Ricardo R. Rodrigues

Ricardo R. Rodrigues
University of São Paulo | USP · Departamento de Ciências Biológicas (LCB) (ESALQ)

Rodrigues, R.R.

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Additional affiliations
April 1987 - April 2015
Escola Superior de Agricultura "Luiz de Queiroz"
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  • Titular Professor

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Publications (313)
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Different types of matrices can perform different disturbance regimes over remnant forests, which can ultimately affect plant diversity. To address these issues, we studied 60 plots in forest remnants embedded within sugarcane plantations and pasturelands in the Atlantic Forest of Southeastern Brazil. Our objectives were to evaluate general pattern...
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Large-scale forest restoration strategies should be designed not only in the light of ecological aspects, but also considering the diverse interests and uses of landscape to expand project strategies and methodologies while also supporting a more effective, long-lasting and inclusive restoration. Here, we discuss the process of social engagement th...
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In restoration science, evidence reviews play a crucial role in summarizing research findings in practice and policy. However, if unreliable or inappropriate methods are used to review evidence, decisions based on these reviews may not accurately reflect the available evidence base. To assess the current value of restoration reviews, we examined a...
Technical Report
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Este documento traz uma lista de espécies e suas características mais relevantes para a restauração de ecossistemas por meio da semeadura direta. São apresentadas 438 espécies que podem ser plantadas nos diferentes tipos de vegetação dos biomas Amazônia, Cerrado e Mata Atlântica. As espécies apresentadas foram testadas em semeadura direta e/ou são...
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Relação entre a conservação e a restauração da vegetação e as pandemias
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Wild pollinators are necessary for ensuring plant reproduction not only among crop fields but also remnant and restored ecosystems. Restoration activities should, therefore, lead to wild pollinator recovery, and thus be monitored to evaluate effects on pollinator diversity and functionality. We assessed bee pollinator functional responses in restor...
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1.International forest landscape restoration commitments have promoted the restoration of millions of hectares of degraded and deforested lands globally, but few forest restoration approaches provide both ecologically‐sound and financially‐viable solutions for achieving the spatial scale proposed. One potential revenue source for restoration is sel...
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Achieving ambitious global restoration commitments is a huge challenge. The Atlantic Forest Restoration Pact, created in 2009 as a movement to restore 15 Mha of degraded/deforested lands by 2050, pledged 1 Mha towards the 2020 Bonn Challenge. We documented the restoration of an estimated 673,510–740,555 ha of native forests from 2011 to 2015 in the...
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Reducing costs of implementation and maintenance of restoration activities is crucial for a project's success. In order to achieve it, direct seeding and the use of green manure species have been proposed as potential alternatives. Here, we compare some preliminary results on seedlings performance and cost on four restoration techniques including t...
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Infiltration is one of the most important hydrological processes in ecosystems, having important influence on soil erosion control and runoff, soil moisture content and groundwater recharge. This is particularly important considering the recent growing number of restoration initiatives worldwide encouraging forest cover expansion, mainly by tree pl...
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In tropical areas with high levels of fragmentation due to agricultural use, forest fragments play an important role for biodiversity conservation at the landscape scale. But these fragments are subject to recurrent disturbances, which lead to arrested succession and loss of functional groups. In such cases, active restoration, such as enrichment p...
Technical Report
A meta do Pacto pela Restauração da Mata Atlântica é recuperar 15 milhões de hectares na Mata Atlântica até o ano de 2050, e foi definida com base em uma análise de Áreas Potenciais para Restauração Florestal, publicada em 2011, que considera as áreas degradadas de baixa aptidão agrícola com alto potencial de regeneração natural e/ou que ainda reún...
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A meta do movimento para a Reserva Legal é recuperar 15 milhões de hectares na Mata Atlântica até o ano de 2050, e foi definida com base em uma análise de Áreas Potenciais para Restauração Florestal, publicada em 2011, que considera as áreas degradadas de baixa aptidão agrícola com alto potencial de regeneração natural e/ou que ainda reúnam condiçõ...
