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Evaluation of the environmental quality of forest remanescents in the hydrographic bacias of the municipality of Campinas/SP

Grant number: 17/26603-4
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2019
Effective date (End): February 29, 2020
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Forestry Resources and Forestry Engineering - Nature Conservation
Principal Investigator:Regina Márcia Longo
Grantee:Alessandra Leite da Silva
Host Institution: Pró-Reitoria de Pesquisa e Pós-Graduação. Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas (PUC-CAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):19/02698-1 - Evaluation of vulnerability and environmental quality of natural vegetation remanescenters of different vegetation types: a compartive study between the city of Campinas/SP-Brazil and Coimbra/Portugal, BE.EP.MS


The remaining vegetation areas are part of the systems supporting natural life and have important functions, both aesthetic and social when ecological, even when inserted in the urban context. In this context, one of the main ecological functions carried out by them is to contribute to the mitigation of environmental impacts resulting from the urbanization process, for example: improving the urban climate, maintaining the milder temperatures and guaranteeing greater thermal comfort to the population ; contribution to the equilibrium of the humidity index and attenuation of air pollution through the adsorption of pollutant particles; assistance in the quantity and quality of water available, by promoting the interception of rainwater, reducing runoff and controlling erosion processes; aid in the processes of nutrient cycling and accumulation and decomposition of organic matter and etc. Therefore, the present project aims to identify, map and determine the environmental quality of the remaining forest areas present in the hydrographic basins, typically urbanized, covered by the municipality of Campinas / SP. To do so, they will be evaluated according to relevant environmental indicators and landscape metrics analysis, such as area, nuclear area, connectivity, land use and land use, among others. It will also be used geoprocessing techniques, remote sensing and statistical analysis as auxiliary instruments. In this way, with the results obtained, the project aims to act as an aid to environmental and urban management in the city of Campinas, allowing for discussions and comparisons between all the hydrographic basins present in the municipality, with regard to forest remnants, identifying the potentialities and weaknesses. (AU)

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GARCIA, JOICE MACHADO; DA SILVA, ALESSANDRA LEITE; SIQUEIRA, CATARINA DE ARAAJO; LONGO, REGINA MARCIA. Environmental diagnosis of forest fragments belonging to the Santa Genebrinha ecological corridor, Campinas, Sao Paulo. ACTA BRASILIENSIS, v. 3, n. 3, p. 97-105, . (18/17250-3, 17/26603-4)
DA SILVA, ALESSANDRA LEITE; NOBRE DE NUNES, ADELIA JESUS; MARQUES, MARA LUCIA; RIBEIRO, ADMILSON IRIO; LONGO, REGINA MARCIA. Assessing the fragility of forest remnants by using landscape metrics. Comparison between river basins in Brazil and Portugal. ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT, v. 193, n. 4, . (19/02698-1, 17/26603-4, 18/17250-3)
ALESSANDRA LEITE DA SILVA; REGINA MÁRCIA LONGO. Ecologia da paisagem e qualidade ambiental de remanescentes florestais na sub-bacia hidrográfica do Rio Atibaia dentro do município de Campinas-SP. Ciênc. Florest., v. 30, n. 4, p. 1176-1191, . (17/26603-4)

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