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Trophic ecology, functional diversity and occurrence of terrestrial mammals in the Atlantic Forest

Grant number: 14/09300-0
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: March 01, 2015 - August 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Forestry Resources and Forestry Engineering
Principal Investigator:Katia Maria Paschoaletto Micchi de Barros Ferraz
Grantee:Katia Maria Paschoaletto Micchi de Barros Ferraz
Home Institution: Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Piracicaba , SP, Brazil
Assoc. researchers:Beatriz de Mello Beisiegel ; Cristina Camargo Banks-Leite ; Marcelo Zacharias Moreira ; Mauro Galetti Rodrigues ; Renata Alonso Miotto ; Rogerio Cunha de Paula ; Ronaldo Gonçalves Morato ; Silvio Marchini

Abstract

The Atlantic Forest biome has suffered defaunation processes resulting in the loss of ecological functions that compromised their ecosystem services. This study aims to describe the trophic ecology, functional diversity and occurrence of terrestrial mammals in preserved areas (N=5) located at the largest forest continuum of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. The study includes the isotopic analysis of fecal samples and hair carnivorous mammals, analysis of the functional diversity of the sampled communities; camera trapping for estimating abundance, density, co-occurrence, and analysis of trophic networks. The integration of different researchers and institutions will allow the exercise of interdisciplinarity, multidisciplinarity and transversality for the conservation of the Atlantic Forest biome. Also, this project is linked to other three projects that will be conducted concurrently - "Ecological consequences of defaunation in the Atlantic rainforest", coordinated by Dr. Mauro Galetti, "Use, habitat selection and jaguar movement in the Atlantic Forest and Caatinga biome: a comparative analysis", coordinate by Dr. Ronaldo G. Morato, "Genetic diversity of felines (P. concolor, L. pardalis, L. tigrinus e P. yagouaroundi) and effect of the presence of mesopredator (L. pardalis) density and genetic diversity of the species of small-sized felines", coordinated by Dr. Pedro M. Galetti Jr. - will result in one of the largest conservation efforts in a biodiversity hotspot. Finally, the results shall contribute to the goals of the National Action Plans for the Conservation of Endangered Species of Felines, coordinated by CENAP/ICMBio. (AU)

Scientific publications (7)
(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)
MAGIOLI, MARCELO; BOVO, ALEX AUGUSTO ABREU; ALBERICI, VINICIUS; MICCHI DE BARROS FERRAZ, KATIA MARIA PASCHOALETTO. The use of hair traps as a complementary method in mammal ecology studies. MAMMALIA, v. 83, n. 2, p. 144-149, MAR 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
BOVO, ALEX A. A.; FERRAZ, KATIA M. P. M. B.; MAGIOLI, MARCELO; ALEXANDRINO, EDUARDO R.; HASUI, ERICA; RIBEIRO, MILTON C.; TOBIAS, JOSEPH A. Habitat fragmentation narrows the distribution of avian functional traits associated with seed dispersal in tropical forest. PERSPECTIVES IN ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION, v. 16, n. 2, p. 90-96, APR-JUN 2018. Web of Science Citations: 1.
DE ABREU BOVO, ALEX AUGUSTO; MAGIOLI, MARCELO; PERCEQUILLO, ALEXANDRE REIS; KRUSZYNSKI, CECILIA; ALBERICI, VINICIUS; MELLO, MARCO A. R.; CORREA, LIDIANI SILVA; ZECCHINI GEBIN, JOAO CARLOS; GOMES RIBEIRO, YURI GERALDO; COSTA, FRANCISCO BORGES; RAMOS, VANESSA NASCIMENTO; BENATTI, HECTOR RIBEIRO; LOPES, BEATRIZ; MARTINS, MASA Z. A.; DINIZ-REIS, THAIS ROVERE; DE CAMARGO, PLNIO BARBOSA; LABRUNA, MARCELO BAHIA; MICCHI DE BARROS FERRAZ, KATIA MARIA PASCHOALETTO. Human-modified landscape acts as refuge for mammals in Atlantic Forest. Biota Neotropica, v. 18, n. 2 2018. Web of Science Citations: 4.
MAGIOLI, MARCELO; DE BARROS FERRAZ, KATIA MARIA P. M. Jaguarundi (Puma yagouaroundi) predation by puma (Puma concolor) in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. Biota Neotropica, v. 18, n. 1 2018. Web of Science Citations: 0.
PAVIOLO, AGUSTIN; DE ANGELO, CARLOS; FERRAZ, KATIA M. P. M. B.; MORATO, RONALDO G.; PARDO, JULIA MARTINEZ; SRBEK-ARAUJO, ANA C.; BEISIEGEL, BEATRIZ DE MELLO; LIMA, FERNANDO; SANA, DENIS; DA SILVA, MARINA XAVIER; VELAZQUEZ, MYRIAM C.; CULLEN, LAURY; CRAWSHAW, JR., PETER; JORGE, MARIA LUISA S. P.; GALETTI, PEDRO M.; DI BITETTI, MARIO S.; DE PAULA, ROGERIO CUNHA; EIZIRIK, EDUARDO; AIDE, T. MITCHELL; CRUZ, PAULA; PERILLI, MIRIAM L. L.; SOUZA, ANDIARA S. M. C.; QUIROGA, VERONICA; NAKANO, EDUARDO; PINTO, FREDY RAMIREZ; FERNANDEZ, SIXTO; COSTA, SEBASTIAN; MORAES, JR., EDSEL A.; AZEVEDO, FERNANDO. A biodiversity hotspot losing its top predator: The challenge of jaguar conservation in the Atlantic Forest of South America. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, v. 6, NOV 16 2016. Web of Science Citations: 23.
MAGIOLI, MARCELO; MICCHI DE BARROS FERRAZ, KATIA MARIA PASCHOALETTO; FREIRE SETZ, ELEONORE ZULNARA; PERCEQUILLO, ALEXANDRE REIS; DE SA SANTOS RONDON, MICHELLE VIVIANE; KUHNEN, VANESSA VILLANOVA; DA SILVA CANHOTO, MARIANA CRISTINA; ALMEIDA DOS SANTOS, KAREN EVELYN; KANDA, CLAUDIA ZUKERAN; FREGONEZI, GABRIELA DE LIMA; DO PRADO, HELENA ALVES; FERREIRA, MITRA KATHERINA; RIBEIRO, MILTON CEZAR; SCHMIDT VILLELA, PRISCILLA MARQUI; COUTINHO, LUIZ LEHMANN; RODRIGUES, MARCIA GONCALVES. Connectivity maintain mammal assemblages functional diversity within agricultural and fragmented landscapes. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF WILDLIFE RESEARCH, v. 62, n. 4, p. 431-446, AUG 2016. Web of Science Citations: 14.
MAGIOLI, M.; RIBEIRO, M. C.; FERRAZ, K. M. P. M. B.; RODRIGUES, M. G. Thresholds in the relationship between functional diversity and patch size for mammals in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. ANIMAL CONSERVATION, v. 18, n. 6, p. 499-511, DEC 2015. Web of Science Citations: 20.

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