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Evaluation of the biotic integrity of the rivers of the northwest region of the State of São Paulo, Alto Paraná basin, using communities of fish

Grant number: 01/13340-7
Support type:BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Young Investigators Grants
Duration: July 01, 2002 - February 29, 2008
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology
Principal Investigator:Lilian Casatti
Grantee:Lilian Casatti
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências, Letras e Ciências Exatas (IBILCE). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de São José do Rio Preto. São José do Rio Preto , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):07/05400-6 - Stream fishes in Cerrado areas: composition, structure and conservation, BP.DR
04/12214-6 - Biology of Knodus moenkhausii (Teleostei, Characidae) in streams in the Alto Paraná: food, occurrence and reproduction, BP.MS
03/09612-7 - Communities of fish and biotic integrity of the strewam of clean water, basin of the rio São José dos Dourados, SP, in the pre-recuperation phase of the riparian forest, BP.MS
03/12893-8 - Food of Knodus moenkhausii (Pisces, Ostariophysi, Characidae), an allochtonous species in streams of the northwest of the State of São Paulo, BP.IC


The present project has the principal objective of evaluating the biotic integrity of the rivers of the Turvo-Grande and São José dos Dourados hydrogenerating units, in the northwest region of the State of São Paulo, using biological attributes of communities of fish. This study will be conducted through the adaptation and application of the Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) for each of the units dealt with here. As final product, the rivers studied will be classified in categories of biotic integrity, capable of providing a precise diagnosis of the health of the rivers of the region in question, fundamental in order for measures of conservation and sustainable use of the biodiversity of the region to be taken in the future. In addition to this, the present proposal is complementary in character to two projects of the Biota-FAPESP Program, already in an advanced stage of development, which are aimed at the inventorying and computerization of the taxonomic knowledge of the fauna of the rivers of this region, a fundamental factor in making possible the undertaking of studies of biotic integrity. (AU)

Scientific publications (21)
(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)
TERESA, FABRICIO BARRETO; CASATTI, LILIAN. Trait-based metrics as bioindicators: Responses of stream fish assemblages to a gradient of environmental degradation. ECOLOGICAL INDICATORS, v. 75, p. 249-258, APR 2017. Web of Science Citations: 6.
RIBEIRO, MARIELA DOMICIANO; TERESA, FABRICIO BARRETO; CASATTI, LILIAN. Use of functional traits to assess changes in stream fish assemblages across a habitat gradient. Neotropical Ichthyology, v. 14, n. 1 2016. Web of Science Citations: 11.
CENEVIVA-BASTOS, M.; TABOGA, S. R.; CASATTI, L. Microscopic Evidence of the Opportunistic Reproductive Strategy and Early Sexual Maturation of the Small-Sized Characin Knodus moenkhausii (Characidae, Pisces). ANATOMIA HISTOLOGIA EMBRYOLOGIA, v. 44, n. 1, p. 72-80, FEB 2015. Web of Science Citations: 1.
CENEVIVA-BASTOS, MONICA; CASATTI, LILIAN; ROSSA-FERES, DENISE CERQUEIRA. Meso and microhabitat analysis and feeding habits of small nektonic characins (Teleostei: Characiformes) in Neotropical streams. Zoologia, v. 27, n. 2, p. 191-200, Abr. 2010. Web of Science Citations: 9.
DA ROCHA, FABIOLA CARLA; CASATTI, LILIAN; CARVALHO, FERNANDO ROGERIO; DA SILVA, ALEXANDRE MARCO. Fish assemblages in stream stretches occupied by cattail (Typhaceae, Angiospermae) stands in Southeast Brazil. Neotropical Ichthyology, v. 7, n. 2, p. 241-250, APR-JUN 2009. Web of Science Citations: 9.
CENEVIVA-BASTOS, MÔNICA; CASATTI, LILIAN. Oportunismo alimentar de Knodus moenkhausii (Teleostei, Characidae): uma espécie abundante em riachos do noroeste do estado de São Paulo, Brasil. IHERINGIA SERIE ZOOLOGIA, v. 97, n. 1, p. 7-15, mar. 2007.
CASATTI, LILIAN; LANGEANI, FRANCISCO; FERREIRA, CRISTIANE P. Effects of physical habitat degradation on the stream fish assemblage structure in a pasture region. Environmental Management, v. 38, n. 6, p. 974-982, Dec. 2006.
CASATTI, L.; LANGEANI, F.; SILVA, A. M.; CASTRO, R. M. C. Stream fish, water and habitat quality in a pasture dominated basin, southeastern Brazil. Brazilian Journal of Biology, v. 66, n. 2B, p. 681-696, May 2006.
CASATTI, LILIAN; CASTRO, RICARDO M. C. Testing the ecomorphological hypothesis in a headwater riffles fish assemblage of the rio São Francisco, southeastern Brazil. Neotropical Ichthyology, v. 4, n. 2, p. 203-214, Apr.- June 2006.
BENNEMANN, SIRLEI TEREZINHA; CASATTI, LILIAN; OLIVEIRA, DEISE CRISTIANE DE. Alimentação de peixes: proposta para análise de itens registrados em conteúdos gástricos. Biota Neotropica, v. 6, n. 2 2006.
CRISTIANE DE PAULA FERREIRA; LILIAN CASATTI. Integridade biótica de um córrego na bacia do Alto Rio Paraná avaliada por meio da comunidade de peixes. Biota Neotropica, v. 6, n. 3, p. 0-0, 2006.
FERREIRA, CRISTIANE DE P.; CASATTI, LILIAN. Influência da estrutura do hábitat sobre a ictiofauna de um riacho em uma micro-bacia de pastagem, São Paulo, Brasil. Revista Brasileira de Zoologia, v. 23, n. 3, p. 642-651, set. 2006.
LANGEANI, FRANCISCO; CASATTI, LILIAN; GAMEIRO, HELENA SEIXAS; CARMO, ANDRÉ BELLUCCO DO; ROSSA-FERES, DENISE DE CERQUEIRA. Riffle and pool fish communities in a large stream of southeastern Brazil. Neotropical Ichthyology, v. 3, n. 2, p. 305-311, Apr.- June 2005.
CASATTI, LILIAN; ROCHA, FABÍOLA C.; PEREIRA, DANUSA C. Habitat use by two species of Hypostomus (Pisces, Loricariidae) in southeastern Brazilian streams. Biota Neotropica, v. 5, n. 2 2005.
L. CASATTI. Ichthyofauna of two streams (silted and reference) in the Upper Paraná river basin, Southeastern Brazil. Brazilian Journal of Biology, v. 64, n. 4, p. 757-765, Nov. 2004.
CASTRO, RICARDO M. C.; CASATTI, LILIAN; SANTOS, HERTZ F.; FERREIRA, KATIANE M.; RIBEIRO, ALEXANDRE C.; BENINE, RICARDO C.; DARDIS, GABRIELA Z. P.; MELO, ALEX L. A.; STOPIGLIA, RENATA; ET AL. Estrutura e composição da ictiofauna de riachos do rio Paranapanema, Sudeste e Sul do Brasil. Biota Neotropica, v. 3, n. 1, p. 1-14, 2003.

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