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Scaling biodiversity in tropical and boreal streams: implications for diversity mapping and environmental assessment (ScaleBio)

Grant number: 13/50424-1
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: January 01, 2014 - March 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Ecology
Cooperation agreement: AKA
Principal Investigator:Tadeu de Siqueira Barros
Grantee:Tadeu de Siqueira Barros
Principal investigator abroad: Jani Markus Heino
Institution abroad: University of Oulu, Finland
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IB). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Rio Claro. Rio Claro , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):15/17816-9 - Scaling biodiversity in tropical and boreal streams: implications for diversity mapping and environmental assessment (ScaleBio), BP.TT
14/21263-2 - Scaling biodiversity in tropical and boreal streams: implications for diversity mapping and environmental assessment (ScaleBio), BP.TT

Abstract

The study of variation in biotic communities - beta diversity - is highly important in our understanding of biotic homogenization. Despite increasing efforts, patterns in and processes underlying beta diversity are still poorly understood for many ecosystems. Understanding variation in biodiversity cannot be accomplished without regard to anthropogenic disturbance. While many studies have considered local anthropogenic changes affecting a set of communities, very few studies have directly examined how landscape alteration affects biodiversity in a set of communities at the landscape scale. For instance, many studies which have intended to study the effects of fragmentation, a landscape process, have instead assessed local factors associated to fragments. We will investigate effects of landscape disturbance on the beta diversity of stream macroinvertebrates and diatoms in both Brazil and Finland using large-surveys and modern statistical approaches. Such a tropical-boreal comparison is a novel research area in stream ecology, as very few studies have considered differences between tropical and boreal regions in the levels of beta diversity. The tropical-boreal comparison is important, as the former harbours seasonally stable ecosystems, while the latter comprises seasonally highly variable ecosystems; seasonality may lead to profound differences in the patterns of beta diversity. Our research should thus be of importance in developing both basic and applied ecology, with the studies helping to understand the structuring of ecological communities and homogenization of biological diversity in the face of anthropogenic changes. In addition to community-level phenomena, we will also examine which natural and anthropogenic factors affect the distributions of single species. The research is closely associated with the fields of expertise of the three principal investigators and the research teams. Dr. Jani Heino has expertise in the fields of community ecology, global change research and modelling community patterns of stream organisms. Dr. Janne Soininen has published broad studies of beta diversity and boreal stream diatoms, and has recently been involved in modelling distributions of aquatic species. The leader of the Brazilian part of the project, Dr. Tadeu Siqueira, is an expert on stream invertebrate ecology, including spatial ecology and environmental assessment of stream ecosystems. The research teams complement the expertise of the three principal investigators. (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)
VILLAR, NACHO; SIQUEIRA, TADEU; ZIPPARRO, VALESCA; FARAH, FABIANO; SCHMAEDECKE, GABRIELA; HORTENCI, LUANA; BROCARDO, CARLOS RODRIGO; JORDANO, PEDRO; GALETTI, MAURO. The cryptic regulation of diversity by functionally complementary large tropical forest herbivores. JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY, AUG 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
HEINO, JANI; MELO, ADRIANO S.; JYRKANKALLIO-MIKKOLA, JENNY; PETSCH, DANIELLE KATHARINE; SAITO, VICTOR SATORU; TOLONEN, KIMMO T.; BINI, LUIS MAURICIO; LANDEIRO, VICTOR LEMES; FREIRE SILVA, THIAGO SANNA; PAJUNEN, VIRPI; SOININEN, JANNE; SIQUEIRA, TADEU. Subtropical streams harbour higher genus richness and lower abundance of insects compared to boreal streams, but scale matters. Journal of Biogeography, v. 45, n. 9, p. 1983-1993, SEP 2018. Web of Science Citations: 3.
RIBEIRO, JR., JOSE WAGNER; SIQUEIRA, TADEU; BREJAO, GABRIEL LOURENCO; ZIPKIN, ELISE F. Effects of agriculture and topography on tropical amphibian species and communities. Ecological Applications, v. 28, n. 6, p. 1554-1564, SEP 2018. Web of Science Citations: 1.
