RED LATINOAMERICANA DE BOTANICA

Organization of the RLB - 2005


Concerning its basic structure and scope of activities, RLB has always been an integrated network with a high degree of South-South connections[1]. One of the critical aspects of developing an integrated network such as RLB, that was resolved in the early stages of organization, was reaching an agreement as to how to distribute the coordination of activities and the administrative duties[2]. In this sense, the presidents and committee members are selected for fixed terms and the responsibilities are shared. It is important to emphasize that the organizational structure of the RLB is dynamic and includes the participation of many people from diverse countries. In every situation where an opinion is required, all committee members are consulted. Furthermore, the Executive Committee and the Scientific Committee meet once a year and every two years in a Latin American country to discuss policy and budgetary matters, to program major graduate courses and symposia, and to review applications for financial support.

An Executive Committee governs the RLB. Presently, consists of a President, a Vicepresident, four Regional Coordinators (Mexico, Central American and the Caribbean, South American Andean Countries, and the South American Southern Cone), two of the Institutional Representatives, and the Executive Director. In addition, the RLB operates with a Scientific Committee, composed of the Executive Committee (except for the Executive Director) plus the Institutional Representatives of some of the collaborative Latin American training RLB centers.

An External Advisory Committee assists the RLB. It includes Past Presidents, some distinguished scientists, the President of the Latin American Botanical Society (ALB), and the President of the Latin American Academy of Sciences (ACAL).

ADMINISTRATIVE DEVELOPMENT

The financial resources provided by private foundations are administrated through the nonprofit Chilean organization “Corporación para el Desarrollo de las Ciencias Vegetales en América Latina”, R.U.T. 71.794.600-6, created on March 21st, 1991. 

The objective of the Corporation is to contribute to the development of plant sciences in Latin America. The Corporation does not pursue or propose any profit-oriented objectives. It consists of scientists, most of which are also part of the RLB. The Corporation’s board of directors consists of a President, a Secretary, and a Treasurer. No remuneration is received by any member of the Corporation for the accomplishment of his o her duties.

RLB administrative staff is comprised of only two people, an executive director and an assistant, whom are hired by the Corporation to serve these positions. However, distinguished Latin American scientists serve all the other functions within RLB’s Executive and Scientific Committees without receiving any payment.

[1] Kalin de Arroyo M., S. Dietrich, E. Forero, and S. Maldonado (1994). The Latin American Plant Sciences Network: a collaborative regional effort in science training. In Agroforestry Education and Training: The Latin American Perspective (Krishnamurty, L., P.K.R. Nair, and C.R. Latt, eds.). Agroforestry Systems 28, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht.

[2] Kalin de Arroyo, M. (1988). Towards the establishment of a Latin American Plant Sciences Network. Report presented to The Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation, New York, on the meeting held at the Instituto de Botânica, São Paulo, Brazil, 30 January - 3 February 1988. 206 pp.

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

 

President:
Gloria Montenegro
Departamento de Ciencias Vegetales,
Facultad de Agronomía e Ingeniería Forestal,
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile,
Avda. Vicuña Mackenna 4860,
Santiago, Chile;
Telephone 56 (2) 686-4112/4117;
Fax 56 (2) 5520780;
e-mail: gmonten@puc.cl

 

Vice-president:
Gabriel Macaya

Centro de Investigación en Biología Celular y Molecular (CIBCM)
Universidad de Costa Rica,
Ciudad Universitaria Rodrigo Facio,
2060 San José,
Costa Rica;
Telephone 506 2073191
Fax 506 2340452
e-mail: gmacaya@cariari.ucr.ac.cr
 
       

Executive Director:
Susana Maldonado,
Red Latinoamericana de Botánica
Casilla 653, Santiago 780-0024, CHILE
Telephone 56 2 6787437
Phonefax 56 2 2765028
e-mail: rlb@uchile.cl
 

Regional Coordinator Mexico:
Victoria Sosa,

Instituto de Ecología, A.C.,
Km. 2,5 Antigua Carretera a Coatepec,
Apartado Postal 63,
Xalapa 91000, Veracruz,
Telephone 52 (228) 28421874;
fax 52 228 28187809;
e-mail: victoria@ecologia.edu.mx

 

 

   

 
Regional Coordinator for Central America and the Caribbean:
Sonia Lagos-Witte
,
Tramil Enda-Caribe y ALB
Jardin Botanico Nacional
Apdo. Postal 21-9
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
tramilca@verizon.net.do
IX Congreso Latinoamericano de Botánica

 

Regional Coordinator for South American Andean Countries:
Enrique Forero

Facultad de Ciencias,
Universidad Nacional, Sede Bogotá,
Apartado Aéreo 7495
Bogotá D.C., Colombia;
Telephone 57(1)316-5000 ext. 11508;
fax 57 (1) 3165165.
e-mail: eforerog@ciencias.edu.co

 

     

Regional Coordinator for South American Southern Cone:  
Javier Simonetti,
Departamento de Ciencias Ecológicas,
Facultad de Ciencias,
Universidad de Chile,
Casilla 653,
Santiago,
Telephone 56 (2) 6787264;
fax 56(2) 2727363;
jsimonet@uchile.cl.
 
