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The importance of cerrado's remnants to the giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) in the Northeast of São Paulo State

Grant number: 13/18526-9
Support type:BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Regular Research Grants
Duration: March 01, 2014 - February 29, 2016
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology - Applied Zoology
Principal researcher:Rita de Cassia Bianchi
Grantee:Rita de Cassia Bianchi
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias (FCAV). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Jaboticabal. Jaboticabal , SP, Brazil
Assoc. researchers:Adriana Coletto Morales ; Alessandra Bertassoni da Silva ; Flávia Regina Miranda ; Gisele Lamberti Zanirato ; Guilherme de Miranda Mourão ; Joshua J. Millspaugh ; Matthew E. Gompper ; Natalie Olifiers ; Rullian César Ribeiro

Abstract

Protected areas are considered as one of the most effective way to conserve biodiversity. However, those areas alone are insufficient to maintain species and their ecological communities. São Paulo, the most industrialized state of the country, still has fragments of native vegetation, but only 25% are protected area. Santa Bárbara Ecological Station (SBES) has only 2.700 hectares and is surrounded by human modified areas. Nevertheless, the Park protects a diverse biota, being also on of the last remnants of Cerrado and Floresta Estacional of the state. This protected area is a refuge to some threatened mammals, as the giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla). Among other aspects, the high dietary specialization, the large areas requirement and slow rate of population growing are able to increase the vulnerability of this threatened species. The main aim is to analyze the ecology and sanitary profile of the giant anteater in a landscape composed by Cerrado and Floresta Estacional remnants (SBES) and human modified areas (surrounding area). GPS (Global Positioning System) telemetry and camera trap techniques will be employed to answer ecological questions, primarily, how and which parts of this landscape the species occur and use. The species sanitary profile will be reached by the health and toxicological diagnosis with the aim to evaluate if the pesticides applied on the surrounding and the pathogen presence are a threat to the species. The study site is a landscape model of what is occurring in the São Paulo remnants; and the results will be essential to drive conservationist strategies inside and outside protected areas in the state. (AU)

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Scientific publications (10)
(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)
BERTASSONI, ALESSANDRA; BIANCHI, RITA DE CASSIA; DESBIEZ, ARNAUD LEONARD JEAN. Giant Anteater Population Density Estimation and Viability Analysis Through Motion-Sensitive Camera Records. JOURNAL OF WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT, AUG 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
BIANCHI, RITA; JENKINS, JULIANNA M. A.; LESMEISTER, DAMON B.; GOUVEA, JESSICA ABONIZIO; CESARIO, CLARICE SILVA; FORNITANO, LARISSA; DE OLIVEIRA, MATEUS YAN; DE MORAIS, KIMBERLY DANIELLE RODRIGUES; RIBEIRO, RENAN LIETO ALVES; GOMPPER, MATTHEW E. Tayra (Eira barbara) landscape use as a function of cover types, forest protection, and the presence of puma and free-ranging dogs. Biotropica, JUL 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
GIROUX, ALINE; ORTEGA, ZAIDA; BERTASSONI, ALESSANDRA; DESBIEZ, ARNAUD LEONARD JEAN; KLUYBER, DANILO; MASSOCATO, GABRIEL FAVERO; DE MIRANDA, GUILHERME; MOURAO, GUILHERME; SURITA, LUCIANA; ATTIAS, NINA; BIANCHI, RITA DE CASSIA; GASPAROTTO, VINICIUS PERON DE OLIVEIRA; OLIVERA-SANTOS, LUIZ GUSTAVO RODRIGUES. The role of environmental temperature on movement patterns of giant anteaters. Integrative Zoology, APR 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
GIROUX, ALINE; ORTEGA, ZAIDA; OLIVEIRA-SANTOS, LUIZ GUSTAVO RODRIGUES; ATTIAS, NINA; BERTASSONI, ALESSANDRA; DESBIEZ, ARNAUD LEONARD JEAN. Sexual, allometric and forest cover effects on giant anteaters' movement ecology. PLoS One, v. 16, n. 8 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
SARTORI, RICARDO QUITERIO; LOPES, ALESSANDRO GARCIA; AIRES, LUIZ PAULO NOGUEIRA; BIANCHI, RITA DE CASSIA; DE MATTOS, CINARA CASSIA BRANDAO; MORALES, ADRIANA COLETTO; CASTIGLIONI, LILIAN. Identifying Priority Giant Anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) Populations for Conservation in Sao Paulo State, Brazil. ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, v. 11, n. 2 NOV 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
BERTASSONI, ALESSANDRA; MOURAO, GUILHERME; BIANCHI, RITA DE CASSIA. Space use by giant anteaters (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) in a protected area within human-modified landscape. ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, v. 10, n. 15 JUL 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
BIANCHI, RITA DE CASSIA; OLIFIERS, NATALIE; RISKI, LETICIA LUTKE; GOUVEA, JESSICA ABONIZIO; CESARIO, CLARICE SILVA; FORNITANO, LARISSA; ZANIRATO, GISELE LAMBERTI; DE OLIVEIRA, MATEUS YAN; RODRIGUES DE MORAIS, KIMBERLY DANIELLE; ALVES RIBEIRO, RENAN LIETO; D'ANDREA, PAULO SERGIO; GOMPPER, MATTHEW E. Dog activity in protected areas: behavioral effects on mesocarnivores and the impacts of a top predator. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF WILDLIFE RESEARCH, v. 66, n. 3 APR 6 2020. Web of Science Citations: 2.
NASCIMENTO GOMES, ANA PAULA; CESARIO, CLARICE SILVA; OLIFIERS, NATALIE; BIANCHI, RITA DE CASSIA; MALDONADO JR, ARNALDO; VILELA, ROBERTO DO VAL. New morphological and genetic data of Gigantorhynchus echinodiscus (Diesing, 1851) (Acanthocephala: Archiacanthocephala) in the giant anteater Myrmecophaga tridactyla Linnaeus, 1758 (Pilosa: Myrmecophagidae). INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR PARASITOLOGY-PARASITES AND WILDLIFE, v. 10, p. 281-288, DEC 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
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BERTASSONI, ALESSANDRA; MOURAO, GUILHERME; RIBEIRO, RULLIAN CESAR; CESARIO, CLARICE SILVA; DE OLIVEIRA, JULIANA PAULA; BIANCHI, RITA DE CASSIA. Movement patterns and space use of the first giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) monitored in SAo Paulo State, Brazil. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment, v. 52, n. 1, p. 68-74, APR 2017. Web of Science Citations: 4.

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