Maurício Vancine

Maurício Vancine
São Paulo State University | Unesp · Department of Biodiversity

Doctoral Student

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Introduction
I am an Ecologist with a Master’s degree in Zoology from São Paulo State University, Brazil. Currently, I am a PhD student at the Department of Biodiversity in São Paulo State University, Brazil. I have interested in spatial ecology, landscape ecology, quantitative ecology, species distribution models (SDMs), community ecology, amphibian ecology, statistics, and geocomputation.
Additional affiliations
March 2018 - December 2018
São Paulo State University
Position
  • Research Assistant
March 2018 - December 2018
São Paulo State University
Position
  • Research Assistant
Education
March 2016 - March 2018
São Paulo State University
Field of study
  • Landscape Ecology, Ecological Niche Models, Climate Change
March 2011 - May 2015
São Paulo State University
Field of study
  • Landscape Ecology, Ecological Niche Models

Publications

Publications (34)
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Global changes in response to human encroachment into natural habitats and carbon emissions are driving the biodiversity extinction crisis and increasing disease emergence risk. Host distributions are one critical component to identify areas at risk of viral spillover, and bats act as reservoirs of diverse viruses. We developed a reproducible ecolo...
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Climate changes are one of the main factors that affect palm trees distribution in the tropics. Among the palm trees with social, economic, and ecological relevance, we highlight the native species, Copernicia alba Morong ex Morong and Britton and Copernicia prunifera (Miller) H. E Moore. An important strategy for protecting biodiversity is to iden...
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O livro Análises Ecológicas no R é uma contribuição para o contínuo avanço do ensino de métodos computacionais, com um foco específico em análise de dados ecológicos através da linguagem R. O livro descreve como os códigos devem ser consequências das perguntas que a pesquisa pretende responder. Essa visão tem como consequência um livro que do começ...
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The contraction of the amount of suitable habitat due to climate change can result in a species becoming threatened with extinction. Strong evidence supports that this effect will be pronounced for several species of small mammals in the near future. We address these issues using the ensemble technique to generate potential distribution models for...
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Global changes in response to human encroachment into natural habitats and carbon emissions are driving the biodiversity extinction crisis and increasing disease emergence risk. Host distributions are one critical component to identify areas at risk of spillover, and bats act as reservoirs of diverse viruses. We developed a reproducible ecological...
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Mammals are important components of biodiversity that have been drastically and rapidly impacted by climate change, habitat loss, and anthropogenic pressure. Understanding key species distribution to optimize conservation targets is both urgent and necessary to reverse the current biodiversity crisis. Herein, we applied habitat suitability models f...
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Wild boar (Sus scrofa) is one of the most damaging invasive species in the world and can have a profound impact on the distribution of native species. Nevertheless, there still are limitations on the species’ current fine-scale spatial information, which is needed to develop effective management measures. Here, we used Species Distribution Models (...
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Seed dispersal by animals is one of the most important ecological processes in tropical forests, entailing millions of years of evolutionary adaptations of plants and frugivorous animals forming networks of interactions that, ultimately, contribute to the resilience of such forests. We analyze 29 seed dispersal networks in the threatened Atlantic F...
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Ecological Niche Modelling (ENM) is a tool widely used in ecology to determine environmental conditions and the potential distribution of species. In this article we assess the potential distribution, tolerance limits and similarity niche of macroalgae epiphytes and hosts from the Cuba marine shelf. Using different methods (BIOCLIM, Gower, Maxent a...
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Bird migration patterns are changing worldwide due to current global climate changes. Addressing the effects of such changes on the migration of birds in South America is particularly challenging because the details about how birds migrate within the Neotropics are generally not well understood. Here, we aim to infer the potential effects of future...
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Aim The simultaneous influence of abiotic and biotic factors as main drivers of global species distributions remains poorly understood, especially in host‐dependent groups. In this study, we diverge from traditional macroecological approaches by considering both biotic (avian species diversity) and abiotic (climatic) factors in determining the glob...
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Invasive species can significantly affect native species when their niches are similar. Ecological and morphological similarities between the invasive Australian palm, Archontophoenix cunninghamiana, and the native palm from the Brazilian Atlantic Forest, Euterpe edulis, suggest that they have similar environmental requirements and functional roles...
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In the present, study the potential distribution of 10 epiphytic macroalgae and three host macroalgae of the Cuban marine shelf is modeled for the first time. These macroalgae exhibit characteristics of generalist species due to the similarity and overlap of their modeled ecological niches. Finally, a map of the potential richness of the most commo...
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Aim Forest fragmentation is among the principal causes of global biodiversity loss, yet how it affects mutualistic interactions between plants and animals at large spatial scale is poorly understood. In particular, tropical forest regeneration depends on animal‐mediated seed dispersal, but the seed‐dispersing animals face rapid decline due to fores...
