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Distribution patterns of hydroids (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa) in deep Atlantic waters and adjacent polar seas

Grant number: 15/16948-9
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2016
Effective date (End): October 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology
Principal Investigator:Antonio Carlos Marques
Grantee:Marina de Oliveira Fernandez
Supervisor: Allen Gilbert Collins
Host Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IB). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, United States  
Associated to the scholarship:13/10821-1 - Distribution patterns of hydrozoans (Cnidaria) in deep waters of the Atlantic Ocean and adjacent polar seas, BP.DR


My PhD project aims to infer distributional patterns of Atlantic deep-water hydrozoans, including those of the adjacent polar seas. Primary data will be based on information of the specimens deposited in international collections, after checking their identifications. Geographical, morphological and ecological data of these specimens will be synthesized to infer limits and gradients of species/supraspecific clades. Life history (e.g., presence of medusa stage in the life cycle) and morphological traits (e.g., body size or presence of hydrotheca) will be contrasted with depth and latitude in order to check their functional/historical drivers. We believe it is essential to study the Hydrozoa collection of the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., The United States of America) in order to achieve these goals. The NMNH collection comprises a large number of specimens, and has the best taxonomic and geographic representation for the western Atlantic area. Besides data collection, the stay at NMNH will enable to experience research in a renowned center for biodiversity studies as well as to interact with Allen Collins, an expert in morphology, genetics and life history of cnidarians, and a historical collaborator of our laboratory. (AU)

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FERNANDEZ, MARINA O.; COLLINS, ALLEN G.; MARQUES, ANTONIO C.. Gradual and rapid shifts in the composition of assemblages of hydroids (Cnidaria) along depth and latitude in the deep Atlantic Ocean. Journal of Biogeography, v. 47, n. 7, . (15/16948-9, 18/04257-0, 11/50242-5, 13/10821-1)
FERNANDEZ, MARINA O.; MARQUES, ANTONIO C.. Combining bathymetry, latitude, and phylogeny to understand the distribution of deep Atlantic hydroids (Cnidaria). DEEP-SEA RESEARCH PART I-OCEANOGRAPHIC RESEARCH PAPERS, v. 133, p. 39-48, . (15/16948-9, 11/50242-5, 13/10821-1)

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