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Study of taxonomic composition, diversity and abundance of ribeirão Araras benthic community, belonging to São Francisco river basin, impacted by Piumhi river transposition, a Grande river basin tributary

Grant number: 06/03760-2
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2006
Effective date (End): September 30, 2007
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Ecology - Ecosystems Ecology
Principal Investigator:Odete Rocha
Grantee:Fábio Toshiro Taquicava Hanashiro
Host Institution: Centro de Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde (CCBS). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil


The present work has as objective to study the benthic macroinvertebrate community of Ribeirão Araras, a tributary of São Francisco River, close to the area that suffered a process of transposition, four decades ago. Samplings will be performed in four points, each three months, during one year period. Besides the biological material, physical and chemical variables of both, water and sediment, will also be analyzed in order to characterize the integrity of the Ribeirão Araras. This study will possibly contribute to the current knowledge on freshwater invertebrate diversity, to the evaluation of the water quality of a river used for human water supply and possibly also to the evaluation of impacts caused by the transposition of water bodies.

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