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Study of communities of necrophagous flies under the formalism of graphs and decision trees

Grant number: 13/00201-6
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2013
Effective date (End): February 29, 2016
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology
Principal Investigator:Claudio José von Zuben
Grantee:Caroline Rodrigues de Souza Stencel
Host Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IB). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Rio Claro. Rio Claro , SP, Brazil


The acknowledgment of patterns in ecological communities is one of the oldest and most persistent challenges of ecological science. The use of mathematical modeling in graphs and decision trees tends to enlarge the available knowledge about ecological processes and particularly on biodiversity of insects, besides allowing recognize possible patterns in their communities. It is estimated to use, in the present study, data from dipteran species necrophagous collected in the city of Rio Claro - SP (VON ZUBEN & SOUZA, 2012) and, from them, generate models of graphs and decision trees. With the graphs generated, the goal is to better understand the interaction of the following factors: local collection, bait type and season, in determining which one (s) kind (s) of carrion flies can be more easily found. If the topology graph generated is characterized as a complex network, additional analysis may be employed.

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STENCEL, Caroline Rodrigues de Souza. Estudo de comunidades de dípteros necrófagos sob o formalismo de biclusters e árvores de decisão. 2016. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Instituto de Biociências. Rio Claro Rio Claro.

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