Marcelo Leandro Bueno

Marcelo Leandro Bueno
Universidade Estadual de Mato Grosso do Sul | UEMS

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March 2019 - July 2020
Universidade Estadual de Mato Grosso do Sul
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The campo rupestre sensu lato is a vegetation type that occurs in South American mountains, supports a distinctive flora characterized by high rates of endemism, high herbaceous species richness and often-neglected but also species-rich of the arboreal stratum. We aimed to investigate how environmental factors and elevation are associated with the...
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Aim The centre-periphery hypothesis (CPH) states that peripheral populations exhibit lower genetic diversity, abundance and size, and higher differentiation compared to central populations, due to a decline in environmental suitability towards range margins. Here, we tested if neutral genetic diversity and functional leaf trait diversity fit the pr...
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Flood and fire act as ecological filters which can interact to shape forest structure and species composition. Our objective was to investigate how the interaction between fire and flood influences richness, abundance, basal area and species composition of the tree community and the monodominant belts of Attalea phalerata Mart. in forest islets of...
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Humans are facilitating the introduction and range expansion of invasive alien species (IAS), which have negatively impacted ecological and socio-economic systems worldwide. Understanding the global diffusion of IAS is important for developing environmental policies and management strategies. We estimate the rate of increase and the doubling times...
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Inga subnuda is one of 31 Inga species endemic to the Brazilian Atlantic Forest and is currently treated as having two subspecies (I. subnuda subsp. subnuda and I. subnuda subsp. luschnathiana). However, due to intermixed leaf and floral traits, these subspecies are difficult to morphologically distinguish. This study aimed to better understand the...
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Water resources are susceptible to various types of contamination that can directly affect the health of individuals, species and even entire communities. With human population growth, the increased demand for goods and services results in loss of water and soil quality. Given this scenario, the development of strategies for aquatic decontamination...
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Currently, about a third of the world's forest areas that have been deforested are regrowing. These second-growth forests (SGF) promote carbon stocks and tree species richness recovery (co-benefits recovery), which is central to mitigating the negative impact of climate change and loss of biodiversity. In Brazil's Atlantic Forest, second-growth for...
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Water resources are susceptible to various types of contamination that can directly affect the health of individuals, species and even entire communities. With human population growth, the increased demand for goods and services results in loss of water and soil quality. Given this scenario, the development of strategies for aquatic decontamination...
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Our study is the most comprehensive checklist of the species of Lauraceae in the Espinhaço Range, including 99 species that belong to 13 genera. This number of species represents about 22% of the total estimated in Brazil and the endemism 8%. Thirty-four endemic species are identified, of which 15 are potential new taxa to be yet described, and 15...
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Understanding the drivers of aboveground biomass (AGB) variation in present-day tropical forests can contribute to management strategies that help mitigate against CO2-driven climate change and provide other services related to high AGB. Higher tree diversity can lead to higher woody productivity and carbon storage, but how diversity interacts with...
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Ferns and lycophytes are plants with great diversity in tropical and subtropical regions, mainly in rain forests. In Brazil, the biome with the largest number of ferns and lycophytes species is the Atlantic Forest. However, studies on the distribution patterns of these species throughout the biome few and specific some regions. To reduce this knowl...
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The Amazon forest is far from uniform, containing different forest types and even savannas, but quantitative analyses of this variation are lacking. Here, we applied ordination analyses to test the floristic differentiation among Amazonian vegetation types using data for virtually all known tree species occurring in the Amazon (8224), distributed a...
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Background Despite the broad distribution of several species in Gleicheniaceae in the neotropical region, Diplopterygium is the only genus having a restricted distribution. Species of Gleicheniaceae occupy open (including anthropogenic) habitats and produce large amounts of wind-dispersed propagules – so why does Diplopterygium bancroftii, the only...
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Predicting how multiple drivers shape beta diversity across tropical forest is one of the most important issues in ecology. However, the relative importance of drivers to the spatial and temporal dissimilarities in woody species composition (beta diversity) along Amazon forest succession remains poorly studied. In this study, we assessed how stand...
