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Ricardo Eduardo Vicente

Ricardo Eduardo Vicente
Instituto Nacional da Mata Atlântica

PhD
I'm studying effects of integrated management of fire on the invertebrates, also ant community patterns and diversity

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Introduction
Ricardo Eduardo Vicente currently works at the Universidade do Estado de Mato Grosso (UNEMAT), Departament of Ciências Biológicas. Ricardo does research in Amazonian diversity, Canopy Research, Myrmecology and Ecology. Their current project is 'Influência de formigas de Jardins-de-formigas sobre as interações biológicas, dinâmica do ecossistema e das comunidades em clareiras florestais na Amazônia.' Website: https://www.ricardomyrmex.com/
Additional affiliations
January 2012 - September 2016
Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso (UFMT)
Position
  • PhD
April 2011 - present
Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso (UFMT)
Position
  • PhD Student
Description
  • I have been working on three research groups: Education, Ethics and educational activities (UNEMAT) NIEFA (UFMT) NEBAM (UFMT) Developing projects in Environmental education, Entomology and Biodiversity of neotropical ants.
Education
March 2009 - February 2011
Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso (UFMT)
Field of study
  • Ecology and Conservation Biology

Publications

Publications (36)
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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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In this paper we list the ant species collected in both remaining forests and urban areas in a South Amazonian landscape. The list includes 102 species, of which 29 are new records for the state of Rondônia, Brazil. This work demonstrates the gap in ant biodiversity surveys for Meridional Amazon as well as encouraging further research in this regio...
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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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Although several studies have shown that ants can recognize chemical cues from their host plants in ant-plant systems, it is poorly demonstrated in ant gardens (AGs). In this interaction, ant species constantly interact with various epiphyte species. Therefore, it is possible to expect a convergence of chemical signals released by plants that could...
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This is the first study which evaluated the influence of cave size and presence of bat guano in ant visitation in Brazilian caves. We provide a list of the ants associated with 27 caves in northeastern Brazil, an area situated in the transition between Cerrado (Brazilian savanna) and Amazon Domain. The study was conducted between January and August...
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To preserve biodiversity, the Brazilian law postulates that rural properties must keep a percentage of native vegetation cover, denominated as “Legal Reserve” (LR). Recent political efforts are being made to disoblige the farmer to keep the LRs. In this study we evaluated the role of LRs in ensuring the ant biodiversity on LRs and soybean plantatio...
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Disturbances are key events in ecological systems, strongly impacting biological communities. This study disentangles the effects of a chronic (flood) and acute (fire) disturbance to determine their interactive effects on ant species richness and composition at different temporal scales. For this, we sampled ground-dwelling ants with pitfall traps...
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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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In Ant-gardens, ants build nests with organic materials and take specific seeds of some species of epiphytes which germinate. In this mutualistic interaction, a variety of other epiphytes could colonize the nests and develop, but it doesn't happen. We assume that there is chemical allelopathy with epiphytes inhibiting the germination and growth of...
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Ant-gardens are a mutualistic association involving epiphyte plants and one or several ant species. Ant-gardens inhabited by Camponotus femoratus (Fabricius, 1804) and Crematogaster levior (Longino, 2003), are the most commonly found in the Neotropical Region. These two ant species share the nest and their foraging trails but keep their brood separ...
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en The regime of frequent small disturbances, such as the formation of tree‐fall gaps, is an important mechanism maintaining the diversity in tropical forests. Occurring primarily in forest gaps, or in riparian vegetation, ant gardens (hereafter AGs) are mutualistic associations involving several epiphytic plant species and ants. In the Amazon rain...
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Camponotus femoratus (Fabricius, 1804) and Crematogaster levior Longino, 2003 are Amazonian ants that jointly live in a parabiotic association in arboreal nests that are known as Ant‐Gardens (AGs). Both species are locally abundant and aggressive, which forage on the ground and on the vegetation. We evaluated, with extensive sampling, the effect of...
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Ants and dung beetles are widely used in monitoring biodiversity and are considered excellent environmental indicators. Although the pitfall trap is the most commonly used method to sample dung beetles and ants in ecological studies, beetles are usually sampled using dung‐baited pitfall traps while ants are sampled using un-baited pitfalls. In the...
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Entre as interações mutualísticas envolvendo formigas e plantas, o exemplo mais complexo conhecido chama-se jardins de formigas. Nesta interação, as formigas constroem o ninho na vegetação, plantam sementes de epífitas e as protegem, quando crescem. Em troca, as epífitas controlam a umidade do ninho, oferecem estrutura para o seu crescimento e alim...
