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Copepoda Cyclopoida (Crustacea) associate with macrophytes in ''La Plata'' River Basin (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay): a taxonomic and molecular approach

Grant number: 11/18358-3
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2012
Effective date (End): January 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology - Taxonomy of Recent Groups
Principal Investigator:Carlos Eduardo Falavigna da Rocha
Grantee:Gilmar Perbiche Neves
Host Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IB). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


This proposal aims at a comprehensive guide of identification of cyclopoid copepods associated with macrophytes in the floodplain of the "La Plata" River Basin, the second largest one on the continent. This proposal complements the doctoral project of the candidate (Process No. 2008/01507-0), which deals with planktonic copepods taxonomical diversity distribution, and having as one of main product a guide of identification of Calanoida in 2012, after the corrections made in the thesis, the basis of the guide. In this project, we sampled 23 wetlands in the basin (in the arms of rivers and reservoirs), in two different periods (January/February/2010 and June/July/2010). Qualitative samples were collected for taxonomic and molecular purposes among the aquatic macrophytes, and quantitative samples to basic ecological analysis - richness, diversity and abundance. After being screened under a stereomicroscope, the cyclopoids will be identified with specific references, as needed dissected and arranged in an identification guide (due for release in 2013) containing: illustrations done in camera lucida coupled to a phase contrast microscope, and taxonomic keys and diagnoses, general comments, geographical distribution, images of confocal laser microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. Will be carried out national partnerships and collaborations (INPA-AM, UNESP-Botucatu) and international (Senkenberg Institute - Hamburg, Germany; INALI-Santa Fe, Argentina; The Natural History Museum of London, London, England), among these, the solution 5 taxonomic questions (see text) using molecular techniques. It is hoped that the guides are useful for the next 20 years, helping taxonomists and ecologists on the continent. New species can also be described as that performed by the doctoral candidate.

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Scientific publications (8)
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JOSÉ ROBERTO DEBASTIANI JÚNIOR; DANILO AUGUSTO DE OLIVEIRA NALIATO; GILMAR PERBICHE-NEVES; MARCOS GOMES NOGUEIRA. Ambientes fluviais laterais na bacia do Rio da Prata: efeitos dos barramentos de hidrelétricas e da eutrofização. Acta Limnol. Bras., v. 28, . (11/18358-3, 08/02015-7, 09/11781-8, 11/23444-6, 09/00014-6)
PERBICHE-NEVES, GILMAR; PREVIATTELLI, DANIEL; PIE, MARCIO R.; DURAN, ANDRESSA; SUAREZ-MORALES, EDUARDO; BOXSHALL, GEOFFREY A.; NOGUEIRA, MARCOS G.; DA ROCHA, CARLOS E. F.. Historical biogeography of the neotropical Diaptomidae (Crustacea: Copepoda). Frontiers in Zoology, v. 11, . (11/18358-3, 08/02015-7, 09/00014-6)
PERBICHE-NEVES, GILMAR; SAITO, VICTOR S.; PREVIATTELLI, DANIEL; DA ROCHA, CARLOS E. F.; NOGUEIRA, MARCOS G.. Cyclopoid copepods as bioindicators of eutrophication in reservoirs: Do patterns hold for large spatial extents?. ECOLOGICAL INDICATORS, v. 70, n. SI, p. 340-347, . (11/18358-3, 08/02015-7, 09/00014-6)
PERBICHE-NEVES, GILMAR; BOXSHALL, GEOFFREY ALLAN; PREVIATTELLI, DANIEL; OLIVEIRA NALIATO, DANILO AUGUSTO; PIE, MARCIO ROBERTO; FALAVIGNA DA ROCHA, CARLOS EDUARDO; NOGUEIRA, MARCOS GOMES. Regulation of the abundance and turnover of copepod species by temperature, turbidity and habitat type in a large river basin. AUSTRAL ECOLOGY, v. 40, n. 6, p. 718-725, . (11/18358-3, 08/02015-7, 09/00014-6)
PERBICHE-NEVES, GILMAR; BOXSHALL, GEOFFREY A.; NOGUEIRA, MARCOS G.; DA ROCHA, CARLOS E. F.. Trends in planktonic copepod diversity in reservoirs and lotic stretches in a large river basin in South America. MARINE AND FRESHWATER RESEARCH, v. 65, n. 8, p. 727-737, . (11/18358-3, 08/02015-7, 09/00014-6)
PERBICHE-NEVES, GILMAR; BOXSHALL, GEOFFREY ALLAN; PREVIATTELLI, DANIEL; NOGUEIRA, MARCOS GOMES; FALAVIGNA DA ROCHA, CARLOS EDUARDO. Identification guide to some Diaptomid species (Crustacea, Copepoda, Calanoida, Diaptomidae) of ``de la Plata{''} River Basin (South America). ZOOKEYS, n. 497, SI, p. 1-111, . (11/18358-3, 08/02015-7, 09/00014-6)
PERBICHE-NEVES, GILMAR; SAITO, VICTOR SATORU; SIMOES, NADSON RESSYE; DEBASTIANI-JUNIOR, JOSE ROBERTO; DE OLIVEIRA NALIATO, DANILO AUGUSTO; NOGUEIRA, MARCOS GOMES. Distinct responses of Copepoda and Cladocera diversity to climatic, environmental, and geographic filters in the La Plata River basin. Hydrobiologia, v. 826, n. 1, p. 113-127, . (11/18358-3, 08/02015-7, 09/06149-0, 11/23444-6, 09/00014-6)

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