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Foraminifera in microtopographic transects at the Itapanhaú River mangrove, Bertioga (SP): ecological patterns as reference for reconstructions of the relative sea level

Grant number: 11/16874-4
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2012
Effective date (End): July 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Oceanography - Biological Oceanography
Principal Investigator:Décio Luis Semensatto Junior
Grantee:Camila Cunha Passos
Host Institution: Instituto de Ciências Ambientais, Químicas e Farmacêuticas (ICAQF). Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus Diadema. Diadema , SP, Brazil


Intertidal foraminifera have been successfully used for monitoring the relative sea-level all around the world. Nevertheless, the achievement of this task demands the establishment of recent foraminiferal associations related to altimetric intervals and respective flooding frequency. Thus, the present project goal to study the community structure of foraminifera in terms of diversity and species composition, collected in samples from microtopographically controlled transects in mangroves of the Rio Itapanhaú estuary, Bertioga (SP, Brazil), distributed in salinity and flooding frequency gradients. We are going to seek ecological patterns that may cooperate for the establishment of micropaleontological references for monitoring the relative sea-level during the Holocene, in the São Paulo state coast.

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PASSOS, CAMILA CUNHA; KUKIMODO, ISABELA; SEMENSATTO, DECIO. Foraminiferal assemblages along the intertidal zone of Itapanhau River, Bertioga (Brazil). Journal of South American Earth Sciences, v. 79, p. 297-306, . (11/16874-4)

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