44 Works

Listening in the dark: acoustics indices reveal bat species diversity in a tropical savannah

Claysson de Aguiar Silva, Ricardo B. Machado, Mauricio Silveira & Ludmilla M. S. Aguiar
Surveying biodiversity using bioacoustics has become increasingly common worldwide, although it is mostly concentrated in temperate regions. The variety of automatic recorders, the development of free analytical tools, and several acoustic indices have increased the number of studies worldwide. The bioacoustic approach is essential for application in poorly surveyed regions with the pressure of human activities, such as the Brazilian cerrado. We tested the association of four bat diversity metrics (taxonomic, phylogenetic, and two functional...

Additional file 1 of Weight misperception and substance use: Brazilian Study of Cardiovascular Risks in Adolescents (ERICA)

Simoni Urbano da Silva, Vivian Siqueira Santos Gonçalves, Laura Augusta Barufaldi & Kenia Mara Baiocchi de Carvalho
Additional file 1. Dataset used in this study.

Haemosporidian parasites and incubation period influence plumage coloration in tanagers (Passeriformes: Thraupidae)

Victor Aguiar De Souza Penha, Fabricius Maia, Alan Fecchio, Jeffrey Bell, Jason Weckstein, Robert Ricklefs, Erika Martins Braga, Patrícia De Abreu Moreira, Leticia Soares, Steven Latta, Graziela Tolesano-Pascoli, Renata Alquezar, Kleber Del Claro & Lilian Manica
Birds are visually oriented and use their plumage coloration as an important signaling trait in social communication. Males and females may have different patterns of plumage coloration, a phenomenon known as sexual dichromatism. Because males tend to have more complex plumages, sexual dichromatism is usually attributed to female choice. However, plumage coloration is partly condition-dependent, therefore other selective pressures affecting individuals’ success may also drive the evolution of this trait. Here we used tanagers to...

Multimorbidity is associated with TV-viewing, but not with other types of screen-based behaviors in Brazilian adults

Luciana L. S. Barboza, André O Werneck, Raphael H O Araujo, Luiz G G Porto & Danilo R Silva
Abstract Background The presence of multimorbidity increases the risk of mortality, and identifying correlates of multimorbidity can direct interventions by targeting specific modifiable correlates. Here we aimed to investigate the association between two types of screen-based behaviors and multimorbidity. Methods We used data from 87,678 Brazilian adults from the National Health Survey (2019). Multimorbidity (presence of two or more chronic conditions among 12 possibilities), TV-viewing, and time on other types of screens (computer, tablet, or...

Diffusion of Preventive Programs in Mental Health: Theoretical Notes

Ana Aparecida Vilela Miranda & Sheila Giardini Murta
Abstract Mental disorders cause disability and premature death, as well as represent psychological, social and economic high costs. Although prevention and promotion programs in mental health with effectiveness evidence is available, they are less disseminated worldwide, particularly in Brazil. This article aims to discuss the diffusion of prevention and promotion programs in mental health, according to the lens of the Theory of Diffusion of Innovation and contemporary developments. Emphasis will be given to the phases...

How long does it take to decompose all litter in Brazilian savanna forest?

Fabiana Piontekowski Ribeiro, Alexsandra Duarte de Oliveira, Angela Pereira Bussinguer, Maísa Isabela Rodrigues, Mikaela Soares Silva Cardoso, Ilvan Medeiros Lustosa Junior, Marco Bruno Xavier Valadão & Alcides Gatto
ABSTRACT Background: Litter is an important component of ecosystems, and its characteristics (e.g., production, decomposition, and nutrient and carbon content) are relevant for the ecological maintenance of different ecosystems. Previous studies on decomposition patterns have focused only on short time periods. Furthermore, there is no information regarding the actual decomposition time of organic matter in the Brazilian savanna biome known as the Cerrado. Thus, analysis of the total decomposition time can provide reliable estimates for...

