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Characterization of ecological patterns of the ichthyofauna of Bay of Araçá (Southeastern Brazilian coast) through the complementarity among analytical methods and samplers

Grant number: 13/19435-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2014
Effective date (End): May 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Ecology - Applied Ecology
Cooperation agreement: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:Carmen Lúcia Del Bianco Rossi Wongtschowski
Grantee:Ríguel Feltrin Contente
Home Institution: Instituto Oceanográfico (IO). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil

Abstract

An effective understanding of the consequences of human impacts on coastal fish faunas depends on strong characterizations of their ecological patterns. Under the BIOTA-FAPESP/Bay of Araçá thematic Project, the present proposal project intend to analyze a case study based on two important issues, yet poorly investigated in subtropical coastal ecosystems: I - Is the use of diversity ², fish richness estimation and models of co-occurrence, taken together, a robust framework to characterize patterns of the fish fauna? II - Does the use of multiple samplers (i.e. beach seine, otter trawl, cat nets, encircling gillnets) increase the accuracy in characterizing the structure of fish fauna? Moreover, as direct demands of the Thematic Project, this proposal also has the following objectives: III - based on proposed framework, to describe the structure of the Bay of Araçá fish fauna, its spatial and seasonal variability and to identify the main abiotic drivers responsible for its variability; and (IV) to build a teaching model of the dynamic of the environment for educational purposes. It is expected that this framework of analysis is robust and samplers are effectively complementary, which will enable: (a) to describe patterns and propose ecological processes of fish fauna, with greater accuracy, and (b) to support improvement of sampling protocols of environmental impact studies and monitoring of coastal fish fauna in Brazil, still limited to a few samplers. In addition, the description of the patterns of the fish fauna of the bay will be able to subsidize ecosystem modeling, biodiversity conservation, environmental education and local fisheries management, as well as mitigation and predictions of the future impacts on ichthyofauna structure due to the expansion of the port adjacent to the bay. (AU)

Scientific publications (5)
(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)
CONTENTE, RIGUEL F.; MANCINI, PATRICIA LUCIANO; VAZ-DOS-SANTOS, ANDRE MARTINS; HASHIMOTO SOARES, LUCY SATIKO; FISCHER, LUCIANO GOMES; SILVEIRA, LUIS FABIO; BRENHA-NUNES, MARINA RITO; ROMAGOSA, ELIZABETH; ROSSI-WONGTSCHOWSKI, CARMEN L. D. Spatial-seasonal variability of vertebrate assemblages in a Neotropical tidal flat: Recommendations for monitoring the potential impacts of port expansion. REGIONAL STUDIES IN MARINE SCIENCE, v. 34, FEB 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
ANGELINI, RONALDO; CONTENTE, RIGUEL F.; ROSSI-WONGTSCHOWSKI, CARMEM L. D. B.; SOARES, LUCY S. H.; SCHAEFFER-NOVELLI, YARA; LOPES, RUBENS M.; MANCINI, PATRICIA L.; COLL, MARTA; AMARAL, ANTONIA C. Z. Ecosystem modeling as a framework to convert a multi-disciplinary research approach into a useful model for the Araca Bay (Brazil). OCEAN & COASTAL MANAGEMENT, v. 164, n. SI, p. 92-103, OCT 1 2018. Web of Science Citations: 2.
CONTENTE, RIGUEL FELTRIN; DEL BIANCO ROSSI-WONGTSCHOWSKI, CARMEN LUCIA. COMPARING THE USE OF BEACH SEINE AND CAST NET AT CHARACTERIZING INTERTIDAL FISH FAUNA STRUCTURE OF A SUBTROPICAL BAY. BOLETIM DO INSTITUTO DE PESCA, v. 44, n. 3 2018. Web of Science Citations: 0.
CONTENTE, RIGUEL FELTRIN; DEL BIANCO ROSSI-WONGTSCHOWSKI, CARMEN LUCIA. Improving the characterization of fish assemblage structure through the use of multiple sampling methods: a case study in a subtropical tidal flat ecosystem. ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT, v. 189, n. 6 JUN 2017. Web of Science Citations: 4.
BRENHA-NUNES, MARINA R.; CONTENTE, RIGUEL F.; ROSSI-WONGTSCHOWSKI, CARMEN L. D. B. A protocol for measuring spatial variables in soft-sediment tide pools. Zoologia, v. 33, n. 2 2016. Web of Science Citations: 1.

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