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Biogeography of seasonal dry forests on limestone outcrops in three Brazilian biomes

Grant number: 15/13112-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2015
Effective date (End): December 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Botany - Phytogeography
Principal researcher:Julio Antonio Lombardi
Grantee:Pablo Hendrigo Alves de Melo
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IB). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Rio Claro. Rio Claro , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):18/09379-6 - The influence of dissolution histories and current climatic conditions over species composition of vascular plants on karst in Brazil, BE.EP.DR

Abstract

The Brazilian seasonal dry forest distributed in natural disjunctions in South America, are considered relict formations of a seasonal forest previously extensive and large contiguous piece that expanded during the dry climates of the Pleistocene period. Some of these formations are related to areas with outcrops of limestone rocks. The influence of historical climate fluctuations in the fragmentation and expansion of seasonal dry forest in South America is the subject of extensive debate, however, are rare floristic survey work carried out in areas with outcrops of limestone, being unpublished study compared this vegetation distinct phytogeographic domains. Through the collection of fertile botanical material, this study aims to know the species richness and floristic similarity relationship between areas of limestone outcroppings located in different phytogeographic domains. With the aid of predictive models of species distributions, evaluate whether temporal congruence between expansions or retractions in the amplitude of the potential geographical distribution of calcífilas species on the basis of historical climate oscillation events, and measure the relationship between areas designated for mineral exploration, and conservation of nature, located in climatic refuge areas these species. With the results, it is expected the richness of species and the floristic similarity relationship between areas of occurrence of plant communities of calcareous soil in different biomes, detailing the geographic distribution of typical species; support the understanding of past tenses processes of expansion and retraction of the vegetation cover in the interior of Brazil.

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Scientific publications (6)
(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)
CAMARA-LERET, RODRIGO; FRODIN, DAVID G.; ADEMA, FRITS; ANDERSON, CHRISTIANE; APPELHANS, MARC S.; ARGENT, GEORGE; GUERRERO, SUSANA ARIAS; ASHTON, PETER; BAKER, WILLIAM J.; BARFOD, ANDERS S.; et al. New Guinea has the world's richest island flora. Nature, v. 584, n. 7822, p. 579+, . (15/13112-7, 18/09379-6)
BYSTRIAKOVA, NADIA; ALVES DE MELO, PABLO HENDRIGO; MOAT, JUSTIN; LUGHADHA, EIMEAR NIC; MONRO, ALEXANDRE K.. A Preliminary Evaluation of The Karst Flora of Brazil Using Collections Data. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, v. 9, . (18/09379-6, 15/13112-7)
MARCUSSO, GABRIEL MENDES; MONRO, ALEXANDRE K.; ALVES DE MELO, PABLO HENDRIGO; LOMBARDI, JULIO ANTONIO. Acanthostachys calcicola (Bromeliaceae, Bromelioideae), a new species from a limestone outcrop in Tocantins State, Brazil. PHYTOTAXA, v. 472, n. 2, p. 201-206, . (15/13112-7)
MARCUSSO, GABRIEL MENDES; BIRAL, LEONARDO; RIBEIRO, HENRIQUE LAUAND; PEIXOTO, THARSO RODRIGUES; ALVES DE MELO, PABLO HENDRIGO; MATHIEU, GUIDO; LOMBARDI, JULIO ANTONIO. Emended description and neotypification of Peperomia bernhardiana C. DC. (Piperaceae). PHYTOTAXA, v. 344, n. 2, p. 177-184, . (16/09444-7, 15/13112-7)
VARGAS, BETANIA DA CUNHA; CALDEIRA OLIVEIRA, ANA PAULA; UDULUTSCH, RENATA GIASSI; MARCUSSO, GABRIEL MENDES; SABINO, GABRIEL PAVAN; ALVES DE MELO, PABLO HENDRIGO; MARTELLETTI GRILLO, ROBERTA MAROTTI; KAMIMURA, VITOR DE ANDRADE; ASSIS, MARCO ANTONIO. Climbing plants of Porto Ferreira State Park, southeastern Brazil. Biota Neotropica, v. 18, n. 2, . (15/13112-7)
Academic Publications
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MELO, Pablo Hendrigo Alves de. Biogeography of seasonally dry tropical forest on limestone outcrops in different brazilian phytogeographic domains. 2020. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Instituto de Biociências. Rio Claro Rio Claro.

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