Flückiger, former President of the Naturforschende Gesellschaft in Bern and now the President of the International Foundation High Altitude Research Stations Jungfraujoch and Gornergrat, and Mürra Zabel, film maker now producing a documentary on Emil Göldi and other Swiss scientists who worked in South America.

Dr. Marcel Güntert introducing Nelson Sanjad to the audience.

The relationship of Emil Göldi and Jacques Huber was highlighted by Sanjad.

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