Sérvio P. Ribeiro

Sérvio P. Ribeiro
Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto · Department of Biodiversity, Evolution and Environment

Ph.D

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Introduction
Sérvio P. Ribeiro currently is Professor in Ecology at the Institute of Exact and Biological Sciences, Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto. Sérvio does research in Canopy Ecology, Zoology and Evolutionary Biology. Their current projects are focused in enemy-free space, ecohealth and disease insect vectors, canopy ant species distribution, herbivory, natural heavy metal accumulation and plant defences, leishmaniosis ecology, bioindication of ecosystem health, ecotones, canopy habitats definitions.
Education
January 1995 - December 1998
Imperial College at Silwood Park, UK
Field of study
  • Ecology and Evolution

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Publications (239)
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Intelligent healthcare systems are a topic of interest in recent approaches due to novel possibilities created from edge hardware and software development. In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic displayed the urge to speed up technological systems development to aid medical facilities. In this context, solutions must enhance the experience of both patients...
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We investigated whether a set of phylogeographical tracked emergent events of Orthocoronavirinae were related to developed, urban and polluted environments worldwide. We explored coronavirus records in response to climate (rainfall parameters), population density, CO2 emission, Human Developmental Index (HDI) and deforestation. We contrasted enviro...
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One of the indicators of ecosystem health is leaf health. Among the leading indicators studied in leaves, herbivory and disease presence are relevant indicators of ecosystem behavior. Several methods in the literature study leaf damage estimation processes. Most of the previous studies display the usage of methods that display limited generalism. I...
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Tropical tree-climbing lianas form paths that benefit foraging of dominant ants which might protect the host tree against herbivores. In contrast, lianas are often associated with negative effects on growth and reproduction of host trees due to light obstruction, structural stress and other negative effects. It is unclear if dominant ants could mit...
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Vídeo de Divulgação Científica Artigo original: Can the introduction of non-native fish induce variation in life-history traits of a native species in a neotropical lake? Marine and Freshwater Research Autores: Thaís Paula de Araújo, Ludmila Silva Brighenti, Bárbara Martins Dolabela, Sérvio Pontes Ribeiro, Hélio Batista dos Santos e Ralph Gruppi...
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Current climate change is disrupting biotic interactions and eroding biodiversity worldwide. However, species sensitive to aridity, high temperatures and climate variability might find shelter in microclimatic refuges, such as leaf rolls built by arthropods. To explore how the importance of leaf shelters for terrestrial arthropods changes with lati...
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Ecotones between tropical forests and lakes compose an ecosystem interconnection with a high abundance of terrestrial invertebrates, which represent an outstanding resource for the aquatic fauna. However, there is still little quantitative information on tropical forest contribution in terms of invertebrate inputs into lacustrine systems and the fa...
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One hundred years after the flu pandemic of 1918, the world faces an outbreak of a new severe acute respiratory syndrome, caused by a novel coronavirus. With a high transmissibility, the pandemic has spread worldwide, creating a scenario of devastation in many countries. By the middle of 2021, about 3% of the world population had been infected and...
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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 construction of shelters on plants by arthropods might influence other organisms via changes in colonization, community richness, species composition and functionality. Arthropods, including beetles, caterpillars, sawflies, spiders, and wasps often interact with host plants via the construction of shelters, building a variety of structures such...
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Being a Re-Emerging Infectious Disease, dengue causes 390 million cases globally and is prevalent in many urban areas in South America. Understanding the fine-scale relationships between dengue incidence and environmental and socioeconomic factors can guide improved disease prevention strategies. This ecological study examines the association betwe...
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Plants adapted to different habitats exhibit differences in functional traits and these characteristics are influenced by soil properties. We tested the hypothesis that soil resource availability influences the functional traits of plants, affecting therefore her-bivory levels. We examined three Byrsonima plant species with different life forms tha...
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The patterns of insect movement are the cumulate product of many individual decisions and can be shaped by the way morphology and behaviour interacts with landscape structure and composition. Hence, the ongoing process of habitat fragmentation increases the distance among suitable habitats and changes those in such a way that it may favour some mov...
