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Metacommunity persistence in highly-variable ecosystems

Grant number: 19/04033-7
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research
Effective date (Start): August 25, 2019
Effective date (End): February 26, 2020
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Ecology - Theoretical Ecology
Principal researcher:Tadeu de Siqueira Barros
Grantee:Tadeu de Siqueira Barros
Host: Albert Ruhi Vidal
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IB). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Rio Claro. Rio Claro , SP, Brazil
Research place: University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), United States  

Abstract

Environmental change often alters the structure and dynamics of local communities, as well as their spatial structure. Understanding how local communities influence system-wide (metacommunity) properties has become a stimulating area of research, particularly in response to increasing climate variability, widespread anthropogenic disturbance, and global biodiversity losses. Despite important advances in metacommunity theory over the last decade, research on the temporal dynamics of metacommunities is still precursory. The proposed research focuses on understanding what controls metacommunity dynamics in fluctuating ecosystems, with the ultimate goal of predicting how punctual impacts on communities may scale up to erode biodiversity at larger spatio-temporal scales. My research agenda here has two objectives: (i) Advance time-series methods that allow understanding how climatic or anthropogenic disturbance mediates the relationship between local (community) and regional (metacommunity) dynamics of biodiversity; and (ii) explore how experimental metacommunities can help us understand the mechanisms behind such dynamics. If successful, these goals will improve our understanding of metacommunity dynamics and will allow predicting extinctions in the face of large-scale climatic events (e.g., mega-droughts) and anthropogenic alterations (e.g., landscape fragmentation).

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Scientific publications (8)
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WUNDERLICH, ALISON; SIMIONI, WILLIAN; ZICA, ERICA; SIQUEIRA, TADEU. Experimental evidence that host choice by parasites is age-dependent in a fish-monogenean system. Parasitology Research, NOV 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
SAITO, VICTOR S.; STOPPA, NATHALIA E.; SHIMABUKURO, ERIKA M.; CANEDO-ARGUELLES, MIGUEL; BONADA, NURIA; SIQUEIRA, TADEU. Stochastic colonisation dynamics can be a major driver of temporal beta diversity in Atlantic Forest coastal stream communities. Freshwater Biology, v. 66, n. 8, p. 1560-1570, AUG 2021. Web of Science Citations: 1.
SUGAI, LARISSA SAYURI MOREIRA; LLUSIA, DIEGO; SIQUEIRA, TADEU; SILVA, THIAGO S. F. Revisiting the drivers of acoustic similarities in tropical anuran assemblages. ECOLOGY, v. 102, n. 7 JUN 2021. Web of Science Citations: 1.
SAITO, VICTOR S.; STOPPA, NATHALIA E.; SHIMABUKURO, ERIKA M.; CANEDO-ARGUELLES, MIGUEL; BONADA, NURIA; SIQUEIRA, TADEU. Stochastic colonisation dynamics can be a major driver of temporal beta diversity in Atlantic Forest coastal stream communities. Freshwater Biology, v. 66, n. 8 MAY 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
SUGAI, LARISSA S. M.; SILVA, THIAGO S. F.; LLUSIA, DIEGO; SIQUEIRA, TADEU. Drivers of assemblage-wide calling activity in tropical anurans and the role of temporal resolution. Journal of Animal Ecology, v. 90, n. 3 DEC 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
SAITO, VICTOR SATORU; SIQUEIRA, TADEU; BINI, LUIS MAURICIO; COSTA-PEREIRA, RAUL; SANTOS, EDINEUSA PEREIRA; PAVOINE, SANDRINE. Comparing taxon- and trait-environment relationships in stream communities. ECOLOGICAL INDICATORS, v. 117, OCT 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
SANTOS, EDINEUSA P.; WAGNER, HELENE H.; FERRAZ, SILVIO F. B.; SIQUEIRA, TADEU. Interactive persistent effects of past land-cover and its trajectory on tropical freshwater biodiversity. JOURNAL OF APPLIED ECOLOGY, v. 57, n. 11 AUG 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
SIQUEIRA, TADEU; SAITO, VICTOR S.; BINI, LUIS M.; MELO, ADRIANO S.; PETSCH, DANIELLE K.; LANDEIRO, VICTOR L.; TOLONEN, KIMMO T.; JYRKANKALLIO-MIKKOLA, JENNY; SOININEN, JANNE; HEINO, JANI. Community size can affect the signals of ecological drift and niche selection on biodiversity. ECOLOGY, v. 101, n. 6 MAY 2020. Web of Science Citations: 1.

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