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Fauna and flora from forest fragments in the northwest region of São Paulo State: the basis to biodiversity conservational studies

Grant number: 04/04820-3
Support Opportunities:BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants
Duration: December 01, 2005 - November 30, 2010
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Biology
Principal Investigator:Orlando Necchi Junior
Grantee:Orlando Necchi Junior
Host Institution: Instituto de Biociências, Letras e Ciências Exatas (IBILCE). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de São José do Rio Preto. São José do Rio Preto , SP, Brazil
Pesquisadores principais:
Denise de Cerqueira Rossa-Feres ; Luis Henrique Zanini Branco ; Neusa Taroda Ranga ; Reinaldo José Fazzio Feres
Associated scholarship(s):09/05680-4 - The effect of water level reduction on the aggressive behavior of Cichlasoma paranaense., BP.IC
08/09423-3 - Does food web properties vary according substrate type in streams?, BP.IC
+ associated scholarships 08/03583-9 - Composition and functional diversity of stream fish assemblages, BP.DR
07/05919-1 - Flora and ecological distribution of macroalgal communities of forest fragments from the northwest region of São Paulo State, BP.MS
06/58786-6 - Study of the diversity of polyporoid basidiomycetes in remnant forest fragments in the Northwest of São Paulo State, BP.MS
06/55725-6 - Does forest fragmentation affect the composition and distribution of mite fauna (Arachnida, Acari) associated with the vegetation?, BP.DR
06/02276-0 - Development and maintenance of the Thematic Project web site Fauna and flora of the forest fragments in the northwestern portion of the São Paulo state: basis for conservation and biodiversity studies, BP.TT
06/51534-1 - Use of forest remnants by anurans in the North-east region of the State of São Paulo, BP.DR - associated scholarships


Forest fragmentation is an increasing and notorious process in the tropical region. A clearly understanding of this process and its consequences is fundamental to avoid biodiversity losses and also to correctly manage the sustainable use of the remaining biota. A perfect and disturbing example of this process refers to the northwestern region of the State of São Paulo, characterized by the presence of Semideciduous Stational Forests and Savannahs, which are restricted to 9% of their original area and were replaced by pastures, crops, and urbanization. In consequence, the region is considered the most deforested and fragmented in São Paulo State, and also the one with the smallest number of conservational units. This situation will not be reverted without a suitable environmental management. Even so, the area still harbors a high species richness, which paradoxically has been scarcely studied. The main objective of this project refers to the inventory of several taxonomic groups (algae, bryophytes, fungi, plants, and aquatic and terrestrial invertebrate and vertebrate animais). Twenty forest fragments, selected according to their size and surrounding matrix (e.g. sugar cane, citrus, pasture, rubber trees, and urban areas), will be sampled. The principal expected products are: 1) a diagnosis of the environment, providing a solid database allowing a better conservation of the biota; 2) a