|Town/Region||Campo Grande , San Francisco del Monte de Oro, San Luis, Sierra de las Quijadas National Park, Talampaya National Park|
|Continent||Central and Latin America|
|Categories||Biodiversity, Habitats, Mammals|
|Date||25 Jun 2019|
Long term biodiversity monitoring is essential for understanding ecological processes. In semi-arid ecosystems, extreme variability of conditions through space and time, cause great fluctuations in population densities. This variability, enhances the need of long term monitoring. In particular, knowing about the ecology, abundance and distribution of small mammals is a pillar base for understanding a natural system´s complexity, for they are basal preys in the community.
The Program for Biodiversity Research (PPBio), through it´s innovative RAPELD methodology proposes standardized, modular sampling of organisms, collaborative-interdisciplinary scientific work and collaborative database construction. In this project we will monitor small mammals´ assemblages using RAPELD methodology across the Monte and Chaco Eco regions of central Argentina, allowing long term comparisons at different spatial scales and integrated data analysis.
This proposal will allow for the solid implementation of RAPELD and PPBio research program, in Argentina, strengthening bonds between scientists of different institutions and Brazilian co-operators.
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