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The Amazonian biota structure and evolution and its environment: Amazon Basin paleobotany and palynology

Grant number: 14/05582-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2014
Effective date (End): June 30, 2018
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Geosciences
Cooperation agreement: NSF - Dimensions of Biodiversity and BIOTA
Principal researcher:Francisco William da Cruz Junior
Grantee:Andrea Kern
Home Institution: Instituto de Geociências (IGC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:12/50260-6 - Structure and evolution of the Amazonian biota and its environment: an integrative approach, AP.BTA.TEM
Associated scholarship(s):15/18314-7 - Pollen-based vegetation reconstruction during the last glacial interglacial-cycles from Western Tropical Atlantic marine cores, BE.EP.PD


The post-doc project aims to analyze: 1) the relationship between sedimentary environments,vegetation, and paleoecological changes documented in the Neogene and Quaternary deposits of the Solimões and Amazonas basins and the Bragantina Platform in the Brazilian Amazonia; (2) understand the influence of the Andean orogeny by analyzing the relative abundance of montane palynomorphs in sedimentary deposits of Amazon Basin;(3) increase the knowledge of the evolution, diversification, and radiation of the Amazon forest; (4) verify paleoenvironmental adaptation of vegetation of the Neogene and Quaternary using palynomorphic data and fossilwood as paleoenviromental and paleoclimatic indicators; and (5) evaluate the paleoclimatic signals and the influence of sea-level changes on the development and evolution of Amazonian continental and transitional environments. (AU)

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FERREIRA, FABRICIO; SILVA, CLEVERSON G.; OLIVEIRA, ALLAN S.; CHIESSI, CRISTIANO M.; KERN, ANDREA K.; BAKER, PAUL A.; DWYER, GARY; RIGSBY, CATHERINE A.; HUANG, ENQING; TIAN, JUN. Biochronostratigraphy of the western equatorial Atlantic for the last 1.93 Ma. QUATERNARY INTERNATIONAL, v. 598, p. 24-37, OCT 10 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
KERN, ANDREA K.; GROSS, MARTIN; GALEAZZI, CRISTIANO P.; PUPIM, FABIANO N.; SAWAKUCHI, ANDRE O.; ALMEIDA, RENATO P.; PILLER, WERNER E.; KUHLMANN, GABRIEL G.; BASEI, MIGUEL A. S. Re-investigating Miocene age control and paleoenvironmental reconstructions in western Amazonia (northwestern Solimoes Basin, Brazil). PALAEOGEOGRAPHY PALAEOCLIMATOLOGY PALAEOECOLOGY, v. 545, MAY 1 2020. Web of Science Citations: 1.
FEITL, MELINA; KERN, ANDREA K.; JONES, AMANDA; FRITZ, SHERILYN C.; BAKER, PAUL A.; JOECKEL, R. M.; SALENBIEN, WOUT; WILLARD, DEBRA. Paleoclimate of the subtropical Andes during the latest Miocene, Lauca Basin, Chile. PALAEOGEOGRAPHY PALAEOCLIMATOLOGY PALAEOECOLOGY, v. 534, NOV 15 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
PUPIM, F. N.; SAWAKUCHI, A. O.; ALMEIDA, R. P.; RIBAS, C. C.; KERN, A. K.; HARTMANN, G. A.; CHIESSI, C. M.; TAMURA, L. N.; MINELI, T. D.; SAVIAN, J. F.; GROHMANN, C. H.; BERTASSOLI, JR., D. J.; STERN, A. G.; CRUZ, F. W.; CRACRAFT, J. Chronology of Terra Firme formation in Amazonian lowlands reveals a dynamic Quaternary landscape. QUATERNARY SCIENCE REVIEWS, v. 210, p. 154-163, APR 15 2019. Web of Science Citations: 3.
KERN, ANDREA K.; KOVAR-EDER, JOHANNA; STACHURA-SUCHOPLES, KATARZYNA; WANG, WEI-MING; WANG, PUJUN. Radiometric dating re-evaluating the paleoenvironment and paleoclimate around the Plio-Pleistocene boundary in NE China (Changbai Mountains). REVIEW OF PALAEOBOTANY AND PALYNOLOGY, v. 224, n. 2, p. 134-145, JAN 2016. Web of Science Citations: 3.

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