Evandro do Nascimento Silva

Evandro do Nascimento Silva
Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana | UEFS · Department of Biological Science



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April 2011 - present
Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana
  • Biodiversity and Environmental Modelling at Pratigi Environmental Protection Area, Bahia, Brazil
  • The project aims to better know the biodiversity of fauna and flora of the an Environmental Protection Area in the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest and to model species distribution as a tool to plan conservation friedly lanscape use.
September 2001 - April 2007
University of Michigan
Field of study
  • Natural Resources and Environment


Publications (13)
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The journal Sociobiology announces the adoption of a series of editorial innovations that aim to speed up review and publication time, to select high quality articles for publication, to adopt transparent and ethical editorial standards and to reinforce the culture of open acess scientific publishing.
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Os dípteros necrófagos utilizam matéria orgânica em decomposição como fonte proteica em ao menos uma fase de sua vida. Deste modo o conhecimento taxonômico dessa fauna se torna importante para estudos forense, sanitário e médico. Os dípteros das famílias Calliphoridae, Muscidae e Fanniidae possuem espécies necrófagas associadas ao ambiente humano,...
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Mutualism between ants and hemipterans that produce honeydew has important implications for biological control because hemipterans defended against predators can reach economic injury levels. We tested the hypothesis that ant-aphid mutualism can mediate competition and promote the coexistence of aphid natural enemies. A quadrate in the field measur...
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This study aimed to analyze assemblages of arboreal ants in different vegetation physiognomies within the Tropical Moist Forest (Atlantic Rain Forest) domain. The study was carried out at the Michelin Ecological Reserve, State of Bahia, Northeast of Brazil. We used sardine (protein resource) and honey (carbohydrate resource) baits to collect ants f...
Conference Paper
Background/Question/Methods The natural enemies’ hypothesis predicts that more floristically diverse agroecosystems have higher abundance of natural enemies and thus lower pest populations than less diverse ones. According to this theoretical framework agroforestry systems could benefit of ecological services of pest predators, if the increase in...
The need to stop biodiversity loss and to develop sustainable farming systems makes cacao agroforestry a balanced way to sustain biological diversity while providing ecological services to agroforestry systems. One of the ecological services provided by biodiversity in cacao plantations is insect pest control. This dissertation investigates whether...
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Commonly, bamboo is used as traps for solitary bees in management programs, but dried and hollow bamboo creates a semi-natural habitat also useful for ants looking for dead, soft, or rotten wood for installation of their colonies. This study examines preliminary data concerning arboreal ant species dynamics in occupying bamboo hung in contact with...
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The amount of food consumed by nymphs of Supputius cincticeps (Stäl) and the relationship between food intake and growth and development rates using larvae of cotton leafworm Alabama argillacea (Huebner) as food was evaluated. The regression analysis indicated a quadratic function between daily growth of 2nd-instar nymphs of S. cincticeps and food...
The food consumption and growth of Podisus nigrispinus (Dallas) nymphs on second, third, fourth, and fifth ínstar larvae of cotton leafworm (Alabama argillacea) were studied in the Biological Control Unit/National Center for Cotton Research/Embrapa, in Campina Grande, PB, Brazil. The results showed that: (1) food consumption and growth of P. nigris...


Question (1)
I am interested in information on ant speciation in these environments in the Atlantic Coast of South America. In Brazil, some coastal terraces were geologicaly established around 120,000 (Pleistocene) and 5,000 (Holocene) years ago, and I want to compare ant fauna in these environments with that of nearby forests established in the Triassic. But information on any other geographic region is welcome.


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