Helder Lima Queiroz

Helder Lima Queiroz
Instituto de Desenvolvimento Sustentável Mamirauá | MAMIRAUA · DTC - Research groups

PhD, Environmental and Evolutionary Biology
Working on Tropical Biology and Conservation of the Amazon at Mamirauá Institute, Amazonas, Brazil

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Additional affiliations
January 2014 - July 2017
Federal University of Pará - Biologia - Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ecologia
Position
  • Orientação e docência no Programa de Pós-graduação em Ecologia
January 2004 - present
Instituto de Desenvolvimento Sustentável Mamirauá - IDSM-OS
Position
  • Senior Researcher
Description
  • Member of the following research groups: Fish Biology, Terrestrial Vertebrate Ecology, Forest Ecology, Primatology
January 2003 - December 2019
Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi - MPEG - Programa de Pós-Graduação em Zoologia
Position
  • Orientação e docência no Programa de Pós-graduação em Zoologia do convênio UFPA/MPEG
Education
March 1997 - October 2000
University of St Andrews
Field of study
  • Environmental and Evolutionary Biology
March 1990 - March 1994
Federal University of Pará
Field of study
  • Zoology and Animal Ecology
August 1987 - November 1987
University of Brasília
Field of study
  • Primatology

Publications

Publications (156)
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To investigate the geographic patterns and ecological correlates in the geographic distribution of the most common tree dispersal modes in Amazonia (endozoochory, synzoochory, anemochory and hydrochory). We examined if the proportional abundance of these dispersal modes could be explained by the availability of dispersal agents (disperser‐availabil...
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Aim: Comprehensive, global information on species' occurrences is an essential biodiversity variable and central to a range of applications in ecology, evolution, biogeography and conservation. Expert range maps often represent a species' only available distributional information and play an increasing role in conservation assessments and macroeco...
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Saimiri are neotropical primates with seasonal reproduction, males develop a seasonal fattening condition that has been suggested as a pre-copulatory sexual selection strategy. Furthermore, females mate with multiple males in the same season. This could also favor the evolution of a postcopulatory sexual strategy by sperm competition. In this study...
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Critical thermal maximum (CTmax) is often used as an index of upper thermal tolerance in fishes; however, recent studies have shown that some fishes exhibit agitation or avoidance behavior well before the CTmax is reached. In this study, we quantified behavioral changes during CTmax trials in two Amazonian cichlids, Apistogramma agassizii and Meson...
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The neotropical primate family Pitheciidae consists of four genera Cacajao (uacaris), Callicebus (titis), Chiropotes (bearded sakis) and Pithecia (sakis), whose 40+ species display a range of sizes, social organisations, ecologies and habitats. Few are well known and the future survival of many is threatened, yet pitheciines have been little studie...
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Globally, community-based initiatives are effective in protecting ecosystems and the species within them. In this paper, we analyze the emergence and large-scale expansion of a community-based environmental protection system (the Voluntary Environmental Agents Program-VEA Program) in the Brazilian Amazon and identify factors that have determined it...
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Length-weight relationships (LWRs) were estimated for 16 ornamental fish species from Amanã Lake and nine tributary streams, in Central Brazilian Amazonia. Sampling was carried out bimonthly for a year (2007–2008), using two sets of four gillnets (20 m × 2 m, 2,5; 3,5; 04; 4,5 cm stretch mesh size); trawls were performed with seine nets (35 m × 6 m...
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This species is listed as Endangered, given that its entire range is confined to one location within an area of occupancy of 870 km², which is split into three geographically isolated subpopulations with no demographic or genetic exchange: Mamirauá Sustainable Development Reserve, Capucho and Tarará islands. Although this protected area is well man...
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In a time of rapid global change, the question of what determines patterns in species abundance distribution remains a priority for understanding the complex dynamics of ecosystems. The constrained maximization of information entropy provides a framework for the understanding of such complex systems dynamics by a quantitative analysis of important...
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This study aimed to evaluate the spatial and seasonal variability of ichthyoplankton, in addition to verifying the predominant composition and reproductive strategy of the species identified in the middle Solimões and lower Japurá rivers, in the vicinity of the Mamirauá Sustainable Development Reserve-MSDR, Central Amazon. The collections were carr...
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The present study reviews the records of occurrences of fish species found in the Mamirauá Sustainable Development Reserve (MSDR). The reserve is located in a large section of the middle Solimões River basin, in its interflow with Japurá River. For the elaboration of the list of fish species occurring in Mamirauá Reserve, we used a database of diff...
