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Influence of ecological and evolutionary processes in structuring amphibian communities at different spatial and temporal scales

Grant number: 13/50714-0
Support type:BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Young Investigators Grants
Duration: May 01, 2014 - April 30, 2018
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Ecology
Principal Investigator:Fernando Rodrigues da Silva
Grantee:Fernando Rodrigues da Silva
Home Institution: Centro de Ciências e Tecnologias para a Sustentabilidade (CCTS). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). Sorocaba , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):16/13949-7 - Patterns and processes in the origin and diversification of terrestrial vertebrate diversity in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest, BP.PD
16/07893-9 - Diversity of tadpoles collected in 14 conservation units in São Paulo State, BP.IC
15/11821-0 - Historic and contemporary effects on phylogenetic distribution of anuran in the Atlantic Forest, BP.DR

Abstract

A key challenge in ecological research is to integrate data from different scales to evaluate the ecological and evolutionary mechanisms that influence current patterns of biological diversity. Previous studies have shown that the climate oscillations of the Quaternary strongly influenced the current species composition of amphibians. However, we do not know how species are distributed in the assemblages in regards to their phylogenetic relatedness and traits (e.g., clustered or even) or how the spatial scale and species pool influence amphibian distribution in this group. Here, I will perform surveys to examine the medium-term effects of ecological and evolutionary processes in* the structure of 14 anuran communities considering different spatial scales. Therefore, I will address four main issues: (i) Temporal replacement in anuran composition over three years, considering different spatial scales, local and regional (ii) If reproductive modes in anurans exhibit phylogenetic signal and how they are distributed in the communities, (iii) How different spatial scales and species pool influence ; phylogenetic patterns of anuran communities, and (iv) If there is an environmental gradient (e.g., rainfall, temperature and topography) that determines the phylogenetic structure of communities of anuran. Thus, I believe that the approach adopted in this project is innovative in that it combines medium-term surveys with different types of data (phylogenetic, phenotypic and environmental space). At the end of this project I hope to contribute with new insights about how evolutionary processes (e.g., convergence or conservation niche), biogeographic (e.g., areas of speciation or extinction of species) and climate contemporaries (e.g., rainfall and temperature) influence the structure of communities amphibians at different spatial and temporal scales. Thus, these results may help in the processes of decision-making on biodiversity conservation of anuran species whereas understanding the different ecological and evolutionary processes that act on different spatial scales provide greater power prediction about which regions or clades will be negatively affected by the possible future climate change. (AU)

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)
TAVARES, HENRIQUE NASCIMENTO; DA SILVA, FERNANDO RODRIGUES. Species turnover drives the spatial distribution of frog beta diversity in farmland ponds. JOURNAL OF TROPICAL ECOLOGY, v. 35, n. 4, p. 199-202, JUL 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
GOUVEIA, SIDNEY F.; BOVO, RAFAEL P.; RUBALCABA, JUAN G.; DA SILVA, FERNANDO RODRIGUES; MACIEL, NATAN M.; ANDRADE, DENIS V.; MARTINEZ, PABLO ARIEL. Biophysical Modeling of Water Economy Can Explain Geographic Gradient of Body Size in Anurans. American Naturalist, v. 193, n. 1, p. 51-58, JAN 1 2019. Web of Science Citations: 1.
