Tainã Loureiro

Tainã Loureiro
Cape Peninsula University of Technology | CPUT

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Ph.D. in Animal Biology - Management and Conservation. Research interest: Approaches for adaptative ocean governance, ocean sustainable development, aquatic ecology, invasion biology, drivers of global change and SciComm. Current research: 1- Oceans accounting 2- Ocean governance 3- Ocean Sustainable Development 4- Aquatic invasions 5- Climate change 6- Non-indigenous crayfish species
Additional affiliations
February 2021 - present
Global Ocean Accounts Partnership
Position
  • Research Associate

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Publications (19)
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Sessile communities are regulated by biotic and abiotic forces that influence species composition and relative abundance. The top-down control exerted through predation has direct impacts on prey and indirect implications for other biota through altered competitive interactions. Concurrently, light is recognised as an important driver, especially i...
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Biological invasions pose a major threat to biodiversity and significant investment is required to prevent the introduction of alien species, contain introduced populations and mitigate associated impacts. The implementation of standardised long-term monitoring programmes enables the early identification of new alien species, the tracking of spread...
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Policymakers are a vital group with whom scientific research should be communicated, especially when the reason for many research projects is linked to relevance for socio-political and economic management. Science communication has a vital role in transforming research into policy, and a core element of this process is understanding the target gro...
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The implications of climate change for biological invasions are multifaceted and vary along the invasion process. Changes in vectors and pathways are likely to manifest in changes in transport routes and destinations , together with altered transit times and traffic volume. Ultimately, changes in the nature of why, how, and where biota are transpor...
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Invasive species are widely recognized as a major threat to biodiversity and non-indigenous crayfish species (NICS) figure among the main threats to freshwater environments, biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. The main vector for freshwater crayfish introduction is the aquaculture and the pet trade and 28 NICS are known so far, distributed worl...
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Freshwater crayfish are represented by about 700 species distributed worldwide, except in continental Africa and Antarctica. They can be found in streams, lakes, burrows, caves and swamp forests. In South America, there are currently 19 native species distributed along three genera and two invasive species recorded. Besides, other aspects about sou...
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Procambarus clarkii is an important invasive freshwater species whose ecological plasticity allows for its establishment in different kinds of environments; such plasticity is also reflected in its diet with two main consequences: invasion success and impact on native biota. In order to investigate P. clarkii’s feeding habits, examine how its diet...
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Invasive species harm biodiversity conservation and alien fouling biota account for 42% of marine alien species in South Africa. To verify how predators might influence the fouling community composition, thirty settlement plates were placed in four marinas along the Coast of South Africa and surveyed after 16 weeks. Three treatments were compared:...
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Egg incubation on the female abdomen is the parental care behavior observed in aeglids, in which eggs are kept adhered to maternal pleopods and maintained, cleaned and aerated. In A. platensis, egg attachment occurs with the aid of pleopodal setae, which are twisted around their axis in the distal region, forming the funiculus, and pleopodal glands...
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“A standardised approach for monitoring alien fouling species”.
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Invasive species are one of the main threat to biodiversity. When an alien species is introduced into a new environment, fast identification and definition of management strategies may avoid or minimize impacts. When an invasive species is already established, the most adopted approaches are population control and monitoring. In order to perform su...
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Biological invasions are a major cause of biodiversity loss, and early action in these cases is more cost-effective than dealing with widespread invasions. Thus, understanding possible consequences of invasions is essential for control and management actions. Given the early stage of invasion of South America by Procambarus clarkii, a potentially h...
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Alien species have been transported and traded by humans for many centuries. However, with the era of globalization, biological invasions have reached notable magnitudes. Currently, introduction of alien species is one of the major threats to biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. Th North American crayfish Procambarus clarkii is one of the most w...
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This study reports new records of Procambarus clarkii Girard, 1852 in Southeastern Brazil and investigates its possible pathways of introduction. The Brazilian crayfish pet trade was surveyed with regard to species’ availability and price, reporting its persistence, even though illegal. An invasion risk analysis was performed by applying a protocol...
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After nearly 70 years from description of three species of aeglids registered to Oriental Republic of Uruguay (Aegla platensis Schmitt, 1942; Aegla prado Schmitt, 1942 and Aegla uruguayana Schmitt, 1942), animals from this country deposited in Uruguayan and Brazilian scientific collections were examined. This work deepens our knowledge about the di...

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Advancing policy-use cases and methods (definitions, classifications and concepts) on ocean accounting. To inform an 'integrated' understanding of coastal and marine environments, we need a structured and standardised way to combine knowledge from social, environmental and ecological domains. https://www.oceanaccounts.org/
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The aim of this project is to describe and illustrate the gastric mill of the species of the freshwater crayfish genus Parastacus.
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The main goal of this research is to verify the whether predators modulate fouling species communities, facilitating or avoiding the establishment of alien species. In order to acknowledge the gradient on temperature, productivity and species diversity along the coast of South Africa, this study is being conducted along the West, South and East Coast.