|Factors affecting patterns of diversity in bats and its consequences for virus prevalence|
Maria João Veloso da Costa Ramos Pereira
Execution dates - 2012-05-01 - 2014-04-30 (24 Months)
Funding Entity - FCT; Rufford Small Grant Foundation
Proponent Institution - Universidade de Aveiro
Institute of Experimental Ecology, University of Ulm, Germany.
University of Brasília, Brazil.
Naturatins, Nature Institute of Tocantins, Brazil.
Cerrado is seriously threatened by cultivation or grazing from livestock. The effects of Cerrado fragmentation and transformation on structure and function of bat assemblages will be assessed. Additionally, pathogen load of bats of assemblages of undisturbed and disturbed environments will be compared.