draft with the possible effects of the fragmentation in the population dynamics and physiology of species; 3) a description of the role of the fragments as maintainers of the regional biodiversity and as reservoirs of potential species to act in the colonization of other areas and also in the agriculture biological control. The project will add important new findings to the knowledge of the biodiversity of this region. Finally, its most significant relevance concerns to the construction of a solid basis for future studies and actions on the conservation of this valuable biota. (AU)

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(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)
PUTTKER, THOMAS; CROUZEILLES, RENATO; ALMEIDA-GOMES, MAURICIO; SCHMOELLER, MARINA; MAURENZA, DANIEL; ALVES-PINTO, HELENA; PARDINI, RENATA; VIEIRA, MARCUS V.; BANKS-LEITE, CRISTINA; FONSECA, CARLOS R.; et al. Indirect effects of habitat loss via habitat fragmentation: A cross-taxa analysis of forest-dependent species. Biological Conservation, v. 241, . (14/09300-0, 05/00405-4, 14/10192-7, 06/04878-7, 08/03724-1, 11/06782-5, 04/04820-3, 14/14503-7, 13/50718-5, 11/19767-4, 08/01866-3, 13/22679-5, 14/14925-9, 99/09635-0)
LOFEGO, ANTONIO C.; DEMITE, PETERSON R.; FERES, REINALDO J. F.. Two new species of Typhlodromips (Acari: Phytoseiidae) from Brazil. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ACAROLOGY, v. 37, n. 2, p. 110-115, . (06/55725-6, 04/04820-3)
DA SILVA, FERNANDO RODRIGUES; ALMEIDA-NETO, MARIO; MENDONCA DO PRADO, VITOR HUGO; BAPTISTA HADDAD, CELIO FERNANDO; ROSSA-FERES, DENISE DE CERQUEIRA. Humidity levels drive reproductive modes and phylogenetic diversity of amphibians in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. Journal of Biogeography, v. 39, n. 9, p. 1720-1732, . (08/50928-1, 11/20677-0, 06/51534-1, 04/04820-3)
LEITE, PATRICIA ZAZERI; STEFANI MARGARIDO, TATIANA CRISTINA; DE LIMA, DAINA; ROSSA-FERES, DENISE DE CERQUEIRA; DE ALMEIDA, EDUARDO ALVES. Esterase inhibition in tadpoles of Scinax fuscovarius (Anura, Hylidae) as a biomarker for exposure to organophosphate pesticides. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, v. 17, n. 8, p. 1411-1421, . (04/04820-3)
DEMITE, PETERSON R.; LOFEGO, ANTONIO C.; FERES, REINALDO J. F.. Three new species of Phytoseius Ribaga (Acari: Phytoseiidae), and a new record from Brazil. Zootaxa, n. 1909, p. 16-26, . (06/55725-6, 04/04820-3)
FERREIRA, CRISTIANE DE PAULA; CASATTI, LILIAN; ZENI, JAQUELINI O.; CENEVIVA-BASTOS, MONICA. Edge-mediated effects of forest fragments on the trophic structure of stream fish. Hydrobiologia, v. 762, n. 1, p. 15-28, . (11/11641-1, 12/20280-5, 04/04820-3)
PITTON, THAFAREL; LOFEGO, ANTONIO C.; REZENDE, JOSE M.. Three new species of Xenotarsonemus (Acari: Tarsonemidae) from the northwestern region of Sao Paulo State, Brazil. Zootaxa, v. 4138, n. 3, p. 534-548, . (04/04820-3, 06/55725-6)
PRADO, VITOR H. M.; ROSSA-FERES, DENISE DE C.. The influence of niche and neutral processes on a neotropical anuran metacommunity. AUSTRAL ECOLOGY, v. 39, n. 5, p. 540-547, . (06/51534-1, 04/04820-3)
CAROLINE SPRENGEL-LIMA; ANDRÉIA ALVES REZENDE. Sapindaceae do noroeste paulista: lista de espécies e chave de identificação baseada em caracteres vegetativos. Biota Neotropica, v. 13, n. 2, p. 270-282, . (04/04820-3)
