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Silane A. Ferreira da Silva

I am studying the Miocene History of the Northwestern part of South America. During the Miocene, the Eastern Andes Uplifted may have played an important role in species diversification via relief and depositional environment changes.

We are doing a detailed palynological analysis of the Llanos foothills in Colombia and Brazilian Amazon. We use these data to reconstruct the Miocene palynoflora and understand how plant distribution and diversity were modified by environmental changes.