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Formed by tall flat-topped mountains known as tepuis, the Pantepui is an important center of vascular plant endemism and diversity in South America. In Brazil, the Pantepui is mostly on the border of Venezuela, and an isolated area, Serra do Aracá, stands out as the tepui southernmost. In this paper we present a floristic survey of the vascular pla...
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Abstract Aim We used a phylogenetic approach to group assemblages of woody plant into major vegetation units in the Atlantic Forest, thus for the first time incorporating information on species evolutionary relationships into a bioregionalization of this critical hotspot. A phylogenetic regionalization will provide a spatially explicit framework fo...
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Granite and/or gneiss inselbergs are excellent examples of geomorphologic stable island habitats, considered as Old, Climatically Buffered, Infertile Landscapes (OCBILs). However, contrary to oceanic islands, their underlying drivers of diversity patterns remain to be investigated. Here, we studied 24 inselbergs in south-eastern Brazil, aiming to u...
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Formed by tall flat-topped mountains known as tepuis, the Pantepui is an important center of vascular plant endemism and diversity in South America. In Brazil, the Pantepui is mostly on the border of Venezuela, and an isolated area, Serra do Aracá, stands out as the tepui southernmost. In this paper we present a floristic survey of the vascular pla...
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The distributions of species of Fabaceae are strongly related to the soil. Their presence can alter restrictive conditions and favour the establishment of other species. However, it is still not known how the relationship between species of Fabaceae and edaphic factors interact in structuring woody Chaco vegetation. In this context, we aimed to tes...
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The probability that a propagule reaches, establishes and persists in a certain site is affected by the distance and quality of the environment. Fragmented landscapes promote the isolation of forests surrounded by a matrix that hinders or impedes the movement of species, affecting their distribution and threatening their conservation. Studies of la...
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Background Tropical forests hold high biodiversity, which challenges the selection of species for forest restoration. For a site-specific restoration is required the understanding of the main influences ruling the assemblages. We aimed to answer three questions. 1) how do environmental variables influence taxonomic, phylogenetic diversities, and th...
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Background: Community composition on fragmented forest remnants has been shown to diverge from their natural successional path, revealing an alternative state which has been known as retrogressive succession. Here we show the long-term monitoring of a small forest fragment concerning community structure, species richness, functional diversity and c...
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Biological invasion, mainly by African grasses, is one of the main threats to the Cerrado's biodiversity. The objective of this study was to elucidate the distribution patterns of the exotic grass Melinis minutiflora and the native grass Trichanthecium cyanescens, in order to verify the areas of potential occurrence of these species and, thus, to i...
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Urbanization leads to strong modifications of landscape structure and ecosystem functioning, and urban areas are spreading rapidly. The aim of this study was to investigate how phylogenetic diversity and composition of tree species are affected by urbanization itself and land-use history. We found that species richness, rarefied species richness an...
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Native tropical forests hold high levels of diversity, challenging forest restoration of large areas in a global change scenario. For a site-specific restoration is required the understanding of the main influences ruling the assemblages. We aimed to answer three questions. 1) how do environmental variables influence taxonomic, phylogenetic diversi...
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The probability that a propagule reaches a certain location where it can establish and persist is affected by the distance from the source. Fragmented landscapes often promote the isolation of habitats that hinder or impede the movement of species that affect their range distribution, even when environmental conditions are adequate. Studies that as...
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In South America the biogeographic history has produced different biomes with different vegetation types and distinct floras. As these vegetation types may diverge in evolutionary histories, we analysed how alpha and beta phylogenetic diversity vary across them and determine the main drivers of variation in phylogenetic diversity. To this end, we c...
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ABSTRACT The growth-survival trade-off hypothesis states that functional traits of stem, wood, leaves and fruits govern acquisitive and conservative strategies of plant species that grow/survive differently in forests. We aimed to determine whether heterogeneity during the colonization of a secondary Atlantic Forest fragment causes differences in c...
