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La Salle Foundation for Natural Sciences

ALLIANCES OF IVAN MIKOLJI WITH LA SALLE FOUNDATION OF NATURAL SCIENCES

2018 – 2019

http://fundacionlasalle.org.ve/ 

 

PROJECTS and ACTIVITIES:

DISSEMINATION AND PRESERVATION OF THE BIODIVERSITY AND AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS OF VENEZUELA:

 

Participantes: Iván Mikolji, Eduardo Planchart, Oscar Lasso-Alcalá, Francisco Delascio

 

1) Series of photography exhibitions on the biodiversity of fish, plants and aquatic ecosystems of Venezuela:
Part 1: Educational Exhibition, Ivan Mikolji: Between Science and Art. Exhibition hall of the La Salle Foundation for Natural Sciences, Guayana Campus, San Félix, Bolívar State.
Part 2: Exhibition: “A Tribute to Humboldt by Mikoljii”. La Salle Foundation Building, Main Lobby, Caracas Campus.
Part 3: Other exhibitions on new species of fish for Science.

 

2) Series of Speech and Educational Conferences on the following topics:
– Biodiversity of fish, plants and aquatic ecosystems of Venezuela.
– New species of fish and aquatic plants of Venezuela for the Science.

 

3) Dissemination of the results of Research Projects on Social Media:
– Inventory of the Biodiversity of fish, plants and aquatic ecosystems of Venezuela.
– Description of new species of fish and aquatic plants for science.
– Inventory of the biodiversity of exotic and transferred species of fish, introduced into the continental waters of Venezuela.
– Digital Photographic Record of the Type specimens and their taxonomic catalogues, from the fish collections of the La Salle Foundation for Natural Sciences.
– Digital Photographic Record of Type specimens from other fish collections in Venezuela.
– Biographies of Pioneers in Ichthyology in Venezuela.

RESEARCH IN ICTIOLOGY:

 

Participants: Oscar Lasso-Alcalá, Iván Mikolji and other researchers.

 

1) Inventories of fish biodiversity in different regions of Venezuela.

2) Description of at least 18 new species for the science of the family Poeciliidae (2 species), Cichlidae (2 species), Loricariidae (2 species), Rivulidade (2 species), Trichomycteridae (7 species), Potamotrygonidae (1 species), Parodontidae (1 species), Curimatidae (1 species), from the rivers of the Orinoco, Gulf of Paria and the Caribbean Sea basins.

3) Characterization of population genetics, in fish species native to Venezuela.

4) Inventory of the biodiversity of exotic and transferred fish species introduced into the continental waters of Venezuela.

5) Digital Photographic Record of the collections of specimens Type of Venezuela:
Part 1. The fish collections of the La Salle Foundation for Natural Sciences: La Salle Natural History Museum (MHNLS), Caracas, Hermano Benigno Román Oceanographic Museum (MOBR), Punta de Piedras, Isla de Margarita, Hydrobiological Research Station of Guyana (CIR-EDIHG), San Félix.
Part 2. Other collections of fish from Venezuela: Biology Museum of the Central University of Venezuela (MBUCV), Caracas, Museum of Natural Sciences of Guanare (MCNG), Guanare, Museum of the Rancho Grande Biological Station (EBRG), Maracay, Biology Museum of the University of Zulia (MBLUZ), Margarita Marine Museum (MMM), Boca de Río, Isla de Margarita.

6) Taxonomic Catalog of Type specimens from the fish collections of the La Salle Foundation for Natural Sciences.

7) Biographies of Pioneers in Ichthyology in Venezuela:

Part 1) On the trail of the legacy of the Ichthyologist Agustín Fernández-Yépez.

RESEARCH IN BOTANY:

Participants: Francisco Delascio, Iván Mikolji.

1) Description of new species of aquatic plants in the Orinoco river basin.

2) Identification of the different species of aquatic plants within the Mikolji digital database.

ACHIEVEMENTS

A Tribute to Humboldt by Mikolji Exhibition

From April 29, 2019

Aesthetic renovation of the Lobby of the headquarters building of the La Salle Foundation for Natural Sciences, Caracas Campus and assembly of the permanent educational exhibition: Un Tributo a Humboldt de Mikolji.

Participants:

  • Eduardo Planchart Licea
  • Iván Mikolji
  • Oscar Lasso-Alcalá
  • The staff of the La Salle Foundation for Natural Sciences.

Ivan Mikolji Exhibition: Between Science and Art

April 4, 2018

Educative exhibition: Ivan Mikolji: Between Science and Art, in the exhibition hall of the La Salle Foundation for Natural Sciences, Guayana Headquarters. Saint Felix. Carrera Alonso De Herrera. El Roble Sector. Bolívar State, Venezuela. Creation of a digital catalogue of the exhibition. (Digital Catalog)

Participants:

  • Eduardo Planchart Licea
  • The staff of the La Salle Natural Sciences Foundation, Guayana Headquarters.
  • Ivan Mikolji

On the trail of the legacy of Agustín Fernández-Yépez

Trip to the Guanapito Local Station, of the National Institute of Agricultural Research (INIA):

Search for Type material of the fish collection of Agustín Fernández-Yépez.

November 9, 2017, approximate trip. 680 km.

 

Participants:

  • ez-Fernández, Curator of the Fish collection of the Museum of the Rancho Grande Biological Station (EBRG) (nephew of Agustín Fernández-Yépez).
  • Oscar Miguel Lasso Alcalá, Researcher, Curator and Ichthyology Section, Fish Collection, La Salle Natural History Museum.
  • Ivan Mikolji.