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BRC 01/14: Arbuscular mycorhizal fungi in natural areas and areas in restoration after bauxite mining in Pará

Main goal: Evaluating restoration methods and creating a bank of fungi for plant growth promotion.

Status: Ongoing

Project Leader:

Ulisses Albino - UFPA

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BRC 02/14: Measurements of trace gas emissions in chronosequence of areas subjected to mining in Paragominas

Main goal: Measure the emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) from soil in areas under forest recovery practices and within active aluminum mining operations sites

 

Status: Ongoing

Project Leader:

Hudson C. Pereira da Silva - UFPA

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BRC 03/14: Biodiversity , propagation of plant species and restoration of degraded areas from mining bauxite in the southeast region of Pará

Main goal: Evaluate the attributes of the soil, biodiversity and plant propagation to develop a model of forest recovery for mined landscape environments, concerning ecological and economic efficiency

Status: Concluded

Project Leaders:

Marcos André Piedade Gama- UFRA

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BRC 04/15: Entomology Survey and Bioindicators for Biodiversity Monitoring

Main goal: Implementing the first thorough insect survey and proposing entomology monitoring program.

 

Status: Ongoing

Project Leader:

Rogério Rosas Silva - MPEG

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BRC 05/15: Camera trap survey of ground-living mammals in the Hydro bauxite mine area in Paragominas, Brazil

Main goal: Analyze the impacts of the bauxite mining activity on the ground-living mammals in the Hydro Paragominas mining area, with special emphasis on red listed species.

Status: Ongoing

Project Leaders:

Øystein Wiig - UiO

Ana Cristina M. de Oliveira - UFPA

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BRC 06/15: Evaluation of chemical compounds of different forest species stored, susceptible to contamination in the soil

Main goal: Assess whether stored wood in areas where recovery by nucleation and patios can cause contamination of soil, either by leaching of chemical constituents or contributing to the resilience place by nutrient availability in the field.

Status: Concluded

Project Leader:

Gracialda C. Ferreira - UFRA

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BRC 07/15: Impact study of a biodiversity recovery program in a bauxite mining area on populations of insect vectors in the Amazon forest, Pará, Brazil

Main goal: Evaluate the impact of a biodiversity restoration program in a bauxite mining area on populations of insect vectors of diseases in the Amazon rainforest, Pará, Brazil

Status: Concluded

Project Leader:

Ivoneide M. da Silva - UFPA

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BRC 08/15: Bird diversity in three areas in different states of conservation in the Eastern Amazon.

Main goal: Assess how bird communities use areas with different types of reforestation compared to forest environment (forests and secondary forests) in a region in the eastern Amazon.

Status: Concluded

Project Leader:

Marcos Persio D. Santos - UFPA

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BRC 09/15: Wood-decay fungi in Paragominas and Trombetas: baseline information, monitoring priorities, and how to achieve the “no net loss” target.

Main goal: Attain baseline information (site and landscape scale diversity) of wood-decay fungi in landscape matrix of the mining areas, which is used as a basis for defining monitoring priorities. 

 

Status: Ongoing

Project Leader:

Hugo de Boer - UiO

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BRC 10/15: Aquatic biota monitoring of streams in mining areas of Paragominas, Para, Brazil.

Main goal: Assess whether the mining and reforestation activities are affecting the integrity of aquatic ecosystems and their fauna, considering different scales of analysis.

Status: Concluded

Project Leaders:

Alberto Akama - MPEG

Leandro Juen - UFPA

Luciano Montag - UFPA

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BRC 11/15: Diversity of the herbivorous insects in four areas of the Hydro mining company, Paragominas, Pará, Brazil.

Main goal: Survey targeted herbivorous insects in areas with different human impacts and indicate potential pest or pathogen vector species.

 

Status: Ongoing

Project Leader:

José Antônio M. Fernandes - UFPA

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BRC 12/16: How ecological interactions are influenced by mining activities and efforts for environmental restoration after exploration in the municipality of Paragominas

Main goal: The project aims to determine the effect of mining activities on plant-animal interaction networks and to support Hydro to choose compensation strategies and mitigate the impacts of its activities.

 

Status: Ongoing

Project Leader:

Marlúcia B. Martins - MPEG

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BRC 13/16: Tracking jaguars in the Hydro bauxite mine area in Paragominas, Brazil

Main goal: The main objective of the study is to analyze the impacts of the bauxite mining activity on the movement of jaguars in the Hydro Paragominas mine area.

 

Status: Ongoing

Project Leaders:

Øystein Wiig - UiO

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BRC 14/17: Monitoring Amphibians and Squamata Reptiles in Reforestation Areas in the Hydro Bauxite Mine Area in Paragominas, Brazil

Main goal: The main goal of the Project is to evaluate the impacts of bauxite mining activities and different reforestation techniques on the community structure and species composition of reptiles and amphibians.

