Banca de QUALIFICAÇÃO: CLÉCIO DANILO DIAS DA SILVA

Uma banca de QUALIFICAÇÃO de DOUTORADO foi cadastrada pelo programa.
STUDENT : CLÉCIO DANILO DIAS DA SILVA
DATE: 09/09/2022
TIME: 14:00
LOCAL: Qualificação por artigo
TITLE:

Diversity Loss of Epigeic Collembola after Grassland Conversion into Eucalyptus Forestry in Brazilian Pampa Domain


KEY WORDS:

Land-use; Native grasslands; Soil ecology; Soil mesofauna; Springtails.


PAGES: 15
BIG AREA: Ciências Biológicas
AREA: Ecologia
SUBÁREA: Ecologia de Ecossistemas
SUMMARY:

The Brazilian Pampa is a rich domain mainly represented by grasslands. Conversion of native vegetation into Eucalyptus plantation leads to soil degradation and losses on local fauna and flora. The objectives of this study were to compare the taxonomic structure and abundance of epigeic springtails (Collembola) in two different types of land-use in the Brazilian Pampa, native grassland and Eucalyptus plantation, as well as to understand the processes that may cause species loss after grassland afforestation. Specimens were sampled in 10 paired plots of grasslands and Eucalyptus in southern Brazil. After sampling, all specimens were sorted, counted and identified. We evaluated the taxonomic composition, alpha and beta diversity, and used Random Forest Analysis to understand the influence of environmental factors on the structure and composition of Collembola communities. We sampled 1249 specimens in 26 morphospecies, and our data support there are significant losses in native Collembola communities after the conversion of grasslands into Eucalyptus plantations regarding abundance, species composition, richness, and alpha diversity. Species turnover better explained the beta diversity, and plant richness and dominance were the main environmental factors driving the Collembola diversity. These results deepen the knowledge of the impacts of native grassland conversion on soil fauna.


COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
Presidente - 1879211 - BRUNO CAVALCANTE BELLINI
Externa à Instituição - NERIVANIA NUNES GODEIRO - UFRN
Externa à Instituição - RENATA CLICIA DOS SANTOS COSTA
Notícia cadastrada em: 26/08/2022 11:13
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