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Environmental quality status evaluation based on multiple proxies of the estuarine system of Santos, São Paulo, over the last century

Grant number: 18/14161-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2018
Effective date (End): December 31, 2020
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Oceanography - Geological Oceanography
Principal Investigator:Silvia Helena de Mello e Sousa
Grantee:Márcio Santana dos Santos de Jesus
Host Institution: Instituto Oceanográfico (IO). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):19/22902-2 - Environmental quality status evaluation based on multiple proxies in the Estuarine system of Santos (São Paulo - Brazil) over the last century, BE.EP.IC


In the last decades, due to the intense industrialization, the Baixada Santista has become a widely populated and exploited place of the state of São Paulo and has undergone a marked process of environmental degradation. Benthic foraminifera have been widely applied to environmental assessment in transicional systems, since they reflect natural and anthropogenic events that occurred in these regions. In this work, the main objective is the paleoenvironmental reconstruction in the last century of the Santos Estuary, aiming to distinguish the pre-industrial and post-industrial phases in this region. For this purpose, a core will be analyzed, promoting to distinguish historical processes that affected the region. Among the biotic parameters, ecological indexes can be applied in the data analysis, such as, density, diversity, richness, equitability and Ecological Quality Status (EcoQS). Also, statistical analysis will be performed to correlate biotic and abiotic data.

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DE JESUS, MARCIO S. DOS S.; FRONTALINI, FABRIZIO; BOUCHET, VINCENT M. P.; YAMASHITA, CINTIA; SARTORETTO, JULIE R.; FIGUEIRA, RUBENS C. L.; DE MELLO E SOUSA, SILVIA H.. Reconstruction of the palaeo-ecological quality status in an impacted estuary using benthic foraminifera: The Santos Estuary (Sao Paulo state, SE Brazil). MARINE ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH, v. 162, . (18/14161-0, 19/22902-2, 19/13833-7, 11/50581-4)

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