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Is a rare diatom relevant for Brazilian reservoirs?

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Autor(es):
Marquardt, Gisele C. [1] ; Blanco, Saul [2] ; Bicudo, Carlos E. de M. [1]
Número total de Autores: 3
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[1] Inst Bot, Dept Ecol, Av Miguel Estefano 3687, BR-04301012 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Inst Environm, La Serna 58, E-24007 Leon - Spain
Número total de Afiliações: 2
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: LIMNETICA; v. 40, n. 1, p. 103-116, 2021.
Citações Web of Science: 0
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Planktonic diatom data sets were compared within different rarity categories to verify their responses using the weighted average (WA) approach. Our hypothesis is to proportionally reach an increased performance for the WA model by reducing the taxa weight according to their categories considering that the use of various cut-off criteria may affect the predictive abilities of different models. The underlying assumption is that WA models are unable to characterize optima and tolerances for low-occurrence taxa; in addition, their overriding may improve the overall model performance. Therefore, we developed forty diatom-training sets for six reservoirs located at two different basins in the Southwest Sao Paulo, Brazil. 339 diatom taxa were identified and built different models based on their relative abundance values, occurrence frequency, and the data set with no species deletion. The optimum and tolerance per taxon through the WA formula (Zelinka-Marvan weighted averages) was estimated according to their abundance values, in addition to using the pH in the data sets to infer the environmental conditions based on the sample taxonomic composition. First, the procedure using the complete dataset was repeated and subsequently with the down weighting taxa according to their rarity categories. The following procedures were advanced: comparison of predicted and measured pH values via regression analysis, and estimation of the species deletion effects on the predictive ability of the different models in terms of the coefficient of determination values (r(2)) of the response curves. In contrast to what is expected, since r(2) values down weighting rare taxa had negative effect on the transference functions, data sets manipulation had significant influence on WA models performance. However, deleting non-abundant taxa had a positive effect on p values, thus providing robust reconstructive relationship. This work contributes to an improved understanding on diatom ecology, especially in tropical reservoirs, supporting the development of a diatom biological monitoring protocol for the study area. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 13/10314-2 - Comparação da biodiversidade e distribuição das diatomáceas planctônicas, perifíticas e de sedimentos superficiais em seis reservatórios no sul do estado de São Paulo
Beneficiário:Gisele Carolina Marquardt
Modalidade de apoio: Bolsas no Brasil - Doutorado
Processo FAPESP: 09/53898-9 - Reconstrução paleolimnológica da Represa Guarapiranga e diagnóstico da qualidade atual da água e dos sedimentos de mananciais da RMSP com vistas ao gerenciamento do abastecimento
Beneficiário:Carlos Eduardo de Mattos Bicudo
Modalidade de apoio: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Temático