 

Status: Ongoing

Project Leaders:

Youszef Oliveira da C. Bitar - UFPA

Maria Cristina dos Santos Costa - UFPA

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BRC 15/17: How topsoil collection methods, the origin and storage periods influence environmental restoration in areas of bauxite mining in Paragominas, Pará, Brazil

Main goal: Evaluate the quality of topsoil in terms of chemical, physical, biological and germination attributes of plant species at different storage periods and before and during forest suppression.

Status: Waiting for approval

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BRC 16/19: Measuring biodiversity dynamics using environmental DNA and Metabarcoding

Main goal: The main goal of the project is to develop a quick, economical and powerful method that can be used to establish biodiversity baselines before external impacts, and quantitatively and qualitatively monitor subsequent recovery.

Status: Ongoing

Project Leader:

Jonathan S. Ready - UFPA

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BRC 17/19: Metabarcoding and metagenomics for inventory and monitoring terrestrial arthropod diversity

Main goal: To develop and test metabarcoding and metagenomics applications for high throughput inventory and monitoring of terrestrial arthropod biodiversity, applicable to the areas surrounding the Paragominas mine.

Status: Ongoing

Project Leaders:

Gustavo Ruiz - UFPA 

Vladimir Gusarov - UiO

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BRC 18/19: Metagenomic and metabarcoding as a tool for developing One Health In Hydro Area

Main goal: Establish integrated monitoring protocols using metagenomic and metabarcoding techniques to indirectly investigate the health of the local ecosystem, allowing both ecological and epidemiological studies.  

Status: Ongoing

Project Leader:

Leonardo dos Santos Sena - UFPA

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BRC 19/19: Toxicity of residues in native species occurring in bauxite mining area

Main goal: The main goal of this project is to establish cultures of Amazon native aquatic species from different trophic positions and standardized test-species from the same trophic levels and classes, using them to evaluate the effects of tailings toxicity from bauxite mining areas in the Amazon region.

Status: Ongoing

Project Leader:

Lilian L. Amado - UFPA

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BRC 20/19: Aquatic biota monitoring and assessment upstream and downstream of a bauxite pipeline

Main goal: To assess and monitoring whether the bauxite pipeline and riverscape is affecting the integrity of
streams and their aquatic fauna, including aquatic insects (Odonata and Heteroptera), fish and
aquatic macrophytes.

Status: Ongoing

Project Leader:

Luciano Montag -  UFPA

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BRC 21/19: Bird telemetry monitoring to evaluate loss of habitat in mining area in the northeastern Amazon

Main goal:  Use telemetry techniques to understand the movement and recolonization of bird
communities in response to loss of habitat by forest suppression by mining activity in northeastern Amazon.

Status: Ongoing

Project Leader:

Marcos Persio D. Santos - UFPA

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BRC 22/19: Effect of large herbivorous mammals on forest regeneration in post-mined areas

Main goal:  Understand the role of the large herbivorous in the recovery of the forest in post-mined areas of Hydro Company in Paragominas, with emphasis on mammal’s species of high abundance in the region, such as tapirs and deers

Status: Ongoing

Project Leader:

Maria Aparecida Lopes - UFPA

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BRC 23/19: The use of physical, chemical and biological tools to evaluate the water resources in a mining area

Main goal:  Evaluate the environmental quality of the water and sediment of the Potiritá and Capim rivers in the Paragominas region influenced by Norsk Hydro. An integrated approach using physical, chemical and biological tools through examining metal concentrations, histopathological and biochemical biomarkers.

Status: Ongoing

Project Leader: 

Rossineide M. da Rocha - UFPA

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BRC 24/19: Coexistence plan for human and carnivores in Paragominas, Pará, Brazil

Main goal:  Create a coexistence plan for people and carnivores in order to reduce the damage caused by people-carnivore conflicts and promote environmental conservation in Paragominas, Pará, Brazil.

Status: Ongoing

Project Leader:

Leonardo dos Santos Sena - UFPA

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BRC 25/19: Integrity of aquatic ecosystems by DNA sequencing for biomonitoring

Main goal:  Estimate the taxonomic and phylogenetic diversity of the aquatic communities in ecosystems with different levels of integrity, seeking to implement a next generation DNA sequencing-based method for measuring the aquatic biodiversity

Status: Ongoing

Project Leader:

Raphael Ligeiro - UFPA

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BRC 26/19: Effects of soil use on diversity and ecophysiology of aquatic plants and plankton in streams and lagoons of areas affected by mining

Main goal:  Evaluate how mining activities are affecting the distribution, ecophysiological response and
functioning of plants and plankton associated to water bodies in mining areas and preserved aquatic
ecosystems and select plant species with potential to minimize the impacts and help in regeneration process.

Status: Ongoing

Project Leader:

Thaísa S. Michelan - UFPA