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Metalliferous soils can selectively shape plant species’ physiology towards tolerance of high metal concentrations that are usually toxic to organisms. Some adapted plant species tolerate and accumulate metal in their tissues. These metals can serve as an elemental defence but can also decrease growth. Our investigation explored the capacity of nat...
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Hundred years after the flu pandemic of 1918, the world faces an outbreak of a new severe acute respiratory syndrome, caused by a novel coronavirus. With a high transmissibility, the pandemic spreads worldwide, creating a scenario of devastation in many countries. By the middle of 2021, about 3% of the world population has been infected and more th...
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A second deadlier wave of COVID-19 and the causes of the recent public health collapse of Manaus are compared with the Spanish flu events in that city, and Brazil. Historic sanitarian problems, and its hub position in the Brazilian airway network are combined drivers of deadly events related to COVID-19. These drivers were amplified by misleading g...
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Ecological environments research helps to assess the impacts on forests and managing forests. The usage of novel software and hardware technologies enforces the solution of tasks related to this problem. In addition, the lack of connectivity for large data throughput raises the demand for edge-computing-based solutions towards this goal. Therefore,...
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Wood-boring beetles develop in live trees and dead wood, performing ecological services such as decomposition and regulation of forest resources. Species of the Cerambycidae family, widely distributed in the world, bore into the trunks of trees and dead wood in native and cultivated areas. The objective is to report the first host plant for Thoraci...
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Ants are a major ecological group in tropical rainforests. Few studies in the Neotropics have documented the distribution of ants from the ground to the canopy, and none have included the understorey. A previous analysis of an intensive arthropod study in Panama, involving 11 sampling methods, showed that the factors influencing ant beta diversity...
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Plants adapted to different habitats exhibit differences in functional traits and these characteristics are influenced by soil properties. We tested the hypothesis that soil resource availability influences the functional traits of plants, affecting therefore herbivory levels. We examined three Byrsonima plant species with different life forms that...
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Leaf damage estimation is an important research method, metric, and topic regarding both agricultural and ecological studies. The majority of previous studies that approach shape reconstruction work with parametric curves, lacking generality when treating leaves with different shapes. Other appliances try to calculate the damage without estimating...
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The leaf damage estimation is a relevant research topic regarding both agricultural and ecological studies. Most approaches lack generality when treating leaves with different shapes. In this work, we propose a procedure to predict the original leaf shape and calculate its defoliation based on a Conditional Generative Adversarial Network (Condition...
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How much leaf area do insects eat? A data set of insect herbivory sampled globally with a standardized protocol. Ecology 102(4): Abstract. Herbivory is ubiquitous. Despite being a potential driver of plant distribution and performance, herbivory remains largely undocumented. Some early attempts have been made to review, globally, how much leaf area...
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Ants have efficient and well-studied social immunity mechanisms, which prevent the colony contamination. Little is known about how workers keep their outside territory clear of diseases. We investigated the interactions between Azteca chartifex ants, their associated bacteria and bacteria on the phyllosphere of Byrsonima sericea trees, comparing pl...
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Herbivory is ubiquitous. Despite being a potential driver of plant distribution and performance, herbivory remains largely undocumented. Some early attempts have been made to review, globally, how much leaf area is removed through insect feeding. Kozlov et al. (2015), in one of the most comprehensive reviews regarding global patterns of herbivory,...
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Understanding the impacts of edge effects on ecological interactions plays an integral role in planning ecosystem recovery from human perturbations, as well as conservation of habitats. Edge effects related to forest fragmentation cause changes in species diversity that can disrupt ecological networks. Here, we evaluated how the diversity of, and i...
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Current climate change is disrupting biotic interactions and eroding biodiversity worldwide. However, species sensitive to drought, high temperatures and climate variability might persist in microclimatic refuges, such as leaf shelters built by arthropods. We conducted a distributed experiment across an 11,790 km latitudinal gradient to explore how...
