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Chronosequence and landscape effects in tropical forest succession

Grant number: 14/14503-7
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2014
Effective date (End): January 04, 2018
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Ecology - Applied Ecology
Acordo de Cooperação: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:Pedro Henrique Santin Brancalion
Grantee:Ricardo Gomes César
Host Institution: Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Piracicaba , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):17/05662-2 - The conservation value of abandoned eucalyptus plantation in human-modified landscapes of the Atlantic Forest, BE.EP.DR

Abstract

Tropical forest succession is a highly variable process which has been intensely studied in the last decades, in order to identify process that affect succession. However, few studies use both chronosequence techniques and landscape attributes to analyze forest succession. Our study will be carried out in the Corumbataí River Watershed, located in São Paulo state, Brazil. Despite forest cover having doubled in the last 52 years, the landscape is still characterized by tropical forest remnants in an anthropic landscape. With aerial photographs from 1962, 1978, 1995, 2000 e 2008 we were able to estimate forest age of forest remnants in the study area. Then, we will randomly place 200 m radius circular landscapes, in which we will install one permanent plot in each forest of each age. We will install a total of 20 permanent plots in each forest age, summing 100 plots; of which 50 will be installed in forests in a pasture matrix (north region of the watershed studied) and 50 in forests in a sugarcane matrix (south). The vegetation structure and diversity data gathered in the permanent plots, and the land use information of the circular landscapes will allow us to carry out a multiple regression to estimate patterns of structure and biodiversity development of secondary forests in different landscape contexts. We will also be able to establish parameters for implementing and monitoring forest restoration initiatives considering landscape attributes. Finally, we will identify species and functional groups that are able to colonize degraded areas. (AU)

