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Effects of habitat disturbance on communities of amphibians and squamate reptiles: subsidies for management programs, species conservation assessments and conservation action plans

Grant number: 18/14091-1
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: November 01, 2018 - January 31, 2021
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Ecology - Applied Ecology
Principal Investigator:Marcio Roberto Costa Martins
Grantee:Marcio Roberto Costa Martins
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IB). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Assoc. researchers:Ana Paula Carmignotto ; Cristiano de Campos Nogueira ; Leandro Reverberi Tambosi ; Ricardo Jannini Sawaya

Abstract

Although our knowledge about species and biological communities has increased significantly in the last decades, it is still necessary a great effort to obtain the information necessary for a better understanding of the effects of anthropogenic environmental changes on biodiversity. Anthropogenic habitat disturbances may affect species in various forms, with a high variation in their effects on different species and functional groups. This study has two main objectives: (1) assess the effects of prescribed fires on the species, functional and phylogenetic diversity of frog and lizard communities, as a way to provide subsidies for fire management in protected areas; and (2) assess the effects of the substitution of native forests by tree plantations on the species, functional and phylogenetic diversity of snake and frog communities, as a way to provide subsidies for the conservation of species and the management of landscapes in which native forests and tree plantations predominate. The knowledge resulting from this project will also subsidize the assessment of the conservation status of the studied amphibians and squamate reptiles and the definition of conservation actions. Three concomitant studies will be carried on, two related to the effects of fire on frog and lizard communities in the Cerrado (Estação Ecológica de Santa Bárbara, SP, and Estação Ecológica Serra Geral do Tocantins, TO, both using pitfall traps) and a third on the effects of the substitution of native forests by tree plantations on snake and frog communities in the Atlantic Forest (Fazenda Melhoramentos, Camaducaia, MG, using visual searches, accidental encounters and observations by local people). In all these studies we will use current methods to analyze data on species, functional and phylogenetic diversity. (AU)

Articles published in other media outlets (2 total):
Biólogo: Atlas de serpentes brasileiras: Onde estão no Brasil? (03/Mar/2020)
Agrosoft: ONDE ESTÃO AS SERPENTES BRASILEIRAS (24/Feb/2020)

Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
DURIGAN, GISELDA; PILON, NATASHI A. L.; ABREU, RODOLFO C. R.; HOFFMANN, WILLIAM A.; MARTINS, MARCIO; FIORILLO, BRUNO F.; ANTUNES, ALEXSANDER Z.; CARMIGNOTTO, ANA PAULA; MARAVALHAS, JONAS B.; VIEIRA, JESICA; VASCONCELOS, HERALDO L. No Net Loss of Species Diversity After Prescribed Fires in the Brazilian Savanna. FRONTIERS IN FORESTS AND GLOBAL CHANGE, v. 3, FEB 19 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
NOGUEIRA, CRISTIANO C.; ARGOLO, ANTONIO J. S.; ARZAMENDIA, VANESA; AZEVEDO, JOSUE A.; BARBO, FAUSTO E.; BERNILS, RENATO S.; BOLOCHIO, BRUNA E.; BORGES-MARTINS, MARCIO; BRASIL-GODINHO, MARCELA; BRAZ, HENRIQUE B.; BUONONATO, MARCUS A.; CISNEROS-HEREDIA, DIEGO F.; COLLI, GUARINO R.; COSTA, HENRIQUE C.; FRANCO, FRANCISCO; GIRAUDO, ALEJANDRO R.; GONZALEZ, RODRIGO C.; GUEDES, THAIS; HOOGMOED, MARINUS S.; MARQUES, V, OTAVIO A.; MONTINGELLI, GIOVANNA G.; PASSOS, PAULO; PRUDENTE, ANA L. C.; RIVAS, GILSON A.; SANCHEZ, PAOLA M.; SERRANO, FILIPE; SILVA JR, NELSON J.; STRUSSMANN, CHRISTINE; VIEIRA-ALENCAR, JOAO PAULO S.; ZAHER, HUSSAM; SAWAYA, RICARDO J.; MARTINS, MARCIO. Atlas of Brazilian Snakes: Verified Point-Locality Maps to Mitigate the Wallacean Shortfall in a Megadiverse Snake Fauna. South American Journal of Herpetology, v. 14, n. 1, p. S1-S274, DEC 2019. Web of Science Citations: 1.
BIRSKIS-BARROS, IRINA; ALENCAR, LAURA R. V.; PRADO, PAULO I.; BOHM, MONIKA; MARTINS, MARCIO. Ecological and Conservation Correlates of Rarity in New World Pitvipers. DIVERSITY-BASEL, v. 11, n. 9 SEP 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.

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