Lívia Pires do Prado

Lívia Pires do Prado
University of São Paulo | USP · Department of Entomology and Acarology

PhD

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Additional affiliations
July 2017 - December 2021
Federal University of Pará
Position
  • PhD Student
August 2008 - December 2016
University of São Paulo
Position
  • Master's Student

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Publications (22)
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Encounters between flowers and invertebrates are key events for the functioning of tropical forests. Assessing the structure of networks composed by the interactions between those partners enables a better understanding of ecosystem functioning and the effects of environmental factors over ecological processes. Gathering such data is, however, cost...
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Habitat transformation and species loss bring enormous environmental damage, whereas establishing protected areas promotes more sustainable use of environmental resources through biodiversity conservation. In this study, we aimed to point out gaps in ant knowledge and provide a species checklist that contributes to biodiversity conservation in the...
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Tropical ecosystems are often biodiversity hotspots, and invertebrates represent the main underrepresented component of diversity in large‐scale analyses. This problem is partly related to the scarcity of data widely available to conduct these studies and the lack of systematic organization of knowledge about invertebrates' distributions in biodive...
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Ants, an ecologically successful and numerically dominant group of animals, play key ecological roles as soil engineers, predators, nutrient recyclers, and regulators of plant growth and reproduction in most terrestrial ecosystems. Further, ants are widely used as bioindicators of the ecological impact of land use. We gathered information of ant sp...
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The ant genus Megalomyrmex Forel, 1885, has 45 valid species and is spread across the entire Neotropical region. Megalomyrmex species have been studied for decades and there are many rich natural history accounts that describe various details, including symbionts and unusual reproductive strategies. Natural history traits such as lifestyle have bee...
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The state of Pará in northern Brazil is located entirely within the Amazon Basin and harbors a great diversity of landscape and vegetation types that support high levels of biodiversity. Here, we provide a comprehensive inventory of ant species and their distribution in Pará. This regional list is based on an extensive review of species records fro...
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The year 2020 marked the centenary of the birth of the German-Brazilian myrmecologist, Dr. Frei Walter Wolfgang Franz Kempf, O.F.M., (1920-1976), whose remarkable research contributed greatly to the advancement of the taxonomy of Neotropical ants, especially in Brazil. This post is a tribute to mark his centenary and to recognize the relevance of h...
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Resumo: Ao longo de mais de 100 anos de história, o acervo do Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi (MPEG) acumulou uma expressiva quantidade de espécies de formigas coletadas por meio de expedições científicas e por sua atuação como instituição fiel depositária. Organizar, qualificar, estudar e disponibilizar essas informações tornam o acervo uma poderosa...
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The state of Maranhão, located in northeastern Brazil, comprises three biomes: Amazonian, Caatinga, and the Cerrado. To date, 99 ant species have been recorded in the literature from the state. In the present work, we provide for the first time a profile of the ant fauna in the state based on data from the historical literature and Brazilian instit...
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The state of Mato Grosso is the 3 rd largest Brazilian state, is covered with three major Brazilian biomes, including the Pantanal, Cerrado, and Amazonia. To date, 449 ant species are recorded in literature for the state. In the present work, we documented the ants sampled along a fragmented landscape, in the municipality of Juara, in the Cerrado-A...
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This catalogue lists types of three ant subfamilies (Dolichoderinae, Formicinae and Martialinae) housed in the Formicidae Collection of the Hymenoptera Laboratory, Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo (MZSP), Brazil. It provides label information, morphological condition of specimens, nomenclatural changes, and type status, following reco...
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Ants are ecologically dominant and have been used as valuable bio-indicators of environmental change or disturbance being used in monitoring inventories. However, the majority of inventories has concentrated in ground-dwelling ant fauna disregarding the arboreal fauna. This paper aimed to list the ant species collected both on the ground and in the...
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Strumigenys fairchildi Brown, 1961 is recorded for the first time in Brazil. This ant species was previously known only from a few specimens collected in Costa Rica, Panama and Ecuador. The worker S. fairchildi was collected at the Parque Estadual do Cristalino, a continuous area of Amazon tropical rain forest protected for biodiversity conservatio...
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Este trabalho lista os gêneros de formigas coletados tanto no solo quanto na vegetação do Parque Estadual Cristalino, MT, Brasil. Também traz o número de morfoespécies para cada um dos gêneros identificados, o local de ocorrência e informações complementares quanto à distribuição e biologia.
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Ricardo von Diringshofen (1900–1986) was a Natural History enthusiast who collected an incredible variety of objects, mostly insects, which amount to over 2 million specimens. We present here a brief biography of Ricardo von Diringshofen, including the history of his insect collection and the processes of purchase and incorporation of his collectio...
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Gnamptogenys vriesi Brandão and Lattke is a rarely collected ant, which was originally described based on a worker and a dealated queen collected in Morona-Santiago province, Ecuador. After the original description, only a few specimens were collected in the Ecuadorian territory. In this paper, we report the first record of G. vriesi in Brazil, whi...
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The present catalogue lists ant types of 12 traditional Myrmicinae ant tribes () housed in the Formicidae Collection of the Hymenoptera Laboratory, Museu de Zoologia da Universi-dade de São Paulo (MZSP), Brazil, completing the publication of Myrmicinae types deposited in this institution. We adopted the traditional classification for Myrmicinae tri...
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The Hymenoptera laboratory of the Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo (MZSP) houses one of the most representative collections of Neotropical ants worldwide. This is due to the wide geographical distribution of its specimens, and also because of the comparatively large number of types and taxa represented. The catalogue, following the ge...
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The present catalogue lists the "dorylomorph" ant types (Aenictinae: Aenictus; Cerapachyinae: Acanthostichus and Cerapachys; Ecitoninae: Eciton, Labidus, Neivamyrmex and Nomamyrmex; and Leptanilloidinae: Asphinctanilloides and Leptanilloides) housed in the Formicidae collection of the Hymenoptera laboratory, Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São...
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This catalogue lists the type specimens of 37 species of Pseudomyrmecinae ants deposited in the Hymenoptera Formicidae collection of the Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo, which holds types of the only two genera that occur in the Neotropics, Pseudomyrmex Lund and Myrcidris Ward. We record the label information, condition of the specim...

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O principal objetivo deste projeto é compreender e descrever a diversidade de formigas do Estado de Mato Grosso, que é o terceiro maior estado brasileiro e que é permeado por três biomas: Amazônia, Cerrado e Pantanal. Para tanto, utilizaremos uma abordagem histórica, taxonômica e ecológica. Em adição, o projeto consolidará o desenvolvimento de uma linha de pesquisa focada em estudos voltados para biodiversidade e conservação da região, contribuindo para a formação de recursos humanos e aumento do conhecimento acerca dos processos geradores de biodiversidade nos três biomas presentes na região através de publicações e incrementos das coleções regionais.