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Conservation biology of Atlantic Forest’s medicinal species: a genetical approach to Forest restorations

Grant number: 11/50296-8
Support type:BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Regular Research Grants
Duration: August 01, 2011 - July 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Agronomy
Principal Investigator:Maria Imaculada Zucchi
Grantee:Maria Imaculada Zucchi
Home Institution: Agência Paulista de Tecnologia dos Agronegócios (APTA). Secretaria de Agricultura e Abastecimento (São Paulo - Estado). Campinas , SP, Brazil

Abstract

Destruction of Atlantic Forest is one of the most alarming problems in world ecological conservation. To preserve this biome and its native species, it is necessary not only to conserve natural remnants but also to restore already deforested areas. To this end, follow-up studies of long-terrn sustainability in forest restoration areas are needed. Genetic diversity is one of the main bases of environrnental conservation. Besides restoring fioristic diversity, restoration projects also need to equate genetic diversity restoration in these communities. This project aims to pursue a careful study on diversity conditions and genetic structure in areas of forest restoration in Sernideciduous Seasonal Atlantic Forest, comparing these conditions with the ones found in natural remnants. Our proposal is divided in six main topics: 1) study of genetic diversity and structure of target species in areas of forest restoration and natural remnants, using nuclear microsatellite markers (SSR); 2) phylogeographic study of these species, using chloroplast microsatellite markers (cpSSR); 3) pilot project of genetic diversity enrichment in already restored áreas; 4) mating rate study of ali species to determine their mating systems; 5) search, using population genomics (AFLP), target regions in the genorne under selection in anthropic environrnents, and thus that can be irnportant to individual survival in disturbed environments; and 6) pilot project on environmental education with Piracicaba elementary school students, making them aware of the importance of conservation and recovery of natural biomes, especially Atlantic Forest. (AU)

Articles published in Agência FAPESP Newsletter about the research grant
Genetic diversity in restored areas of the Atlantic Forest surprises researchers 

Scientific publications (8)
(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)
SUJII, PATRICIA S.; NAGAI, MICAEL E.; ZUCCHI, I, MARIA; BRANCALION, PEDRO H. S.; JAMES, PATRICK M. A. A genetic approach for simulating persistence of reintroduced tree species populations in restored forests. ECOLOGICAL MODELLING, v. 403, p. 35-43, JUL 1 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
ZUCCHI, MARIA I.; SUJII, PATRICIA S.; MORI, GUSTAVO M.; VIANA, JOAO P. G.; GRANDO, CAROLINA; SILVESTRE, ELLIDA DE AGUIAR; SCHWARCZ, KAISER D.; MACRINI, CAMILA M.; BAJAY, MIKLOS M.; ARAUJO, FABIANO L.; SIQUEIRA, MARCOS V. B. M.; ALVES-PEREIRA, ALESSANDRO; DE SOUZA, ANETE P.; PINHEIRO, JOSE B.; RODRIGUES, RICARDO R.; BRANCALION, PEDRO H. S. Genetic diversity of reintroduced tree populations in restoration plantations of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. RESTORATION ECOLOGY, v. 26, n. 4, p. 694-701, JUL 2018. Web of Science Citations: 5.
SILVESTRE, ELLIDA DE AGUIAR; SCHWARCZ, KAISER DIAS; GRANDO, CAROLINA; DE CAMPOS, JAQUELINE BUENO; SUJII, PATRICIA SANAE; TAMBARUSSI, EVANDRO VAGNER; TRINDADE MACRINI, CAMILA MENEZES; PINHEIRO, JOSE BALDIN; SANTIN BRANCALION, PEDRO HENRIQUE; ZUCCHI, MARIA IMACULADA. Mating System and Effective Population Size of the Overexploited Neotropical Tree (Myroxylon peruiferum L.f.) and Their Impact on Seedling Production. JOURNAL OF HEREDITY, v. 109, n. 3, p. 264-271, MAY 2018. Web of Science Citations: 2.
GOMES VIANA, JOAO PAULO; BOHRER MONTEIRO SIQUEIRA, MARCOS VINICIUS; ARAUJO, FABIANO LUCAS; GRANDO, CAROLINA; SUJII, PATRICIA SANAE; SILVESTRE, ELLIDA DE AGUIAR; NOVELLO, MARIANA; PINHEIRO, JOSE BALDIN; CAVALLARI, MARCELO MATTOS; BRANCALION, PEDRO H. S.; RODRIGUES, RICARDO RIBEIRO; DE SOUZA, ANETE PEREIRA; CATCHEN, JULIAN; ZUCCHI, MARIA I. Genomic diversity is similar between Atlantic Forest restorations and natural remnants for the native tree Casearia sylvestris Sw.. PLoS One, v. 13, n. 3 MAR 7 2018. Web of Science Citations: 1.
SCHWARCZ, KAISER DIAS; SILVESTRE, ELLIDA DE AGUIAR; DE CAMPOS, JAQUELINE BUENO; SUJII, PATRICIA SANAE; GRANDO, CAROLINA; TRINDADE MACRINI, CAMILA MENEZES; DE SOUZA, ANETE PEREIRA; PINHEIRO, JOSE BALDIN; SANTIN BRANCALION, PEDRO HENRIQUE; RODRIGUES, RICARDO RIBEIRO; ZUCCHI, MARIA IMACULADA. Shelter from the storm: Restored populations of the neotropical tree Myroxylon peruiferum are as genetically diverse as those from conserved remnants. FOREST ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT, v. 410, p. 95-103, FEB 15 2018. Web of Science Citations: 2.
SUJII, PATRICIA SANAE; SCHWARCZ, KAISER DIAS; GRANDO, CAROLINA; SILVESTRE, ELLIDA DE AGUIAR; MORI, GUSTAVO MARUYAMA; BRANCALION, PEDRO H. S.; ZUCCHI, MARIA IMACULADA. Recovery of genetic diversity levels of a Neotropical tree in Atlantic Forest restoration plantations. Biological Conservation, v. 211, n. A, p. 110-116, JUL 2017. Web of Science Citations: 7.
SUJII, PATRICIA SANAE; SCHWARCZ, KAISER DIAS; GRANDO, CAROLINA; DO VALLE, GIULIANA ETORE; DE CAMPOS, JAQUELINE BUENO; PINHEIRO, JOSE BALDIN; ZUCCHI, MARIA IMACULADA. Isolation and characterisation of microsatellite markers for Centrolobium tomentosum (Fabaceae), a neotropical tree species widely used for Atlantic Rainforest restoration. CONSERVATION GENETICS RESOURCES, v. 7, n. 3, p. 733-734, SEP 2015. Web of Science Citations: 2.
GRANDO, CAROLINA; BAJAY, MIKLOS M.; BAJAY, STEPHANIE K.; SCHWARCZ, KAISER D.; CAMPOS, JAQUELINE B.; BRANCALION, PEDRO H. S.; PINHEIRO, JOSE B.; RODRIGUES, RICARDO R.; SOUZA, ANETE P.; ZUCCHI, MARIA I. DEVELOPMENT AND CHARACTERIZATION OF MICROSATELLITE MARKERS FOR PIPTADENIA GONOACANTHA (FABACEAE). APPLICATIONS IN PLANT SCIENCES, v. 3, n. 2 FEB 2015. Web of Science Citations: 1.
Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
ZUCCHI, Maria Imaculada. . 2015. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Instituto de Biologia.

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