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Ants of São Paulo: State of the art and establishment of priority areas for research and conservation actions

Grant number: 18/11453-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2018
Effective date (End): September 30, 2021
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology
Principal Investigator:Carlos Roberto Ferreira Brandão
Grantee:Mônica Antunes Ulysséa
Home Institution: Museu de Zoologia (MZ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:17/07366-1 - Collect, identify, describe, exhibit: the curatorial cycle and the production of knowledge, AP.TEM
Associated scholarship(s):19/24810-8 - Phylogenomic species delimitation and mosaic evolution in the genus Hylomyrma Forel, 1912: revealing species and understanding morphological novelties from museum collections material using ultraconserved elements, BE.EP.PD


The ant collection of the University of São Paulo Zoology Museum is a reference center in the safeguard and development of research of Formicidae, and for this reason an important repository of the neotropical myrmecofauna. As the state of São Paulo is a hub that congregates museums, universities and a large number of researchers, a considerable number of the material deposited in the collection comes from various studies and collections conducted in the state. However, the state lacks an initiative that presents a current panorama on the knowledge of ants and a taxonomic list of the species found in the distinct biomes and municipalities. This information is the basis of biological knowledge for the development of research aimed at recognizing factors that threaten biodiversity and the design of conservation projects. (AU)

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)
MÔNICA ANTUNES ULYSSÉA; FABIANO FABIAN ALBERTONI. Morphology and biological notes of Macrosiagon octomaculata (Gerstaecker) triungulinid and a summary of the knowledge on immature stages of the genus (Ripiphoridae). Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia (São Paulo), v. 60, n. spe, p. -, 2020.

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