DORNELAS, MARIA; ANTAO, LAURA H.; MOYES, FAYE; BATES, AMANDA E.; MAGURRAN, ANNE E.; ADAM, DUSAN; AKHMETZHANOVA, ASEM A.; APPELTANS, WARD; ARCOS, JOSE MANUEL; ARNOLD, HALEY; AYYAPPAN, NARAYANAN; BADIHI, GAL; BAIRD, ANDREW H.; BARBOSA, MIGUEL; BARRETO, TIAGO EGYDIO; BAESSLER, CLAUS; BELLGROVE, ALECIA; BELMAKER, JONATHAN; BENEDETTI-CECCHI, LISANDRO; BETT, BRIAN J.; BJORKMAN, ANNE D.; BLAZEWICZ, MAGDALENA; BLOWES, SHANE A.; BLOCH, CHRISTOPHER P.; BONEBRAKE, TIMOTHY C.; BOYD, SUSAN; BRADFORD, MATT; BROOKS, ANDREW J.; BROWN, JAMES H.; BRUELHEIDE, HELGE; BUDY, PHAEDRA; CARVALHO, FERNANDO; CASTANEDA-MOYA, EDWARD; CHEN, CHAOLUN ALLEN; CHAMBLEE, JOHN F.; CHASE, TORY J.; SIEGWART COLLIER, LAURA; COLLINGE, SHARON K.; CONDIT, RICHARD; COOPER, ELISABETH J.; CORNELISSEN, J. HANS C.; COTANO, UNAI; CROW, SHANNAN KYLE; DAMASCENO, GABRIELLA; DAVIES, CLAIRE H.; DAVIS, ROBERT A.; DAY, FRANK P.; DEGRAER, STEVEN; DOHERTY, TIM S.; DUNN, TIMOTHY E.; DURIGAN, GISELDA; DUFFY, J. EMMETT; EDELIST, DOR; EDGAR, GRAHAM J.; ELAHI, ROBIN; ELMENDORF, SARAH C.; ENEMAR, ANDERS; ERNEST, S. K. MORGAN; ESCRIBANO, RUBEN; ESTIARTE, MARC; EVANS, BRIAN S.; FAN, TUNG-YUNG; FARAH, FABIANO TURINI; FERNANDES, LUIZ LOUREIRO; FARNEDA, FABIO Z.; FIDELIS, ALESSANDRA; FITT, ROBERT; FOSAA, ANNA MARIA; DAHER CORREA FRANCO, GERALDO ANTONIO; FRANK, GRACE E.; FRASER, WILLIAM R.; GARCIA, HERNANDO; GATTI, ROBERTO CAZZOLLA; GIVAN, OR; GORGONE-BARBOSA, ELIZABETH; GOULD, WILLIAM A.; GRIES, CORINNA; GROSSMAN, GARY D.; GUTIERREZ, JULIO R.; HALE, STEPHEN; HARMON, MARK E.; HARTE, JOHN; HASKINS, GARY; HENSHAW, DONALD L.; HERMANUTZ, LUISE; HIDALGO, PAMELA; HIGUCHI, PEDRO; HOEY, ANDREW; VAN HOEY, GERT; HOFGAARD, ANNIKA; HOLECK, KRISTEN; HOLLISTER, ROBERT D.; HOLMES, RICHARD; HOOGENBOOM, MIA; HSIEH, CHIH-HAO; HUBBELL, STEPHEN P.; HUETTMANN, FALK; HUFFARD, CHRISTINE L.; HURLBERT, ALLEN H.; IVANAUSKAS, NATALIA MACEDO; JANIK, DAVID; JANDT, UTE; JAZDZEWSKA, ANNA; JOHANNESSEN, TORE; JOHNSTONE, JILL; JONES, JULIA; JONES, FAITH A. M.; KANG, JUNGWON; KARTAWIJAYA, TASRIF; KEELEY, ERIN C.; KELT, DOUGLAS A.; KINNEAR, REBECCA; KLANDERUD, KARI; KNUTSEN, HALVOR; KOENIG, CHRISTOPHER C.; KORTZ, ALESSANDRA R.; KRAL, KAMIL; KUHNZ, LINDA A.; KUO, CHAO-YANG; KUSHNER, DAVID J.; LAGUIONIE-MARCHAIS, CLAIRE; LANCASTER, LESLEY T.; MIN LEE, CHEOL; LEFCHECK, JONATHAN S.; LEVESQUE, ESTHER; LIGHTFOOT, DAVID; LLORET, FRANCISCO; LLOYD, JOHN D.; LOPEZ-BAUCELLS, ADRIA; LOUZAO, MAITE; MADIN, JOSHUA S.; MAGNUSSON, BORGPOR; MALAMUD, SHAHAR; MATTHEWS, IAIN; MCFARLAND, KENT P.; MCGILL, BRIAN; MCKNIGHT, DIANE; MCLARNEY, WILLIAM O.; MEADOR, JASON; MESERVE, PETER L.; METCALFE, DANIEL