  Lilian Zaidan,
Seçao de Fisiología e Bioquímica,
Instituto de Botânica,
Caixa Postal 4005,
01061-970, São Paulo, SP,
Brasil;
Telephone 55(11)55846300;
fax 55 (11) 5773678;
e-mail: lilianzaidan@uol.com.br
 
       
  Michele Ataroff,
ICAE,
Facultad de Ciencias,
Universidad de los Andes (ULA),
Mérida 5101,
Venezuela;
Telephones 58(274)2401255/2441575;
fax 58(274)2441575;
e-mail: ataroff@ula.ve
 
   

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

 

Juan Núñez,
Departamento de Ecología Evolutiva
Instituto de Ecología - UNAM,
Apartado Postal 70-275
04510 México D.F.
México
Telephone 52 (55) 56229030
Fax 52 (55) 56229005
e-mail: farfan@servidor.unam.mx
 
Helga Ochoterena,
Instituto de Biología, UNAM,
Apartado Postal 70-367
04510 México D.F.,
Telephone 52 (55) 56229122;
fax 52 (55) 56229093;
helga@ibiologia.unam.mx

 

     

Neftalí Ochoa,
CINVESTAV-IPN, Unidad Irapuato
Km. 9,6 del Libramiento Norte de la Carretera Federal Irapuato León,
Apartado Postal 629,
Irapuato 36500, Guanajuato,
Telephone 52 (462) 6239654;
fax 52 (462) 6245849;
nochoa@ira.cinvestav.mx
 

Victoria Sosa,
Instituto de Ecología, A.C.,
Km. 2,5 Antigua Carretera a Coatepec,
Apartado Postal 63,
Xalapa 91000, Veracruz,
Telephone 52 (228) 28421874;
fax 52 228 28187809;
victoria@ecologia.edu.mx

 

     

Gabriel Macaya
Escuela de Biología,
Universidad de Costa Rica,
Ciudad Universitaria Rodrigo Facio,
2060 San José,
Costa Rica;
Telephone 506 2073191
Fax 506 2340452
gmacaya@cariari.ucr.ac.cr
 
  Michele Ataroff,
ICAE,
Facultad de Ciencias,
Universidad de los Andes (ULA),
Mérida 5101,
Venezuela;
Telephones 58(274)2401255/2441575;
fax 58(274)2441575;
ataroff@ula.ve
       
 
Nanuza de Menezes
Departamento de Botânica, IB-USP,
Rua do Matao-Travessa 14, Nº 321, 
05508-900, Cidade Universitaria São Paulo, SP, 
Brasil;
Telephone 55(11)30916593 
fax 55(11) 30917547;
nanuzalm@usp.br
  Lilian Zaidan,
Seçao de Fisiología e Bioquímica,
Instituto de Botânica,
Caixa Postal 4005,
01061-970, São Paulo, SP,
Brasil;
Telephone 55(11)55846300;
fax 55 (11) 5773678;
lilianzaidan@oul.com.br
       

Augusto Cesar Franco,
Departamento de Botânica,
Instituto de Ciencias Biológicas
Universidade de Brasília
Caixa Postal 04457,
70919-970, Brasília-DF,
Brasil;
Telephone 55(61)3072141;
fax 55 (61) 2722743;
acfranco@unb.br
 

Mary Kalin Arroyo
Departamento de Ciencias Ecológicas,
Facultad de Ciencias,
Universidad de Chile,
Centro Milenio de Estudios Avanzados en Ecología y de Investigación en Biodiversidad (CMEB)
Casilla 653,
Santiago,
Telephone 56 (2) 6787331;
fax 56(2) 2715464;
southern@uchile.cl.

 

     

 
Patricio Arce,
Departamento de Genética Molecular y Microbiología
Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas,
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile,
Alameda 340, Santiago,
Telephone 56 (2) 6862638;
fax 56 (2) 2225515;
parce@bio.puc.cl
 

Lohengrin Cavieres,
Departamento de Botánica,
Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanográficas,
Universidad de Concepción,
Casilla 160-C,
Concepción,
Telephone 56 (41) 204418 - 203420;
fax 56 (41) 246005;
lcaviere@udec.cl

 

 

   
  María Cristina Tellería
Area de Palinología
Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Museo,
Universidad Nacional de La Plata,
Paseo del Bosque s/n,
1900 La Plata,
Argentina;
Telephone 54 (221) 4258252; 
fax 54 (221) 4258252 int. 28;
telleria@netverk.com.ar
 
  Ana Anton
Instituto IMBIV (UNC-INTA),
Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales
Universidad Nacional de Córdoba
C.C. 495,
5000 Córdoba,
Argentina,
Phonefax 54 (351) 4332104; 
anton@imbiv.unc.edu.ar
       

Rodolfo A. Sánchez
Director IFEVA, Facultad de Agronomía
Universidad de Buenos Aires,
Av. San Martín 4453,
1416 Buenos Aires,
Argentina;
Telephone 54 (11) 45248070 ext. 8118 ; 
fax 54 (11) 45148730;
sanchez@ifeva.edu.ar
   


ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

 

Susana Maldonado
Executive Director
Red Latinoamericana de Botánica
Casilla 653, Santiago 780-0024, CHILE
(street address:Las Palmeras 3425 Ñuñoa, Santiago 780-0024, CHILE)
Telephone 56 2 6787437
Phonefax 56 2 2765028
rlb@uchile.cl
 

Mariela Leyton
Assistant
Red Latinoamericana de Botánica
 

 

 


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