PELD COFA – Functional Connectivity and Anthropic Disturbs – a Long-term Ecological Project

The project addresses the effects of anthropic landscape modification and disturbs in biodiversity, ecosystem function and ecosystem services in one of the most important agribusiness regions of Brazil. The studied area comprises the Rio Vermelho basin, in the central area of the state of Goias, a core-area of the Brazillian Cerrado. The focal area includes a conservation unit (National Forest of Silvânia) and the district of Silvânia and its citizens in the town and countryside. The project will focus in the survey of the aquatic biodiversity (fishes, zooplankton and phytoplankton), invertebrate biodiversity (bees and termites), vertebrates (anuran fauna) and plants, and how this biodiversity is affected by anthropic landscape modification and use of agrochemical and fertilizers.

Researchers

Rosane Garcia Collevatti

Universidade Federal de Goias

Principal Coordinator

Rogerio Pereira Bastos

Universidade Federal de Goias

Vice-coordinator

Daniela de Melo e Silva

Universidade Federal de Goias

Researcher – DNA metilation and chromosome damage – Impacts of anthropic disturbs and agrochemicals in chromosome and DNA

Milton Cezar Ribeiro

UNESP – Rio Claro

Researcher – Landscape ecology and genetics – spatial analyses – Effects of landscape changes in species and genetic diversity

Andrelisa Santos de Jesus

Universidade Federal de Goias

Researcher – Landscape and soil analyses – Impacts of land use on soil proprieties

Manuel Eduardo Ferreira

Universidade Federal de Goias

Researcher – Image analysis, landscape mapping, restoration mapping.

Flavia Pereira Lima

Universidade Federal de Goias

Researcher – Education – Science dissemination – Ecosystem services – Impacts of human disturbs in ecosystem services

João Carlos Nabout

Universidade Estadual de Goias

Researcher – Ecology of phytoplankton – Impacts of land use on phytoplankton diversity

Fabricio Barreto Tereza

Universidade Estadual de Goias

Researcher – Ecology of freshwater fish – Impacts of land use on fish diversity

Natan Maciel

Universidade Federal de Goias

Researcher – Ecology and biogeography of Anura – Impacts of landscape changes in Anura diversity and connectivity among populations

Wilian Vaz Silva

Universidade Católica de Goias

Researcher – Ecology of Anura and Reptile – Impacts of landscape changes in Anura and Reptile diversity and connectivity among populations

Ibere Farina Machado

Instituto Boitatá Etnobiologia e Conservação

Researcher – Ecology of Anura – Impacts of landscape changes in Anura diversity and connectivity among populations

Nelson Jorge da Silva Jr.

Universidade Católica de Goias

Researcher – Ecology and biogeography of Reptile – Impacts of landscape changes in Reptile diversity and connectivity among populations

Daniel de Paiva Silva

Instituto Federal Goiano

Researcher – Ecology of bees – Impacts of landscape changes in bee diversity and connectivity among populations

Heleno Dias Ferreira

Universidade Federal de Goiás

Researcher – Botany and plant community diversty – Impacts of landscape changes in plant diversity and connectivity among populations

Helida Ferreira da Cunha

Universidade Estadual de Goias

Researcher – Ecology of termites (Isoptera) – Science dissemination – Impacts of landscape changes in termites diversity and connectivity among populations

Renato Cezar de Miranda

ICMBio

Manager of FLONA de Silvânia

André Luiz Teixeira

Faculdade Metropolitana de Anápolis

Researcher – Bird ecology – Impacts of landscape changes in birds diversity and connectivity among populations

Flona Silvania and land use map