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Linking climate change and the past, present, and future of fish communities

Grant number: 21/09279-4
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
Effective date (Start): November 13, 2021
Effective date (End): November 05, 2022
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Ecology - Ecosystems Ecology
Principal Investigator:Augusto Alberto Valero Flores
Grantee:Juan Pablo Quimbayo Agreda
Supervisor: Jonathan S. Lefcheck
Host Institution: Centro de Biologia Marinha (CEBIMAR). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Sebastião , SP, Brazil
Research place: Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC), United States  
Associated to the scholarship:18/21380-0 - Climate drivers of reef fish functional diversity in the Atlantic Ocean, BP.PD


The reorganization of species diversity patterns due to global environmental changes, and the consequences for humans, are not yet fully understood. Climate change may underlie conditions alterations in geographic species distributions, and therefore affect functional diversity, ecosystem processes and services still a challenge. Tracing the impacts of recent ocean warming on the structure of ecological communities and predicting how future climate projections may continue modifying ecosystems hinge on effectively utilizing large, high quality, datasets. This project aims to model how ocean warming influence on species distribution, trait composition, ecosystem functions and services of reef fish species throughout the Atlantic and East Pacific Oceans, encompassing 30% of global species richness. Then using cutting-edge statistical and modelling tools, this project will further quantify the future changes in fish biodiversity within these marine realms. Reef fish provide multiple ecosystem function and represent an important source of animal protein for humans (i.e., services), and are therefore considered key constituents of marine ecosystems and represent excellent biological models for investigating the variations in functional diversity through of the trait composition under future climatic scenarios. With focus in the Atlantic and the East Pacific this proposal will aims to (i) evaluate how do climate changes will affect the geographical distribution of reef fish and its trait composition in the Atlantic and East Pacific oceans, and (ii) evaluate how the reorganization of reef fish functional traits will influence on the ecosystem functions and services in tropical and transitioning sub-tropical zones. (AU)

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Scientific publications (8)
(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)
QUIMBAYO, JUAN P.; NUNES, LUCAS T.; SILVA, FERNANDA C.; ANDERSON, ANTONIO B.; BARNECHE, DIEGO R.; CANTERLE, ANGELA M.; CORD, ISADORA; DALBEN, ANDREA; FERRARI, DEBORA S.; FONTOURA, LUISA; et al. TimeFISH: Long-term assessment of reef fish assemblages in a transition zone in the Southwestern Atlantic. ECOLOGY, v. N/A, p. 2-pg., . (18/21380-0, 21/09279-4)
GOMES, LORENA DE M. J.; GARCIA, GABRIEL S.; CORDEIRO, CESAR A. M. M.; GOUVEIA, NELSON A. A.; FERREIRA, CARLOS E. L.; BENDER, MARIANA G. G.; LONGO, GUILHERME O. O.; QUIMBAYO, JUAN P. P.; GHERARDI, DOUGLAS F. M.. Complex phylogenetic origin and geographic isolation drive reef fishes response to environmental variability in oceanic islands of the southwestern Atlantic. ECOGRAPHY, v. 2023, n. 8, p. 17-pg., . (21/09279-4, 18/21380-0)
QUIMBAYO, JUAN P.; FREITAS, RUI; ROCHA, LUIZ A.; PINHEIRO, HUDSON T.. Are cleaning interactions offered by large cleaners positive?. Journal of Natural History, v. 57, n. 17-20, p. 5-pg., . (21/09279-4, 21/07039-6, 18/21380-0, 19/24215-2)
CORDEIRO, CESAR A. M. M.; AUED, ANAIDE W.; BARROS, FRANCISCO; BASTOS, ALEX C.; BENDER, MARIANA; MENDES, THIAGO C.; CREED, JOEL C.; CRUZ, IGOR C. S.; DIAS, MURILO S.; FERNANDES, LOHENGRIN D. A.; et al. Long-term monitoring projects of Brazilian marine and coastal ecosystems. PeerJ, v. 10, p. 18-pg., . (21/09279-4, 18/21380-0)
PINHEIRO, HUDSON T.; MACDONALD, CHANCEY; QUIMBAYO, JUAN PABLO; SHEPHERD, BART; PHELPS, TYLER A.; LOSS, ANA CAROLINA; TEIXEIRA, JOAO BATISTA; ROCHA, LUIZ A.. Article Assembly rules of coral reef fish communities along the depth gradient. Current Biology, v. 33, n. 8, p. 15-pg., . (21/09279-4, 21/07039-6, 18/21380-0, 19/24215-2)
MAXWELL, MELINA F.; LEPRIEUR, FABIEN; QUIMBAYO, JUAN P.; FLOETER, SERGIO R.; BENDER, MARIANA G.. Global patterns and drivers of beta diversity facets of reef fish faunas. Journal of Biogeography, v. 49, n. 5, p. 14-pg., . (21/09279-4, 18/21380-0)
FERRARI, DEBORA S.; FLOETER, SERGIO R.; LEPRIEUR, FABIEN; QUIMBAYO, JUAN P.. A trait-based approach to marine island biogeography. Journal of Biogeography, v. 50, n. 3, p. 11-pg., . (18/21380-0, 21/09279-4)
SILVA, FERNANDA C.; FLOETER, SERGIO R.; LINDEGREN, MARTIN; QUIMBAYO, JUAN P.. Warming-induced changes in reef fish community traits in the Southwestern Atlantic transition zone. MARINE ECOLOGY-PROGRESS SERIES, v. 710, p. 17-pg., . (21/09279-4, 18/21380-0)

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