Guilherme Henrique Pereira-Filho

Guilherme Henrique Pereira-Filho
Universidade Federal de São Paulo | UNIFESP · Instituto do Mar

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June 2013 - present
Universidade Federal de São Paulo
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June 2010 - June 2013
Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro
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  • Professor

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Publications (78)
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Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) have been one of the main strategies for the conservation of marine ecosystems and an attempt to buffer or revert anthropogenic and natural disturbances. However, only the implementation of an MPA does not guarantee effectiveness in the maintenance of these environments. The involvement of the stakeholders in the whole...
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Identifying fish spawning aggregations is crucial to determine effective fisheries management measures and protect key reproduction sites. We found direct evidence (the presence of post-ovulatory follicles) of a spawning aggregation of cubera snapper (Lutjanus cyanopterus) within the largest multiple-use marine protected area in southeastern Brazil...
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Faced with the need for isolation of most people to reduce the transmission of COVID-19, a great concern for the well-being of the population has resurfaced. Considering the numerous benefits of outdoor activities to human health and well-being, we assessed whether the quality of the experience of recreational divers in a marine protected area (MPA...
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The euphotic-mesophotic transition is characterized by dramatic changes in environmental conditions, which can significantly alter the functioning of ecosystem engineers and the structure of their associated communities. However, the drivers of biodiversity change across the euphotic-mesophotic transition remain unclear. Here, we investigated the m...
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Subtropical reefs have suffered from increasing threats and impacts mainly from anthropogenic activities. These reefs also have socioeconomic relevance being in many locations an important income source through recreational activities. This study aimed to assess the potentially damaging behaviors of scuba divers on benthic reefs organisms in the fi...
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Tubastraea coccinea and T. tagusensis are invasive corals that have well-established populations along the broad Brazilian coastal. Over a decade of field surveys (2010-2021) in the Cagarras Islands Natural Monument, a no-take Marine Protected Area (MPA), and surroundings in Rio de Janeiro metropolitan region, the colonization processes of Tubastra...
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Scuba diving is a form of ecotourism that has demonstrably negative impacts on benthic sessile organisms through diver-induced mechanical damage, but we know relatively less about the direct and indirect impacts of divers on fishes and the communities they live in. Damselfishes (Pomacentridae) are an ideal model to study to understand the effects o...
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Benthic cyanobacterial mats (BCMs) are conspicuous components of coral reef communities, where they play key ecological roles as primary producers among others. BCMs often bloom and might outcompete neighboring benthic organisms, including reef-building corals. We investigated the cyanobacterial species composition of three BCMs morphotypes from th...
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The genus Pariphinotus Kunkel, 1910 comprises a total of six species around the world, with circumtropical and subtropical distribution, commonly occurring in shallow waters, in soft bottoms and algae, including a previous record of P. seclusus (Shoemaker, 1933) from Brazil. Material examined was collected by SCUBA diving, from rhodolith beds, 12 m...
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Emerging evidence have been supporting the idea that the better known South Atlantic coral reefs (located between 18°S and 24°S) are now essentially senescent structures that have experienced little or no additional vertical reef growth over the past millennia. This has often coincided with a shift to a dominance of non-coral calcifying organisms b...
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Marine protected areas (MPAs) represent a useful tool for resource management, as well as to conserve and/or restore biological communities. The level of protection is key factor influencing the marine biodiversity, where a more enforced protection is expected to drive positive outcomes. In 2008, a large MPAs network ( 11,380 km 2) was established...
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Understanding the effects of environmental drivers on fish distribution is of primary importance for designing effective conservation measures to protect endangered species. In this study, we investigated which habitat and spatial predictors enhance the abundance and biomass of the parrotfish Sparisoma frondosum in tropical rocky reefs from a South...
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Whilst the impacts of climatic and oceanographic change on lower latitude reefs are increasingly well documented, our understanding of how reef-building has fluctuated in higher latitude settings remains limited. Here, we explore the timing and longevity of reef-building through the mid- to late Holocene in the most southerly known reef (24°S) in t...
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Understanding habitat-level variation in community structure provides an informed basis for natural resources’ management. Reef fishes are a major component of tropical marine biodiversity, but their abundance and distribution are poorly assessed beyond conventional SCUBA diving depths. Based on a baited-video survey of fish assemblages in Southwes...
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Sustainability of scuba diving tourism should be assessed not only in environmental terms, but also concerning the quality of the diving experiences. Through the application of semi-structured questionnaires, we assessed differences in the scuba diving experiences from three subtropical Brazilian marine protected areas (MPAs) with different context...