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A descoberta das propriedades terapêuticas das plantas é algo antigo, mas para sua utilização, precisa-se identificar as espécies corretamente, e muitas vezes, caracteres morfológicos não são o suficiente. Portanto, o objetivo deste trabalho foi diferenciar através da anatomia, histoquímica e fitoquímica três espécies do gênero Ocimum, amplamente u...
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Camponotus (Formicinae) is the most specious and abundant genus of the family Formicidae. The genus is represented by ants that both forage and nest in the most diverse terrestrial and arboreal environments. Among the arboreal species of Camponotus are those of the subgenus Dendromyrmex. We recorded, for the first time, evidence of Camponotus chart...
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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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Embora ocupem os mais variados habitats do solo e dossel da floresta e estejam envolvidos em vários processos ecológicos, pouco se conhece sobre a biologia e distribuição de muitas espécies de formigas neotropicais. Neste artigo, comunicamos a distribuição de duas espécies de formigas raramente amostradas e informações ecológicas sobre elas. A dist...
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Apesar de ocuparem diferentes habitats, grande parte do conhecimento sobre Formicidae esta reportado para o solo e serrapilheira, sendo poucos os trabalhos sobre a fauna de formigas arborícolas, em especial na Amazônia. Considerando este fator aliado a escassez de trabalhos sobre a mirmecofauna da Amazônia Meridional, listamos a fauna de formigas a...
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Las hormigas habitan y explotan los hábitats más variados desde el subsuelo hasta el dosel del bosque. Sin embargo, los estudios sobre la diversidad de hormigas de la vegetación son menos frecuentes en el Amazonas. En este artículo enumeramos las especies de hormigas recogidas en el sotobosque de un remanente de bosque en un paisaje del sur de la A...
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Ant-garden ants have a strong relationship with epiphytes that need light to grow, for these reason, it has been previously documented in forest gaps. Moreover, larger gaps have more available area for nesting and habitats for use as forage. Thus we hypothesize that 1) canopy openness influence the presence of ant´s gardens in gaps, and 2) greater...
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The impacts of the fire on the ants’ communities have been studied in different continents and biomes, and many of these studies have been concentrated in savannas with natural fire regimes. Besides the Pantanal being a biome driven by seasonal flooding that occur in the rainy season, this biome is also quite impacted by wildfires occurring 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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O Rio Cristalino está em uma região cercada por perturbações antrópicas (e.g. desmatamento, barramentos), que ameaçam a diversidade biológica local. Essa realidade pode conduzir ao assoreamento dos recursos hídricos locais e consequentemente o desaparecimento de algumas espécies aquáticas. Visando contribuir para o conhecimento da fauna de insetos...
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A Bacia Amazônica engloba a maior floresta tropical do mundo e possui a biota mais rica em espécies do planeta. Atualmente há uma grande preocupação com a perda da biodiversidade desencadeada pelas atividades humanas, principalmente nessas áreas megadiversas, onde pouco se conhece sobre a biodiversidade. Em florestas tropicais, as formigas (Formici...
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A recuperação da biodiversidade de áreas degradadas é foco prioritário em Biologia da Conservação. Nossos dados preliminares sugerem que ref lorestamentos de Teca abrigam baixos números e baixa similaridade de espécies de formigas em relação a f lorestas não perturbadas. Isto pode ser explicado pela pouca idade e à inexistência de um sub-bosque nes...
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In this study we present a new record of a plant-animal interaction: the mutualistic relationship between the specialist plant-ant Myrcidris epicharis Ward, 1990 (Pseudomyrmecinae) and its myrmecophyte host Myrcia madida McVaugh (Myrtaceae). We observed more than 50 individuals of M. madida occupied by M. epicharis in islands and margins of the Jur...
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The presence of Daceton boltoni in Cotriguaçu municipality, state of Mato Grosso, southern Amazon is reported. Workers of D. boltoni were collected manually in nests on the branches of three Caxeta trees (Simarouba amara Aubl. - Simaroubaceae) from a reforestation area. In the same location where D. boltoni as recorded, Daceton armigerum (Latreille...
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Utilizando armadilhas pitfall, registra-se pela primeira vez quatro operárias da formiga quenquém cisco-da-Amazônia Acromyrmex hystrix (Latreille) (Formicidae: Myrmicinae) em uma caverna no estado do Maranhão, região nordeste do Brasil. Entretanto, não se pode inferir nenhuma informação adicional sobre a freqüência dessa espécie na região, uma vez...

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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.
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This project has the following objectives: 1) perform a scientometric evaluation of the studies related to fire in the Cerrado biome, seeking to understand the temporal and spatial trends in publications about this theme. 2) understand the interference of both fire and seasonal floods in the ant diversity of Pantanal wetland. 3) assess the interference of fire on the diversity patterns of litter and arboreal ants in the Cerrado. 4) estimate the effects of different types of fire in the colonization rates of artificial nests by ants. 5) measure the differential effects of both seasonality and kinds of fire in the interactions between ants and plant with and without EFNs. 6) evaluate the effect of different types of fire on ant species performances at food resources.