Additional file 1 of COVID-19 was not associated or trigger disease activity in spondylarthritis patients: ReumaCoV-Brasil cross-sectional data

Claudia Diniz Lopes Marques, Sandra Lúcia Euzébio Ribeiro, Cleandro P. Albuquerque, Samia Araujo de Sousa Studart, Aline Ranzolin, Nicole Pamplona Bueno de Andrade, Andrea T. Dantas, Guilherme D. Mota, Gustavo G. Resende, Adriana O. Marinho, Danielle Angelieri, Danieli Andrade, Francinne M. Ribeiro, Felipe Omura, Nilzio A. Silva, Laurindo Rocha Junior, Danielle E. Brito, Diana C. Fernandino, Michel A. Yazbek, Mariana P. G. Souza, Antonio Carlos Ximenes, Ana Silvia S. Martins, Glaucio Ricardo W. Castro, Lívia C. Oliveira, Ana Beatriz S. B. Freitas … & Marcelo de Medeiros Pinheiro
Additional file 1. Flowchart of patients with immune-mediated rheumatic diseases enrolled in the ReumaCoV-Brasil study and Spondyloarthritis analysis.

Additional file 1 of COVID-19 was not associated or trigger disease activity in spondylarthritis patients: ReumaCoV-Brasil cross-sectional data

Claudia Diniz Lopes Marques, Sandra Lúcia Euzébio Ribeiro, Cleandro P. Albuquerque, Samia Araujo de Sousa Studart, Aline Ranzolin, Nicole Pamplona Bueno de Andrade, Andrea T. Dantas, Guilherme D. Mota, Gustavo G. Resende, Adriana O. Marinho, Danielle Angelieri, Danieli Andrade, Francinne M. Ribeiro, Felipe Omura, Nilzio A. Silva, Laurindo Rocha Junior, Danielle E. Brito, Diana C. Fernandino, Michel A. Yazbek, Mariana P. G. Souza, Antonio Carlos Ximenes, Ana Silvia S. Martins, Glaucio Ricardo W. Castro, Lívia C. Oliveira, Ana Beatriz S. B. Freitas … & Marcelo de Medeiros Pinheiro
Additional file 1. Flowchart of patients with immune-mediated rheumatic diseases enrolled in the ReumaCoV-Brasil study and Spondyloarthritis analysis.

Comparative and predictive phylogeography in the South American diagonal of open formations: Unravelling the biological and environmental influences on multitaxon demography

Isabel Bonatelli, Marcelo Gehara, Bryan Carstens, Guarino Colli & Evandro Moraes
Phylogeography investigates historical drivers of species’ geographic distribution. Special attention has been given to ecological, climatic, and geological processes in the diversification of the Neotropical biota. Several species sampled across the dry diagonal of South America (DDSA, comprising the Caatinga, Cerrado, and Chaco biomes) experienced range shifts coincident with Quaternary climatic changes. However, studies across different spatial, temporal, and biological scales on species from South America’s dry biomes are still poorly represented. Here, we combine...

Abandoned pastures and restored savannahs have distinct patterns of plant-soil feedback and nutrient cycling compared with native Brazilian savannahs.

André D'Angioli, André Giles, Patrícia Costa, Gabriel Wolfsdorf, Luísa Pecoral, Larissa Verona, Fernanda Piccolo, Alexandre Sampaio, Isabel Schmidt, Lucy Rowland, Hans Lambers, Ellen Kandeler, Rafael Oliveira & Anna Abrahão
Around 40% of the original Brazilian savannah territory is occupied by pastures dominated by fast-growing exotic C4 grasses, which impact ecosystem nutrient cycling. The restoration of these areas depends on the re-establishment of soil processes. We assessed how restoration of abandoned pastures through direct seeding of native species and land-management practices (burning and ploughing) affect soil nutrient cycling dynamics compared to native savannahs. We compared the activity of soil enzymes related to carbon (C), nitrogen...

