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Functional and phylogenetic diversity in tadpoles communities

Grant number: 13/26406-3
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2014
Effective date (End): February 01, 2017
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Ecology - Theoretical Ecology
Principal Investigator:Denise de Cerqueira Rossa-Feres
Grantee:Mainara Xavier Jordani
Host 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
Associated scholarship(s):15/14859-9 - Intraspecific and interspecific functional diversity in Atlantic Forest lowlands tadpoles metacommunities, BE.EP.DR


Co-occurrence patterns of species in communities arise from evolutionary and ecological processes, which vary at different spatial and temporal scales. Streams and ponds are known to be structurally different with distinct anuran species composition. We know that the anuran tadpoles of the species that breed in streams exhibit morphological specializations and/or behavior that enable them to live in fast-flowing streams, while tadpoles from ponds do not exhibit such specializations. But, are the phylogenetic and functional diversity patterns between ponds and streams different? Do exist similar patterns of diversity (functional and phylogenetic) on different biomes? Which processes produce these possible differences? With this research we want to analyze the tadpoles phylogenetic and functional diversity patterns in ponds and streams, seeking to determine the responsible processes for assembly communities. To investigate these questions, we going to determine the environmental features and tadpoles functional traits related to habitat use. Considering environmental features differences between ponds and streams impose different selective pressures, our hypothesis is that tadpoles communities in these two types of environments have different patterns of phylogenetic and functional diversity.

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JORDANI, MAINARA XAVIER; MOUQUET, NICOLAS; CASATTI, LILIAN; MENIN, MARCELO; ROSSA-FERES, DENISE DE CERQUEIRA; ALBERT, CECILE HELENE. Intraspecific and interspecific trait variability in tadpole meta-communities from the Brazilian Atlantic rainforest. ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, v. 9, n. 7, p. 4025-4037, . (13/26406-3, 15/14859-9, 10/52321-7)
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, . (10/52321-7, 11/05603-0, 13/26406-3, 13/26101-8, 12/09243-0)

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