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Introdução planeta passa por diferentes crises que se entrelaçam na dimensão am-biental, econômica, de saúde, e são agravadas pela crise de governança. Mas tantas crises simultâneas também oferecem à humanidade a rara oportunidade de redirecionar seus esforços de desenvolvimento para um modelo que seja mais sustentável, com menor utilização de comb...
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Seguranças alimentar, hídrica e energética; rendas e modo de vida; saúde; dimensão imaterial da qualidade de vida; identidade e continuidade cultural; contribuição dos povos indígenas e de comunidades tradicionais para a agrobiodiversidade e o delineamento de paisagens no território brasileiro; e biocapacidade e pegada ecológica.
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O estudo objetivou analisar a composição e a diversidade das assembleias de juvenis de peixes associadas às macrófitas aquáticas em lagos e canais de várzea na Amazônia Central. As amostragens foram realizadas durante os anos de 2010 e 2011, no médio Solimões, com o uso de um peneirão retangular (1,5 x 1,0 m e malhagem de 500 µm). Foram capturados...
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Amazonian forests are extraordinarily diverse, but the estimated species richness is very much debated. Here, we apply an ensemble of parametric estimators and a novel technique that includes conspecific spatial aggregation to an extended database of forest plots with up-to-date taxonomy. We show that the species abundance distribution of Amazonia...
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Amazonian forests are extraordinarily diverse, but the estimated species richness is very much debated. Here, we apply an ensemble of parametric estimators and a novel technique that includes conspecific spatial aggregation to an extended database of forest plots with up-to-date taxonomy. We show that the species abundance distribution of Amazonia...
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Amazonian forests are extraordinarily diverse, but the estimated species richness is very much debated. Here, we apply an ensemble of parametric estimators and a novel technique that includes conspecific spatial aggregation to an extended database of forest plots with up-to-date taxonomy. We show that the species abundance distribution of Amazonia...
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Amazonian forests are extraordinarily diverse, but the estimated species richness is very much debated. Here, we apply an ensemble of parametric estimators and a novel technique that includes conspecific spatial aggregation to an extended database of forest plots with up-to-date taxonomy. We show that the species abundance distribution of Amazonia...
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Amazonian forests are extraordinarily diverse, but the estimated species richness is very much debated. Here, we apply an ensemble of parametric estimators and a novel technique that includes conspecific spatial aggregation to an extended database of forest plots with up-to-date taxonomy. We show that the species abundance distribution of Amazonia...
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By promoting the biological recruitment of relevant natural resources, wetlands offer a major ecosystem service. This study investigates the importance of wetland habitats of the central Amazon basin as sites for spawning and/or initial development of seven of the most important commercial Characiforms fish species. In order to confirm this importa...
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Arapaima is a widely-distributed fish of enormous economic importance in the Amazon region. In the present study, a total of 232 specimens were sampled, 121 from five sites in the Amazon basin and 111 from five sites in the Tocantins-Araguaia basin. The analyses investigated fragments of the Cytochrome b, Control Region, Cytochrome Oxidase I, NADH...
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Amazonian forests are extraordinarily diverse, but the estimated species richness is very much debated. Here, we apply an ensemble of parametric estimators and a novel technique that includes conspecific spatial aggregation to an extended database of forest plots with up-to-date taxonomy. We show that the species abundance distribution of Amazonia...
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Tropical forests are known for their high diversity. Yet, forest patches do occur in the tropics where a single tree species is dominant. Such “monodominant” forests are known from all of the main tropical regions. For Amazonia, we sampled the occurrence of monodominance in a massive, basin-wide database of forest-inventory plots from the Amazon Tr...
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Tropical forests are known for their high diversity. Yet, forest patches do occur in the tropics where a single tree species is dominant. Such “monodominant” forests are known from all of the main tropical regions. For Amazonia, we sampled the occurrence of monodominance in a massive, basin-wide database of forest-inventory plots from the Amazon Tr...
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Tropical forests are known for their high diversity. Yet, forest patches do occur in the tropics where a single tree species is dominant. Such “monodominant” forests are known from all of the main tropical regions. For Amazonia, we sampled the occurrence of monodominance in a massive, basin-wide database of forest-inventory plots from the Amazon Tr...
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Tropical forests are known for their high diversity. Yet, forest patches do occur in the tropics where a single tree species is dominant. Such “monodominant” forests are known from all of the main tropical regions. For Amazonia, we sampled the occurrence of monodominance in a massive, basin-wide database of forest-inventory plots from the Amazon Tr...