J.; MEYER, CHRISTOPH F. J.; MICHELSEN, ANDERS; MILCHAKOVA, NATALIYA; MOENS, TOM; MOLAND, EVEN; MOORE, JON; MOREIRA, CAROLINA MATHIAS; MUELLER, JOERG; MURPHY, GRACE; MYERS-SMITH, ISLA H.; MYSTER, RANDALL W.; NAUMOV, ANDREW; NEAT, FRANCIS; NELSON, JAMES A.; PAUL NELSON, MICHAEL; NEWTON, STEPHEN F.; NORDEN, NATALIA; OLIVER, JEFFREY C.; OLSEN, ESBEN M.; ONIPCHENKO, VLADIMIR G.; PABIS, KRZYSZTOF; PABST, ROBERT J.; PAQUETTE, ALAIN; PARDEDE, SINTA; PATERSON, DAVID M.; PELISSIER, RAPHAEL; PENUELAS, JOSEP; PEREZ-MATUS, ALEJANDRO; PIZARRO, OSCAR; POMATI, FRANCESCO; POST, ERIC; PRINS, HERBERT H. T.; PRISCU, JOHN C.; PROVOOST, PIETER; PRUDIC, KATHLEEN L.; ERKKI, PULLIAINEN; RAMESH, B. R.; MENDIVIL RAMOS, OLIVIA; RASSWEILER, ANDREW; REBELO, JOSE EDUARDO; REED, DANIEL C.; REICH, PETER B.; REMILLARD, SUZANNE M.; RICHARDSON, ANTHONY J.; RICHARDSON, J. PAUL; VAN RIJN, ITAI; ROCHA, RICARDO; RIVERA-MONROY, VICTOR H.; RIXEN, CHRISTIAN; ROBINSON, KEVIN P.; RODRIGUES, RICARDO RIBEIRO; ROSSA-FERES, DENISE DE CERQUEIRA; RUDSTAM, LARS; RUHL, HENRY; RUZ, CATALINA S.; SAMPAIO, ERICA M.; RYBICKI, NANCY; RYPEL, ANDREW; SAL, SOFIA; SALGADO, BEATRIZ; SANTOS, FLAVIO A. M.; SAVASSI-COUTINHO, ANA PAULA; SCANGA, SARA; SCHMIDT, JOCHEN; SCHOOLEY, ROBERT; SETIAWAN, FAKHRIZAL; SHAO, KWANG-TSAO; SHAVER, GAIUS R.; SHERMAN, SALLY; SHERRY, THOMAS W.; SICINSKI, JACEK; SIEVERS, CAYA; DA SILVA, ANA CAROLINA; DA SILVA, FERNANDO RODRIGUES; SILVEIRA, FABIO L.; SLINGSBY, JASPER; SMART, TRACEY; SNELL, SARA J.; SOUDZILOVSKAIA, NADEJDA A.; SOUZA, GABRIEL B. G.; SOUZA, FLAVIANA MALUF; SOUZA, VINICIUS CASTRO; STALLINGS, CHRISTOPHER D.; STANFORTH, ROWAN; STANLEY, EMILY H.; STERZA, JOSE MAURO; STEVENS, MAARTEN; STUART-SMITH, RICK; RONDON SUAREZ, YZEL; SUPP, SARAH; YOSHIO TAMASHIRO, JORGE; TARIGAN, SUKMARAHARJA; THIEDE, GARY P.; THORN, SIMON; TOLVANEN, ANNE; ZUGLIANI TONIATO, MARIA TERESA; TOTLAND, ORJAN; TWILLEY, ROBERT R.; VAITKUS, GEDIMINAS; VALDIVIA, NELSON; VALLEJO, MARTHA ISABEL; VALONE, THOMAS J.; VAN COLEN, CARL; VANAVERBEKE, JAN; VENTUROLI, FABIO; VERHEYE, HANS M.; VIANNA, MARCELO; VIEIRA, RUI P.; VRSKA, TOMAS; VU, CON QUANG; VU, LIEN VAN; WAIDE, ROBERT B.; WALDOCK, CONOR; WATTS, DAVE; WEBB, SARA; WESOLOWSKI, TOMASZ; WHITE, ETHAN P.; WIDDICOMBE, CLAIRE E.; WILGERS, DUSTIN; WILLIAMS, RICHARD; WILLIAMS, STEFAN B.; WILLIAMSON, MARK; WILLIG, MICHAEL R.; WILLIS, TREVOR J.; WIPF, SONJA; WOODS, KERRY D.; WOEHLER, ERIC J.; ZAWADA, KYLE; ZETTLER, MICHAEL L. BioTIME: A database of biodiversity time series for the Anthropocene. GLOBAL ECOLOGY AND BIOGEOGRAPHY, v. 27, n. 7, p. 760-786, JUL 2018. Web of Science Citations: 11.
