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Bird assemblages as indicator of forest quality

Grant number: 13/24929-9
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2014
Effective date (End): January 18, 2016
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Ecology - Applied Ecology
Principal Investigator:Katia Maria Paschoaletto Micchi de Barros Ferraz
Grantee:Alex Augusto de Abreu Bovo
Host Institution: Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Piracicaba , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):14/23809-2 - Functional changes in frugivorous bird assemblages along a fragmentation gradient, BE.EP.MS


Fragmentation and loss of habitat have caused major impacts on biodiversity. Along this factors, changes in the composition of the food chain also interfere with the dynamics of ecosystems, causing loss of species and ecological functions. The aim of this study is to functionally characterize bird assemblages in forest remnants embedded in matrix and anthropic areas inserted in a continuous Atlantic Forest vegetation. For this, we used data collected through points into eight fragments located in the Rio Corumbataí and three areas of continuous forest of the Serra do Mar - Serra de Paranapiacaba (Carlos Botelho State Park and the Serra do Mar State Park - Picinguaba and Santa Virginia) , and secondary data . To characterize these areas will be used to functional diversity (FD) for the assemblage of birds, which takes into account specific peculiarities, enabling a more detailed analysis of these assemblages . A theoretical framework from secondary data substantiate the search for patterns of changes in the composition of assemblies according to the degree of degradation / defaunation of this fragments. It is hoped that this proposal to identify functional changes in the assemblies, as well as crossing this information with landscape metrics in order to identify which characteristics influence the functional composition of birds in agricultural landscapes. These findings may help to develop strategies for biodiversity conservation.

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Scientific publications
(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)
DE ABREU BOVO, ALEX AUGUSTO; MAGIOLI, MARCELO; PERCEQUILLO, ALEXANDRE REIS; KRUSZYNSKI, CECILIA; ALBERICI, VINICIUS; MELLO, MARCO A. R.; CORREA, LIDIANI SILVA; ZECCHINI GEBIN, JOAO CARLOS; GOMES RIBEIRO, YURI GERALDO; COSTA, FRANCISCO BORGES; et al. Paisagem antropicamente modificada atua como refúgio para mamíferos na Mata Atlântica. Biota Neotropica, v. 18, n. 2, . (14/10192-7, 13/18046-7, 14/23809-2, 09/16009-1, 13/24929-9, 14/09300-0)
BOVO, ALEX A. A.; FERRAZ, KATIA M. P. M. B.; MAGIOLI, MARCELO; ALEXANDRINO, EDUARDO R.; HASUI, ERICA; RIBEIRO, MILTON C.; TOBIAS, JOSEPH A.. Habitat fragmentation narrows the distribution of avian functional traits associated with seed dispersal in tropical forest. PERSPECTIVES IN ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION, v. 16, n. 2, p. 90-96, . (13/24929-9, 14/14925-9, 14/10192-7, 11/06782-5, 14/23809-2, 10/05343-5, 14/09300-0, 13/50421-2)
MAGIOLI, MARCELO; BOVO, ALEX AUGUSTO ABREU; ALBERICI, VINICIUS; MICCHI DE BARROS FERRAZ, KATIA MARIA PASCHOALETTO. The use of hair traps as a complementary method in mammal ecology studies. MAMMALIA, v. 83, n. 2, p. 144-149, . (14/10192-7, 14/09300-0, 13/24929-9)
Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
BOVO, Alex Augusto de Abreu. Functional richness and diversity of bird assemblages in the Atlantic Forest. 2016. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALA/BC) Piracicaba.

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