Ana Carolina de Azevedo Mazzuco

Ana Carolina de Azevedo Mazzuco
Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo | UFES · Departamento de Oceanografia

PhD in Oceanography
Post-doc researcher and data manager

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Introduction
Ana Carolina is interested in benthic-pelagic coupling, ecological modeling, climate change, marine biodiversity conservation and management. Postdoctoral researcher at the Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Vitória/Brazil. I am also the current Director Vice-president of Deep Blue Environmental Association and a partner at eDNA Serviços Meio Ambiente. Data manager at the Ocean Biodiversity Information System OBIS IODE-IOC/UNESCO.
Additional affiliations
April 2019 - April 2020
Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
April 2017 - present
Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • PELD Coastal Habitats of Espírito Santo, research in benthic-pelagic coupling
April 2017 - present
Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo
Position
  • Collaborator
Education
October 2010 - December 2015
University of São Paulo
Field of study
  • Oceanography
February 2007 - February 2009
Universidade Federal Fluminense
Field of study
  • Marine Biology
January 2003 - December 2006
São Paulo State University
Field of study
  • Biological Sciences and Coastal Management

Publications

Publications (24)
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Both freshwater floodplain (va ́rzeas and igapo ́s) forests and brackish-saline mangroves are abundant and well-described ecosystems in Brazil.1 However, an interesting and unique wetland forest exists in the Amazon Delta where extensive mangroves occur in essentially freshwater tidal environments. Unlike the floodplain forests found upriver, the h...
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Advances in satellite observation have improved our capacity to track changes in the ocean with numerous ecological and conservation applications, which are yet under-explored for coastal ecology. In this study, we assessed the spatio-temporal dynamics in invertebrate larval recruitment and the Seascape Pelagic Habitat Classification, a satellite r...
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Advances in satellite observation have improved our capacity to track changes in the ocean and seascapes with numerous ecological and conservation applications, but yet under explored for coastal ecology. In this study, we assessed dynamics in the Seascape Pelagic Habitat Classification, a satellite remote-sensing product developed by NOAA to monit...
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Rhodoliths are free-living and morphologically diverse marine calcareous algae commonly distributed over the continental shelf seafloor. They increase the seabed structural complexity and are of potential value as feeding and reproductive grounds for a myriad of marine fauna. The higher structural seabed complexity within rhodolith beds may also in...
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Acquiring marine biodiversity data is difficult, costly, and time-consuming, making it challenging to understand the distribution and abundance of life in the ocean. Historically, approaches to biodiversity sampling over large geographic scales have advocated for equivalent effort across multiple sites to minimize comparative bias. When effort cann...
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Background The Rio Doce estuary, in Brazil, was impacted by the deposition of iron mine tailings, caused by the collapse of a dam in 2015. Based on published baseline datasets, the estuary has been experiencing chronic trace metal contamination effects since 2017, with potential bioaccumulation in fishes and human health risks. As metal and metallo...
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Modeling and forecasting ocean ecosystems in a changing world will require advances in observational efforts to monitor marine biodiversity. One of the observational challenges in coastal reef ecosystems is to quantify benthic and climate interactions which are key to community dynamics across habitats. Habitat complexity (i.e., substrate rugosity)...
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Nations worldwide are facing new challenges in the protection of large remote marine habitats and searching for effective pathways to comply with international sustainable goals. In this letter, we discuss opportunities and uncertainties in the management of two recent remote Marine Protected Areas MPAs, St. Peter and S. Paul and Trindade and Marti...
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Estuaries in South America commonly receive untreated effluents from nearby metropolitan areas demanding ecosystem-based management solutions to access pollutant impacts. In this study we investigated how organic enrichment in a tropical estuary changes benthic macrofaunal isotopic signatures (δ 13 C and δ 15 N) and if highly contaminated areas wou...
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Mine tailing disasters have occurred worldwide and contemporary release of tailings of large proportions raise concerns of the chronic impacts that trace metals may have on the aquatic biodiversity. Environmental metabarcoding (eDNA) offers an as yet poorly explored opportunity for biological monitoring of impacted aquatic ecosystems from mine tail...
Conference Paper
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Knowledge on the status and trends in marine biodiversity, and associated drivers of biodiversity change across the Americas is sparse and geographically uneven. International cooperation is needed to fill observational gaps at these geographic scales and provide information to satisfy policy targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development a...
Preprint
Mine tailing disasters have occurred worldwide and contemporary release of tailings of large proportions raise concerns of the chronic impacts that trace metals associated with tailings may have on the aquatic biodiversity. Environmental metabarcoding (eDNA) offers an yet poorly explored opportunity for biological monitoring of impacted aquatic eco...
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Submarine canyons are common topographic features of continental margins where increased organic matter trapping and complex topography may enhance the abundance of benthic assemblages. This heterogeneity may result in differences in the composition of benthic assemblages and their diversity between canyon and nearby slope sediments. Here we studie...
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Climate change will lead to community shifts and increase the vulnerability of coastal marine ecosystems, but there is yet insufficient detail of how early life stages of marine populations are linked to oceanic-climate dynamics. This study aimed to investigate how ocean-climate variability is associated with spatial and temporal changes in benthic...
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Atmospheric fronts such as cold fronts are dynamic mesoscale systems with potential effects on the ecology of marine communities. In this study, larval dynamics in subtropical rocky shore communities were evaluated under the influence of atmospheric frontal systems. The hypothesis is that these systems may promote favorable conditions for larval su...
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The aims of this study were to summarize and describe the influences of phytoplankton on the larval cycle of rocky shore invertebrates, and to assess the relationship between fluctuations in chlorophyll-a concentration and the rates of larval processes. We carried out a mini review of the published data regarding the theme of the chapter, in which...
Conference Paper
The state of exploited populations is a function of the stock and recruitment, which are regulated by larval supply and settlement rates. Environmental conditions causes supply side processes to vary in space and time at several scales challenging recruitment forecasting. In this study, we assessed the relationship between supply side processes in...
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We investigated the recruitment of intertidal barnacles and mussels at three temporal scales (months, weeks and days), and its relationships to physical forcings, chlorophyll-a concentration (Chla) and sea surface temperature (SST), at both a local (km) and a regional (10–100 km) resolution. The study was conducted in the South Brazilian Bight, a s...
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Available information on the larval release rhythms of brachyurans is biased to temperate estuarine species and outcomes resulting from some sort of artificial manipulation of ovigerous females. In this study we applied field methods to describe the larval release rhythms of an assemblage of tropical rocky shore crabs. Sampling the broods of oviger...

Projects

Projects (12)
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Knowledge on the status and trends in marine biodiversity, and associated drivers of biodiversity change across the Americas.Allow to compare patterns of biodiversity of benthic communities in rocky shores along the Las Americas to examine how coastal communities are changing.
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Marine scientists collaborating to understand changes in biodiversity of coastal ecosystems of the American continent, developing best-practices for rocky shore and sandy beach monitoring at large spatial scales. Follow more updates on our website (https://marinebon.github.io/p2p/) and Twitter & Instagram (@mbonpoletopole)!
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This network will make a broad environmental assessment of contamination effects in soils and estuarine sediments from mine tailings deposition on the Rio Doce estuary, and identify their effects from microbial to metazoan communities. A number of ecological and biological approaches will be used to determine impact-response effects on the estuarine biogeochemistry and on the biota, which ultimately lead to management and restoration actions of the estuarine ecosystem for public authorities.