Data from: Unwrapping broken tails: Biological and environmental correlates of predation pressure in limbless reptiles

Mario R. Moura, Henrique C. Costa, Arthur D. Abegg, Esmeralda Alaminos, Teddy Angarita-Sierra, Weverton S. Azevedo, Hugo Cabral, Priscila Carvalho, Sonia Cechin, Nathalie Citeli, Ângelo C. M. Dourado, André F. V. Duarte, Frederico G. R. França, Eliza M. X Freire, Paulo C. A. Garcia, Rafael Mol, Ricardo Montero, Antônio Moraes-Da-Silva, Daniel C. Passos, Paulo Passos, Renata Perez, Juan M. Pleguezuelos, Pedro Prado, Ana Lúcia C. Prudente, Raul F. D. Sales … & Jhonny J. M. Guedes
Studying species interactions in nature often requires elaborate logistics and intense fieldwork. The difficulties in such task might hinder our ability to answer questions on how biotic interactions change with the environment. Fortunately, a workaround to this problem lies within scientific collections. For some animals, the inspection of preserved specimens can reveal the scars of past antagonistic encounters, such as predation attempts. A common defensive behaviour that leaves scars on animals is autotomy, the loss...

Additional file 2 of Multimorbidity is associated with TV-viewing, but not with other types of screen-based behaviors in Brazilian adults

Luciana L. S. Barboza, André O Werneck, Raphael H O Araujo, Luiz G G Porto & Danilo R Silva
Supplementary Material 2

Fast surveillance response reveals the introduction of a new yellow fever virus sub-lineage in 2021, in Minas Gerais, Brazil

Miguel Souza Andrade, Fabrício Souza Campos, Cirilo Henrique de Oliveira, Ramon Silva Oliveira, Aline Alves Scarpellini Campos, Marco Antônio Barreto de Almeida, Vagner de Souza Fonseca, Danilo Simonini-Teixeira, Anaiá da Paixão Sevá, Andrea Oliveira Dias Temponi, Fernando Maria Magalhães, Danielle Costa Capistrano Chaves, Maira Alves Pereira, Ludmila Oliveira Lamounier, Givaldo Gomes de Menezes, Sandy Micaele Aquino-Teixeira, Maria Eduarda Gonçalves-dos-Santos, Sofía Bernal-Valle, Nicolas Felipe Drumm Müller, Jader da Cruz Cardoso, Edmilson dos Santos, Maria Angélica Mares-Guia, George Rêgo Albuquerque, Alessandro Pecego Martins Romano, Ana Cláudia Franco … & Filipe Vieira Santos de Abreu
BACKGROUND In Brazil, the yellow fever virus (YFV) is maintained in a sylvatic cycle involving wild mosquitoes and non-human primates (NHPs). The virus is endemic to the Amazon region; however, waves of epidemic expansion reaching other Brazilian states sporadically occur, eventually causing spillovers to humans. OBJECTIVES To report a surveillance effort that led to the first confirmation of YFV in NHPs in the state of Minas Gerais (MG), Southeast region, in 2021. METHODS A surveillance...

Fast surveillance response reveals the introduction of a new yellow fever virus sub-lineage in 2021, in Minas Gerais, Brazil

Miguel Souza Andrade, Fabrício Souza Campos, Cirilo Henrique de Oliveira, Ramon Silva Oliveira, Aline Alves Scarpellini Campos, Marco Antônio Barreto de Almeida, Vagner de Souza Fonseca, Danilo Simonini-Teixeira, Anaiá da Paixão Sevá, Andrea Oliveira Dias Temponi, Fernando Maria Magalhães, Danielle Costa Capistrano Chaves, Maira Alves Pereira, Ludmila Oliveira Lamounier, Givaldo Gomes de Menezes, Sandy Micaele Aquino-Teixeira, Maria Eduarda Gonçalves-dos-Santos, Sofía Bernal-Valle, Nicolas Felipe Drumm Müller, Jader da Cruz Cardoso, Edmilson dos Santos, Maria Angélica Mares-Guia, George Rêgo Albuquerque, Alessandro Pecego Martins Romano, Ana Cláudia Franco … & Filipe Vieira Santos de Abreu
BACKGROUND In Brazil, the yellow fever virus (YFV) is maintained in a sylvatic cycle involving wild mosquitoes and non-human primates (NHPs). The virus is endemic to the Amazon region; however, waves of epidemic expansion reaching other Brazilian states sporadically occur, eventually causing spillovers to humans. OBJECTIVES To report a surveillance effort that led to the first confirmation of YFV in NHPs in the state of Minas Gerais (MG), Southeast region, in 2021. METHODS A surveillance...

