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Effect of landscape modifications and climate changes on the persistence of amphibians in the Atlantic Forest

Grant number: 17/09676-8
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2017
Effective date (End): February 28, 2018
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Ecology - Applied Ecology
Acordo de Cooperação: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:Célio Fernando Baptista Haddad
Grantee:Maurício Humberto Vancine
Host Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IB). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Rio Claro. Rio Claro , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:13/50741-7 - Diversity and conservation of Brazilian amphibians, AP.BTA.TEM


Lack of knowledge about the diversity and distribution of species is one of the main challenges for conservation. Allied to this fact, the processes resulting from the modifications of the landscape and climate changes are among the main causes of the loss of world biodiversity, further aggravating the unfamiliar scenario. Amphibians are among the vertebrate groups most sensitive to these changes, mainly due to their particular morphological and ecological characteristics. The Atlantic Forest Biome still has a high diversity of amphibians and is considered one of the most threatened biodiversity hotspots in the world. Therefore, in this project we will seek: (1) to present an assessment of the surveys of the amphibian communities for the Atlantic Forest, their composition and distribution; (2) to investigate how habitat loss and fragmentation on the regional scale can affect the current persistence of amphibians from different reproductive guilds; And (3) to investigate how climate change may affect the future persistence of amphibians of the genus Brachycephalus, considered highly sensitive to these climatic changes. To carry out this project will be used descriptive and spatial analyzes of the surveys of amphibian communities and Ecological Niche Models to find suitable areas for the species. We hope to find an overview of the diversity of amphibian communities and sampling gaps along the Atlantic Forest. In addition, we expect species with aquatic reproductive modes to be more affected by the effects of fragmentation than species with direct development, which will be more affected by habitat loss. Finally, we expect that the areas currently suitable for the occurrence of species of the genus Brachycephalus will suffer a drastic decrease in the future and will be located in higher altitudes. (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)
FERRO E SILVA, ANDREIA MANTOVANI; SOBRAL-SOUZA, THADEU; VANCINE, MAURICIO HUMBERTO; MUYLAERT, RENATA LARA; DE ABREU, ANA PAULA; PELLOSO, SANDRA MARISA; DE BARROS CARVALHO, MARIA DALVA; DE ANDRADE, LUCIANO; RIBEIRO, MILTON CEZAR; DE ORNELAS TOLEDO, MAX JEAN. Spatial prediction of risk areas for vector transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi in the State of Parana, southern Brazil. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, v. 12, n. 10, . (15/17739-4, 17/09676-8, 17/21816-0)
BELLO, CAROLINA; CINTRA, ANA LAURA P.; BARRETO, ELISA; VANCINE, MAURICIO HUMBERTO; SOBRAL-SOUZA, THADEU; GRAHAM, CATHERINE H.; GALETTI, MAURO. Environmental niche and functional role similarity between invasive and native palms in the Atlantic Forest. Biological Invasions, v. 23, n. 3, . (13/22492-2, 14/01986-0, 14/04938-6, 17/09676-8)
BERTASSONI, ALESSANDRA; COSTA, ROMULO THEODORO; GOUVEA, JESSICA ABONIZIO; BIANCHI, RITA DE CASSIA; RIBEIRO, JOHN WESLEY; VANCINE, MAURICIO HUMBERTO; RIBEIRO, MILTON CEZAR. Land-use changes and the expansion of biofuel crops threaten the giant anteater in southeastern Brazil. JOURNAL OF MAMMALOGY, v. 100, n. 2, p. 435-444, . (13/04957-8, 17/09676-8, 13/50421-2)
BERCE, WILLIAM; BELLO, CAROLINA; MENDES, CALEBE P.; VANCINE, MAURICIO H.; GALETTI, MAURO; BALLARI, SEBASTIAN A.. Invasive wild boar's distribution overlap with threatened native ungulate in Patagonia. JOURNAL OF MAMMALOGY, v. 102, n. 5, p. 1298-1308, . (17/09676-8, 13/22492-2, 17/12925-0)
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)
MARJAKANGAS, EMMA-LIINA; ABREGO, NEREA; GROTAN, VIDAR; DE LIMA, RENATO A. F.; BELLO, CAROLINA; BOVENDORP, RICARDO S.; CULOT, LAURENCE; HASUI, ERICA; LIMA, FERNANDO; MUYLAERT, RENATA LARA; et al. Fragmented tropical forests lose mutualistic plant-animal interactions. DIVERSITY AND DISTRIBUTIONS, v. 26, n. 2, . (14/18800-6, 14/14739-0, 13/08722-5, 17/08440-0, 14/01986-0, 13/25441-0, 17/21816-0, 15/17739-4, 17/09676-8, 13/50421-2)
MORAES, ANDREIA MAGRO; VANCINE, MAURICIO HUMBERTO; MORAES, ANDREZA MAGRO; DE OLIVEIRA CORDEIRO, CARLOS LEANDRO; PINTO, MIRIAM PLAZA; LIMA, ADRIANA ALMEIDA; CULOT, LAURENCE; FREIRE SILVA, THIAGO SANNA; COLLEVATTI, ROSANE GARCIA; RIBEIRO, MILTON CEZAR; et al. Predicting the potential hybridization zones between native and invasive marmosets within Neotropical biodiversity hotspots. GLOBAL ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION, v. 20, . (14/14739-0, 12/50260-6, 13/50421-2, 16/08685-0, 17/09676-8)
Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
VANCINE, Maurício Humberto. Diversity, distribution and effect of climate change on Atlantic Forest amphibian communities. 2018. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Instituto de Biociências. Rio Claro Rio Claro.

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