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Landscape ecology and analysis of fragmented areas for the elaboration of ecological corridors in the district Cota 200 - Cubatão, SP

Grant number: 17/21677-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2017
Effective date (End): November 30, 2018
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Geography
Principal Investigator:Davis Gruber Sansolo
Grantee:Brunna de Almeida Filo Maia
Host Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IB-CLP). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus Experimental do Litoral Paulista. São Vicente , SP, Brazil

Abstract

The landscape ecology is a heterogeneous and fundamental science for a right management of different areas. The Cota 200 is a district located in Cubatão-SP and it´s creation is thoroughly related to the construction of Anchieta road. Presently, Cota 200 lies today inside of the Parque Estadual da Serra do Mar, but as a deprecated area. Over time, the region went through a process of urbanization, resulting in several deprecated areas due to risk of sliding. The landscape fragmentation along with the connectivity loss between habitats are considered one of the greatest impacts of the wild species dispersal. Being the Atlantic forest a biodiversity hotspot, the management of fragmented areas and implementation of ecological corridors are needed for the conservation of this biome. The project aims to analyze the deprecated areas of Cota 200 district through geoprocessing orbital images and the use of metrics and landscape ecology. Besides, the project aims to make interviews with local population and community leaders, hence giving subsidy for the elaboration of ecological corridors in urbanized areas, enabling the public use of the area by native residents, due touristic and planting potential. (AU)

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