COVID-19 was not associated or trigger disease activity in spondylarthritis patients: ReumaCoV-Brasil cross-sectional data

Claudia Diniz Lopes Marques, Sandra Lúcia Euzébio Ribeiro, Cleandro P. Albuquerque, Samia Araujo de Sousa Studart, Aline Ranzolin, Nicole Pamplona Bueno de Andrade, Andrea T. Dantas, Guilherme D. Mota, Gustavo G. Resende, Adriana O. Marinho, Danielle Angelieri, Danieli Andrade, Francinne M. Ribeiro, Felipe Omura, Nilzio A. Silva, Laurindo Rocha Junior, Danielle E. Brito, Diana C. Fernandino, Michel A. Yazbek, Mariana P. G. Souza, Antonio Carlos Ximenes, Ana Silvia S. Martins, Glaucio Ricardo W. Castro, Lívia C. Oliveira, Ana Beatriz S. B. Freitas … & Marcelo de Medeiros Pinheiro
Abstract Objectives To evaluate the disease activity before and after COVID-19 and risk factors associated with outcomes, including hospitalization, intensive care unit (ICU) admission, mechanical ventilation (MV) and death in patients with spondylarthritis (SpA). Methods ReumaCoV Brazil is a multicenter prospective cohort of immune-mediated rheumatic diseases (IMRD) patients with COVID-19 (case group), compared to a control group of IMRD patients without COVID-19. SpA patients enrolled were grouped as axial SpA (axSpA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and...

Economic burden of depression in Brazil: a cost-of-illness study based on productivity losses and healthcare costs between 2010 to 2018

Bruna Paiva Do Carmo Mercedes, Everton Nunes da Silva, Rodrigo Luiz Carregaro & Adriana Inocenti Miasso
Depression is disabling disorder and cause functional impairments, and high costs for the health and social security system. The direct and indirect costs of depression from the societal perspective were estimated for the period 2010 to 2018. This cost-of-illness study in adults is based on prevalence, with a top-down approach, from the societal perspective. Direct (hospital and outpatient) and indirect (absenteeism) costs were included. Data were extracted from the Hospital and Outpatient Information Systems and...

Data for: Landscape features affect caiman body condition in the middle Araguaia river floodplain

André C. Pereira & Guarino R. Colli
Landscape modifications often undermine habitat suitability for species’ persistence, with initial effects observed through physiological responses of individuals and populations. However, some landscape features can allow tolerant wildlife species to persist in human-modified landscapes, but they are still overlooked. Across distinct agricultural landscapes, we assessed landscape features affecting the body condition (estimate through scaled mass index - SMI) of Caiman crocodilus (Crocodylia, Alligatoridae) in human-modified landscapes of the Araguaia floodplain, central Brazil. We used a...

Listening in the dark: acoustics indices reveal bat species diversity in a tropical savannah

Claysson de Aguiar Silva, Ricardo B. Machado, Mauricio Silveira & Ludmilla M. S. Aguiar
Surveying biodiversity using bioacoustics has become increasingly common worldwide, although it is mostly concentrated in temperate regions. The variety of automatic recorders, the development of free analytical tools, and several acoustic indices have increased the number of studies worldwide. The bioacoustic approach is essential for application in poorly surveyed regions with the pressure of human activities, such as the Brazilian cerrado. We tested the association of four bat diversity metrics (taxonomic, phylogenetic, and two functional...

