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Emission of associated CO2, N20 and CH4 with the presence of termites in the transition area of Cerrado and Atlantic Forest in the state of São Paulo, Brazil

Grant number: 13/16421-5
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2013
Effective date (End): August 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Ecology
Principal Investigator:Janaina Braga do Carmo
Grantee:Helio Danilo Quevedo
Host Institution: Centro de Ciências e Tecnologias para a Sustentabilidade (CCTS). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). Sorocaba , SP, Brazil


In ecological terms, the increase in greenhouse gases is worrying. Among the factors that are related to the changes of concentrations of greenhouse gases is possible to point agricultural expansion and changes in land use, as well as the increased use of nitrogen fertilizers.There are strong indications that soils inhabited by termites and nidificads contribute significantly in emissions related to global warming and climate changes, this involves ecological interactions that the order possesses with protozoa and bacteria located in the foyer and in the large intestine, the digestion products of hese microorganisms are largely responsible for the emission and concentration of these gases in the atmosphere.This study aims to evaluate the influence of the nests in emissions of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide, as well as analyze the variations of these gases in the daytime and nighttime during the seasons. (AU)

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QUEVEDO, HELIO DANILO; BRANDANI, CAROLINA BRAGA; BENTO, CAMILA BOLFARINI; PITOMBO, LEONARDO MACHADO; FERREIRA FILHO, PEDRO JOSE; DO CARMO, JANAINA BRAGA. Greenhouse gas emissions from termite mounds in a transition area between the Cerrado Savanna and the Atlantic Forest in Brazil. ACTA OECOLOGICA-INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY, v. 110, . (13/16421-5)

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