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The role of forest remnants on biodiversity persistence and freshwater conservation in fragmented landscape at Southwestern Amazon

Grant number: 10/18046-9
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2011
Effective date (End): August 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Ecology - Ecosystems Ecology
Principal Investigator:Silvio Frosini de Barros Ferraz
Grantee:Rodrigo Anzolin Begotti
Home Institution: Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Piracicaba , SP, Brazil

Abstract

Land use dynamics and synergistic effects of forest conversion and human colonization have been resulting in collapse of the ecosystem services inside both terrestrial and aquatic interfaces. The consequences of this process are fragmented landscapes with species decline and extinction and watershed degradation. The main goal of this project is assess how the landscape structure and land use dynamics affect biodiversity persistence and freshwater conservation in Amazon deforestation frontier at central part of Rondônia. The relationships between landscape metrics obtained from time series Landsat images and both large-bodied vertebrates occupancy and water river chemistry will be analyzed for understanding the effects of land use dynamics on Amazonian ecosystems services. This study will allow a wide insight for conservation planning by means of quantitative remote sensing data and field surveys in a region with the higher rates of deforestation of Amazon. (AU)

Academic Publications
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BEGOTTI, Rodrigo Anzolin. The role of forest remnants on biodiversity retention and water conservation in a fragmented landscape of central region of Rondônia state, Brazil. 2013. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz Piracicaba.

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