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Global changes and the functioning of ecosystems in phytotelmata

Grant number: 12/51143-3
Support Opportunities:Research Program on Global Climate Change - Regular Grants
Duration: February 01, 2013 - July 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Ecology - Theoretical Ecology
Principal Investigator:Gustavo Quevedo Romero
Grantee:Gustavo Quevedo Romero
Host Institution: Instituto de Biologia (IB). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil

Abstract

Global biodiversity is eroding because of stressors such as climate change and habitat alteration. Effects of such global change on the structure and functioning of entire food webs is poorly known. The aim of this project is to investigate how changes in rainfall patterns and atmospheric warming, predicted for the next decades, can affect tropical ecosystem functioning in a biogeographic approach. For this, we will use natural microcosms, i.e., phytotelmata from tank-bromeliads as suitable model systems, because they are replicable ecosystems and have fauna and micro-flora diversified, in addition to allow a complete census of different trophic levels and variable functional groups. Field and laboratory experiments will be done to manipulate temperature using heaters controlled by thermostats, as well as amount of rainwater entering the tank-bromeliads. We will test the effects of climatic changes on the (i) food web structure and composition (e.g., connectance) of bacterial, macro and micro-invertebrate communities from different sites, (ii) ecosystem functioning (e.g., detrital Processing, nutrient cycling and flux), and (iii) role of detrital and mineral leaching on the primary productivity and food web structure. Some of these experiments will be replicated over a large biogeographic gradient within Latin America (from Costa Rica to Argentina; 7 countries) in order to investigate broad congruence between climatic change and food web structure, and whether these relationships are context-dependent. (AU)

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Scientific publications (9)
(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)
SRIVASTAVA, DIANE S.; CEREGHINO, REGIS; TRZCINSKI, M. KURTIS; MACDONALD, A. ANDREW M.; MARINO, NICHOLAS A. C.; MERCADO, DIMARIS ACOSTA; LEROY, CELINE; CORBARA, BRUNO; ROMERO, GUSTAVO Q.; FARJALLA, VINICIUS F.; et al. Ecological response to altered rainfall differs across the Neotropics. ECOLOGY, v. 101, n. 4, . (16/01209-9, 14/04603-4, 12/51143-3)
MIGLIORINI, GUSTAVO H.; SRIVASTAVA, DIANE S.; ROMERO, GUSTAVO Q.. Leaf litter traits drive community structure and functioning in a natural aquatic microcosm. FRESHWATER BIOLOGY, v. 63, n. 4, p. 12-pg., . (12/51143-3, 16/01209-9, 12/20249-0)
CEREGHINO, REGIS; TRZCINSKI, MARK KURTIS; MACDONALD, A. ANDREW M.; MARINO, NICHOLAS A. C.; ACOSTA MERCADO, DIMARIS; LEROY, CELINE; CORBARA, BRUNO; ROMERO, GUSTAVO Q.; FARJALLA, VINICIUS F.; BARBERIS, IGNACIO M.; et al. Functional redundancy dampens precipitation change impacts on species-rich invertebrate communities across the Neotropics. FUNCTIONAL ECOLOGY, v. 36, n. 7, p. 14-pg., . (14/04603-4, 19/08474-8, 12/51143-3)
MIGLIORINI, GUSTAVO H.; SRIVASTAVA, DIANE S.; ROMERO, GUSTAVO Q.. Leaf litter traits drive community structure and functioning in a natural aquatic microcosm. Freshwater Biology, v. 63, n. 4, p. 341-352, . (16/01209-9, 12/51143-3, 12/20249-0)
BERNABE, TIAGO N.; DE OMENA, PAULA M.; DOS SANTOS, VIVIANE PICCIN; DE SIQUEIRA, VIRGINIA M.; DE OLIVEIRA, VALERIA M.; ROMERO, GUSTAVO Q.. Warming weakens facilitative interactions between decomposers and detritivores, and modifies freshwater ecosystem functioning. GLOBAL CHANGE BIOLOGY, v. 24, n. 7, p. 3170-3186, . (12/51143-3, 14/04603-4)
MIGLIORINI, GUSTAVO H.; ROMERO, GUSTAVO Q.. Warming and leaf litter functional diversity, not litter quality, drive decomposition in a freshwater ecosystem. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, v. 10, n. 1, . (17/09052-4, 18/12225-0, 12/51143-3)
SRIVASTAVA, DIANE S.; CEREGHINO, REGIS; TRZCINSKI, M. KURTIS; MACDONALD, A. ANDREW M.; MARINO, NICHOLAS A. C.; MERCADO, DIMARIS ACOSTA; LEROY, CELINE; CORBARA, BRUNO; ROMERO, GUSTAVO Q.; FARJALLA, VINICIUS F.; et al. Ecological response to altered rainfall differs across the Neotropics. ECOLOGY, v. 101, n. 4, . (16/01209-9, 12/51143-3, 14/04603-4)
ROMERO, GUSTAVO Q.; MARINO, NICHOLAS A. C.; MACDONALD, A. ANDREW M.; CEREGHINO, REGIS; TRZCINSKI, M. KURTIS; MERCADO, DIMARIS ACOSTA; LEROY, CELINE; CORBARA, BRUNO; FARJALLA, VINICIUS F.; BARBERIS, IGNACIO M.; et al. Extreme rainfall events alter the trophic structure in bromeliad tanks across the Neotropics. NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, v. 11, n. 1, . (16/01209-9, 14/04603-4, 17/26243-8, 12/51143-3, 17/09052-4)
SRIVASTAVA, DIANE S.; CEREGHINO, REGIS; TRZCINSKI, M. KURTIS; MACDONALD, A. ANDREW M.; MARINO, NICHOLAS A. C.; MERCADO, DIMARIS ACOSTA; LEROY, CELINE; CORBARA, BRUNO; ROMERO, GUSTAVO Q.; FARJALLA, VINICIUS F.; et al. Ecological response to altered rainfall differs across the Neotropics. ECOLOGY, v. 101, n. 4, p. 15-pg., . (12/51143-3, 14/04603-4, 16/01209-9)

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