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Ecologically important marine ecosystems should be identified and protected, as is the case of the poorly known SW Atlantic rhodolith beds. Understanding the main variables predicting biodiversity patterns is essential for determining priority areas for conservation. Here, we analyzed the macroinvertebrate associated with rhodoliths from euphotic a...
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In his News In Depth story “Mystery oil spill threatens marine sanctuary in Brazil” (8 November 2019, p. 672), H. Escobar highlights important ecosystems that have been affected by the spill. However, he did not mention the Brazilian rhodolith beds—the most extensive, abundant, and diverse biogenic carbonate habitats in the South Atlantic. The oil...
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Synopia ultramarina Dana, 1853 is considered a circumtropical species and was originally described based on material collected from two localities near halfway between the southwestern Africa and northeastern Brazil. The species is redescribed here with samples from Fernando de Noronha Archipelago, Pernambuco state, northeastern Brazil. The materia...
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Between 2014 and 2017, an unprecedented heat stress accumulated and propagated across the tropical oceans and resulted in the so-called Third Global Bleaching Event (TGBE). Information about the effects of the TGBE in marginal coral reef provinces are still scarce, but can be relevant to understand the trajectories of coral reefs as climate changes...
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The assessment of management effectiveness is essential to measure how well marine protected areas (MPAs) are achieving their goals and objectives. Incorporating the view of multiple stakeholders is an important component of MPA planning and management as it may simultaneously help reduce conflicts and increase adherence to rules and compliance. Ho...
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The Atlantic Ocean encompasses approximately 10% of the global carbonate reef area, but the austral limits of coral reef distribution within this basin are still unclear. The lack of reef area and distribution estimates clearly hampers marine spatial planning and management in several regions, especially in the southwestern Atlantic. In this area,...
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Oceanic islands can be relatively isolated from overfishing and pollution sources, but they are often extremely vulnerable to climate and anthropogenic stress due to their small size and unique assemblages that may rely on a limited larval supply for replenishment. Vulnerability may be especially high when these islands bear permanent human populat...
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Most coral reefs have recently experienced acute changes in benthic community structure, generally involving dominance shifts from slow-growing hard corals to fast-growing benthic invertebrates and fleshy photosynthesizers. Besides overfishing, increased nutrification and sedimentation are important drivers of this process, which is well documented...
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Results of pairwise tests contrasting between-year changes in the area of live coral tissue
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Raw data (coral area and contact length with surrounding organisms)
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Crustose calcareous algae (CCA) constitute one of the main reef builders on the Abrolhos Bank, Brazil. Once CCA taxonomy is locally understood, differences in growth-forms may be useful for the delimitation of taxa using characteristics such as the presence or absence of surface protuberances. Here, growth-forms were used to identify and quantify t...
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The largest continuous latitudinal distribution of rhodolith beds occur in the South Atlantic Ocean. Up to now rhodolith beds were referred exclusively to the western portion of the South Atlantic. Here we describe the recent advances in the South Atlantic taking into account latitudinal distribution, species composition, structure and ecosystem fu...
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Marine constructions modify physical conditions by interfering with water circulation and increasing sedimentation and pollution, leading to biological homogenization. However, they also increase the availability of hard substrata for larval recruitment, resulting in the development of a diverse sessile community and associated fish fauna. To descr...
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Corals from the genus Scolymia have high-sediment-shifting capabilities and are generally associated with habitats with low light levels (shallow shaded/high-turbidity reefs and mesophotic reefs >30 m depth). Here, the spatio-temporal dynamics in abundance, growth, and health (i.e., proportion of bleached/dead tissue) of the solitary coral Scolymia...
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The conservation and management of site-attached assemblages of coastal reefs are particularly challenging because of the tremendous environmental variation that exists at small spatial scales. In this sense, understanding the primary sources of variation in spatial patterns of the biota is fundamental for designing effective conservation policies....
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River discharge plume on a rocky reef. Reef located 3.3 km from the stating gradient point. Photographs were taken at 01-28-2012 (before rain) and 02-28-2012; after 76 mm rain. (DOCX)
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Physical, topographical and benthic predictors per site. Mean ±SE of topographical and selected benthic cover predictors (%). Exposure to wave activity: S–sheltered sites; E–exposed sites. (DOCX)
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List of species by family with trophic group classification. Mean abundance (individuals per 40 m2±SE), percent of total observed (%) and frequency of occurrence (FO) of fish species observed in the three site-groups (close, intermediate and far). Groups were defined according to the relationship between fish assemblage structure and environmental...
