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Environmental features associated to the diversification of Ischnothele annulata (Araneae, Mygalomorphae) genetic lineages.

Grant number: 24/00765-1
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2024
Effective date (End): February 28, 2025
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Genetics - Animal Genetics
Acordo de Cooperação: NSF - Dimensions of Biodiversity and BIOTA
Principal Investigator:Vera Nisaka Solferini
Grantee:Gabriel Gonçalves da Silva
Host Institution: Instituto de Biologia (IB). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:18/03428-5 - Dimensions US-BIOTA-Sao Paulo: traits as predictors of adaptive diversification along the Brazilian Dry Diagonal, AP.BTA.TEM

Abstract

Ischnothele annulata is widely distributed in Cerrado and Caatinga, presenting genetic lineages with conspicuous phylogeographic structure. An undergraduate student will perform environmental analysis to identify environmental features related to lineages diversification across the two biomes of the Brazilian Dry Diagonal (BDD). The lineages ranges will be used to generate environmental models (climatic and geographic) to test for barriers associated to the diversification process.

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