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The Rio Doce State Park (“PERD”) is the largest Atlantic Forest remnant in Minas Gerais State, Brazil, with predominantly semi-deciduous forests. The longhorned beetles of the Cerambycinae subfamily (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) are distributed worldwide, developing on healthy, stressed or recently dead trees. Faunistic surveys are necessary to unders...
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The spread of SARS-CoV-2 and the distribution of cases worldwide followed no clear biogeographic, climatic, or cultural trend. Conversely, the internationally busiest cities in all countries tended to be the hardest hit, suggesting a basic, mathematically neutral pattern of the new coronavirus early dissemination. We tested whether the number of fl...
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We provide the first evidence of a recent invasion of Aedes aegypti (Linnaeus in Hasselquist, 1762) and Aedes albopictus (Skuse 1894), followed by dengue virus, in tropical montane cities in south-eastern Brazil, Mariana, and Ouro Preto, at mid and high altitudes, respectively. Long-term temperature variation, dengue public data, and sampling of im...
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Background We investigated a likely scenario of COVID-19 spreading in Brazil through the complex airport network of the country, for the 90 days after the first national occurrence of the disease. After the confirmation of the first imported cases, the lack of a proper airport entrance control resulted in the infection spreading in a manner directl...
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54) Título: CAPACETE INTELIGENTE PARA PESQUISAS DE CAMPO EM ECOLOGIA (51) Int. Cl.: A42B 3/30; A42B 3/04. (52) CPC: A42B 3/30; A42B 3/0433; A42B 3/0406. (71) Depositante(es): UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE OURO PRETO. (72) Inventor(es): RICARDO AUGUSTO RABELO OLIVEIRA; SÉRVIO PONTES RIBEIRO; SAUL EMANUEL DELABRIDA SILVA; MATEUS COELHO SILVA. (57) Resumo:...
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Recently, a wide array of epidemiological models have been developed to guide public health actors in containing the rapid dissemination of the new severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), cause of COVID-19. Despite their usefulness, many epidemiological models recently developed to understand the spread of SARS-CoV-2 and infec...
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Butterfly species often synchronize their life cycles to seasonality, as increasing temperature and rainfall act as clues of resource availability. Nevertheless, human-made forest edges cause major changes in the microclimatic conditions that may jeopardize the synchrony between insects and favorable conditions for their emergence, conversely to na...
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Background. We investigated a likely scenario of COVID-19 spreading in Brazil through the complex airport network of the country, for the 90 days after the first national occurrence of the disease. After the confirmation of the first imported cases, the lack of a proper airport entrance control resulted in the infection spreading in a manner direct...
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1. Traditionally, most studies have described the organization of host-parasite interaction networks by considering only few host groups at limited geographical extents. However, host-parasite relationships are merged within different taxonomic groups and factors shaping these interactions likely differ between host and parasite groups, making grou...
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Social insects utilise a complex spatial orientation system mediated by chemical signals. This study investigated how the foraging behavior of ants (Dorymyrmex thoracicus) varies depending upon the quantity of an available resource using a field experiment. Further, we demonstrated computationally that ant displacement is compatible with a model ba...
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The widespread availability of wearable devices is evolving them into cooperative systems. Communication and distribution aspects such as the Internet of Things, Wireless Body Area Networks, and Local Wireless Networks provide the means to develop multi-device platforms. Nevertheless, the field research environment presents a specific feature set,...
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Forest inventory and management are important topics to enhance environmental protection initiatives and policies. Thus, sampling processes inside the forest environment are normally manual and limited. These conditions nurture an increasing need for novel solutions to enhance environmental perception , especially in ground-sampling processes. In t...
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Oceanic islands have been providing important insights on the structuring of ecological communities and, under the context of the present biodiversity crisis, they are paramount to assess the effects of biological invasions on community assembly. In this study we compare the taxonomic and functional diversity of insect herbivore assemblages associa...
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Forest inventory and management are important topics to enhance environmental protection initiatives and policies. Thus, sampling processes inside the forest environment are normally manual and limited. These conditions nurture an increasing need for novel solutions to enhance environmental perception, especially in ground-sampling processes. In th...
