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Biodiversity of arachnids (except mites) in the Cantareira State Park, São Paulo, Brazil

Grant number: 00/05729-9
Support type:BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Regular Research Grants
Duration: December 01, 2000 - August 31, 2003
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology
Principal Investigator:Ricardo Pinto da Rocha
Grantee:Ricardo Pinto da Rocha
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IB). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


Arachnids have been studied since the beginning of the last century. However, the publications are of little value in the use of the biodiversity of the group, in the conservation of nature and analysis of the impact of human activities in natural environments. The present project aims to study the diversity of arachnids in three areas with different degrees of human impact within the Cantareira State Park, to compare the information obtained with other areas of the state obtained by the Biota-FAPESP Arachnida project and to establish a minimum collection protocol for the evaluation of the biodiversity of the group of the Serra da Cantareira. (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)
PINTO-DA-ROCHA, RICARDO; KURY, ADRIANO B. Third species of Guasiniidae (Opiliones, Laniatores) with comments on familial relationships. The Journal of Arachnology, v. 31, p. 394-399, 2003.

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