DE CASTRO GODINHO, MARCELA BRASIL; DA SILVA, FERNANDO RODRIGUES. The influence of riverine barriers, climate, and topography on the biogeographic regionalization of Amazonian anurans. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, v. 8, FEB 21 2018. Web of Science Citations: 3.
SANCHEZ-DOMENE, DAVID; NAVARRO-LOZANO, ALBA; ACAYABA, RAPHAEL; PICHELI, KATIUCE; MONTAGNER, CASSIANA; ROSSA-FERES, DENISE DE CERQUEIRA; DA SILVA, FERNANDO RODRIGUES; DE ALMEIDA, EDUARDO ALVES. Eye malformation baseline in Scinax fuscovarius larvae populations that inhabit agroecosystem ponds in southern Brazil. Amphibia-Reptilia, v. 39, n. 3, p. 325-334, 2018. Web of Science Citations: 1.
DA SILVA, FERNANDO R.; PROVETE, DIOGO B.; GERASSI, LEYLA K.; BOVO, RAFAEL P. What do Data from Fieldwork and Scientific Collections Tell us about Species Richness and Composition of Amphibians and Reptiles. South American Journal of Herpetology, v. 12, n. 2, p. 99-106, AUG 2017. Web of Science Citations: 0.
DA SILVA, FERNANDO R.; ROSSA-FERES, DENISE DE CERQUEIRA. Fragmentation gradients differentially affect the species range distributions of four taxonomic groups in semi-deciduous Atlantic forest. Biotropica, v. 49, n. 3, p. 283-292, MAY 2017. Web of Science Citations: 0.
MELCHIOR, LARA G.; ROSSA-FERES, DENISE DE C.; DA SILVA, FERNANDO R. Evaluating multiple spatial scales to understand the distribution of anuran beta diversity in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, v. 7, n. 7, p. 2403-2413, APR 2017. Web of Science Citations: 1.
BENICIO, RONILDO ALVES; DA SILVA, FERNANDO RODRIGUES. Amphibians of Vassununga State Park, one of the last remnants of semideciduous Atlantic Forest and Cerrado in northeastern Sao Paulo state, Brazil. Biota Neotropica, v. 17, n. 1 2017. Web of Science Citations: 0.
DA SILVA, FERNANDO RODRIGUES; LYRA, MARIANA LUCIO; BAPTISTA HADDAD, CELIO FERNANDO; ROSSA-FERES, DENISE DE CERQUEIRA. Expanding the knowledge about the occurrence of anurans in the highest amphibian diversity area of Atlantic Forest: Parque Estadual da Serra do Mar, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Biota Neotropica, v. 17, n. 2, p. -, 2017. Web of Science Citations: 0.
DA SILVA, FERNANDO R.; PROUETE, DIOGO B.; HAWKINS, BRADFORD A. Range maps and checklists provide similar estimates of taxonomic and phylogenetic alpha diversity, but less so for beta diversity, of Brazilian Atlantic Forest anurans. NATUREZA & CONSERVAÇÃO, v. 14, n. 2, p. 99-105, JUL-DEC 2016. Web of Science Citations: 2.
BOARATTI, ANDRE ZUFFO; DA SILVA, FERNANDO RODRIGUES. Relationships between environmental gradients and geographic variation in the intraspecific body size of three species of frogs (Anura). AUSTRAL ECOLOGY, v. 40, n. 8, p. 869-876, DEC 2015. Web of Science Citations: 5.
QUEIROZ, CASSIA DE SOUZA; DA SILVA, FERNANDO RODRIGUES; ROSSA-FERES, DENISE DE CERQUEIRA. The relationship between pond habitat depth and functional tadpole diversity in an agricultural landscape. ROYAL SOCIETY OPEN SCIENCE, v. 2, n. 7 JUL 2015. Web of Science Citations: 5.
DA SILVA, FERNANDO RODRIGUES; ALMEIDA-NETO, MARIO; NICOLOSI ARENA, MARIANA VICTORINO. Amphibian Beta Diversity in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest: Contrasting the Roles of Historical Events and Contemporary Conditions at Different Spatial Scales. PLoS One, v. 9, n. 10 OCT 8 2014. Web of Science Citations: 7.

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