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Dispersal movements and habitat use of Puma concolor in a highly fragmented landscape of the São Paulo State

Grant number: 11/13897-3
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2012
Effective date (End): February 28, 2015
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Forestry Resources and Forestry Engineering - Nature Conservation
Principal researcher:Katia Maria Paschoaletto Micchi de Barros Ferraz
Grantee:Renata Alonso Miotto
Home Institution: Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Piracicaba , SP, Brazil


After noting the absence of genetic structure, the occurrence of effective gene flow and the high number of roadkilled pumas (Puma concolor) in a highly fragmented and disturbed landscape in the northeastern area of the of Sao Paulo state, this project proposes to : 1) model the main dispersal routes of the species in this landscape in order to identify which elements contribute or hinder the animals movements, 2) monitor pumas by GPS-telemetry to characterize how these animals move and are distributed throughout this landscape. It is expected to suggest management strategies to increase connectivity, allowing dispersal movements, maintaining the gene flow, and consequently, the long-term persistence of the species in the northeastern area of the São Paulo state. This project is part of the "Sistema Nacional de Pesquisa em Biodiversidade (SISBIOTA)", in the research web "Predadores de Topo de Cadeia" (CNPq - Processo 563299/2010-0 / FAPESP - Processo 2010/52317-7), Subprojeto 1. (AU)

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(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)
GIORDANO, C.; LYRA-JORGE, M. C.; MIOTTO, R. A.; PIVELLO, V. R. Food habits of three carnivores in a mosaic landscape of Sao Paulo state, Brazil. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF WILDLIFE RESEARCH, v. 64, n. 2 APR 2018. Web of Science Citations: 2.

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