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Reconstruction of paleovegetation and paleoclimate in regions of the Southern coast of the State of São Paulo (Serra do Mar State Park - Nucleus of Curucutu and Ilha do Cardoso) in the Late Quaternary

Grant number: 04/15531-2
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: September 01, 2005 - August 31, 2008
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Geosciences
Principal researcher:Luiz Carlos Ruiz Pessenda
Grantee:Luiz Carlos Ruiz Pessenda
Home Institution: Centro de Energia Nuclear na Agricultura (CENA). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Piracicaba , SP, Brazil

Abstract

Studies of paleoenvironmental reconstruction (vegetation and climate) have continued to be developed in the Amazonian, Central, Northeast, Southeast and South regions of Brazil, in some locations using pollen grains deposited in lake and turf deposits, and in others, isotopes of carbon from the organic matter of the soil (OMS) and fragments of charcoal found in the soil, among other indicators. To reinforce the paleoenvironmental studies carried out up to the present in the Southeast region it is intended through this project, to develop comparative studies involving isotopic records of the OMS and plants, palinological studies in peateries and in mangrove swamps and with the possibility of associating it with antracological analysis, if there is found to be the presence of carbon fragment buried in the ground. Samples will be taken from the Serra do Mar State Park - Curucutu Nucleus, São Paulo (SP), and on the Ilha do Cardoso, south coast of the State of São Paulo.We will collect soil samples for physical, chemical and isotopic analysis of the OMS and also of 14C of the humin fraction of these soils. Equally, if found, we will sample fragments of carbon, wood and other buried vegetal remains in order, together with the humin, to establish the chronology of probable vegetational and climatic changes which occurred in the region in the last 20,000 years. Samples of turf and mangrove will be collected for palinological, isotopic analyses 14C dating. The integration of techniques and researchers should back up significantly the studies in vegetational and climate changes which occurred during the Late Pleistocene and Holocene in the Southeast region of Brazil and enable a multi and interdisciplinar approach. (AU)

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)
RUIZ PESSENDA, LUIZ CARLOS; VIDOTTO, ELAINE; DE OLIVEIRA, PAULO EDUARDO; BUSO, JR., ANTONIO ALVARO; LISBOA COHEN, MARCELO CANCELA; ROSSETTI, DILCE DE FATIMA; RICARDI-BRANCO, FRESIA; BENDASSOLLI, JOSE ALBERTINO. Late Quaternary vegetation and coastal environmental changes at Ilha do Cardoso mangrove, southeastern Brazil. PALAEOGEOGRAPHY PALAEOCLIMATOLOGY PALAEOECOLOGY, v. 363, p. 57-68, NOV 20 2012. Web of Science Citations: 20.

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