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Adrian Christopher Newton | Bournemouth University - Inglaterra

Grant number: 14/50971-5
Support type:Research Grants - Visiting Researcher Grant - International
Duration: November 23, 2015 - February 27, 2017
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Ecology
Cooperation agreement: CONFAP ; Newton Fund, with FAPESP as a partner institution in Brazil
Principal Investigator:Danilo Boscolo
Grantee:Danilo Boscolo
Visiting researcher: Adrian Christopher Newton
Visiting researcher institution: Bournemouth University (BU), England
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto (FFCLRP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil


This project will examine these issues in Atlantic Forest, with the aim of identifying sustainable approaches to land use that will strengthen the resilience of ecosystems to environmental change. Specifically, we will test the hypothesis that thresholds are likely to occur in forest landscapes when tree species are exposed to multiple stressors that affect different life history stages, through positive feedback loops. This will be addressed using a spatially explicit model of forest dynamics, LANDIS II, which will be parameterised and calibrated using empirical data obtained from field surveys. The model and empirical data will then be used to identify critical levels and thresholds in provision of ecosystem services under different land use scenarios. (AU)

Scientific publications
(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)
NEWTON, ADRIAN C.; BOSCOLO, DANILO; FERREIRA, PATRICIA A.; LOPES, LUCIANO E.; EVANS, PAUL. Impacts of deforestation on plant-pollinator networks assessed using an agent based model. PLoS One, v. 13, n. 12 DEC 31 2018. Web of Science Citations: 0.

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