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Comparative phylogeography from Passeriformes (Aves) from lowland at Atlantic Forest

Grant number: 12/22173-1
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2013
Effective date (End): February 28, 2014
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Genetics - Animal Genetics
Principal Investigator:Cristina Yumi Miyaki
Grantee:Ana Cristina Fazza
Supervisor abroad: Michael J. Hickerson
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IB). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : City University of New York, New York (CUNY), United States  
Associated to the scholarship:12/11678-5 - Phylogeography of Dendrocincla turdina (Aves: Dendrocolaptidae) and Drymophila squamata (Aves: Thamnophilidae): subsidizing the reconstruction of the evolutionary history of passerine birds from Atlantic forest, BP.DR

Abstract

Phylogeographic analyses help clarify the origin and diversification of taxa. In the Neotropical region, particularly at the Atlantic forest, there are still relatively few studies given its wealth of biodiversity. The goal of this work is to perform a comparative phylogeographic analysis of two species of endemic passerines from the Atlantic forest, Dendrocincla turdina and Drymophila squamata, in order to suggest some hypotheses that could explain the current distribution of the genetic diversity of these species. In other words, we aim to understand which biogeographic processes could be involved in the evolutionary history of these taxa occurring in lowland areas. These data shall help us understand the evolutionary history of the Atlantic forest. (AU)