- Research Grants
This Agreement with CNPq aims at co-financing research, development and innovation projects intended to increase knowledge, understanding and use of Brazilian biodiversity in the State of São Paulo. It also aims at improving the predictive ability of responses to changes in cover and land use and climate change - through association of research to human resources qualification, environmental education and dissemination of scientific knowledge -, as well as at integrating expertise for the consolidation of the National Program for Research in Biodiversity - SISBIOTA.
The true flies (Diptera) are one of the four-megadiverse orders of insects, with more than 120.000 extant species, immediately familiar because they are ubiquitous and cosmopolitan, and they have had tremendous impacts on human civilization. They transmit important diseases, such as malaria, yellow fever, leishmaniasis and sleeping sickness, to humans and animals. Flies are among the mo...
The Neotropical region presents the richest fauna of anurans amphibians (frogs, toads and treefrogs) in the world. Especially diverse faunas occur in warm and moist tropical locations, as in the Amazon Basin: about 600 species are known from this region, but several studies indicate that these numbers are clearly underestimated. A question of central interest for community ecologists is...
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