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Small forest fragments are recognized as relevant for the preservation of the São Paulo State Semideciduous Seasonal Forest. Our research presents an updated checklist of the vascular flora of the small fragment of legally protected forest, located in the São Paulo State countryside, known as Ibicatu Ecological Station, with the main goal of discus...
Technical Report
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Elaborado na forma de um calendário/planejador ilustrado, esse material disponibiliza a época de maturação dos frutos e de coleta de sementes de 273 espécies nativas do bioma Mata Atlântica.
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DNA barcoding helps to identify species, especially when identification is based on parts of organisms or life stages such as seeds, pollen, wood, roots or juveniles. However, the implementation of this approach strongly depends on the existence of complete reference libraries of DNA sequences. If such a library is incomplete, DNA-based identificat...
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Over last few decades, forest restoration initiatives have increased around the world. However, effects on soil to the current restoration efforts still require a better understanding, especially due to the potential benefits of restoring forest for ecosystem functions and human well-being. This is particularly important for soil water infiltration...
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Environmental legislation has fostered ecological restoration programs worldwide, but few studies have reported the outcomes for landscape connectivity. Here, we investigated the contribution of forest restoration programs planned to comply with the Brazilian Forest Code for increasing forest cover and landscape connectivity in agricultural landsca...
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One of the most intriguing questions in plant ecology is which evolutionary strategy allows widely distributed species to increase their ecological range and grow in changing environmental conditions. Phenotypic plasticity and local adaptations are major processes governing species range margins, but little is known about their relative contributio...
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Motivation: The BioTIME database contains raw data on species identities and abundances in ecological assemblages through time. These data enable users to calculate temporal trends in biodiversity within and amongst assemblages using a broad range of metrics. BioTIME is being developed as a community-led open-source database of biodiversity time se...
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Estudos de dinâmica populacional podem contribuir na classificação das espécies em grupos ecológicos. O presente estudo teve como objetivo descrever a dinâmica populacional de 12 espécies arbóreas de diferentes grupos ecológicos e verificar se espécies com diferentes capacidades de tolerância à sombra diferem quanto à taxa de mortalidade, taxa de r...
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Motivation: The BioTIME database contains raw data on species identities and abundances in ecological assemblages through time. These data enable users to calculate temporal trends in biodiversity within and amongst assemblages using a broad range of metrics. BioTIME is being developed as a community-led open-source database of biodiversity time se...
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Motivation: The BioTIME database contains raw data on species identities and abundances in ecological assemblages through time. These data enable users to calculate temporal trends in biodiversity within and amongst assemblages using a broad range of metrics. BioTIME is being developed as a community led open-source database of biodiversity time se...
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Despite the high diversity of trees in the tropics, very few native species have been used in plantations. In a scenario of high international demand for nature conservation, ecological restoration and for the provision of forest products, mixed species forestry in the tropics emerges as a promising option. In this study, we examine three large exp...
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Knowledge of soil hydraulic properties after forest restoration is essential for understanding the recovery of hydrological processes, such as water infiltration. An increase of forest cover may improve water infiltration and soil hydraulic properties, but little is known about the response and extent to which forest restoration can affect these pr...
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As a group adapted to invade disturbed sites, bamboos can dominate extensive areas and, thus, alter vegetation structure and dynamics. However, the effect of bamboo expansion associated to human activity on seedling communities in tropical forests remains poorly known. We investigated the correlation of the native bamboo Guadua tagoara presence for...
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The primary focus of tropical forest restoration has been the recovery of forest structure and tree taxonomic diversity, with limited attention given to genetic conservation. Populations reintroduced through restoration plantings may have low genetic diversity and be genetically structured due to founder effects and genetic drift, which limit the p...
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Distribution and relative size of the fragments of Atlantic Forest used in the study of diversity and genetic structure of Casearia sylvestris Sw. populations of natural remnants and forest restorations. (PDF)
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Kinship correlograms (Loiselle et al., 1995) for Casearia sylvestris populations from restoration plantations and natural remnants in the Atlantic Forest of southeastern Brazil. (PDF)
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Coordinates of all Casearia sylvestris Sw. samples used in this study. (XLSX)
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SNP data of Casearia sylvestris Sw. samples used in this study. (VCF)
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One of the major strategies used to prevent extinction of forest species is restoration of previously depleted areas. In this paper, we investigate the ability of forest restoration to produce tree populations with high genetic diversity in previously deforested areas. We used nine SSR markers to genotype populations of two forest restorations and...