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Tropical forests are known for their high diversity. Yet, forest patches do occur in the tropics where a single tree species is dominant. Such “monodominant” forests are known from all of the main tropical regions. For Amazonia, we sampled the occurrence of monodominance in a massive, basin-wide database of forest-inventory plots from the Amazon Tr...
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Tropical forests are known for their high diversity. Yet, forest patches do occur in the tropics where a single tree species is dominant. Such “monodominant” forests are known from all of the main tropical regions. For Amazonia, we sampled the occurrence of monodominance in a massive, basin-wide database of forest-inventory plots from the Amazon Tr...
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Tropical forests are known for their high diversity. Yet, forest patches do occur in the tropics where a single tree species is dominant. Such "monodominant" forests are known from all of the main tropical regions. For Amazonia, we sampled the occurrence of monodominance in a massive, basin-wide database of forest-inventory plots from the Amazon Tr...
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Tropical forests are known for their high diversity. Yet, forest patches do occur in the tropics where a single tree species is dominant. Such "monodominant" forests are known from all of the main tropical regions. For Amazonia, we sampled the occurrence of monodominance in a massive, basin-wide database of forest-inventory plots from the Amazon Tr...
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governança oficial da biodiversidade e dos serviços ecossistêmicos no Brasil é bipolar: por um lado, instituições fortes e capazes; por outro, problemas infraestruturais, processos lentos, ineficiência nas ações e conflitos jurídicos e socioecológicos. O Brasil dispõe de uma variedade de instrumentos de política e de opções de governança socioambie...
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Distribuição de larvas de Brycon amazonicus (Pisces: Bryconidae) no entorno da Reserva de Desenvolvimento Sustentável Mamirauá: base ecológica para manejo A conservação dos recursos pesqueiros no médio Amazonas está relacionada ao conhecimento acerca dos seus estoques pesqueiros mais importantes, incluindo também o conhecimento sobre os padrões de...
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Population monitoring of endangered species is essential to the improvement of their management and conservation plans. The black-headed squirrel monkey (Saimiri vanzolinii) is a vulnerable species on the IUCN Red List and has extreme geographical endemism, exhibiting the smallest known distribution among Neotropical primates (ca. 870 km2 ), over 9...
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Distribuição de larvas de Brycon amazonicus (Pisces, Bryconidae) no entorno da Reserva de Desenvolvimento Sustentável Mamirauá: base ecológica para manejo A conservação dos recursos pesqueiros no médio Amazonas está relacionada ao conhecimento acerca dos seus estoques pesqueiros mais importantes, incluindo também o conhecimento sobre os padrões de...
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Chapter 6 on "Options for governance and decision-making across scales and sectors" is part of the regional assessment report on biodiversity and ecosystem services for the Americas of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.
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We determined the filtered tree species pool of Amazonian wetland forests, based on confirmed occurrence records, to better understand how tree diversity in wetland environments compares to tree diversity in the entire Amazon region. The tree species pool was determined using data from two main sources: 1) a compilation of published tree species li...
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Reference list for reviewed tree species lists. (XLSX)
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List of herbaria available on SpeciesLink that contributed with records. (XLSX)
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Checklist of the Amazonian wetlands tree species pool. (XLSX)
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Integration between ecology and biogeography provides insights into how niche specialization affects the geographical distribution of species. Given that rivers are not effective barriers to dispersal in three parapatric species of squirrel monkeys (Saimiri vanzolinii, S. cassiquiarensis and S. macrodon) inhabiting floodplain forests of Central Ama...
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Apistogramma agassizii is a dwarf cichlid species endemic of the Amazon basin, about which there is little biological and ecological information in their natural habitat, despite their ornamental importance. This study evaluated the populacional structure A. agassizii at Amana Sustainable Development Reserve, Middle Solimões basin, Amazonas, Brazil...
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The reproductive parameters are among the most important life history aspects of fishes influenced by environmental variation. During recent years, the main life history strategies of Amazonian fish species were defined mostly by a set of reproductive parameters. In the present work, we sought to describe important life history parameters, in parti...
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In many regions primates are an important dietary resource for isolated human populations, and they are among the most hunted species by traditional and indigenous communities in the Neotropics. Little is known about the characteristics or the spatial and temporal patterns of hunting, which limits a more detailed evaluation of its impact. We descri...