SAITO, VICTOR S.; LAROCHE, FABIEN; SIQUEIRA, TADEU; PAVOINE, SANDRINE. Ecological versatility and the assembly of multiple competitors: cautionary notes for assembly inferences. ECOLOGY, v. 99, n. 5, p. 1173-1183, MAY 2018. Web of Science Citations: 2.
ROCHA, MARIANA P.; BINI, LUIS M.; SIQUEIRA, TADEU; HJORT, JAN; GRONROOS, MIRA; LINDHOLM, MARJA; KARJALAINEN, SATU-MAARIA; HEINO, JANI. Predicting occupancy and abundance by niche position, niche breadth and body size in stream organisms. Oecologia, v. 186, n. 1, p. 205-216, JAN 2018. Web of Science Citations: 9.
VALENTE-NETO, FRANCISCO; DURAES, LUCAS; SIQUEIRA, TADEU; ROQUE, FABIO O. Metacommunity detectives: Confronting models based on niche and stochastic assembly scenarios with empirical data from a tropical stream network. Freshwater Biology, v. 63, n. 1, SI, p. 86-99, JAN 2018. Web of Science Citations: 5.
WOJCIECHOWSKI, JULIANA; CESCHIN, FERNANDA; PERETO, SUELEN C. A. S.; RIBAS, LUIZ G. S.; BEZERRA, LUIS A. V.; DITTRICH, JAQUELINE; SIQUEIRA, TADEU; PADIAL, ANDRE A. Latin American scientific contribution to ecology. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências, v. 89, n. 4, p. 2663-2674, OCT-DEC 2017. Web of Science Citations: 1.
ALGARTE, VANESSA MAJEWSKI; SIQUEIRA, TADEU; LANDEIRO, VICTOR LEMES; RODRIGUES, LILIANA; BONECKER, CLAUDIA COSTA; RODRIGUES, LUZIA CLEIDE; SANTANA, NATALIA FERNANDA; THOMAZ, SIDINEI MAGELA; BINI, LUIS MAURICIO. Main predictors of periphyton species richness depend on adherence strategy and cell size. PLoS One, v. 12, n. 7 JUL 24 2017. Web of Science Citations: 3.
SAITO, VICTOR S.; VALENTE-NETO, FRANCISCO; RODRIGUES, MARCIEL ELIO; ROQUE, FABIO DE OLIVEIRA; SIQUEIRA, TADEU. Phylogenetic clustering among aggressive competitors: evidence from odonate assemblages along a riverine gradient. Oecologia, v. 182, n. 1, p. 219-229, SEP 2016. Web of Science Citations: 9.
DURAES, LUCAS; ROQUE, FABIO O.; SIQUEIRA, TADEU; SANTOS, ANDERSON M.; BORGES, MAGNO A.; REZENDEE, RENAN S. Simulating the role of connectivity in shaping stream insect metacommunities under colonization cycle dynamics. ECOLOGICAL MODELLING, v. 334, p. 19-26, AUG 24 2016. Web of Science Citations: 4.
ROQUE, FABIO DE O.; ZAMPIVA, NAYARA K.; VALENTE-NETO, FRANCISCO; MENEZES, JORGE F. S.; HAMADA, NEUSA; PEPINELLI, MATEUS; SIQUEIRA, TADEU; SWAN, CHRISTOPHER. Deconstructing richness patterns by commonness and rarity reveals bioclimatic and spatial effects in black fly metacommunities. Freshwater Biology, v. 61, n. 6, p. 923-932, JUN 2016. Web of Science Citations: 8.
VALENTE-NETO, FRANCISCO; SAITO, VICTOR S.; SIQUEIRA, TADEU; FONSECA-GESSNER, ALAIDE APARECIDA. Evidence of species sorting driving aquatic beetles associated with woody debris in a transitional region between Cerrado and Atlantic Forest biomes. AQUATIC ECOLOGY, v. 50, n. 2, p. 209-220, JUN 2016. Web of Science Citations: 2.