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Canopy ecology is a fast-growing field, but still a scientific frontier in many ecological aspects. For instance, the hypothesis that tree traits shape patterns in ant-plant interactions lacks data, notably for tropical canopies in different successional stages. In this study, we investigated canopy traits, such as tree height, the presence of extr...
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A large number of invertebrates use dead wood as shelter, food, and as a microclimate refuge. Ecological succession in this substrate depends on primary colonization, stimulating or inhibiting future successions. Twig girdler beetles girdle and lay eggs inside the bark of branches and trunks of different host plants. Branch girdling blocks the phlo...
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Increasing deforestation worldwide has expanded the interfaces between fragmented forests and non-forest habitats. Human-made edges are very different from the original forest cover, with different microclimatic conditions. Conversely, the natural transitions (i.e., ecotones) are distinct from human-made forest edges. The human-made forest edges ar...
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List of the fruit-feeding butterfly species recorded in Rio Doce State Park, state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. C, samples in canopy; U, samples in understory. Bold numbers represent significant p values (after Bonferroni’s correction). * Corrected critical p-value: Forest Interior = 0.002, Ecotone = 0.001, Edge = 0.001. (PDF)
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Abundance of fruit-feeding butterfly species per habitats (above) and strata (below), Rio Doce State Park, Brazil. The lines represent the first and four quartiles, the box represents the second and third quartiles and the line within the box represents the median. Different letters above boxplot indicate significant differences based on Tukey test...
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Abundance of Nymphalinae subfamily fruit-feeding butterfly species that presented interaction among habitats and strata, Rio Doce State Park, Brazil. The lines represent the first and four quartiles, the box represents the second and third quartiles and the line within the box represents the median. Different letters above boxplot indicate signific...
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Hill’s diversity (q0—Species richness, q1—Shannon diversity, q2—Simpson diversity) of fruit-feeding butterflies associated with the habitats and strata in Rio Doce State Park, Brazil. Bars represent the standard error—SE. (TIF)
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Cluster analyses of the fruit-feeding butterfly assemblages (Bray-Curtis similarity), Rio Doce State Park, Brazil. The numbers above the branch represent the p-values: left number is the approximately unbiased (AU) and right number is bootstrap probability (BP). The numbers below the branch represent the grouping sequence of Cluster analyses. (TIF)
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Abundance for subfamilies and tribes fruit-feeding butterfly species for habitats (left) and strata (right), Rio Doce State Park, Brazil. The lines represent the first and four quartiles, the box represents the second and third quartiles and the line within the box represents the median. Different letters above boxplot indicate significant differen...
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Spatial partitioning of fruit-feeding butterfly diversity in Rio Doce State Park, Brazil. Observed and expected diversity across multiple scales: α1 (black) = diversity within transects (set of five traps for each stratum); β1 (dark grey) = difference of diversity among transects of the same stratum and habitat; β2 (grey) = difference of diversity...
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Some nymphalid butterflies obtain their nutrients from fermented fruits or plant saps. They compose a guild known as "fruit-feeding butterflies," a recognized biological indicator. We gathered a huge data set of fruit-feeding butterfly communities in a recent paper for Ecology. The data set contains 7,062 records of 279 species from 122 locations,...
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ABSTRACT In order to reconstruct the vegetation history of the last 10.000 years, palynological analyses were carried out using 17 sedimentary samples of a core drilled in Parque Estadual do Rio Doce (PERD-MG). Twenty-one species of fern spores, 52 species of pollen grains and six species of fungi were identified. Phase 1 (10.375 - 9.350 cal. years...
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Fire is one of the main natural disturbances in Tropical Savannas, changing the diversity of species, altering the structure of species interactions, and driving the evolution of adaptations. Here, we investigated the effects of fire disturbance on interactions between ants and plants with extrafloral nectaries in Cerrado (Brazilian Savanna). We ca...
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The measurements of biotic and abiotic parameters in natural conditions are essential for ecologists. Wearable devices are changing the way how scientists can measure their study subject in extreme conditions. In this work, a new model of wearable device is presented to be used during the tree climbing performed by ecologists. The device architectu...