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Socio-environmental changes in the state of São Paulo and perspectives for conservation

Grant number: 06/60954-4
Support type:BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants
Duration: August 01, 2008 - January 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Ecology
Principal researcher:Luciano Martins Verdade
Grantee:Luciano Martins Verdade
Home Institution: Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Piracicaba , SP, Brazil
Pesquisadores principais:
Antônio Ribeiro de Almeida Júnior
Associated scholarship(s):11/00408-4 - Mesocarnivores adaptations to man shaped environments in two different spatio-temporal contexts: the eucaliptus production forests in Brazil and Portugal as case studies, BP.PD
11/22910-3 - Spatial ecology of wild canids in a silvicultural landscape on state of Sao Paulo, BP.DR
11/08211-5 - Diet of Lontra longicaudis (Olfers, 1818) (Carnivora, Mustelidae) at Alto Paranapanema, São Paulo State, Brazil, BP.IC
+ associated scholarships 11/06697-8 - Use of space by collared pecaries (Pecari tajacu) in a silvicultural landscape of Central-Southern São Paulo, BP.IC
10/04457-7 - The environmental discourse on TV: the Amazonia of Globo Repórter, BP.MS
10/04446-5 - Identification of dietary habits in different socioeconomic classes of Piracicaba-SP., BP.IC
10/06466-3 - The use of camera-traps on the monitoring of middle- to big-sized mammals around artificial reservoirs and creeks on a silvicultural landscape of Alto Paranapanema Basin, São Paulo, Brazil, BP.IC
10/05115-2 - Local development projects in Paraty and Vale do Ribeira: the impacts in the well being and biodiversity conservation of caiçaras and quilombolas communities, BP.DR
09/04528-4 - The Jornal Nacional and the environmental crisis: a critical discourse analysis of news about climate change, BP.MS
09/06800-3 - Partnerships between private sector and NGOs and the formation of an environmental advertising system: a case study, BP.MS
09/06608-5 - The interface between wild small mammals and domestic animals and its impact on the preservation of the fragmented area of High Paranapanema, BP.MS
08/07070-6 - Home range, moviment pattern and space use of broad-snouted caiman (Caiman latirostris) in the region of Alto Paranapanema, state of São Paulo, Brazil, BP.MS
09/06727-4 - Environmental communication and ciberculture: a study on environmental blog and experience in university-environmental-journalism, BP.MS
09/06559-4 - Distribution and abundance of middle to large-sized mammals in silvicultural areas of Eucalyptus in Alto Paranapanema Region, Sao Paulo, Brasil, BP.IC
08/07347-8 - Diet of Puma concolor in agricultural landscape of São Paulo, Brazil, BP.IC
08/01798-8 - Diet and use of space by otters (Lontra longicaudis) in anthropic environments of Alto Paranapanema region, state of Sao Paulo, BP.MS
07/08672-7 - Feeding ecology of commercial fish from Tanquan village at Piracicaba River, BP.IC - associated scholarships


The state of São Paulo has suffered dramatic environmental changes since 1850 that led to both a significant generation of richness and a consistent destruction of most of the original ecosystems. As a consequence there was a progressive quality loss of water and soil as well as a crescent contamination of wildlife by pesticides. However, there are no documented case of local extinction of wildlife and plants in São Paulo, what stresses possible adaption processes to anthropogenic environments. This also suggests that we should include agroecosystems in the context of conservation biology. This study aims to evaluate on a multidisciplinary way the socioeconomic and cultural processes that caused such changes in the land use in São Paulo during the 20th Century and also how such changes affected the ecosystems capacity to produce environmental services essential to the maintenance of life. In order to accomplish these goals a series of subprojects will be carried out into the areas of expertise of the multidisciplinary Graduate Program in Applied Ecology/USP - Piracicaba: ‘environment and society’, ‘conservation biology’, and ‘ecology of agroecosystems and environmental modeling’. In addition, an interdisciplinary subproject on the role of global changes on land use in agroecosystems of São Paulo will be carried out. (AU)

