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Graduated in Biological Sciences at the Universidade Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho (UNESP / Campus Assis), Masters and PhD in Animal Biology by Universidade Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho (UNESP / Sao Jose do Rio Preto). Currently professor at Universade Federal de São Carlos, campus Sorocaba. Research Areas: theoretical ecology, community ecology, metacommunity, macroecology, distribution patterns and natural history of amphibians. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)
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A key challenge in ecological research is to integrate data from different scales to evaluate the ecological and evolutionary mechanisms that influence current patterns of biological diversity. Previous studies have shown that the climate oscillations of the Quaternary strongly influenced the current species composition of amphibians. However, we do not know how species are distributed ...
The species distribution modelling (SDM) is widely used in biogeographic studies to investigate how abiotic and biotic factors of the specie's localities estimates their geographic distribution. Although most studies use only climatic data as reference, variables such as land use and vegetation cover have been included in recent modelling. In general, models including vegetation data ar...
The Atlantic Forest (AF) is a global conservation hotspot due to the large number of highly threatened endemic species. Several models have been proposed to explain the underlying causes of the high biodiversity in this biome. For example, the refuge theory poses that areas richer in species today are so because they were more climatically stable during the Plio-Pleistocene. This theory...
It is recognized that spatial distribution of species within communities is not random, but rather reflects their shared ecological tolerances. For example, if extreme environmental conditions (i.e., dryness) limit the occurrence of species with certain functional traits, environmental filtering process increases the functional redundancy in communities. On the other hand, in areas with...
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SILVA, Fernando Rodrigues da. A importância de fragmentos florestais na diversidade de anfíbios anuros em Icém, região noroeste do Estado de São Paulo. 103 f. Dissertação (Mestrado) - Campus de São José do Rio Preto. Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). São José do Rio Preto. (04/12223-5)
SILVA, Fernando Rodrigues da. A influência dos fragmentos florestais na dinâmica de populações de anuros no noroeste do Estado de São Paulo. 76 f. Tese (Doutorado) - Instituto de Biociências, Letras e Ciências Exatas. Universidade Estadual Paulista. São José do Rio Preto. (07/50738-5)