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Aim To assess the distributional patterns of fruit‐feeding butterfly species richness in Atlantic Forest (AF) based on stack species distribution models (SSDM); to evaluate the relative contribution of climate and landscape in the patterns of butterfly species richness; and to recommend conservation guidelines for AF regions based on the obtained r...
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The human-induced introductions of marmoset species (Callithrix genus) threaten the native species persistence within Brazilian biodiversity hotspots. Invasive marmosets can hybridize with native congeners reducing the genetic integrity on native populations. However, no study quantified the spatial extent of these invasions and which species can b...
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Land-use changes impact biodiversity, and biofuel crop production and its expansion pose as an important driver of negative effects in the tropics. Understanding the influence of land-use changes on suitable habitats for species is a worldwide conservation challenge, particularly on large-sized mammals. We modeled habitat suitability of the threate...
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After obtaining certification of the absence of transmission of the Trypanosoma cruzi by Triatoma infestans in 2006, other native species of protozoan vectors have been found in human dwellings within municipalities of the State of Paraná, Southern Brazil. However, the spatial distribution of T. cruzi vectors and how climatic and landscape combined...
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Climate and landscape suitability of the 399 municipalities of the State of Paraná for the occurrence of triatomines. (DOCX)
Data
Summary of the factorial analysis of the climatic variables used to model the distribution of triatomines in the State of Paraná, Southern Brazil. Bold values correspond to climatic variables used for the construction of climate-based models. (DOCX)
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Summary of the factorial analysis of the landscape variables used to model the distribution of triatomines in the State of Paraná, Southern Brazil. Bold values correspond to landscape variables used for the construction of landscape models. (DOCX)
Data
The True Skill Statistic (TSS) values of climate-based models and landscape-based models. We used the following algorithms: Bioclim, Gower, Maxent, and numbers from 1 to 10 are the model replicates. SD—Standard deviation. (DOCX)
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The geographic delimitation of a biome encompasses questions that involve environmental factors such as climate and vegetation characteristics as well as political aspects. Consequently, variation on biome delimitation is recurrent. The Atlantic Forest is one of the most important biodiversity hotspots in the world, and historically several territo...
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Amphibians are among the most threatened vertebrates in the world and this is also true for those inhabiting the Atlantic Forest hotspot, living in ecosystems that are highly degraded and threatened by anthropogenic activities. We present a data set containing information about amphibian communities sampled throughout the Atlantic Forest Biome in S...
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The Amazon and Atlantic Forest are considered the world's most biodiverse biomes. Human and climate change impacts are the principal drivers of species loss in both biomes, more severely in the Atlantic Forest. In response to species loss, the main conservation action is the creation of protected areas (PAs). Current knowledge and research on the P...
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Habitat fragmentation reduces biodiversity and affects ecological processes that are fundamental for maintaining ecosystem services. We investigated how landscape structure—percent forest cover, patch density, percent cover by edge, perimeter-area ratio, and spatial heterogeneity—affects the diversity of mammalian carnivores at multiple extents wit...
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The purpose of this tutorial is to provide the first steps to start using Software R for pre and post analysis of the Ecological Modeling (ENM) process, not addressing the modeling process directly. This tutorial covers the following topics: (1) structure and management of raster and vector files in R; (2) preliminary analyzes of the environmental...
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Mining causes profound impacts on biodiversity. In Brazil, mining pressure is intense, especially in highly biodiverse regions such as the Espinhaço range. We analyzed the direct and indirect effects of mining on the potential geographic range of 32 anuran and eight bird species endemic to the eastern Brazil mountaintops. We also assessed the minin...
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Remnant habitat patches immersed within biofuel cropland matrices can retain considerable species diversity, although the effects of land use change on species persistence in historically modified landscapes remain unclear. The Atlantic Forest is one of the most fragmented South American biodiversity hotspots and retains about 12% of its original v...
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Amphibians are sensitive to loss of habitat amount and quality, given their limited mobility over long distances and high dependence on microhabitat for reproduction. The Atlantic Forest has 543 known species of amphibians of which 472 (88%) are endemic. Currently, this same biome has between 11.4% and 16.0% of its original size, with 80% of fragme...
Conference Paper
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The participatory process of rewriting the City Plan is an excellent opportunity for academic extension activity. Students from UNESP Rio Claro, supported by professors, formed a Discussion Group to propose suggestions focusing on environmental conservation, human well-being and life quality of local population.

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With this project we advocate the implementation of the R tool as software that allows us to perform any type of statistical analysis. It is also a free software which gives us many advantages. It has around 1000 packages and if there is any functionality that has not been created with knowing some programming it can be created very easy. The designs of the graphics can be adjusted much to the taste of each one. With this project we are inviting you to publish using R; to share the script, the doubts and the suggestions.
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Making available ecological data for #OpenScience initiatives