Advanced search
Start date

The effect of fragmentation on primate ecological functions

Grant number: 14/14739-0
Support Opportunities:Research Grants - Young Investigators Grants
Duration: April 01, 2015 - June 30, 2020
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Ecology
Principal Investigator:Laurence Marianne Vincianne Culot
Grantee:Laurence Marianne Vincianne Culot
Host Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IB). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Rio Claro. Rio Claro , SP, Brazil
Associated researchers: Bialozyt Ronald ; Eckhard Walter Heymann ; Luca Börger ; Milton Cezar Ribeiro ; Olívia de Mendonça Furtado Pimenta
Associated grant(s):21/06668-0 - Primate resilience in an anthropogenic landscape, AP.BTA.JP2
Associated scholarship(s):19/11102-5 - The effect of fragmentation on the ecological functions of primates, BP.TT
17/11962-9 - Habitat use, movement patterns and energy expenditure of black lion tamarins (Leontopithecus chrysopygus) in response to landscape fragmentation, BP.DR
18/12391-8 - Secondary seed dispersal by dung beetles of seeds defecated by black lion tamarin (Leontopithecus chrysopygus), BP.IC
+ associated scholarships 18/15625-0 - Modeling of the movement and seed rain of the black lion tamarin (Leontopithecus chrysopygus), BP.MS
18/09331-3 - Effect of fragmentation on the ecological role of primates, BP.TT
17/07954-0 - The influence of primate functional groups on post-dispersal seed fate and conservation outcomes, BP.PD
17/08440-0 - Antropic disturbances and the seed dispersal service by primates: the case of the state of São Paulo, BP.IC
17/06608-1 - Sleeping sites selection by black lion tamarins: a comparison between continuous forest and fragment, BP.MS - associated scholarships


Habitat fragmentation is one of the major threats to biodiversity the impacts of which is usually measured by species richness. However, changes in species richness do not inform about the consequences on ecosystem functioning and other measures, such as functional diversity, are needed. Primates represent between 25 and 40% of tropical frugivore biomass and are considered to play a key role in forest maintenance and regeneration through their seed dispersal function. Despite providing important ecosystem services, little is known about the consequences of primate extinctions on ecosystem functioning. Working at three spatial scales, this project aims at determining 1) the inter-continental differences of the effects of forest fragmentation on primate functional diversity, 2) how does forest fragmentation affect more particularly the primates of the Brazilian Atlantic forest, and 3) whether seed dispersal services provided by primates living in fragments are disrupted by fragmentation through ecological, behavioral and physiological changes. The two first questions will be answered by using functional diversity indices and a large database of occurrence and functional traits of the primates in fragments around the world. At the smallest scale, the black-lion-tamarin, Leontopithecus chrysopygus, whose habitat is one of the most fragmented among primates of the Atlantic Forest, will be used as a model. Their seed dispersal effectiveness and stress level will be compared between fragments and a continuous forest and linked to ecological and behavioral data. Three wild groups will be followed to gather data on home range use, diet, time budget and seed dispersal that will allow validating a model of the movements and seed rain of L. chrysopygus in a fragmented landscape. The application of the model to other fragments where L. chrysopygus occurs will allow determining how the seed dispersal traits vary with landscape characteristics. This project aims at establishing the bases needed to the management of L. chrysopygus populations in order to ensure the survival of the species and its associated services to the ecosystem. (AU)

Articles published in Agência FAPESP Newsletter about the research grant:
Articles published in other media outlets (0 total):
More itemsLess items

