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Analysis of temperature influence on destination and pesticide toxicity in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems using integrated experimental systems

Grant number: 15/24628-4
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2016
Effective date (End): October 17, 2019
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Ecology - Ecosystems Ecology
Principal Investigator:Evaldo Luiz Gaeta Espindola
Grantee:Livia Pitombeira de Figueirêdo
Host Institution: Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos (EESC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):17/06944-1 - The effetc of pesticides (kraft and score) and temperature on Folsomia candida transcriptional regulation, BE.EP.DR


Agricultural development, promoted by the Green Revolution increased the use of fertilizers and pesticides, making Brazil the world's largest consumer of pesticides since 2008. In order to assess the impacts of these and other substances in the environment that emerges in 1970 essays of toxicity. The environmental risk of pesticide analysis studies focus on experimental simulation of aquatic ecosystems, and rare ones with emphasis in the soil community and even less in integrated soil-water assessment, although several international regulatory bodies have already recommended this need. Against the setting of the extensive use of pesticides in Brazil and the lack of ecotoxicological studies that default an integrated assessment between the aquatic and terrestrial environments, this project aims to assess the toxicity of pesticides Kraft® (insecticide) and Score® (fungicide), applied alone and in mixtures in two doses, as well as their interactions under different temperature conditions (18, 23 and 28 °C and natural temperature), using for this purpose an experimental system that allows the analysis of aquatic and terrestrial environments simultaneously. Will be considered acute bioassays and post-exposure with Daphnia similis and Ceriodaphnia silvestrii, and the candid Folsomia and Hypoaspis (Geolaelaps) aculeifer. It is hoped thus demonstrating the toxicity of pesticides, their interactions and the influence of temperature increase in toxicity as well as contribute to a unique experimental system in which to evaluate the environmental effects of contaminants in aquatic and terrestrial organisms simultaneously. (AU)

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Scientific publications (4)
(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)
DE FIGUEIREDO, LIVIA PITOMBEIRA; DAAM, MICHIEL A.; MAINARDI, GIULIA; MARIEN, JANINE; ESPINDOLA, EVALDO L. G.; VAN GESTEL, CORNELIS A. M.; ROELOFS, DICK. The use of gene expression to unravel the single and mixture toxicity of abamectin and difenoconazole on survival and reproduction of the springtail Folsomia candida. Environmental Pollution, v. 244, p. 342-350, . (17/06944-1, 15/24628-4)
DE FIGUEIREDO, LIVIA PITOMBEIRA; ATHAYDE, DANILLO B.; DAAM, MICHIEL A.; GUERRA, GLAUCE; DUARTE-NETO, PAULO JOSE; SARMENTO, HUGO; ESPINDOLA, EVALDO L. G.. Integrated ecosystem models (soil-water) to analyze pesticide toxicity to aquatic organisms at two different temperature conditions. Chemosphere, v. 270, . (15/24628-4)
DE FIGUEIREDO, LIVIA PITOMBEIRA; ATHAYDE, DANILLO B.; DAAM, MICHIEL A.; VAN GESTEL, CORNELIS A. M.; GUERRA, GLAUCE DA SILVA; DUARTE-NETO, PAULO JOSE; ESPINDOLA, EVALDO L. G.. Impact of temperature on the toxicity of Kraft 36 EC (R) (a.s. abamectin) and Score 250 EC (R) (a.s. difenoconazole) to soil organisms under realistic environmental exposure scenarios. ECOTOXICOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY, v. 194, . (15/24628-4)
DE FIGUEIREDO, LIVIA PITOMBEIRA; ATHAYDE, DANILLO B.; DA SILVA PINTO, THANDY JUNIO; DAAM, MICHIEL A.; GUERRA, GLAUCE DA SILVA; DUARTE-NETO, PAULO JOSE; ESPINDOLA, EVALDO L. G.. Influence of temperature on the toxicity of the elutriate from a pesticide contaminated soil to two cladoceran species. ECOTOXICOLOGY, v. 31, n. 6, p. 11-pg., . (15/24628-4)

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