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Reproductive ecology of anuran amphibians: an evolutionary perspective

Grant number: 09/12013-4
Support type:Research Grants - Young Investigators Grants
Duration: August 01, 2010 - July 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology
Principal Investigator:Cynthia Peralta de Almeida Prado
Grantee:Cynthia Peralta de Almeida Prado
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias (FCAV). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Jaboticabal. Jaboticabal , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):12/06228-0 - Genetic, morphological and acoustic diversification in populations of an anuran endemic to the Serra da Canastra, Brazil, BP.DR
11/00507-2 - Richness, spatial and temporal distribution of anurans of a rocky montane meadow area in southwest Minas Gerais State, BP.IC

Abstract

Life history traits directly affect reproduction and survivorship of organisms. The complexity and interest in life history evolution are due to the fact that organisms exhibit different combinations among these trais, which in turn affect fitness. Amphibians, because the alternance, in general, between a larval aquatic phase and a terrestrial adult one, and because the strict dependence on abiotic factors, form an interesting group to study life history. This project focus on the reproductive strategies exhibited by anuran amphibians from different biomes, involving the study of reproductive behaviors, mating systems and alternative tactics, sexual size dimorphism, reproductive trade-offs (clutch and egg size), reproductive investment, and sexual selection. The strategies will be described and compared among populations, species with different ecologies, and among lineages. The reproductive strategies will be studied in an evolutionary context and to achieve the goals molecular markers and phylogenetic comparative methods will be used. An increase in our knowledge on amphibian biology may enhance our comprehension about the mechanisms of natural selection and evolution. Furthermore, new hypotheses may arise, which can be tested in comparative studies involving other taxa. (AU)

Articles published in Agência FAPESP Newsletter about the research grant
Frogs started to breed out of water to mitigate sexual competition 

