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Ecology of interactions, behavioral ecology, and genetics of neotropical ant populations

Grant number: 14/23141-1
Support type:BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Regular Research Grants
Duration: March 01, 2015 - February 28, 2017
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology
Principal Investigator:Paulo Sergio Moreira Carvalho de Oliveira
Grantee:Paulo Sergio Moreira Carvalho de Oliveira
Home Institution: Instituto de Biologia (IB). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


This project includes the main research areas currently being developed by our group on ecology of interspecific interactions, behavioral ecology, and genetics of populations, all of which having ants as focal organisms. These research topics were established and amplified through active collaborations with researchers from UNICAMP, as well as from other Brazilian institutions. The diversity of research topics developed by our group has grown in the past years, as seen by our recent publications with various groups of collaborators.The studies being proposed in the project are divided into four subprojects that belong to three wide areas of investigation by our group. The subprojects include Master and Doctoral research theses currently being developed by students of our group in the Ecology Graduate Program of UNICAMP. Two subprojects include active collaborations with research groups from the Universidade Estadual Paulista "Júlio de Mesquita Filho" (Rio Claro-SP) and from the Universidade Estadual de Campinas.The subprojects are the following:Part I - Ecology of ant-plant interactionsSubproject A - Interactions involving ants, flowers and flower visitors in cerrado vegetation: A case study with Byrsonima intermedia A. Juss. (Malpighiaceae)Subproject B - Secondary seed dispersal by ants in Siparuna guianensis (Siparunaceae) in cerrado vegetationPart II - Ecology, behavior, and microbiology of antsSubprojeto C - Behavioral ecology and microbiology of attine ants (Formicidae: Myrmicinae)Part III - Landscape genetics in cerrado ant populations Subproject D - Effects of landscape on genetic diversity of cerrado ants: A comparative study between Camponotus rufipes and C. renggeri. (AU)

Articles published in Agência FAPESP Newsletter about the research grant
Fruit fly larvae use sugar as bait to attract and devour ants 