ABRAHAO, MAIRA CORTELLINI; GUGLIOTTA, ADRIANA DE MELLO. A new species of Inonotus (Hymenochaetaceae) and Trametes cingulata (Polyporaceae) newly recorded from Brazil. MYCOTAXON, v. 120, p. 35-41, . (04/04820-3, 06/58786-6)
DEMITE, PETERSON R.; LOFEGO, ANTONIO C.; FERES, REINALDO J. F.. Mite (Acari; Arachnida) diversity of two native plants in fragments of a semideciduous seasonal forest in Brazil. SYSTEMATICS AND BIODIVERSITY, v. 11, n. 2, p. 141-148, . (06/55725-6, 04/04820-3)
DEMITE, P. R.; FERES, R. J. F.; LOFEGO, A. C.. Influência do ambiente agrícola vizinho na comunidade de ácaros plantícolas em fragmentos florestais. Brazilian Journal of Biology, v. 75, n. 2, p. 396-404, . (04/04820-3, 06/55725-6)
CAVALCANTE, ANA C. C.; DEMITE, PETERSON R.; AMARAL, FELIPE S. R.; LOFEGO, ANTONIO C.; DE MORAES, GILBERTO J.. Complementary description of Neoseiulus tunus (De Leon) (Acari: Mesostigmata: Phytoseiidae) and observation on its reproductive strategy. ACAROLOGIA, v. 57, n. 3, p. 591-599, . (06/55725-6, 11/08941-3, 04/04820-3)
DOS SANTOS, EDUARDO FERNANDO; ABRA, JULIANA; CASTILHO-NOLL, MARIA STELA M.. Does land use influence the local and regional structure of the rotifer assemblage?. Hydrobiologia, v. 848, n. 5, . (04/04820-3)
DE LIMA, RENATO A. F.; OLIVEIRA, ALEXANDRE A.; PITTA, GREGORY R.; DE GASPER, ANDRE L.; VIBRANS, ALEXANDER C.; CHAVE, JEROME; TER STEEGE, HANS; PRADO, PAULO I.. The erosion of biodiversity and biomass in the Atlantic Forest biodiversity hotspot. NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, v. 11, n. 1, . (99/08515-0, 04/04820-3, 99/09635-0, 13/08722-5)
BRANCALION, PEDRO H. S.; BELLO, CAROLINA; CHAZDON, ROBIN L.; GALETTI, MAURO; JORDANO, PEDRO; LIMA, RENATO A. F.; MEDINA, ARETHA; PIZO, MARCO AURELIO; LEIGHTON REID, J.. Maximizing biodiversity conservation and carbon stocking in restored tropical forests. CONSERVATION LETTERS, v. 11, n. 4, . (13/50718-5, 13/08722-5, 14/01986-0, 04/04820-3, 13/22492-2)
LEMES-DA-SILVA, NADIA MARTINS; ZANINI BRANCO, LUIS HENRIQUE; NECCHI-JUNIOR, ORLANDO. Novas morfoespécies aerofíticas de Cyanobacteria de fragmentos de floresta tropical na região noroeste do Estado de São Paulo, Brasil. Acta Botanica Brasilica, v. 24, n. 4, p. 916-923, . (04/04820-3)
MARIA STELA MAIOLI CASTILHO-NOLL; CAROLINA FIGUEIRA CÂMARA; MAIRA FAVARON CHICONE; ÉRICO HISSASHI SHIBATA; LIGIA ROMA STEPHAN. Copépodes (Crustacea, Maxillopoda) em reservatórios rasos. Acta Limnol. Bras., v. 24, n. 2, p. 149-159, . (04/04820-3)
MAIOLI CASTILHO-NOLL, MARIA STELA; CAMARA, CAROLINA FIGUEIRA; CHICONE, MAIRA FAVARON; SHIBATA, ERICO HISSASHI. Pelagic and littoral cladocerans (Crustacea, Anomopoda and Ctenopoda) from reservoirs of the Northwest of São Paulo State, Brazil. Biota Neotropica, v. 10, n. 1, p. 21-30, . (04/04820-3)
DEMITE, PETERSON R.; LOFEGO, ANTONIO C.; FERES, REINALDO J. F.. Phytoseiidae (Acari) in forest fragments in the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Zootaxa, n. 3086, p. 31-56, . (06/55725-6, 04/04820-3)
DA SILVA‚ F.R.; GIBBS‚ J.P.; ROSSA-FERES‚ D.C.. Breeding habitat and landscape correlates of frog diversity and abundance in a tropical agricultural landscape. WETLANDS, p. 1-9, . (04/04820-3)