Scientific publications (18)
(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)
BORGES, MARILIA M.; NALI, RENATO C.; FIORILLO, BRUNO F.; PRADO, CYNTHIA P. A. Site fidelity, reproductive behavior and investment in the Brazilian Reticulate Leaf Frog, Pithecopus ayeaye LUTZ, 1966 (Anura: Phyllomedusidae). HERPETOZOA, v. 31, n. 1-2, p. 61-68, AUG 30 2018. Web of Science Citations: 0.
PUPIN, NADYA C.; HADDAD, CELIO F. B.; PRADO, CYNTHIA P. A. Maternal provisioning by foam-nesting frogs of the genus Physalaemus (Anura, Leptodactylidae) in contrasting environments. Amphibia-Reptilia, v. 39, n. 1, p. 120-125, 2018. Web of Science Citations: 0.
TURIN, RUBENS A. F.; NALI, RENATO C.; PRADO, CYNTHIA P. A. Intraspecific call variation in a Neotropical gladiator frog with a complex advertisement call. Amphibia-Reptilia, v. 39, n. 1, p. 31-39, 2018. Web of Science Citations: 0.
DIAS, TAILISE MARQUES; PRADO, CYNTHIA P. A.; BASTOS, ROGERIO PEREIRA. Nightly calling patterns in a Neotropical gladiator frog. ACTA ETHOLOGICA, v. 20, n. 3, p. 207-214, OCT 2017. Web of Science Citations: 1.
FAGGIONI, GABRIEL; SOUZA, FRANCO; UETANABARO, MASAO; LANDGREF-FILHO, PAULO; FURMAN, JOE; PRADO, CYNTHIA. Reproductive biology of the nest building vizcacheras frog Leptodactylus bufonius (Amphibia, Anura, Leptodactylidae), including a description of unusual courtship behaviour. HERPETOLOGICAL JOURNAL, v. 27, n. 1, p. 73-80, JAN 2017. Web of Science Citations: 3.
SALLES, NATALIA M. E.; ZARA, FERNANDO J.; PRADO, CYNTHIA P. A. Differences in sperm morphology in foam-nesting leptodactyline frogs (Anura, Leptodactylidae). Acta Zoologica, v. 98, n. 1, p. 1-12, JAN 2017. Web of Science Citations: 4.
FRANCO L. SOUZA; CYNTHIA P.A. PRADO; JOSÉ L.M.M. SUGAI; VANDA L. FERREIRA; CAMILA AOKI; PAULO LANDGREF-FILHO; CHRISTINE STRÜSSMANN; ROBSON W. ÁVILA; DOMINGOS J. RODRIGUES; NELSON R. ALBUQUERQUE; JULIANA TERRA; MASAO UETANABARO; ARLINDO F. BÉDA; LILIANA PIATTI; RICARDO A. KAWASHITA-RIBEIRO; MILENA DELATORRE; GABRIEL P. FAGGIONI; STEPHANI D.B. DEMCZUK; SAMUEL DULEBA. Diversidade de anfíbios do Estado de Mato Grosso do Sul, Brasil. IHERINGIA SERIE ZOOLOGIA, v. 107, p. -, 2017.
ZAMUDIO, KELLY R.; BELL, RAYNA C.; NALI, RENATO C.; HADDAD, CELIO F. B.; PRADO, CYNTHIA P. A. Polyandry, Predation, and the Evolution of Frog Reproductive Modes. American Naturalist, v. 188, n. 1, p. S41-S61, SEP 2016. Web of Science Citations: 12.
NALI, RENATO C.; BORGES, MARILIA M.; PRADO, CYNTHIA P. A. Advertisement and release calls of Phyllomedusa ayeaye (Anura: Hylidae) with comments on the social context of emission. Zoologia, v. 32, n. 4, p. 263-269, AUG 2015. Web of Science Citations: 6.
NALI, RENATO C.; ZAMUDIO, KELLY R.; HADDAD, CELIO F. B.; PRADO, CYNTHIA P. A. Size-Dependent Selective Mechanisms on Males and Females and the Evolution of Sexual Size Dimorphism in Frogs. American Naturalist, v. 184, n. 6, p. 727-740, DEC 2014. Web of Science Citations: 25.
DIAS, TAILISE MARQUES; MARAGNO, FRANCIELE PEREIRA; PRADO, CYNTHIA P. A.; CECHIN, SONIA ZANINI. Reproductive site selection in the leaf-frog Phyllomedusa azurea Cope, 1862 (Anura: Hylidae) in altered areas of the Brazilian Cerrado. Journal of Natural History, v. 48, n. 43-44, p. 2689-2699, NOV 25 2014. Web of Science Citations: 5.
NALI, RENATO C.; PRADO, CYNTHIA P. A. Complex Call with Different Messages in Bokermannohyla ibitiguara (Anura, Hylidae), a Gladiator Frog of the Brazilian Cerrado. Journal of Herpetology, v. 48, n. 3, p. 407-414, SEP 2014. Web of Science Citations: 7.
FAGGIONI, GABRIEL P.; ZAMUDIO, KELLY R.; SOUZA, FRANCO L.; PRADO, CYNTHIA P. A. Isolation and characterization of microsatellites markers for two South American frogs (Leptodactylus bufonius and L. chaquensis) using next generation sequencing. Amphibia-Reptilia, v. 35, n. 4, p. 405-412, 2014. Web of Science Citations: 1.
NALI, RENATO C.; ZAMUDIO, KELLY R.; PRADO, CYNTHIA P. A. Microsatellite markers for Bokermannohyla species (Anura, Hylidae) from the Brazilian Cerrado and Atlantic Forest domains. Amphibia-Reptilia, v. 35, n. 3, p. 355-360, 2014. Web of Science Citations: 3.
DIAS, TAILISE MARQUES; MARAGNO, FRANCIELE PEREIRA; MADALOZZ, BRUNO; PRADO, CYNTHIA P. A.; CECHIN, SONIA ZANINI. Breeding sites of the leaf frog Phyllomedusa tetraploidea (Hylidae, Phyllomedusinae) in a forest remnant in southern Brazil. North-Western Journal of Zoology, v. 9, n. 2, p. 422-424, DEC 2013. Web of Science Citations: 3.
NALI, RENATO C.; PRADO, CYNTHIA P. A. Habitat use, reproductive traits and social interactions in a stream-dweller treefrog endemic to the Brazilian Cerrado. Amphibia-Reptilia, v. 33, n. 3-4, p. 337-347, DEC 2012. Web of Science Citations: 16.
ZINA, JULIANA; DE ALMEIDA PRADO, CYNTHIA PERALTA; BRASILEIRO, CINTHIA AGUIRRE; BAPTISTA HADDAD, CELIO FERNANDO. Anurans of the sandy coastal plains of the Lagamar Paulista, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Biota Neotropica, v. 12, n. 1, p. 251-260, JAN-MAR 2012. Web of Science Citations: 5.
PUPIN, NADYA CAROLINA; GASPARINI, JOAO LUIZ; BASTOS, ROGERIO P.; HADDAD, CELIO F. B.; PRADO, CYNTHIA P. A. Reproductive biology of an endemic Physalaemus of the Brazilian Atlantic forest, and the trade-off between clutch and egg size in terrestrial breeders of the P. signifer group. HERPETOLOGICAL JOURNAL, v. 20, n. 3, p. 147-156, JUL 2010. Web of Science Citations: 13.

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