Scientific publications (16)
(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)
RONQUE, M. U. V.; FEITOSA, R. M.; OLIVEIRA, P. S. Natural history and ecology of fungus-farming ants: a field study in Atlantic rainforest. Insectes Sociaux, v. 66, n. 3, p. 375-387, AUG 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
CAMARGO, PAULO H. S. A.; RODRIGUES, SUELEN B. M.; PIRATELLI, AUGUSTO J.; OLIVEIRA, PAULO S.; CHRISTIANINI, V, ALEXANDER. Interhabitat variation in diplochory: Seed dispersal effectiveness by birds and ants differs between tropical forest and savanna. PERSPECTIVES IN PLANT ECOLOGY EVOLUTION AND SYSTEMATICS, v. 38, p. 48-57, JUN 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
PERES, PEDRO A.; AZEVEDO-SILVA, MARIANNE; ANDRADE, SONIA C. S.; LEITE, FOSCA P. P. Is there host-associated differentiation in marine herbivorous amphipods?. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, v. 126, n. 4, p. 885-898, APR 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
SALLES, L. F. P.; CHRISTIANINI, A. V.; OLIVEIRA, P. S. Dirt roads and fire breaks produce no edge effects on litter-dwelling arthropods in a tropical dry-forest: a case study. JOURNAL OF INSECT CONSERVATION, v. 22, n. 5-6, p. 647-657, DEC 2018. Web of Science Citations: 0.
MAGALHAES, VERONICA B.; ESPIRITO SANTO, NADIA B.; SALLES, LUIS F. P.; SOARES, JR., HELIO; OLIVEIRA, PAULO S. Secondary seed dispersal by ants in Neotropical cerrado savanna: species-specific effects on seeds and seedlings of Siparuna guianensis (Siparunaceae). ECOLOGICAL ENTOMOLOGY, v. 43, n. 5, p. 665-674, OCT 2018. Web of Science Citations: 1.
VIDAL, MAYRA C.; SENDOYA, SEBASTIAN F.; YAMAGUCHI, LYDIA F.; KATO, MASSUO J.; OLIVEIRA, RAFAEL S.; OLIVEIRA, PAULO S. Natural History of a Sit-and-Wait Dipteran Predator That Uses Extrafloral Nectar as Prey Attractant. ENVIRONMENTAL ENTOMOLOGY, v. 47, n. 5, p. 1165-1172, OCT 2018. Web of Science Citations: 0.
RONQUE, M. U. V.; MIGLIORINI, G. H.; OLIVEIRA, P. S. Thievery in rainforest fungus-growing ants: interspecific assault on culturing material at nest entrance. Insectes Sociaux, v. 65, n. 3, p. 507-510, AUG 2018. Web of Science Citations: 1.
IBARRA-ISASSI, JAVIER; OLIVEIRA, PAULO S. Indirect effects of mutualism: ant-treehopper associations deter pollinators and reduce reproduction in a tropical shrub. Oecologia, v. 186, n. 3, p. 691-701, MAR 2018. Web of Science Citations: 2.
RONQUE, MARIANE U. V.; FOURCASSIE, VINCENT; OLIVEIRA, PAULO S. Ecology and field biology of two dominant Camponotus ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Brazilian savannah. Journal of Natural History, v. 52, n. 3-4, p. 237-252, 2018. Web of Science Citations: 1.
SENDOYA, SEBASTIAN F.; OLIVEIRA, PAULO S. Behavioural ecology of defence in a risky environment: caterpillars versus ants in a Neotropical savanna. ECOLOGICAL ENTOMOLOGY, v. 42, n. 5, p. 553-564, OCT 2017. Web of Science Citations: 1.
BREVIGLIERI, CRASSO PAULO B.; OLIVEIRA, PAULO S.; ROMERO, GUSTAVO Q. Fear Mediates Trophic Cascades: Nonconsumptive Effects of Predators Drive Aquatic Ecosystem Function. American Naturalist, v. 189, n. 5, p. 490-500, MAY 2017. Web of Science Citations: 9.
CUQUETTO-LEITE, L.; DOLDER, H.; OLIVEIRA, P. S.; ESPIRITO SANTO, N. B.; LINO-NETO, J.; MANCINI, K. C. Structural and ultrastructural characterization of the spermatozoa in Pachycondyla striata and P-marginata. Insectes Sociaux, v. 64, n. 2, p. 209-217, MAY 2017. Web of Science Citations: 0.
VIDAL, MAYRA C.; SENDOYA, SEBASTIAN F.; OLIVEIRA, PAULO S. Mutualism exploitation: predatory drosophilid larvae sugar-trap ants and jeopardize facultative ant-plant mutualism. ECOLOGY, v. 97, n. 7, p. 1650-1657, JUL 2016. Web of Science Citations: 6.
MOTA, LUISA L.; OLIVEIRA, PAULO S. Myrmecophilous butterflies utilise ant-treehopper associations as visual cues for oviposition. Ecological Entomology, v. 41, n. 3, p. 338-343, JUN 2016. Web of Science Citations: 4.
SENDOYA, SEBASTIAN F.; BLUETHGEN, NICO; TAMASHIRO, JORGE Y.; FERNANDEZ, FERNANDO; OLIVEIRA, PAULO S. Foliage-dwelling ants in a neotropical savanna: effects of plant and insect exudates on ant communities. ARTHROPOD-PLANT INTERACTIONS, v. 10, n. 3, p. 183-195, JUN 2016. Web of Science Citations: 11.
RONQUE, MARIANE U. V.; AZEVEDO-SILVA, MARIANNE; MORI, GUSTAVO M.; SOUZA, ANETE P.; OLIVEIRA, PAULO S. Three ways to distinguish species: using behavioural, ecological, and molecular data to tell apart two closely related ants, Camponotus renggeri and Camponotus rufipes (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, v. 176, n. 1, p. 170-181, JAN 2016. Web of Science Citations: 12.
Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
OLIVEIRA, Paulo Sergio Moreira Carvalho de. . 2017. Master's Dissertation.

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