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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)
POORTER, LOURENS; ONGERS, FRANS B.; AIDE, T. MITCHELL; ZAMBRANO, ANGELICA M. ALMEYDA; BALVANERA, PATRICIA; BECKNELL, JUSTIN M.; BOUKILI, VANESSA; BRANCALION, PEDRO H. S.; BROADBENT, EBEN N.; CHAZDON, ROBIN L.; et al. Biomass resilience of Neotropical secondary forests. Nature, v. 530, n. 7589, p. 211+, . (14/14503-7, 11/06782-5)
GATTI, ROBERTO CAZZOLLA; REICH, PETER B.; GAMARRA, JAVIER G. P.; CROWTHER, TOM; HUI, CANG; MORERA, ALBERT; BASTIN, JEAN-FRANCOIS; DE-MIGUEL, SERGIO; NABUURS, GERT-JAN; SVENNING, JENS-CHRISTIAN; et al. The number of tree species on Earth. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, v. 119, n. 6, p. 11-pg., . (03/12595-7, 14/14503-7, 17/05662-2)
POORTER, LOURENS; ROZENDAAL, DANAE M. A.; BONGERS, FRANS; ALMEIDA, DE JARCILENE S.; ALVAREZ, FRANCISCO S.; ANDRADE, JOSE LUIS; VILLA, LUIS FELIPE ARREOLA; BECKNELL, JUSTIN M.; BHASKAR, RADIKA; BOUKILI, VANESSA; et al. Functional recovery of secondary tropical forests. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, v. 118, n. 49, p. 12-pg., . (14/14503-7)
CESAR, RICARDO G.; MORENO, VANESSA DE S.; COLETTA, GABRIEL D.; SCHWEIZER, DANIELLA; CHAZDON, ROBIN L.; BARLOW, JOS; FERRAZ, SILVIO F. B.; CROUZEILLES, RENATO; BRANCALION, PEDRO H. S.. It is not just about time: Agricultural practices and surrounding forest cover affect secondary forest recovery in agricultural landscapes. Biotropica, v. 53, n. 2, . (13/22679-5, 14/14503-7, 17/05662-2, 11/06782-5, 11/19767-4)
ALMEIDA, D. R. A.; STARK, S. C.; CHAZDON, R.; NELSON, B. W.; CESAR, R. G.; MELI, P.; GORGENS, E. B.; DUARTE, M. M.; VALBUENA, R.; MORENO, V. S.; et al. The effectiveness of lidar remote sensing for monitoring forest cover attributes and landscape restoration. FOREST ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT, v. 438, p. 34-43, . (14/14503-7, 16/00052-9, 16/05219-9)
GEI, MAGA; ROZENDAAL, DANAE M. A.; POORTER, LOURENS; BONGERS, FRANS; SPRENTS, I, JANET; GARNER, MIRA D.; MITCHELL AIDE, T.; LUIS ANDRADE, JOSE; BALVANERA, PATRICIA; BECKNELL, JUSTIN M.; et al. Legume abundance along successional and rainfall gradients in Neotropical forests. NATURE ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION, v. 2, n. 7, p. 1104+, . (13/50718-5, 14/14503-7, 11/06782-5)
CESAR, RICARDO G.; MORENO, VANESSA S.; COLETTA, GABRIEL D.; CHAZDON, ROBIN L.; FERRAZ, SILVIO F. B.; DE ALMEIDA, DANILO R. A.; BRANCALION, PEDRO H. S.. Early ecological outcomes of natural regeneration and tree plantations for restoring agricultural landscapes. Ecological Applications, v. 28, n. 2, p. 373-384, . (14/14503-7, 11/19767-4, 13/22679-5)
ROZENDAAL, DANAE M. A.; BONGERS, FRANS; MITCHELL AIDE, T.; ALVAREZ-DAVILA, ESTEBAN; ASCARRUNZ, NATALY; BALVANERA, PATRICIA; BECKNELL, JUSTIN M.; BENTOS, V, TONY; BRANCALION, PEDRO H. S.; CABRAL, GEORGE A. L.; et al. Biodiversity recovery of Neotropical secondary forests. SCIENCE ADVANCES, v. 5, n. 3, . (11/06782-5, 14/14503-7)
BRANCALION, PEDRO H. S.; GUILLEMOT, JOANNES; CESAR, RICARDO G.; ANDRADE, HENRIQUE S.; MENDES, ALEX; SORRINI, TAISI B.; PICCOLO, MARISA D. C.; PELUCI, MARINA C.; MORENO, VANESSA D. S.; COLLETTA, GABRIEL; et al. The cost of restoring carbon stocks in Brazil's Atlantic Forest. LAND DEGRADATION & DEVELOPMENT, v. 32, n. 2, p. 830-841, . (13/50718-5, 17/05662-2, 18/18416-2, 14/14503-7)
POORTER, LOURENS; ROZENDAAL, DANAE M. A.; BONGERS, FRANS; DE ALMEIDA-CORTEZ, JARCILENE S.; ZAMBRANO, ANGELICA MARIA ALMEYDA; ALVAREZ, FRANCISCO S.; LUIS ANDRADE, JOSE; ARREOLA VILLA, LUIS FELIPE; BALVANERA, PATRICIA; BECKNELL, JUSTIN M.; et al. Wet and dry tropical forests show opposite successional pathways in wood density but converge over time. NATURE ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION, v. 3, n. 6, p. 928-934, . (14/14503-7, 11/06782-5)
PUTTKER, THOMAS; CROUZEILLES, RENATO; ALMEIDA-GOMES, MAURICIO; SCHMOELLER, MARINA; MAURENZA, DANIEL; ALVES-PINTO, HELENA; PARDINI, RENATA; VIEIRA, MARCUS V.; BANKS-LEITE, CRISTINA; FONSECA, CARLOS R.; et al. Indirect effects of habitat loss via habitat fragmentation: A cross-taxa analysis of forest-dependent species. Biological Conservation, v. 241, . (14/09300-0, 05/00405-4, 14/10192-7, 06/04878-7, 08/03724-1, 11/06782-5, 04/04820-3, 14/14503-7, 13/50718-5, 11/19767-4, 08/01866-3, 13/22679-5, 14/14925-9, 99/09635-0)
Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
CÉSAR, Ricardo Gomes. Local and landscape drivers of tropical forest regeneration in agricultural landscapes of the Atlantic Forest of Brazil. 2018. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALA/BC) Piracicaba.

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