Scientific publications (24)
(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)
RAZAFINDRATSIMA, ONJA H.; SATO, HIROKI; TSUJI, YAMATO; CULOT, LAURENCE. Advances and Frontiers in Primate Seed Dispersal. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRIMATOLOGY, v. 39, n. 3, p. 6-pg., . (14/14739-0)
FUZESSY, LISIEUX F.; BENITEZ-LOPEZ, ANA; SLADE, ELEANOR M.; BUFALO, FELIPE S.; MAGRO-DE-SOUZA, GIOVANA C.; PEREIRA, LUCAS A.; CULOT, LAURENCE. Identifying the anthropogenic drivers of declines in tropical dung beetle communities and functions. Biological Conservation, v. 256, . (17/07954-0, 14/14739-0, 18/06634-5)
BELLO, CAROLINA; CULOT, LAURENCE; AGUDELO, CESAR AUGUSTO RUIZ; GALETTI, MAURO. Valuing the economic impacts of seed dispersal loss on voluntary carbon markets. ECOSYSTEM SERVICES, v. 52, . (13/22492-2, 14/01986-0, 10/16075-1, 14/14739-0)
FUZESSY, LISIEUX; SILVEIRA, FERNANDO A. O.; CULOT, LAURENCE; JORDANO, PEDRO; VERDU, MIGUEL. hylogenetic congruence between Neotropical primates and plants is driven by frugivor. ECOLOGY LETTERS, v. 25, n. 2, . (17/07954-0, 14/14739-0, 18/06634-5)
GARCIA, FRANCINI DE OLIVEIRA; CULOT, LAURENCE; WOLF FERREIRA DE CARVALHO, RAFAELA ENDRIKA; ROCHA, VLAMIR JOSE. Functionality of two canopy bridge designs: successful trials for the endangered black lion tamarin and other arboreal species. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF WILDLIFE RESEARCH, v. 68, n. 2, p. 14-pg., . (14/14739-0)
BUFALO, FELIPE SOARES; GALETTI, MAURO; CULOT, LAURENCE. Seed Dispersal by Primates and Implications for the Conservation of a Biodiversity Hotspot, the Atlantic Forest of South America. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRIMATOLOGY, v. 37, n. 3, p. 333-349, . (14/01986-0, 14/14739-0)
FUZESSY, LISIEUX; SOBRAL, GISELA; CULOT, LAURENCE. inking howler monkey ranging and defecation patterns to primary and secondary seed dispersa. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PRIMATOLOGY, v. 84, n. 2, . (17/07954-0, 14/14739-0)
BUFALO, FELIPE; AMARAL, RODRIGO GONCALVES; KAISIN, OLIVIER; CULOT, LAURENCE. A new feeding association between black-goggled tanagers (Tachyphoninae) and black lion tamarins (Primates, Callitrichinae). ORNITHOLOGY RESEARCH, v. 30, n. 3, p. 5-pg., . (14/14739-0, 19/11102-5)
MARJAKANGAS, EMMA-LIINA; ABREGO, NEREA; GROTAN, VIDAR; DE LIMA, RENATO A. F.; BELLO, CAROLINA; BOVENDORP, RICARDO S.; CULOT, LAURENCE; HASUI, ERICA; LIMA, FERNANDO; MUYLAERT, RENATA LARA; et al. Fragmented tropical forests lose mutualistic plant-animal interactions. DIVERSITY AND DISTRIBUTIONS, v. 26, n. 2, . (14/18800-6, 14/14739-0, 13/08722-5, 17/08440-0, 14/01986-0, 13/25441-0, 17/21816-0, 15/17739-4, 17/09676-8, 13/50421-2)
GARBINO, GUILHERME S. T.; DA SILVA, LEONARDO HENRIQUE; AMARAL, RODRIGO GONCALVES; REZENDE, GABRIELA CABRAL; PEREIRA, VINICIUS J. A.; CULOT, LAURENCE. Predation of treefrogs (Anura: Hylidae) with toxic skin secretions by the black lion tamarin (Leontopithecus chrysopygus, Callitrichinae). PRIMATES, v. 61, n. 4, . (17/06608-1, 17/11962-9, 14/14739-0, 19/11102-5)
HEYMANN, ECKHARD W.; CULOT, LAURENCE; KNOGGE, CHRISTOPH; SMITH, ANDREW C.; TIRADO HERRERA, EMERITA R.; MUELLER, BRITTA; STOJAN-DOLAR, MOJCA; FERRER, YVAN LLEDO; KUBISCH, PETRA; KUPSCH, DENIS; et al. Small Neotropical primates promote the natural regeneration of anthropogenically disturbed areas. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, v. 9, . (14/14739-0)
CABRAL REZENDE, GABRIELA; SOBRAL-SOUZA, THADEU; CULOT, LAURENCE. Integrating climate and landscape models to prioritize areas and conservation strategies for an endangered arboreal primate. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PRIMATOLOGY, v. 82, n. 12, . (14/14739-0, 17/11962-9)
CULOT, LAURENCE; HUYNEN, MARIE-CLAUDE; HEYMANN, ECKHARD W.. Primates and Dung Beetles: Two Dispersers Are Better than One in Secondary Forest. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRIMATOLOGY, v. 39, n. 3, SI, p. 397-414, . (14/14739-0)