SAITO, VICTOR S.; CIANCIARUSO, MARCUS VINICIUS; SIQUEIRA, TADEU; FONSECA-GESSNER, ALAIDE A.; PAVOINE, SANDRINE. Phylogenies and traits provide distinct insights about the historical and contemporary assembly of aquatic insect communities. ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, v. 6, n. 9, p. 2925-2937, MAY 2016. Web of Science Citations: 7.
SAITO, VICTOR S.; SOININEN, JANNE; FONSECA-GESSNER, ALAIDE A.; SIQUEIRA, TADEU. Dispersal traits drive the phylogenetic distance decay of similarity in Neotropical stream metacommunities. Journal of Biogeography, v. 42, n. 11, p. 2101-2111, NOV 2015. Web of Science Citations: 25.
SAITO, VICTOR S.; FONSECA-GESSNER, ALAIDE A.; SIQUEIRA, TADEU. How Should Ecologists Define Sampling Effort? The Potential of Procrustes Analysis for Studying Variation in Community Composition. Biotropica, v. 47, n. 4, p. 399-402, JUL 2015. Web of Science Citations: 1.
SIQUEIRA, TADEU; TEIXEIRA LACERDA, CAMILA GIAJ-LEVRA; SAITO, VICTOR S. How Does Landscape Modification Induce Biological Homogenization in Tropical Stream Metacommunities?. Biotropica, v. 47, n. 4, p. 509-516, JUL 2015. Web of Science Citations: 13.
HEINO, JANI; MELO, ADRIANO S.; SIQUEIRA, TADEU; SOININEN, JANNE; VALANKO, SEBASTIAN; BINI, LUIS MAURICIO. Metacommunity organisation, spatial extent and dispersal in aquatic systems: patterns, processes and prospects. Freshwater Biology, v. 60, n. 5, p. 845-869, MAY 2015. Web of Science Citations: 239.
SIQUEIRA, TADEU; BINI, LUIS MAURICIO; THOMAZ, SIDINEI MAGELA; FONTANETO, DIEGO. Biodiversity analyses: are aquatic ecologists doing any better and differently than terrestrial ecologists?. Hydrobiologia, v. 750, n. 1, p. 5-12, MAY 2015. Web of Science Citations: 15.
HEINO, JANI; MELO, ADRIANO S.; BINI, LUIS MAURICIO; ALTERMATT, FLORIAN; AL-SHAMI, SALMAN A.; ANGELER, DAVID G.; BONADA, NURIA; BRAND, CECILIA; CALLISTO, MARCOS; COTTENIE, KARL; DANGLES, OLIVIER; DUDGEON, DAVID; ENCALADA, ANDREA; GOETHE, EMMA; GROENROOS, MIRA; HAMADA, NEUSA; JACOBSEN, DEAN; LANDEIRO, VICTOR L.; LIGEIRO, RAPHAEL; MARTINS, RENATO T.; MISERENDINO, MARIA LAURA; MD RAWI, CHE SALMAH; RODRIGUES, MARCIEL E.; ROQUE, FABIO DE OLIVEIRA; SANDIN, LEONARD; SCHMERA, DENES; SGARBI, LUCIANO F.; SIMAIKA, JOHN P.; SIQUEIRA, TADEU; THOMPSON, ROSS M.; TOWNSEND, COLIN R. A comparative analysis reveals weak relationships between ecological factors and beta diversity of stream insect metacommunities at two spatial levels. ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, v. 5, n. 6, p. 1235-1248, MAR 2015. Web of Science Citations: 78.
SAITO, VICTOR S.; SIQUEIRA, TADEU; FONSECA-GESSNER, ALAIDE AP. Should phylogenetic and functional diversity metrics compose macroinvertebrate multimetric indices for stream biomonitoring?. Hydrobiologia, v. 745, n. 1, p. 167-179, FEB 2015. Web of Science Citations: 18.
ROQUE, F. O.; GUIMARAES, E. A.; RIBEIRO, M. C.; ESCARPINATI, S. C.; SURIANO, M. T.; SIQUEIRA, T. The taxonomic distinctness of macroinvertebrate communities of Atlantic Forest streams cannot be predicted by landscape and climate variables, but traditional biodiversity indices can. Brazilian Journal of Biology, v. 74, n. 4, p. 991-999, NOV 2014. Web of Science Citations: 5.

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