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Enabling integrated research through monitoring of biodiversity and climate measurements

Grant number: 16/04982-0
Support type:Research Grants - eScience Program - Regular Program Grants
Duration: May 01, 2017 - April 30, 2019
Field of knowledge:Interdisciplinary Subjects
Principal Investigator:Pedro Luiz Pizzigatti Corrêa
Grantee:
Home Institution: Escola Politécnica (EP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Assoc. researchers:Katia Maria Paschoaletto Micchi de Barros Ferraz ; Rodrigo Silva Pinto Jorge

Abstract

Large scale field observational projects are collecting climate and biological data, these collections are typically done at the local-scale, developing a hybrid data with both climate and biodiversity data will enable new integrated research to answer some key scientific questions such as how local aerosol and other climate parameters are related to biodiversity parameters in broad and narrow time-space scale in the Amazon. Recently enabled large-scale monitoring projects such as Green Ocean Amazon by U.S Dept of Energy's Atmospheric Measurement Program (ARM) in collaboration with Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia (INPA - Brazil) are collecting climate data at three experimental sites in Brazil. These measurements study aerosols and surface fluxes, cloud-aerosol-precipitation interactions. Similarly the Instituto Chico Mendes de Conservação da Biodiversidade from the Ministry of Environment of Brazil (ICMBio/MMA), has established a protocol for conducting a long-term biodiversity monitoring of protected areas, which includes collecting biodiversity data for frugivorous butterflies, vascular plants, birds and large and medium size mammals. These sampling protocols have been placed in eight protected areas through the Amazon biome and data have been collected since October 2014 in a cooperation of ICMBio/MMA, Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas (IPÊ) and Moore Foundation. The objective of this study is to use the data collected by ICMBio of butterflies, plants, birds and mammals in regional ,and to use climate measurements from ARM instruments in Manaus (AM) and Manacapuru (AM), to develop a biodiversity-climate hybrid data visualization and analyze tool. (AU)