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Land use planning and conservation of mammals in São Paulo State/Brazil

Grant number: 11/11091-1
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2011
Effective date (End): August 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Sanitary Engineering - Environmental Sanitation
Principal researcher:Marcelo Marini Pereira de Souza
Grantee:Cíntia Camila Silva Angelieri
Home Institution: Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos (EESC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):12/03514-2 - Landuse planning and mammals conservation in São Paulo State, Brazil, BE.EP.DR


The biodiversity is threatened mainly by the loss and fragmentation of habitats and it is affected directly by the changes in land use. Considering the need of large areas for maintenance great mammal's survival and the difficulty to restricted areas to the human use, this study aims to establish strategies to integrate the land use planning and the conservation of the species Chrysocyon brachyurus, Puma concolor and Leopardus Pardalis. Information (maps) related to Sao Paulo state (regional scale) land use will be collected and processed in Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Images of the satellites Landsat and CBERS will be acquired and processed in GIS for elaboration the land use map of the municipal district of Brotas (local scale). Field job for georeferencing and consultation to the Environmental Zoning also will be used for that. The occurrence of big mammals will be analyzed and specialized by the acquirement of biological (presence data or absence of the species) and environmental data and by the ecological modeling of these data. The models will return some correlations of the species and the land use patterns in two different scales: local and regional. After that, the applicability of the different scales used will be compared. Finally, aspects related to conservation of great mammals and land use patterns will base the elaboration of local scenarios. The results will indicate priorities for allocation of protected areas and strategies for management in agricultural areas. As well the results should subsidize the elaboration of Environmental Zonings and others environments planning tools.

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SILVA ANGELIERI, CINTIA CAMILA; ADAMS-HOSKING, CHRISTINE; MICCHI DE BARROS FERRAZ, KATIA MARIA PASCHOALETTO; DE SOUZA, MARCELO PEREIRA; MCALPINE, CLIVE ALEXANDER. Using Species Distribution Models to Predict Potential Landscape Restoration Effects on Puma Conservation. PLoS One, v. 11, n. 1 JAN 6 2016. Web of Science Citations: 32.
Academic Publications
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ANGELIERI, Cíntia Camila Silva. Large mammals\' conservation and land use planning in São Paulo State/Brazil. 2015. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos São Carlos.

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