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Pollination: ecology, evolution and conservation

Grant number: 13/14442-5
Support type:Research Grants - Visiting Researcher Grant - International
Duration: November 01, 2013 - November 30, 2013
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Ecology - Ecosystems Ecology
Principal Investigator:Marlies Sazima
Grantee:Marlies Sazima
Visiting researcher: Jeff Ollerton
Visiting researcher institution: University of Northampton, England
Home Institution: Instituto de Biologia (IB). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


Résumé - The project presented here concerns the research visit of Prof. Dr. Jeff Ollerton (The University of Northampton - United Kingdom) to Brazil in November 2013. Prof. Dr. Ollerton is an internationally known leader of the current discussions about the evolution of generalised pollination systems and the organization of plant-pollinator networks. In the last ten years Professor Ollerton has intensified the focus of his research on more applied aspects such as pollination as an ecosystem service and its importance in restoration projects, as well as the relationships between pollinator decline and its implications for conservation and food production. The visit of Professor Ollerton to Brazil will be directly related to seven ongoing research projects, four of them with financial support from FAPESP. It is expected that the visit of Professor Ollerton will allow possible new partnerships with six Brazilian Universities (including Unicamp) improving their international connections and their status of excellence in research. Moreover, the visit will be also directly related to three Post-Doctoral and one Jovem Pesquisador Projects, all of them looking for an internship in The Landscape and Biodiversity Research Group at the University of Northampton, which is led by Professor Ollerton. There is a clear aim of publishing the manuscripts coming out of the partnership established with this project, in peer reviewed, international journals. Many of the manuscripts are already started and will be finished at the time of the visit. It is also expected that the visit and the graduate course given by Professor Ollerton will intensify the academic exchange between Brazilian universities and the University of Northampton (which is a member of the Santander Universities alliance) and therefore Brazilian research will increase its presence and impact on the international scene. (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)
RECH, ANDRE RODRIGO; JORGE, LEONARDO RE; OLLERTON, JEFF; SAZIMA, MARLIES. Pollinator availability, mating system and variation in flower morphology in a tropical savanna tree. Acta Botanica Brasilica, v. 32, n. 3, p. 462-472, JUL-SEP 2018. Web of Science Citations: 0.
CARSTENSEN, DANIEL W.; TROJELSGAARD, KRISTIAN; OLLERTON, JEFF; MORELLATO, LEONOR PATRICIA C. Local and regional specialization in plant-pollinator networks. OIKOS, v. 127, n. 4, p. 531-537, APR 2018. Web of Science Citations: 4.
DE BRITO, VINICIUS L. G.; RECH, ANDRE R.; OLLERTON, JEFF; SAZIMA, MARLIES. Nectar production, reproductive success and the evolution of generalised pollination within a specialised pollen-rewarding plant family: a case study using Miconia theizans. PLANT SYSTEMATICS AND EVOLUTION, v. 303, n. 6, p. 709-718, JUN 2017. Web of Science Citations: 7.

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