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Summary of regression analyses between predictors and fish assemblage parameters. Predictor variables that influenced significantly descriptors of fish assemblage according to simple regression. r, Pearson correlation coefficient. Levels of significance: ***earP<0.001, ** = P<0.01, * = P<0.05. (DOCX)
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Length–weight relationships parameters used to estimate the fish biomass. (DOCX)
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Most discriminating species for fish assemblage structure. Scores for species that best discriminated the first two dbRDA axes and respective trophic and site groups. (DOCX)
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Selected species among exposure and site-groups. PERMANOVA results testing the effect of groups (defined according to distribution of the sites along the dbRDA axis), wave exposure and sampling period on the abundances of selected species. df = degrees of freedom, MS = mean sum of squares, F = pseudo-F, *** = P<0.001, ** = P<0.01, * = P<0.05. (DOCX...
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Rhodoliths are free-living nodules formed by crustose coralline algae that promote multi- dimensional microhabitats for a highly diverse community. Because their CaCO3 production, rhodolith beds constitute areas of interest for mining activities. On the other hand, other goods and services provided by these environments such as nurseries habitats,...
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The abundance of reef builders, non-builders and the calcium carbonate produced by communities established in Calcification Accretion Units (CAUs) were determined in three Abrolhos Bank shallow reefs during the period from 2012 to 2014. In addition, the seawater temperature, the irradiance, and the amount and composition of the sediments were deter...
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Multivariate results (PERMANOVA) after one and two years of colonization of AA to test the effect of colonization time period (1 or 2 years) and/or category (builder and non-builder group) on cover of main groups. Significant differences (p < 0.05) are highlighted in bold. (DOCX)
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Multivariate analysis results (PERMANOVA) after one year of colonization at all sites to test the effect of site and year on carbonate production and non-calcareous mass. Significant differences (p < 0.05) are highlighted in bold. (DOCX)
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Mineralogy of deposited sediments (%) on the CAU plates (mean ± standard error) in shallow reefs (PL, AA and PA) during 2013–2014. (DOCX)
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Taxa and species list of organisms colonizing CAUs, on Abrolhos Bank. (DOCX)
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Multivariate analysis results (PERMANOVA) after one year of colonization at all sites to test the effect of site, year and/or category (builder and non-builder group) on cover of main groups. Significant differences (p < 0.05) are highlighted in bold. (DOCX)
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Rocas Atoll is the only atoll in the South Atlantic and one of the smallest atolls in the world, and is mainly built by coralline algae. Even being unique in the world, reefs from its mesophotic zone (i.e., >30 m depth) have never been described. For the first time, we surveyed the bottom features of Rocas Atoll mesophotic zone by using side scan s...
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Rhodoliths are free-living calcareous nodules composed of non-geniculate coralline Rhodophyta algae. One potential rhodolith bioturbator is the sand tilefish Malacanthus plumieri, which builds mounds with these nodules over sand bottoms. Here, we tested (1) whether mounds act as a different habitat within a rhodolith bed, supporting specific associ...
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Mesophotic reef fish assemblages (30–90 m depth) of the small and remote St. Peter and St. Paul’s Archipelago (SPSPA), Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Brazil, were characterized using remotely operated vehicles. Ordination analyses identified distinct fish assemblages in the upper (30–50 m) and lower (50–90 m) mesophotic zones, the former characterized by high...
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The Abrolhos Bank, encompassing a wide portion of the Brazilian continental shelf, harbors the world's largest rhodolith bed, which plays an important role in calcium carbonate production in the South Atlantic Ocean. Little is known about the community structure and species composition of this habitat. The aim of this study was to test the hypothes...
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Baseline studies of South Atlantic oceanic islands and seamounts are scarce compared with those from other regions. Indeed, mesophotic depths are rarely assessed and their study contributes to the global knowledge gaps about reef ecosystems. Here, we present the first detailed quantitative assessment of benthic communities across an abrupt depth gr...
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Seamounts are considered important sources of biodiversity and minerals. However, their biodiversity and health status are not well understood; therefore, potential conservation problems are unknown. The mesophotic reefs of the Vitória-Trindade Seamount Chain (VTC) were investigated via benthic community and fish surveys, metagenomic and water chem...