SILVA, FERNANDO R.; OLIVEIRA, THIAGO A. L.; GIBBS, JAMES P.; ROSSA-FERES, DENISE C.. An experimental assessment of landscape configuration effects on frog and toad abundance and diversity in tropical agro-savannah landscapes of southeastern Brazil. LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY, v. 27, n. 1, p. 87-96, . (04/04820-3, 10/52321-7)
DA SILVA, FERNANDO RODRIGUES; GIBBS, JAMES P.; ROSSA-FERES, DENISE DE CERQUEIRA. Breeding Habitat and Landscape Correlates of Frog Diversity and Abundance in a Tropical Agricultural Landscape. WETLANDS, v. 31, n. 6, p. 1079-1087, . (04/04820-3)
RODRIGUES DA SILVA, FERNANDO; DE CERQUEIRA ROSSA-FERES, DENISE. Influence of terrestrial habitat isolation on the diversity and temporal distribution of anurans in an agricultural landscape. JOURNAL OF TROPICAL ECOLOGY, v. 27, n. 3, p. 327-331, . (04/04820-3, 04/12223-5)
CENEVIVA-BASTOS, M.; CASATTI, L.; UIEDA, V. S.. Can seasonal differences influence food web structure on preserved habitats? Responses from two Brazilian streams. COMMUNITY ECOLOGY, v. 13, n. 2, p. 243-252, . (04/04820-3)
DOS SANTOS, EDUARDO FERNANDO; GRANDINETE, YURI CAMPANHOLO; NOLL, FERNANFO BARBOSA. Additions to the checklist of Scoliidae, Sphecidae, Pompilidae and Vespidae of Peru, with notes on the endemic status of some species (Hymenoptera, Aculeata). ZOOKEYS, n. 519, p. 33-48, . (04/04820-3)
DA SILVA, FERNANDO R.; ROSSA-FERES, DENISE DE CERQUEIRA. Fragmentation gradients differentially affect the species range distributions of four taxonomic groups in semi-deciduous Atlantic forest. Biotropica, v. 49, n. 3, p. 283-292, . (04/04820-3, 13/50714-0)
PRADO, VITOR H. M.; ROSSA-FERES, DENISE DE C.. Multiple Determinants of Anuran Richness and Occurrence in an Agricultural Region in South-Eastern Brazil. Environmental Management, v. 53, n. 4, p. 823-837, . (06/51534-1, 04/04820-3)
NADIA MARTINS LEMES-DA-SILVA; LUIS HENRIQUE ZANINI BRANCO; ORLANDO NECCHI JÚNIOR. Corticolous cyanobacteria from tropical forest remnants in northwestern São Paulo State, Brazil. Rev. bras. Bot., v. 35, n. 2, p. 169-179, . (04/04820-3)
LOPES JUSTINO, CINTIA ELEONORA; DOS SANTOS, EDUARDO FERNANDO; NOLL, FERNANDO BARBOSA. Diversity of Tiphiidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera) in the fragmented Brazilian semi-deciduous Atlantic Forest. Journal of Insect Conservation, v. 20, n. 3, p. 417-431, . (09/16580-0, 04/04820-3)
DENISE DE CERQUEIRA ROSSA-FERES; RICARDO JANNINI SAWAYA; JULIÁN FAIVOVICH; JOÃO GABRIEL RIBEIRO GIOVANELLI; CINTHIA AGUIRRE BRASILEIRO; LUIS SCHIESARI; JOÃO ALEXANDRINO; CÉLIO FERNANDO BAPTISTA HADDAD. Anfíbios do Estado de São Paulo, Brasil: conhecimento atual e perspectivas. Biota Neotropica, v. 11, p. 47-66, . (04/04820-3, 05/52727-5, 08/57939-9, 08/50928-1, 01/13341-3)
LOFEGO, ANTONIO CARLOS; REZENDE, JOSE MARCOS; DEMITE, PETERSON RODRIGO; FAZZIO FERES, REINALDO JOSE. Mite fauna associated with Cecropia pachystachya Trec. (Urticaceae)-the importance of the plant as reservoir and dissemination means for predatory mites. SYSTEMATIC AND APPLIED ACAROLOGY, v. 22, n. 10, p. 1780-1794, . (06/55725-6, 16/16779-5, 15/19867-0, 04/04820-3)
DEMITE, PETERSON R.; FLECHTMANN, CARLOS H. W.; FERES, REINALDO J. F.. Tetranychidae (Acari) in forest fragments in the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil. ACAROLOGIA, v. 56, n. 4, p. 435-449, . (06/55725-6, 04/04820-3)

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