A global analysis of viviparity in squamates highlights its prevalence in cold climates

Anna Zimin, Sean Zimin, Richard Shine, Luciano Avila, Aaron Bauer, Monika Böhm, Rafe Brown, Goni Barki, Gabriel Henrique De Oliveira Caetano, Fernando-Castro Herrera, David Chapple, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Tiffany Doan, Frank Glaw, L. Lee Grismer, Yuval Itescu, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Marcio Martins, Mariana Morado, Gopal Murali, Zoltán Nagy, Maria Novosolov, Paul Oliver … & Shai Meiri
Aim: Viviparity has evolved more times in squamates than in any other vertebrate group. Therefore, squamates offer an excellent model system to study the patterns, drivers, and implications of reproductive mode evolution. Based on current species distributions we examined three selective forces hypothesized to drive squamate viviparity evolution: (1) cold climate, (2) variable climate, and (3) hypoxic conditions, and tested whether viviparity is associated with larger body size. Location: Global. Time period: present day. Taxon:...

Weight misperception and substance use: Brazilian Study of Cardiovascular Risks in Adolescents (ERICA)

Simoni Urbano da Silva, Vivian Siqueira Santos Gonçalves, Laura Augusta Barufaldi & Kenia Mara Baiocchi de Carvalho
Abstract Background Adolescence is a crucial period for body image formation. Weight misperception is the discrepancy between individuals’ body weight perception and their actual nutritional status. Both weight concerns and substance use are common among adolescents, and there is evidence of an associations between these two variables. Thus, the aim of this study was to assess the association between weight misperception and substance use (smoking and alcohol) in a national sample of normal weight Brazilian...

Anthropogenic noise, song, and territorial aggression in southern house wrens

Pedro Diniz & Charles Duca
Anthropogenic noise constrains the transmission of birdsong and alters the behavior of receivers. Many birds adjust their acoustic signals to minimize the interference of anthropogenic noise on signal transmission. Birds may also change their acoustic signals to exchange information during aggressive interactions. However, it is unclear how birds deal with a potential trade-off between adjusting their acoustic signals to better transmit in noisy environments versus mediating aggressive interactions. Additionally, we do not know how urbanization...

The relationship between zooplankton occupancy and abundance in a floodplain is mediated by the hydrological regime

Kamylla Nayara Jesus dos Santos, Priscilla de Carvalho, Ludgero Cardoso Galli Vieira, Rafaela Vendrametto Granzotti & Luis Mauricio Bini
Abstract: Aim Positive relationships between occupancy and abundance are often found for different groups of organisms and ecosystem types. However, to our knowledge, no study has sought to assess this relationship considering a context in which a particular mechanism is the most likely explanation. In this study, in addition to the positive relationship with abundance, we tested the hypothesis that occupancy of zooplankton species should be greater during the flood season because in this period...

Additional file 2 of Weight misperception and substance use: Brazilian Study of Cardiovascular Risks in Adolescents (ERICA)

Simoni Urbano da Silva, Vivian Siqueira Santos Gonçalves, Laura Augusta Barufaldi & Kenia Mara Baiocchi de Carvalho
Additional file 2. Dictionary of dataset variables used in this study.

Additional file 1 of Multimorbidity is associated with TV-viewing, but not with other types of screen-based behaviors in Brazilian adults

Luciana L. S. Barboza, André O Werneck, Raphael H O Araujo, Luiz G G Porto & Danilo R Silva
Supplementary Material 1

Additional file 1 of Multimorbidity is associated with TV-viewing, but not with other types of screen-based behaviors in Brazilian adults

Luciana L. S. Barboza, André O Werneck, Raphael H O Araujo, Luiz G G Porto & Danilo R Silva
Supplementary Material 1

Registration Year

  • 2022
    44

Resource Types

  • Dataset
    26
  • Text
    12
  • Collection
    6

Affiliations

  • University of Brasília
    43
  • Universidade de São Paulo
    10
  • Universidad Autónoma de Chile
    6
  • Londrina State University
    6
  • Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
    6
  • Universidade Federal de Goiás
    5
  • Federal University of Paraíba
    5
  • Pablo de Olavide University
    5
  • Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
    5
  • Federal University of Pernambuco
    5