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Similar to other oceanic islands and seamount summits in the tropical southwest Atlantic, the Fernando de Noronha Archipelago (FNA), 345 km off northeastern Brazil features rhodolith beds covering most of the insular shelf (10–100 m water depth) (Amado-Filho et al. 2012, Pereira-Filho et al. 2012). Within this extensive habitat, the sand-tilefish,...
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Tropical kelp populations are rare and anomalous relicts of shallow-water populations that existed during glacial periods of cooler oceanographic climate. The endemic Brazilian tropical kelp, Laminaria abyssalis Joly and Oliveira Filho, occurred at depths below 40 m. The seasonal variations in biological aspects of L. abyssalis sporophyte populatio...
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Hypnea musciformis occurs widely in the northeast coast of Brazil, and it is one of the most important natural sources of k-carrageenan, which is used in food and cosmetic industries. Despite its potential for exploitation little is known about its ecology. The aim of this study was to investigate the biology and ecology of H. musciformis in Brazi...
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The Abrolhos Bank (eastern Brazil) encompasses the largest and richest coral reefs of the South Atlantic. Coral reef benthic assemblages of the region were monitored from 2003 to 2008. Two habitats (pinnacles' tops and walls) were sampled per site with 3-10 sites sampled within different reef areas. Different methodologies were applied in two disti...
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Analyses of Variance (ANOVA) testing the effect of reef areas, habitats and years in cover of different benthic organisms for the two sampling periods (2003–2005/2005–2008). (DOC)
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Significant differences in benthic cover according to reef areas (R), habitats (H) and years (Y), as determined by Student-Newman-Keuls (SNK) post-hoc comparisons. Reefs arranged in decreasing order of benthic cover, with homogeneous groups linked by an equal sign. Reef areas: IN – Itacolomis Reef (no-take), IT – Itacolomis Reef (multiple-use), PB...
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Decreasing order of abundance of benthic organisms in the Abrolhos Bank. Species codes: First three letters of genus name followed by first three letters of specific epithet (see full names in Table S2). (TIF)
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Summary of environmental characteristics of sampling reefs and sites. (DOC)
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Analyses of Variance (ANOVA) testing the effect of reef areas (R) and years (Y) in cover of different benthic organisms with data obtained between 2006 and 2008. Reef areas: AR – Abrolhos Archipelago, IN – Itacolomis Reef (no-take), IT – Itacolomis Reef (multiple-use), PB – Parcel dos Abrolhos (no-take), TI – Timbebas Reef (no-take), UP – Unprotect...
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Multiple regression results showing the relative influence of fast growing non-reef building organisms (turf alga, fleshy algae and Palythoa caribaeorum) on abundance of key reef-building organisms (scleractinians and crustose calcareous algae). Levels of significance for full model and partial r2: * P<0.05; ** P<0.01; *** P<0.001. (DOC)
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Analyses of Variance (ANOVA) testing the effect of reef areas (R), habitats (H) and years (Y) in cover of different benthic organisms with data obtained between 2006 and 2008. The Abrolhos Archipelago area (rocky reef) was excluded from these analyses in order to allow a more comprehensive comparison between pinnacles' tops and walls (see Material...
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Acta Botanica Brasilica 26(2): 493-507. 2012. RESUMO (Macroalgas bentônicas associadas a bancos de Hypnea musciformis (Rhodophyta-Gigartinales) em duas praias do litoral baiano). Este trabalho caracteriza a estrutura e dinâmica das comunidades de macroalgas bentônicas associadas a populações de H. musciformis ocorrentes em formações recifais nas pr...
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Rhodoliths are the free-living forms of a number of nongeniculate coralline algae. Rhodolith beds are a common feature of subtidal environments and have been recognized as important carbonate producers and paleoenvironmental indicators, as well as recognized as habitat-forming species. The rhodolith structure provides a hard three-dimensional subst...
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Rhodoliths are nodules of non-geniculate coralline algae that occur in shallow waters (<150 m depth) subjected to episodic disturbance. Rhodolith beds stand with kelp beds, seagrass meadows, and coralline algal reefs as one of the world's four largest macrophyte-dominated benthic communities. Geographic distribution of rhodolith beds is discontinuo...
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Video obtained by ROV showing three areas within the Abrolhos Bank that are typically dominated by rhodolith beds: stations 35 (80 m depth), 48 (67 m depth), and 59 (31 m depth). Note that most of the substrate was covered by live CCA (shades of red) forming rhodoliths. (MOV)