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What is the importance of integrating several diversity metrics for understanding the function and structure of the amphibian tadpole communities in brasilian biomes?

Grant number: 13/26101-8
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2014
Effective date (End): July 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Ecology - Theoretical Ecology
Principal researcher:Denise de Cerqueira Rossa-Feres
Grantee:Lilian Sayuri Ouchi de Melo
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências, Letras e Ciências Exatas (IBILCE). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de São José do Rio Preto. São José do Rio Preto , SP, Brazil


Currently amphibians comprise the vertebrate group most endangered on the planet. Brazil is the country with the greatest diversity of amphibians in the world . About 15 species are classified into treat categories and one species is extinct. Historical data indicate that the decline of amphibians began in the 70s , and a worsening in the degree of threatened species have started in the last 25 years. Traditional measures of diversity (alpha, beta and gamma diversity) assume that all species are equivalent, taking into consideration the high conservation value that some species exhibit nor its importance in maintaining ecosystem processes in the community. Combine approaches that integrate phylogenetic and functional diversity to the traditional measures of diversity is able to allow the understanding of the importance of species composition in terms of evolutionary history and ecological similarities. Based on this, this project aims to: i . check whether the traditional Brazilian hotspots also harbor a greater phylogenetic and functional diversity of amphibians, ii . test whether there is congruence between the diversity measured in each biome and localities within each biome , and iii. check what are the priorities for conservation in the localities at the Cerrado . An importantly consideration is that when we adopting an integrated view of biodiversity we could incorporate a big change for conservation planning and reveal details of historical, determinist and stochastic process that might act simultaneously in the community assembly.

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Scientific publications (8)
(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)
GAREY, V, MICHEL; PROVETE, DIOGO B.; OUCHI-MELO, LILIAN S.; HADDAD, CELIO F. B.; ROSSA-FERES, DENISE DE C. The Larva and Advertisement Call of Bokermannohyla ahenea (Anura: Hylidae). South American Journal of Herpetology, v. 17, n. 1, p. 1-16, AUG 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
GUSMAO, PAULO H. P.; SENA, PEDRO H. A.; BERNABE, TIAGO N.; OUCHI-MELO, LILIAN S.; GONCALVES-SOUZA, THIAGO. Interspecific plant functional variation prevails over intraspecific variation in driving spider beta diversity. ECOLOGICAL ENTOMOLOGY, JULY 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
DA MOTTA PORTILLO, JOSE THALES; OUCHI-MELO, LILIAN SAYURI; CRIVELLARI, LUCAS BATISTA; LOPES DE OLIVEIRA, THIAGO ALVES; SAWAYA, RICARDO J.; DUARTE, LEANDRO DA SILVA. Area and distance from mainland affect in different ways richness and phylogenetic diversity of snakes in Atlantic Forest coastal islands. ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, v. 9, n. 7, p. 3909-3917, APR 2019. Web of Science Citations: 1.
GAREY, MICHEL VARAJAO; PROVETE, DIOGO B.; GONCALVES-SOUZA, THIAGO; OUCHI-MELO, LILIAN SAYURI; HADDAD, CELIO F. B.; ROSSA-FERES, DENISE C. Phylogenetic and adaptive components of the anuran advertisement call correlate with temporal species co-occurrence. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, v. 125, n. 2, p. 292-301, OCT 2018. Web of Science Citations: 0.
OUCHI-MELO, LILIAN SAYURI; MEYNARD, CHRISTINE N.; GONCALVES-SOUZA, THIAGO; ROSSA-FERES, DENISE DE CERQUEIRA. Integrating phylogenetic and functional biodiversity facets to guide conservation: a case study using anurans in a global biodiversity hotspot. BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION, v. 27, n. 12, p. 3247-3266, OCT 2018. Web of Science Citations: 1.
OUCHI DE MELO, LILIAN SAYURI; GONCALVES-SOUZA, THIAGO; GAREY, MICHEL VARAJAO; DE CERQUEIRA, DENISE. Tadpole species richness within lentic and lotic microhabitats: an interactive influence of environmental and spatial factors. HERPETOLOGICAL JOURNAL, v. 27, n. 4, p. 339-345, OCT 2017. Web of Science Citations: 0.
JORDANI, MAINARA XAVIER; OUCHI DE MELO, LILIAN SAYURI; QUEIROZ, CASSIA DE SOUZA; ROSSA-FERES, DENISE DE CERQUEIRA; GAREY, MICHEL VARAJAO. Tadpole community structure in lentic and lotic habitats: richness and diversity in the Atlantic Rainforest lowland. HERPETOLOGICAL JOURNAL, v. 27, n. 3, p. 299-306, JUL 2017. Web of Science Citations: 0.
PROVETE, DIOGO B.; GUIMARAES, CARLA S.; MELO, LILIAN S. O.; ROSSA-FERES, DENISE DE C. Tadpole of Proceratophrys mantiqueira (Anura: Odontophrynidae), with a Description of Its Internal Oral Features. Copeia, v. 105, n. 1, p. 46-52, MAR 2017. Web of Science Citations: 2.
Academic Publications
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MELO, Lilian Sayuri Ouchi de. What is the importance of integrating different diversity metrics to understand community structure and to substantiate conservation approaches for amphibian communities in the Brazilian biomes?. 2018. 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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