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Strengthening of the scientific collaboration between the Centre for Ecology and Conservation, University of Exeter, UK, and the Centre for Marine Biology, University of São Paulo

Grant number: 15/22258-5
Support type:Research Grants - Visiting Researcher Grant - International
Duration: August 10, 2016 - August 24, 2016
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology - Animal Behavior
Principal researcher:Augusto Alberto Valero Flores
Grantee:Augusto Alberto Valero Flores
Visiting researcher: Martin Stevens
Visiting researcher institution: University of Exeter, Penryn, England
Home Institution: Centro de Biologia Marinha (CEBIMAR). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Sebastião , SP, Brazil


The visit of Prof. Stevens to the CEBIMar will be a continuation of scientific collaboration between the two institutions, namely a follow-up of a BEPE/FAPESP stay of the PhD student Rafael Duarte, under the supervision of Prof. Flores. During Prof. Steven's stay in São Sebastião (6 weeks) we aim to (i) review the literature on camouflage and color change as a means to identify research lines sustaining a solid cooperation between the two institutions, (ii) prepare two manuscripts resulting from the PhD project of the student Rafael Duarte, including data obtained in the United Kingdom and Brazil, and (iii) offer a graduate course on camouflage and antipredator behavior. Altogether, Prof. Steven's stay will promote the consolidation of a new research line in the CEBIMar and will provide new interchange opportunities with a world-class institution. (AU)

Scientific publications (4)
(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)
DUARTE, RAFAEL C.; DIAS, GUSTAVO M.; FLORES, V, AUGUSTO A.; STEVENS, MARTIN. Different ontogenetic trajectories of body colour, pattern and crypsis in two sympatric intertidal crab species. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, v. 132, n. 1, p. 17-31, JAN 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
DUARTE, RAFAEL CAMPOS; STEVENS, MARTIN; VALERO FLORES, AUGUSTO ALBERTO. The adaptive value of camouflage and colour change in a polymorphic prawn. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, v. 8, OCT 30 2018. Web of Science Citations: 1.
DUARTE, RAFAEL C.; FLORES, AUGUSTO A. V.; STEVENS, MARTIN. Camouflage through colour change: mechanisms, adaptive value and ecological significance. PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, v. 372, n. 1724 JUL 5 2017. Web of Science Citations: 38.
DUARTE, RAFAEL C.; STEVENS, MARTIN; FLORES, AUGUSTO A. V. Shape, colour plasticity, and habitat use indicate morph-specific camouflage strategies in a marine shrimp. BMC Evolutionary Biology, v. 16, OCT 18 2016. Web of Science Citations: 9.

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