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Genetic diversity and structure and reproductive system in Centrolobium tomentosum Guillem. Bentham (Fabaceae) aiming to support genetic enrichment in areas of forest restoration

Grant number: 12/03246-8
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2012
Effective date (End): January 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Agronomy - Crop Science
Principal Investigator:Maria Imaculada Zucchi
Grantee:Patricia Sanae Sujii
Host Institution: Instituto de Biologia (IB). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):14/01364-9 - A genetic approach for simulating persistence of reintroduced tree species populations in tropical forest restoration plantings, BE.EP.DR


The Atlantic Forest is the second largest rainforest in the Americas and is among the 25 hotspots for conservation priority, with only 7.5% of its original remaining area, predominance of forest fragments and small number of continuous native forest areas. Loss of genetic diversity, decrease in population size and reduction of population viability in the long term, with raise of extinction risk, are some of the consequences of native vegetation reduction. Forest restoration is one of the actions in place to reduce this extinction risk. It is based on recovering species diversity along with its complex networks of interactions and long-term conservation of habitats and organisms. Knowledge about genetic diversity and structure of remnant populations and restored areas, in addition to the reproductive system of the species, are essential for developing effective management plans. This project aims to generate information to support a management plan for conservation of araribá (Centrolobium tomentosum - Faboideae-Fabaceae), a tree species , in areas of forest restoration. To do so, it will be necessary to (i) assess the genetic diversity of araribá in conservation areas and areas of forest restoration, (ii) identify patterns of distribution of plants in different stages of life, (iii) determine the reproductive system of the species; (iv) produce seedlings from seed collected in preserved areas allelic enrichment in the areas of restoration, (v) monitor the survival and growth of seedlings planted in the understory of the restoration areas, and (vi) outline management plan for forest restoration to conserve the species as a dynamic entity, reducing the risk of extinction.

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Scientific publications (5)
(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)
SUJII, PATRICIA SANAE; TAMBARUSSI, EVANDRO VAGNER; GRANDO, CAROLINA; DE AGUIAR SILVESTRE, ELLIDA; VIANA, JOAO PAULO GOMES; BRANCALION, PEDRO H. S.; ZUCCHI, MARIA IMACULADA. High gene flow through pollen partially compensates spatial limited gene flow by seeds for a Neotropical tree in forest conservation and restoration areas. CONSERVATION GENETICS, v. 22, n. 3, p. 383-396, . (11/50296-8, 12/03246-8)
ZUCCHI, MARIA I.; SUJII, PATRICIA S.; MORI, GUSTAVO M.; VIANA, JOAO P. G.; GRANDO, CAROLINA; SILVESTRE, ELLIDA DE AGUIAR; SCHWARCZ, KAISER D.; MACRINI, CAMILA M.; BAJAY, MIKLOS M.; ARAUJO, FABIANO L.; et al. Genetic diversity of reintroduced tree populations in restoration plantations of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. RESTORATION ECOLOGY, v. 26, n. 4, p. 694-701, . (14/01364-9, 11/21295-3, 12/03246-8, 11/50296-8, 13/08086-1, 12/06431-0, 15/06349-0, 13/11137-7, 13/05762-6)
SUJII, PATRICIA SANAE; SCHWARCZ, KAISER DIAS; GRANDO, CAROLINA; SILVESTRE, ELLIDA DE AGUIAR; MORI, GUSTAVO MARUYAMA; BRANCALION, PEDRO H. S.; ZUCCHI, MARIA IMACULADA. Recovery of genetic diversity levels of a Neotropical tree in Atlantic Forest restoration plantations. Biological Conservation, v. 211, n. A, p. 110-116, . (11/50296-8, 12/03246-8)
SUJII, PATRICIA SANAE; SCHWARCZ, KAISER DIAS; GRANDO, CAROLINA; DO VALLE, GIULIANA ETORE; DE CAMPOS, JAQUELINE BUENO; PINHEIRO, JOSE BALDIN; ZUCCHI, MARIA IMACULADA. Isolation and characterisation of microsatellite markers for Centrolobium tomentosum (Fabaceae), a neotropical tree species widely used for Atlantic Rainforest restoration. CONSERVATION GENETICS RESOURCES, v. 7, n. 3, p. 733-734, . (11/50296-8, 12/03246-8)
SCHWARCZ, KAISER DIAS; SILVESTRE, ELLIDA DE AGUIAR; DE CAMPOS, JAQUELINE BUENO; SUJII, PATRICIA SANAE; GRANDO, CAROLINA; TRINDADE MACRINI, CAMILA MENEZES; DE SOUZA, ANETE PEREIRA; PINHEIRO, JOSE BALDIN; SANTIN BRANCALION, PEDRO HENRIQUE; RODRIGUES, RICARDO RIBEIRO; et al. Shelter from the storm: Restored populations of the neotropical tree Myroxylon peruiferum are as genetically diverse as those from conserved remnants. FOREST ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT, v. 410, p. 95-103, . (14/01364-9, 15/06349-0, 11/21295-3, 13/05762-6, 13/11137-7, 12/06431-0, 12/03246-8, 13/08086-1, 11/50296-8)
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