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Influence of landscape parameters on the occurrence of primates and density of Callicebus nigrifrons in the Northeast of São Paulo State

Grant number: 12/14245-2
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2013
Effective date (End): July 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Ecology
Principal Investigator:Eleonore Zulnara Freire Setz
Grantee:Carla Cristina Gestich
Host Institution: Instituto de Biologia (IB). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


The expansion of human activities has resulted in a process of landscape fragmentation, reducing vegetation cover and threatening the biodiversity. This process can cause loss of habitat, reduction in resources, isolation of populations and density decrease of the most sensitive species. The landscape alteration is one of the main threats to primates, which according to their biological characteristics present different responses to these changes. In São Paulo State, Alouatta caraya, Sapajus nigritus, Callicebus nigrifrons, and Callithrix penicillata occur in sympatry, providing a good place to study the influence of the landscape characteristics in the occurrence of these species. For this, we will survey 16 fragments using playbacks of vocalizations of each species to find them. In addition, we will scan the fragments with C. nigrifrons occurrence to determine its density. These variables will be related to the characteristics of landscape structure (e.g. distances between fragments and other units of the landscape) and composition (e.g. size and shape of the fragments) which will be obtained by geoprocessing tools. We want to identify landscape characteristics that allow the primate community persistence and that influence the density of C. nigrifrons, so we will be able discuss how they deal with the change of landscape. (AU)

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Scientific publications (5)
(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)
GESTICH, CARLA C.; ARROYO-RODRIGUEZ, VICTOR; SARANHOLI, BRUNO H.; DA CUNHA, ROGERIO G. T.; SETZ, ELEONORE Z. F.; RIBEIRO, MILTON C.. orest loss and fragmentation can promote the crowding effect in a forest-specialist primat. LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY, v. 37, n. 1, . (20/01779-5, 13/50421-2, 12/14245-2, 13/24453-4)
NAGY-REIS, MARIANA; OSHIMA, JULIA EMI DE FARIA; KANDA, CLAUDIA ZUKERAN; PALMEIRA, FRANCESCA BELEM LOPES; DE MELO, FABIANO RODRIGUES; MORATO, RONALDO GONCALVES; BONJORNE, LILIAN; MAGIOLI, MARCELO; LEUCHTENBERGER, CAROLINE; ROHE, FABIO; et al. NEOTROPICAL CARNIVORES: a data set on carnivore distribution in the Neotropics. ECOLOGY, v. 101, n. 11, . (14/01986-0, 12/14245-2, 10/05343-5, 13/50421-2, 06/04878-7, 17/21816-0, 05/00405-4, 13/24453-4, 15/22844-1, 13/07162-6, 15/19439-8, 16/11595-3, 19/04851-1, 15/18381-6, 13/04957-8, 14/23095-0, 14/09300-0, 11/06782-5, 15/17739-4, 11/22449-4, 14/23132-2, 14/10192-7, 12/00534-2, 14/14925-9)
GESTICH, CARLA C.; CASELLI, CHRISTINI B.; NAGY-REIS, MARIANA B.; SETZ, ELEONORE Z. F.; DA CUNHA, ROGERIO G. T.. Estimating primate population densities: the systematic use of playbacks along transects in population surveys. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PRIMATOLOGY, v. 79, n. 2, . (12/14245-2)
PEREIRA, L. A.; CAMPOS, V. E. W.; GESTICH, C. C.; RIBEIRO, M. C.; CULOT, L.. Erosion of primate functional diversity in small and isolated forest patches within movement-resistant landscapes. ANIMAL CONSERVATION, v. N/A, p. 14-pg., . (20/01779-5, 13/50421-2, 14/14739-0, 21/10195-0, 21/08534-0, 17/08440-0, 12/14245-2)
GESTICH, CARLA C.; ARROYO-RODRIGUEZ, VICTOR; RIBEIRO, MILTON C.; DA CUNHA, ROGERIO G. T.; SETZ, ELEONORE Z. F.. Unraveling the scales of effect of landscape structure on primate species richness and density of titi monkeys (Callicebus nigrifrons). ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH, v. 34, n. 1, p. 150-159, . (13/50421-2, 12/14245-2)
Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
GESTICH, Carla Cristina. Influência de atributos da paisagem na ocorrência de primatas e densidade de Callicebus nigrifrons no nordeste do Estado de São Paulo. 2016. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Biologia Campinas, SP.

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