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The growth‐survival trade‐off is a central concept for the conflicting strategies of acquisitive species that grow quicker and conservative species that grow slower. Understanding which, and how, cross‐species functional traits contribute to the growth‐survival trade‐off is a key topic for understanding the functioning of tropical forests. The pres...
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Climate change and biological invasions are two of the most cited factors that may affect species diversity in the coming decades. Here we used five climate scenarios to investigate the potential distribution of two invasive tree species, Acacia mangium and A. auriculiformis, in the Atlantic Forest hotspot. Additionally, we used expansion–contracti...
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The objective of this study was to model the potential effect of future climate change on the distribution of a tree species indicator of Cerrado. For the modeling, we used 488 occurrence points of the species and also bioclimatic variables corresponding to 2050 and 2070, for the more optimistic and pessimistic scenarios. All generated models were...
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The richness of ferns and lycophytes associated with the semi-deciduous forests of southern Brazil remains poorly known. Addressing this situation, the richness of lycophytes and ferns in 11 semi-deciduous Forest remnants, located in the northwestern region of Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil, is presented. In total, four species of lycophytes (two...
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The campo rupestre sensu lato is among the most species-rich vegetation in the world, harbouring a high proportion of endemic species. We aimed to identify the processes that could generate a high level of phylogenetic diversity (PD) in campo rupestre for woody species and point out biodiversity hotspot areas which may provide additional informatio...
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Tropical moist forests and savannas are iconic biomes. There is, however, a third principal biome in the lowland tropics that is less well known: tropical dry forest. Discussions on responses of vegetation in the tropics to climate and land-use change often focus on shifts between forests and savannas, but ignore dry forests. Tropical dry forests a...
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The objective of this study was to perform a floristic inventory of ferns and lycophytes occurring in the Rio Fiúza subbasin, located in the northwest region of Rio Grande do Sul state. Information about life form, growth form, substrate and preferential environments of occurrence were also collected. Fifty-five species of ferns and one species of...
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The evolutionary processes underlying the high diversity and endemism in the Cerrado, the most extensive Neotropical savanna, remain unclear, including the factors promoting the presence and evolution of savanna enclaves in the Amazon forest. In this study, we investigated the effects of past climate changes on genetic diversity, dynamics of specie...
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O presente trabalho teve como objetivo caracterizar o cenário atual das coleções botânicas de Mato Grosso do Sul, buscando contribuir para o direcionamento de ações visando uma melhor documentação da flora do estado. Informações sobre o número de exsicatas depositadas nos herbários de Mato Grosso do Sul foram obtidas através de consulta direta aos...
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The main unit of Mato Grosso do Sul vegetation is the Cerrado. For presenting an accelerated habitat loss process associated by low rate of flora knowledge, becomes of paramount importance the knowledge on tree species in this Biome. In this work, we to present a list of tree species of the Cerrado in Mato Grosso do Sul, in order to support future...
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With the objective to characterize the current condition of botanical collections from Mato Grosso do Sul, this paper aims to contribute to target actions for better documentation and knowledge of the flora of the state. Information on the number of exsiccata collected in Mato Grosso do Sul was obtained through direct consultation with curators and...
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1) The Cerrado Domain of central Brazil houses the largest extent of savanna in the Neotropics, but despite its simple characterisation as a giant savanna, it contains considerable vegetation heterogeneity that is poorly understood. 2) We aimed to determine how vegetation types in the Cerrado diverge in their tree species composition and what role...
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RESUMO: O objetivo deste trabalho foi determinar a distribuição potencial da espécie Lychnophora pohlli em Minas Gerais durante as flutuações climáticas no Quaternário, além de identificar a área de abrangência da espécie em Unidades de Conservação. O algoritmo Maxent foi selecionado para relacionar a ocorrência da espécie com variáveis bioclimátic...
