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Community of birds in an active and passive restoration area in São Paulo's inland

Grant number: 15/13383-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2015
Effective date (End): August 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Ecology
Principal Investigator:Marco Aurelio Pizo Ferreira
Grantee:Carlos Otávio Araujo Gussoni
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IB). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Rio Claro. Rio Claro , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:13/50718-5 - Ecological restoration of riparian forests, native forest of economic production and of degraded forest fragments (in APP and RL) based on restoration ecology of reference ecosystems in order to scientifically test the precepts of the New Brazilian Forest Code, AP.BTA.TEM

Abstract

This project aims to compare areas of active (ie, where seedlings were planted for the recovery of forest) and passive restoration (ie, that rely on natural regeneration process) in relation to the structure of bird communities (ie, abundance, richness, composition) and their functional profile. It also aims to assess the influence of landscape around restored areas on bird communities. Birds will be sampled using the methodology of fixed points in actively and passived restored areas located in the realm of semideciduous forests in São Paulo. Functional characteristics of bird species will be defined based on morphological data and use of resources, which are directly or indirectly related to ecosystem processes and functions.