Latifa Pelage

Latifa Pelage
Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco | UFRPE · Department of Fishing and Aquaculture

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Publications (12)
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Coastal habitats are interlinked by ecological connectivity, defined as the exchange of organic matter or organisms between habitats. The degree of this connectivity will depend in particular on the geometric properties of the landscape. The increasing anthropogenic alterations in estuaries therefore raises the need to understand how their morpholo...
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Marine ecosystems are reported to be contaminated by microplastics (MPs) (< 5 mm); however, the ecological mechanisms involved in the ingestion of debris by marine organisms are relatively unknown. By developing and optimising an appropriate protocol of gut digestion for fish species, this study explores a tropical estuarine environment to unriddle...
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The objective of this study was to analyse the feeding habits and trophic interactions between four oceanic predatory fish around the Fernando de Noronha Archipelago (FNA), Brazil, in the western equatorial Atlantic (3.86°S/32.42°W), internationally recognised as an environment of high economic and ecological value. For this purpose, biological sam...
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Tropical small-scale fisheries (SSFs) are characterised by their multidimensionality (fleets, gears, habitats, and species). As many targeted species move between habitats throughout their life cycle, managing coexisting fleets exploiting the same resource is challenging. However, the SSFs operating over multiple habitats target a variety of specie...
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For centuries, intertidal fishing in mangroves using block nets has been of socio-economic and cultural importance to many tropical fishing communities. However, data characterising these fisheries are scarce, and no study on their selectivity has been conducted. Additionally, assessing the impact of block net fisheries is complex because they targ...
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The lack of knowledge about highly anthropised tropical ecosystems poses a problem for their conservation. Using carbon and nitrogen stable isotopes, we studied the food web structure of the estuarine ecotone of the Santa Cruz Channel (SCC), which constitutes a critical habitat for many socio-economically important species in northeast Brazil. Ther...
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Haemulon plumierii, also known as white grunt, belongs to the family Haemulidae and it is distributed along the entire west coast of the Atlantic Ocean, being commonly associated with coral areas. It is considered one of the most abundant species in the family and is widely captured by artisanal fisheries, mainly through fish traps. However, despit...
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Fishes of the Haemulidae family, commonly known as grunts, are a relevant portion on the artisanal fisheries, having significant socioeconomic importance in the Northeast of Brazil. They also play a crucial ecologic role on the trophic chain and in the nutrient’s distribution through different environments, besides that, they are one of the most di...
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Shrimp trawling is one of the most important fisheries on the northeast Brazilian coast. Despite its great importance for the economic sector of the region, this type of fishing is also one of the most harmful to marine fauna given the high capture of accompanying fauna and the capture of juveniles. Thus, this study aimed to describe, quantify and...
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It is essential to monitor both the mangrove coverage and the encroachment of anthropogenic activities to assess the evolution of these highly valuable and threatened ecosystems. Using the grid technique, Landsat images of three estuaries in Pernambuco, northeast Brazil, were analyzed to track changes in land use over the past three decades. This s...

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Human activities such as intense fishing and coastal development are altering the Atlantic marine ecosystems around the South and Tropical Atlantic. The EU-funded TRIATLAS project aims to study the current situation of the Atlantic Ocean’s marine ecosystem and predict future changes. A range of African, European, and South American institutions specialised in climate change, oceanography and social sciences, as well as local stakeholders will be engaged in the project. TRIATLAS will also work closely with relevant European Commission services. The project will observe the impact of pollution and climate change on the marine ecosystem to present the first prognosis for the next 40 years for the whole Atlantic. This will aid in sustainable management of human activities. https://triatlas.w.uib.no/
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http://dx.doi.org/10.17600/15005600 http://dx.doi.org/10.17600/17004100
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https://tapioca.ird.fr/ Brazil recently recognized the major importance of the "Blue Amazon" due to its 7,500 km of coastline and issues related to the exploitation of natural resources. In this context the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD) the University of Pernambuco (UFPE), the Rural University of Pernambuco (UFRPE) and other partners, created the International Joint Laboratory ‘Tropical Atlantic Interdisciplinary laboratory on physical, biogeochemical, ecological and human dynamics’ (IJL TAPIOCA). The main objective of TAPIOCA is to convene Brazilian and French scientists to study physical, biogeochemical, ecological and human dynamics in North -Northeast Brazil, and fill the scientific, technological and methodological gaps. For that purpose, TAPIOCA is founded over two Axes. The first Axis ‘Observing ocean structure and dynamics along-scale’ proposes innovative observing approaches to describe the ocean complexity, while the second Axis ‘Occupation of space by marine organisms and fishers using natural and artificial tags’ will document how organisms and fishers move within this ocean space. In addition, capacity building is a mainstay of TAPIOCA. The mid- long-term target of TAPIOCA is the construction in Recife, Brazil, of a Centre of excellence in Tropical Marine science.