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Landscape use by giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) by satellite monitoring in Estação Ecológica de Santa Bárbara, São Paulo State, Brasil

Grant number: 13/04957-8
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2014
Effective date (End): August 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology - Applied Zoology
Principal Investigator:Rita de Cassia Bianchi
Grantee:Alessandra Bertassoni da Silva
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias (FCAV). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Jaboticabal. Jaboticabal , SP, Brazil


Protected areas are considered as essential tools to limit the biodiversity loss. However, they are insufficient to guarantee species existence and maintenance; and their ecologic communities. One essential element in the conserving strategies must be the biodiversity protection inside and outside of conservation units (such as fragments and agroecossystems). The native areas of São Paulo State is highly fragmented and changed. The Estação Ecológica de Santa Bárbara is a native vegetation reservoir, surrounded by anthropic areas (urbanization, roads, pasture and cultures), being a maintainer and a shelter for some species such the giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla). Characteristics as: big animal, low reproductive and populational rates, big home ranges as ecological requirement do this animal, listed as vulnerable to the State, be the focus of this study. The aim is analyze how the giant anteaters occur spatially and use Estação Ecológica de Santa Bárbara landscape and its anthropic surroundings (agrosystems). The study site is composed by savanna and semideciduous forest, some remnant Pinus areas and the surroundings. The evaluation of home ranges and habitat use will be done by satellite and conventional telemetry. One technique to identify giant anteaters by camera traps will be proposed. Data analysis will be focused in movement patterns, habitat use and home ranges. This study will be pioneer in evaluate those ecologic parameters to giant anteaters in São Paulo, and the first to use the GPS telemetry on medium term.

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Scientific publications (11)
(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)
BERTASSONI, ALESSANDRA; MOURAO, GUILHERME; RIBEIRO, RULLIAN CESAR; CESARIO, CLARICE SILVA; DE OLIVEIRA, JULIANA PAULA; BIANCHI, RITA DE CASSIA. Movement patterns and space use of the first giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) monitored in SAo Paulo State, Brazil. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment, v. 52, n. 1, p. 68-74, . (13/18526-9, 13/04957-8)
CESARIO, CLARICE S.; GOMES, ANA PAULA N.; MALDONADO JR, ARNALDO; OLIFIERS, NATALIE; JIMENEZ, FRANCISCO A.; BIANCHI, RITA C.. A New Species of Aspidodera (Nematoda: Heterakoidea) Parasitizing the Giant Anteater Myrmecophaga tridactyla (Pilosa: Myrmecophagidae) in Brazil and New Key to Species. COMPARATIVE PARASITOLOGY, v. 88, n. 1, p. 7-14, . (13/04957-8)
NASCIMENTO GOMES, ANA PAULA; CESARIO, CLARICE SILVA; OLIFIERS, NATALIE; BIANCHI, RITA DE CASSIA; MALDONADO JR, ARNALDO; VILELA, ROBERTO DO VAL. New morphological and genetic data of Gigantorhynchus echinodiscus (Diesing, 1851) (Acanthocephala: Archiacanthocephala) in the giant anteater Myrmecophaga tridactyla Linnaeus, 1758 (Pilosa: Myrmecophagidae). INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR PARASITOLOGY-PARASITES AND WILDLIFE, v. 10, p. 281-288, . (13/18526-9, 13/04957-8)
BERTASSONI, ALESSANDRA; RIBEIRO, MILTON CEZAR. Space use by the giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla): a review and key directions for future research. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF WILDLIFE RESEARCH, v. 65, n. 6, . (13/50421-2, 13/04957-8)
GIROUX, ALINE; ORTEGA, ZAIDA; OLIVEIRA-SANTOS, LUIZ GUSTAVO RODRIGUES; ATTIAS, NINA; BERTASSONI, ALESSANDRA; DESBIEZ, ARNAUD LEONARD JEAN. Sexual, allometric and forest cover effects on giant anteaters' movement ecology. PLoS One, v. 16, n. 8, . (13/18526-9, 13/04957-8)
NAGY-REIS, MARIANA; OSHIMA, JULIA EMI DE FARIA; KANDA, CLAUDIA ZUKERAN; PALMEIRA, FRANCESCA BELEM LOPES; DE MELO, FABIANO RODRIGUES; MORATO, RONALDO GONCALVES; BONJORNE, LILIAN; MAGIOLI, MARCELO; LEUCHTENBERGER, CAROLINE; ROHE, FABIO; et al. NEOTROPICAL CARNIVORES: a data set on carnivore distribution in the Neotropics. ECOLOGY, v. 101, n. 11, . (14/01986-0, 12/14245-2, 10/05343-5, 13/50421-2, 06/04878-7, 17/21816-0, 05/00405-4, 13/24453-4, 15/22844-1, 13/07162-6, 15/19439-8, 16/11595-3, 19/04851-1, 15/18381-6, 13/04957-8, 14/23095-0, 14/09300-0, 11/06782-5, 15/17739-4, 11/22449-4, 14/23132-2, 14/10192-7, 12/00534-2, 14/14925-9)
BERTASSONI, ALESSANDRA; MOURAO, GUILHERME; BIANCHI, RITA DE CASSIA. Space use by giant anteaters (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) in a protected area within human-modified landscape. ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, v. 10, n. 15, . (13/04957-8, 13/18526-9)
BERTASSONI, ALESSANDRA; COSTA, ROMULO THEODORO; GOUVEA, JESSICA ABONIZIO; BIANCHI, RITA DE CASSIA; RIBEIRO, JOHN WESLEY; VANCINE, MAURICIO HUMBERTO; RIBEIRO, MILTON CEZAR. Land-use changes and the expansion of biofuel crops threaten the giant anteater in southeastern Brazil. JOURNAL OF MAMMALOGY, v. 100, n. 2, p. 435-444, . (13/04957-8, 17/09676-8, 13/50421-2)
GIROUX, ALINE; ORTEGA, ZAIDA; BERTASSONI, ALESSANDRA; DESBIEZ, ARNAUD LEONARD JEAN; KLUYBER, DANILO; MASSOCATO, GABRIEL FAVERO; DE MIRANDA, GUILHERME; MOURAO, GUILHERME; SURITA, LUCIANA; ATTIAS, NINA; et al. he role of environmental temperature on movement patterns of giant anteater. Integrative Zoology, v. 17, n. 2, . (13/18526-9, 13/04957-8)
BERTASSONI, ALESSANDRA; BIANCHI, RITA DE CASSIA; DESBIEZ, ARNAUD LEONARD JEAN. iant Anteater Population Density Estimation and Viability Analysis Through Motion-Sensitive Camera Record. JOURNAL OF WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT, v. 85, n. 8, . (13/04957-8, 13/18526-9)
HOFMAN, M. P. G.; HAYWARD, M. W.; HEIM, M.; MARCHAND, P.; ROLANDSEN, C. M.; MATTISSON, J.; URBANO, F.; HEURICH, M.; MYSTERUD, A.; MELZHEIMER, J.; et al. Right on track? Performance of satellite telemetry in terrestrial wildlife research. PLoS One, v. 14, n. 5, . (14/23132-2, 13/18526-9, 13/04957-8, 13/50421-2)
Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
SILVA, Alessandra Bertassoni da. Spatial and population ecology of giant anteaters (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) in a Cerrado Ecological Station, São Paulo, Brazil. 2017. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Instituto de Biociências Letras e Ciências Exatas. São José do Rio Preto São José do Rio Preto.

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