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Biogeographic and diversification patterns of the butterflies from highlands of Southeastern Brazil

Grant number: 15/24663-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2016
Effective date (End): July 14, 2020
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Ecology
Principal Investigator:Karina Lucas da Silva-Brandão
Grantee:Luiza de Moraes Magaldi
Home Institution: Instituto de Biologia (IB). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:12/16266-7 - Population genomics: a new approach for studies of speciation in insects due to host use applied to the development of sustainable strategies of IPM, AP.JP
Associated scholarship(s):18/11591-3 - Biogeographic and genomic analysis of Atlantic montane butterflies: Actinote e Pampasatyrus, BE.EP.DR

Abstract

The montane regions are very suitable environments to study biogeographic patterns and ecological speciation due to the altitudinal variations that alter the environmental conditions. Most studies done on montane biogeography in the Neotropics is focused on the Andean region and little has been studied about biogeography and diversification in the mountains of southeastern Brazil. In this project, Nymphalidae butterflies are proposed as models for the study of biogeography of the mountainous regions of southeastern Brazil. Two genus in particular - Actinote and Pampasatyrus - are associated with mountainous regions of southeastern Brazil and are suitable for this study. Two biogeographic approaches are proposed to determine whether Pleistocene's climate fluctuation affected the distribution and diversification of existing species of this genus. The first approach will use dated phylogenies from the two genus for the study of biogeography processes. The second is a phylogeographical approach, using SNPs markers obtained from GBS (genotyping-by-sequencing) for three species: two Actinote - A. allalia and A. pellenea - and Pampasatyrus glaucope species. Bringing these data, we can compare the biogeographic patterns of butterflies inhabit two types of vegetation that occur at high altitudes in the Atlantic Forest: Rain Forest (Actinote) and the Paramos (Pampasatyrus).

Scientific publications
(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)
SHIRAI, LEILA T.; BARBOSA, EDUARDO P.; GREVE, ROBERTO R.; MAGALDI, LUIZA M.; NASCIMENTO, ANDRE R.; FREITAS, ANDRE V. L. Natural History of Selenophanes cassiope guarany (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Brassolini): an Integrative Approach, From Molecules to Ecology. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, v. 110, n. 2, p. 145-159, MAR 2017. Web of Science Citations: 0.
FREITAS, ANDRE V. L.; MAGALDI, LUIZA M.; WILLMOTT, KEITH R. A NEW SUBSPECIES OF OLERIA GUNILLA (NYMPHALIDAE: DANAINAE) FROM NORTH MATO GROSSO, BRAZIL. JOURNAL OF THE LEPIDOPTERISTS' SOCIETY, v. 70, n. 4, p. 295-301, DEC 2 2016. Web of Science Citations: 0.

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