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Subsidies for monitoring invasive and over-dominant species and their impacts on diversity and ecosystem services at the Juréia-Itatins Ecological Station


Invasive species can alter ecosystems through changes in the physical environment and community ecological processes. In Brazil, the concern with the subject is recent and the decisions related to the control of invasive species are taken without necessary knowledge. The main objetive of this project is to evaluate how invasive and over-dominant species, occuring at the Estação Ecológica Juréia-Itatins affect the ecosystem services provided to the local residents. For this, we will map the locations of occurrence of these species, assess the diversity of macroinvertebrates for communities and not invaded areas and survey the ecosystem services provided as local. Based on From the results we will develop models that can help predict how an invasive species can influence the diversity and ecosystem services, including epidemiology and public health, support policy management and control of invasive species through the development of protocols for the diagnosis of an invasion the susceptibility of the environment and the direct and indirect impacts; presentation of at least 3 papers in scientific events, publication of at least 2 papers and supervision of 2 undergraduate, 1 MSc and 1 PhD students. (AU)

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