ARTIFICIAL PERCHES FOR ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION: CONTRIBUTIONS OF BRAZILIAN UNIVERSITIES

Huilquer Francisco Vogel, Ana Paula Weiwanko, Jairo José Zocche

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The use of artificial perches as a nucleation technique is an alternative method of promoting the low-cost restoration of degraded environments in a short period of time. To better understand the results obtained from the use of artificial perches, this study aimed to: (1) quantify, (2) spatialize and (3) synthesize Brazilian academic literature concerning environmental restoration projects that used artificial perches. Twenty studies carried out between 1997 and 2014 were identified from several universities. Among them, 40% (n = 8) were undergraduate papers written at the end of the respective course, 35% (n = 7) constituted Master’s dissertations, 15% (n = 3) were Doctoral thesis, and 10% (n = 2) were monographs’ specialization. This research was distributed over four terrestrial Brazilian biomes, with 60% (n = 12) of the studies carried out in the Atlantic Rainforest biome and 20% (n = 4) in the Cerrado biome. The rate of publication was 1.17 per year, which demonstrates that studies on artificial perches in nucleation are scarce. Although most of the analyzed documents emphasized increased deposition of seeds under the perches, it is necessary to improve understanding of ecological filters in limiting the establishment of post-dispersal seedlings.

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Nucleação; Avifauna; Chuva de sementes

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17765/2176-9168.2018v11n1p143-160

Revista em Agronegócio e Meio Ambiente
Unicesumar, Maringá (PR), Brasil
Contato: naep@unicesumar.edu.br
ISSN 1981-9951 Impressa
ISSN 2176-9168 On-line

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