CULOT, LAURENCE; BELLO, CAROLINA; FERREIRA BATISTA, JOAO LUIS; ZARATE DO COUTO, HILTON THADEU; GALETTI, MAURO. Synergistic effects of seed disperser and predator loss on recruitment success and long-term consequences for carbon stocks in tropical rainforests. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, v. 7, . (14/01986-0, 10/16075-1, 14/14739-0, 13/22492-2)
THABATA CARVALHO; GIULIANA GARCIA; CAROLINA SILVA CARVALHO; CLARISSE PALMA-SILVA; LAURENCE CULOT. Desenvolvimento de locos de microssatélites para Cryptocarya mandioccana Meisner (Lauraceae) e o sucesso de genotipagem em diferentes tecidos. Hoehnea, v. 44, n. 4, p. 580-587, . (14/01029-5, 14/20622-9, 14/14739-0, 09/52725-3, 14/20621-2, 10/16075-1)
PEREIRA, L. A.; CAMPOS, V. E. W.; GESTICH, C. C.; RIBEIRO, M. C.; CULOT, L.. Erosion of primate functional diversity in small and isolated forest patches within movement-resistant landscapes. ANIMAL CONSERVATION, v. N/A, p. 14-pg., . (20/01779-5, 13/50421-2, 14/14739-0, 21/10195-0, 21/08534-0, 17/08440-0, 12/14245-2)
GARBINO, GUILHERME S. T.; REZENDE, GABRIELA CABRAL; ANTONIO, DAPHNE CHIARA; BUFALO, FELIPE; AMARAL, RODRIGO GONCALVES; SILVA, ANNE-SOPHIE DE ALMEIDA; KAISIN, OLIVIER; CULOT, LAURENCE. Seasonal variation in frog predation by black lion tamarins (Leontopithecus chrysopygus, Primates). Journal of Natural History, v. 56, n. 5-8, p. 13-pg., . (19/11102-5, 14/14739-0, 17/11962-9)
SALES, LILIAN; CULOT, LAURENCE; PIRES, MATHIAS M.. Climate niche mismatch and the collapse of primate seed dispersal services in the Amazon. Biological Conservation, v. 247, . (14/14739-0)
MORAES, ANDREIA MAGRO; VANCINE, MAURICIO HUMBERTO; MORAES, ANDREZA MAGRO; DE OLIVEIRA CORDEIRO, CARLOS LEANDRO; PINTO, MIRIAM PLAZA; LIMA, ADRIANA ALMEIDA; CULOT, LAURENCE; FREIRE SILVA, THIAGO SANNA; COLLEVATTI, ROSANE GARCIA; RIBEIRO, MILTON CEZAR; et al. Predicting the potential hybridization zones between native and invasive marmosets within Neotropical biodiversity hotspots. GLOBAL ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION, v. 20, . (14/14739-0, 12/50260-6, 13/50421-2, 16/08685-0, 17/09676-8)
KAISIN, OLIVIER; BUFALO, FELIPE; AMARAL, RODRIGO; PALME, RUPERT; PONCIN, PASCAL; BROTCORNE, FANY; CULOT, LAURENCE. Linking glucocorticoid variations to monthly and daily behavior in a wild endangered neotropical primate. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PRIMATOLOGY, v. 85, n. 7, p. 15-pg., . (14/14739-0, 21/06668-0)
ZAMBOLLI, ANDRE H.; MANZANO, MARIA CAROLINA R.; HONDA, LAURA KYOKO; REZENDE, GABRIELA C.; CULOT, LAURENCE. Performance of autonomous recorders to detect a cryptic and endangered primate species, the black lion-tamarin (Leontopithecus chrysopygus). AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PRIMATOLOGY, v. 85, n. 1, p. 12-pg., . (14/14739-0, 13/50421-2, 17/11962-9)
ASCENSAO, FERNANDO; NIEBUHR, BERNARDO B.; MORAES, ANDREIA M.; ALEXANDRE, BRENDA R.; ASSIS, JULIA C.; ALVES-EIGENHEER, MILENE A.; RIBEIRO, JOHN W.; DE MORAIS JR, MARCIO M.; MARTINS, ANDREIA F.; OLIVEIRA, ADEMILSON; et al. End of the line for the golden lion tamarin? A single road threatens 30 years of conservation efforts. CONSERVATION SCIENCE AND PRACTICE, v. 1, n. 9, p. 7-pg., . (14/14739-0, 13/50421-2)
KAISIN, OLIVIER; AMARAL, RODRIGO GONCALVES; BUFALO, FELIPE SOARES; BROTCORNE, FANY; CULOT, LAURENCE. Spontaneous Tool Use by a Wild Black Lion Tamarin (Leontopithecus chrysopygus). INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRIMATOLOGY, v. 41, n. 4, p. 3-pg., . (19/11102-5, 14/14739-0)
CULOT, LAURENCE; HUYNEN, MARIE-CLAUDE; HEYMANN, ECKHARD W.. Primates and Dung Beetles: Two Dispersers Are Better than One in Secondary Forest. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRIMATOLOGY, v. 39, n. 3, p. 18-pg., . (14/14739-0)

Please report errors in scientific publications list using this form.