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Scientific publications (14)
(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)
VERDADE, LUCIANO M.; MORAL, RAFAEL A.; CALABONI, ADRIANE; DO AMARAL, MARCUS V. S. G.; MARTIN, PAULA S.; AMORIM, LUANA S.; GHELER-COSTA, CARLA; PINA, I, CARLOS. Temporal dynamics of small mammals in Eucalyptus plantations in Southeast Brazil. GLOBAL ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION, v. 24, DEC 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
MARQUES, THIAGO S.; BASSETTI, LUIS A. B.; LARA, NELITON R. F.; PORTELINHA, THIAGO C. G.; PINA, I, CARLOS; VERDADE, LUCIANO M. Home Range and Movement Pattern of the Broad-Snouted Caiman (Caiman latirostris) in a Silviculture Dominated Landscape. South American Journal of Herpetology, v. 16, n. 1, p. 16-25, AUG 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
MORAL, RAFAEL A.; AZEVEDO, FERNANDO C. C.; VERDADE, LUCIANO M. The use of sheepdogs in sheep production in southeastern Brazil. PASTORALISM-RESEARCH POLICY AND PRACTICE, v. 6, SEP 14 2016. Web of Science Citations: 0.
MARQUES, THIAGO SIMON; BOCHETTI BASSETTI, LUIS ANTONIO; FREITAS LARA, NELITON RICARDO; MILLAN, CRISTIANE HONORA; IGNACIO PINA, CARLOS; VERDADE, LUCIANO MARTINS. Population structure of the broad-snouted caiman (Caiman latirostris) in natural and man-made water bodies associated with a silvicultural landscape. SALAMANDRA, v. 52, n. 1, p. 1-10, APR 30 2016. Web of Science Citations: 2.
VERDADE, LUCIANO M.; PINA, CARLOS I.; ROSALINO, LUIS MIGUEL. Biofuels and biodiversity: Challenges and opportunities. ENVIRONMENTAL DEVELOPMENT, v. 15, p. 64-78, JUL 2015. Web of Science Citations: 13.
ATHAYDE, EDUARDO A.; CANCIAN, LEONARDO F.; VERDADE, LUCIANO M.; MORELLATO, LEONOR PATRICIA C. Functional and phylogenetic diversity of scattered trees in an agricultural landscape: Implications for conservation. AGRICULTURE ECOSYSTEMS & ENVIRONMENT, v. 199, p. 272-281, JAN 1 2015. Web of Science Citations: 8.
MARQUES, THIAGO S.; BASSETTI, LUIS A. B.; LARA, NELITON R. F.; ARAUJO, MARCIO S.; PINA, CARLOS I.; CAMARGO, PLINIO B.; VERDADE, LUCIANO M. Isotopic Discrimination Factors (Delta C-13 and Delta N-15) between Tissues and Diet of the Broad-Snouted Caiman (Caiman latirostris). Journal of Herpetology, v. 48, n. 3, p. 332-337, SEP 2014. Web of Science Citations: 9.
TIMO, THIAGO P. C.; LYRA-JORGE, MARIA CAROLINA; GHELER-COSTA, CARLA; VERDADE, LUCIANO M. Effect of the plantation age on the use of Eucalyptus stands by medium to large-sized wild mammals in south-eastern Brazil. IFOREST-BIOGEOSCIENCES AND FORESTRY, v. 8, p. 108-113, JUL 21 2014. Web of Science Citations: 10.
ROSALINO, LUIS M.; MARTIN, PAULA S.; GHELER-COSTA, CARLA; LOPES, PAULA C.; VERDADE, LUCIANO M. Neotropical small mammals' diversity in the early cycle of commercial Eucalyptus plantations. AGROFORESTRY SYSTEMS, v. 88, n. 3, p. 427-436, JUN 2014. Web of Science Citations: 2.
MARQUES, THIAGO S.; LARA, NELITON R. F.; BASSETTI, LUIS A. B.; PINA, CARLOS I.; CAMARGO, PLINIO B.; VERDADE, LUCIANO M. Intraspecific isotopic niche variation in broad-snouted caiman (Caiman latirostris). ISOTOPES IN ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH STUDIES, v. 49, n. 3, p. 325-335, AUG 20 2013. Web of Science Citations: 7.
ROSALINO, LUIS M.; MARTIN, PAULA S.; GHELER-COSTA, CARLA; LOPES, PAULA C.; VERDADE, LUCIANO M. Allometric Relations of Neotropical Small Rodents (Sigmodontinae) in Anthropogenic Environments. ZOOLOGICAL SCIENCE, v. 30, n. 7, p. 585-590, JUL 2013. Web of Science Citations: 4.
GHELER-COSTA, CARLA; SABINO-SANTOS, JR., GILBERTO; AMORIM, LUANA SANTOS; ROSALINO, LUIS MIGUEL; FIGUEIREDO, LUIZ TADEU M.; VERDADE, LUCIANO MARTINS. The effect of pre-harvest fire on the small mammal assemblage in sugarcane fields. AGRICULTURE ECOSYSTEMS & ENVIRONMENT, v. 171, p. 85-89, MAY 1 2013. Web of Science Citations: 9.
RODRIGO MÁXIMO SÁNCHEZ-ROMÁN; MARCOS VINICIUS FOLEGATTI; ALBA MARÍA GUADALUPE ORELLANA GONZÁLEZ; ROGÉRIO TEIXEIRA DA SILVA. Dynamic systems approach assess and manage water resources in river basins. Scientia Agricola, v. 66, n. 4, p. -, Ago. 2009.
RODRIGO M. SÁNCHEZ-ROMÁN; MARCOS V. FOLEGATTI; ALBA M. G. ORELLANA-GONZÁLEZ. Situação dos recursos hídricos nas bacias hidrográficas dos rios Piracicaba, Capivari e Jundiaí utilizando modelo desenvolvido em dinâmica de sistemas. Engenharia Agrícola, v. 29, n. 4, p. -, 2009.

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