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RESUMO Considerando o grande número de áreas degradadas e abandonadas provenientes de atividades agropastoris, este estudo teve como objetivo avaliar o efeito do uso do solo com pastagem e citricultura interrompido há nove anos, e da distância do remanescente florestal na regeneração natural no Parque Estadual do Jurupará. Avaliamos a densidade da...
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Monitoring is a key step for achieving restoration success. Despite increasing advances for selecting ecological indicators, monitoring sampling designs are not always available. We investigated how tree richness and the most used forest structure indicators vary spatially in restoration sites, aiming to provide evidence-based guidance for future m...
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Differences between the proportion of taxa in the SP tree flora and the proportion of taxa with barcoding sequences with DNA barcodes per family and genus.
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The priority index for future sequencing efforts for tree species in the state of São Paulo, Brazil.
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Tree community surveys used to obtain species abundances for the São Paulo tree flora.
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Primers and PCR protocols used to obtain the DNA sequences.
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The full list of the São Paulo tree flora, including their life form, geographical distribution, threat status at state-level and the source of the record.
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List of GenBank accessions found for the São Paulo tree flora.
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Taking into account the ecosystem services approach in the environmental project assessments and based on a case study of a rock phosphate mining operation, this study aims to answer the following question: which impacts resulting from mining most interfere with the local supply of ecosystem services? The method of analysis was based on a framework...
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O Guia Técnico para a Recuperação de Vegetação em Imóveis Rurais no Estado da Bahia foi elaborado para ser utilizado por vários atores envolvidos na cadeia da restauração no estado da Bahia, incluindo técnicos de assistência técnica e extensão rural, proprietários e posseiros rurais, entre outros. O Guia tem como objetivo orientar a prática de rest...
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Scenarios are important tools to facilitate the communication among scientists, practitioners, and decision-makers, and, thus to support policy and management decisions. The use of scenarios has an enormous potential to reduce ecosystem restoration costs and to optimize benefits, but this potential remains poorly explored. Here, we recommend and il...
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Long-term ecological success of large-scale restoration programs planned for the next decades will rely on genetic diversity (GD) of reintroduced or colonizing species, a limiting factor in highly fragmented landscapes. In small and isolated natural remnants or restoration areas, substantial reduction in population's size or connectivity may lead t...
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In the last decades, most studies have focused on recovery of vegetation to assess the restoration success of the Atlantic Forest. Nevertheless, we also need information on the recovery of hydrological processes. In the hydrological cycle, infiltration is a key component that determines the partitioning of rainfall into runoff and subsurface flow,...
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Direct seeding is a promising method for reducing restoration costs, but methodological adjustments are still needed to reduce the uncertainties to achieve a desired seedling density in the field. Here, we investigated the technical approaches and outcomes of direct seeding of fast-growing native trees for cost-effective restoration of the Brazilia...
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The result of the master's project that tested the use of green manures associated with physical and chemical techniques to control invasive plants in the area of forest restoration.
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A comprehensive assessment of the effect of disturbances on tropical and subtropical forests is needed to better understand their impacts on forest structure and diversity. Although taxonomic and functional diversity measures have been successfully adopted in this context, phylogenetic diversity metrics are still poorly explored. We compared the ph...
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Do the assemblages of pollination modes in restored (tree plantings) and secondary (naturally regenerated) forests change in comparison with primary forests, and how do these assemblages relate to species turnover at regional scale?.
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RESUMO Este estudo teve como objetivo caracterizar a composição e dinâmica das espécies presentes no banco de sementes no interior do Parque Estadual Carlos Botelho, em uma parcela permanente de 10 ha, subdividida em 256 subparcelas de 20 × 20 m. Destas, foram sorteadas 25 subparcelas, das quais foram coletadas três amostras de solo de 0,25 × 0,25...