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Movement ecology and spatial distribution of a large herbivore in heterogeneous tropical landscapes

Grant number: 14/23132-2
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2015
Effective date (End): June 30, 2019
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Ecology - Applied Ecology
Acordo de Cooperação: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:Milton Cezar Ribeiro
Grantee:Julia Emi de Faria Oshima
Host Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IB). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Rio Claro. Rio Claro , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):16/09957-4 - Movement ecology and spatial distribution of a large herbivore in heterogeneous tropical landscapes, BE.EP.DR


Movement of individual organisms is a crucial component of ecological and evolutionary process because it provides mobile links between habitats and ecosystems, thereby connecting resources, genes, and process among otherwise separate locations. As white-lipped peccary (Tayassu pecari) is selective in habitat occupancy, and also maintain large home ranges, it is an ideal species for elucidating the influence of landscape structure and composition on movement patterns of large vertebrates. The white-lipped peccary is one of the three extant species in the Tayassuidae family and the only species of neotropical ungulate that form large herds. Movements associated with these herds result in significant environmental modifications that can cause impacts on soil, litter, and subsequent seedling dynamics and for this reason the species is considered an ecosystem engineer. The proposed study aims to investigate how landscape structure and habitat quality affect spatial distribution and movements of white-lipped peccaries in tropical heterogeneous landscapes of Brazil, using distinct spatial scales of analysis. Species distribution modeling will be used to access environmental suitability for white-lipped peccary in regional scales of three different Brazilian biomes. Furthermore, individual based modeling and step selection functions will be used to investigate how landscape variables influence movement patterns and habitat selection for this species in landscape and patch scales in areas of the Pantanal and Cerrado. Understanding movement and distribution of white-lipped peccaries can aid in predictions regarding how impacts of fragmentation and habitat loss have been affecting this species and other large vertebrates, and also provide important information for conservation management plans for this large and social herbivore. (AU)

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Scientific publications (7)
(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)
NAGY-REIS, MARIANA; OSHIMA, JULIA EMI DE FARIA; KANDA, CLAUDIA ZUKERAN; PALMEIRA, FRANCESCA BELEM LOPES; DE MELO, FABIANO RODRIGUES; MORATO, RONALDO GONCALVES; BONJORNE, LILIAN; MAGIOLI, MARCELO; LEUCHTENBERGER, CAROLINE; ROHE, FABIO; et al. NEOTROPICAL CARNIVORES: a data set on carnivore distribution in the Neotropics. ECOLOGY, v. 101, n. 11, . (14/01986-0, 12/14245-2, 10/05343-5, 13/50421-2, 06/04878-7, 17/21816-0, 05/00405-4, 13/24453-4, 15/22844-1, 13/07162-6, 15/19439-8, 16/11595-3, 19/04851-1, 15/18381-6, 13/04957-8, 14/23095-0, 14/09300-0, 11/06782-5, 15/17739-4, 11/22449-4, 14/23132-2, 14/10192-7, 12/00534-2, 14/14925-9)
JORGE, MARIA LUISA S. P.; BRADHAM, JENNIFER L.; KEUROGHLIAN, ALEXINE; OSHIMA, JULIA EMI F.; RIBEIRO, MILTON CEZAR. Permeability of Neotropical agricultural lands to a key native ungulate-Are well-connected forests important?. Biotropica, v. 53, n. 1, p. 201-212, . (13/50421-2, 14/23132-2)
DOS SANTOS, JULIANA SILVEIRA; DODONOV, PAVEL; OSHIMA, JULIA EMI F.; MARTELLO, FELIPE; DE JESUS, ANDRELISA SANTOS; FERREIRA, MANUEL EDUARDO; SILVA-NETO, CARLOS M.; RIBEIRO, MILTON CEZAR; COLLEVATTI, ROSANE GARCIA. Landscape ecology in the Anthropocene: an overview for integrating agroecosystems and biodiversity conservation. PERSPECTIVES IN ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION, v. 19, n. 1, p. 21-32, . (14/23132-2, 20/01779-5, 19/09713-6, 13/50421-2)
OSHIMA, JULIA EMI DE FARIA; JORGE, MARIA LUISA S. P.; SOBRAL-SOUZA, THADEU; BORGER, LUCA; KEUROGHLIAN, ALEXINE; PERES, CARLOS A.; VANCINE, MAURICIO HUMBERTO; COLLEN, BEN; RIBEIRO, MILTON CEZAR. Setting priority conservation management regions to reverse rapid range decline of a key neotropical forest ungulate. GLOBAL ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION, v. 31, . (13/50421-2, 17/09676-8, 14/23132-2, 16/09957-4)
ALEGRE, VANESA BEJARANO; RIO-MAIOR, HELENA; OSHIMA, JULIA EMI DE FARIA; NIEBUHR, BERNARDO BRANDAO; MORATO, RONALDO G.; RIBEIRO, MILTON CEZAR. The effect of anthropogenic features on the habitat selection of a large carnivore is conditional on sex and circadian period, suggesting a landscape of coexistence. JOURNAL FOR NATURE CONSERVATION, v. 73, p. 9-pg., . (22/10760-1, 14/23132-2, 18/13037-3, 20/01779-5, 21/08534-0, 13/50421-2, 21/10195-0, 21/02132-8)
PETERSON, MICHAELA; JORGE, MARIA LUISA S. P.; JAIN, AVARNA; KEUROGHLIAN, ALEXINE; OSHIMA, JULIA EMI F.; RICHARD-HANSEN, CECILE; BERZINS, RACHEL; RIBEIRO, MILTON CEZAR; EATON, DON. emperature induces activity reduction in a Neotropical ungulat. JOURNAL OF MAMMALOGY, v. 102, n. 6, p. 1514-1524, . (13/50421-2, 14/23132-2)
HOFMAN, M. P. G.; HAYWARD, M. W.; HEIM, M.; MARCHAND, P.; ROLANDSEN, C. M.; MATTISSON, J.; URBANO, F.; HEURICH, M.; MYSTERUD, A.; MELZHEIMER, J.; et al. Right on track? Performance of satellite telemetry in terrestrial wildlife research. PLoS One, v. 14, n. 5, . (14/23132-2, 13/18526-9, 13/04957-8, 13/50421-2)
Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
OSHIMA, Julia Emi de Faria. Movement ecology and spatial distribution of Tayassu pecari in heterogeneous tropical landscapes. 2019. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Instituto de Biociências. Rio Claro Rio Claro.

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