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The rocky montane savannas of South America, known as campos rupestres in Brazil, where they largely occur, represent a megadiverse habitat housing c.15% of the Brazilian vascular flora in less than 1% of the Brazilian territory. Amongst other factors, the remarkable plant diversity in campos rupestres has been attributed to its occurrence as many...
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The cerrado is a large savanna in central Brazil, which extends north to the Amazon Forest and the caatinga (xeric vegetation) and includes disjunct areas in both of those biomes. Cerrado plant diversification is understudied, especially in disjunct areas and in peripheral areas bordering other biomes. Here we investigated the effects of Quaternary...
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The Paraguayan territory and region, in the centre of South America, is a huge transition area with a succession of various vegetation types. However, this area has received little attention from researchers, with few works published on its flora and its delimitations. We aimed to identify the most important environmental driving forces and delimit...
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Supplementary Information for 'Neves D.M. et al. (2017) Dissecting a biodiversity hotspot: The importance of environmentally marginal habitats in the Atlantic Forest Domain of South America. Diversity and Distributions 23, DOI10.1111/ddi.12581'
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O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o efeito das flutuações climáticas do Quaternário sobre a distribuição preditiva da espécie Richeria grandis VAHL. no estado de Minas Gerais. Foram utilizados dados de ocorrência da espécie e 10 variáveis climáticas referentes a três cenários passados (Holoceno, Último Glacial Máximo e Interglacial) e período a...
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Aim: We aimed to assess the contribution of marginal habitats to the tree species richness of the Mata Atlântica (Atlantic Forest) biodiversity hotspot. In addition, we aimed to determine which environmental factors drive the occurrence and distribution of these marginal habitats. Location: The whole extension of the South American Atlantic Forest...
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Here, we explore the historical and contemporaneous patterns of connectivity among Encholirium horridum populations located on granitic inselbergs in an Ocbil landscape within the Brazilian Atlantic Forest, using both nuclear and chloroplast microsatellite markers. Beyond to assess the E. horridum population genetic structure, we built species dist...
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Identification of the ecological and evolutionary processes that affect the biodiversity of ecosystems is a central problem in biology Over the last few decades, the study of islands has advanced our understanding regarding questions related to the factors affecting biodiversity, especially aspects of evolution and speciation processes, providing i...
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Background and Aims Eugenia sect. Phyllocalyx Nied. includes 14 species endemic to the Neotropics, mostly distributed in the Atlantic coastal forests of Brazil. Here the first comprehensive phylogenetic study of this group is presented, and this phylogeny is used as the basis to evaluate the recent infrageneric classification in Eugenia sensu lato...
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The aim of this study was to analyze the effect of flooding in Triplaris gardneriana Wedd, cultivated in drained soil (control) and in flooded condition. The experiment was developed in a greenhouse, using plants with 90 days after the emergency. The response to treatment was evaluated at 0, 30, 60 and 90 days. Growth measurements were made, such a...
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Aims We use dendroecological methods to test the hypothesis that variation in topographic position is related to radial growth and phenology for individuals of the endangered tropical tree Dalbergia nigra under uniform conditions of climate and irradiance, and to examine effects of seasonality on plant phenology and growth periodicity. Methods Dend...
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Inselbergs sensu lato are isolated, mainly granitic and gneissic, rock outcrops, forming old landscape elements on crystalline continental shields on all continents. Mats consisting mainly of monocots occur on open rocky slopes, forming a conspicuous habitat on these outcrops. Brazilian lowland inselbergs consist of species-rich mats with large num...
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In order to develop niche models for tree species characteristic of the cerrado vegetation (woody savannas) of central South America, and to hindcast their distributions during the Last Glacial Maximum and Last Inter-Glacial, we compiled a dataset of tree species checklists for typical cerrado vegetation (n=282) and other geographically co-occurrin...
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The biogeographic history of southern South America has led to a markedly distinct flora within the frame of the Neotropics, which is also particularly heterogeneous in terms of its eco-geographic distribution. This environmental complexity is at the base of the many and controversial classification systems that have been proposed for the vegetatio...