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dc.contributor.authorArrivabene, Hiulana Pereira-
dc.contributor.authorSouza, Iara-
dc.contributor.authorOliveira Co, Walter Luiz-
dc.contributor.authorRodella, Roberto Antonio-
dc.contributor.authorAlberto Wunderlin, Daniel-
dc.contributor.authorMilanez, Camilla Rozindo-
dc.identifier.citationScience Of The Total Environment. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Bv, v. 476, p. 496-504, 2014.-
dc.description.abstractEcological studies on phenotypic plasticity illustrate the relevance of this phenomenon in nature. Conditions of biota reflect environmental changes, highlighting the adaptability of resident species that can be used as bioindicators of such changes. We report the morpho-anatomical plasticity of leaves of Avicennia schaueriana Stapf & Leechm. ex Moldenke, Laguncularia racemosa (L) C.F.Gaertn. and Rhizophora mangle L, evaluated in three estuaries (Vitoria bay, Santa Cruz and Itaunas River; state of Espirito Santo, Brazil), considering five areas of mangrove ecosystems with diverse environmental issues. Two sampling sites are part of the Ecological Station Lameirao Island in Vitoria bay, close to a harbor. A third sampling site in Cariacica (Vitoria bay) is inside the Vitoria harbor and also is influenced by domestic sewage. The fourth studied area (Santa Cruz) is part of Piraque Mangrove Ecological Reservation, while the fifth (Itaunas River) is a small mangrove, with sandy sediment and greater photosynthetically active radiation, also not strongly influenced by anthropic activity. Results pointed out the morpho-anatomical plasticity in studied species, showing that A. schaueriana and L. racemosa might be considered the most appropriate bioindicators to indicate different settings and environmental conditions. Particularly, the dry mass per leaf area (LMA) of A. schaueriana was the main biomarker measured. In our study, LMA of A. schaueriana was positively correlated with salinity (Spearman 0.71), Mn content (0.81) and pH (0.82) but negatively correlated with phosphorus content (-0.63). Thus, the evaluation of modification in LMA of A. schaueriana pointed out changes among five studied sites, suggesting its use to reflect changes in the environment, which could be also useful in the future to evaluate the climate change. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.en
dc.description.sponsorshipFundo de Apoio Ciencia e Tecnologia do Municipio de Vitoria (FACITEC), Espirito Santo State, Brazil-
dc.description.sponsorshipConselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)-
dc.publisherElsevier B.V.-
dc.sourceWeb of Science-
dc.subjectAdaptive changeen
dc.subjectAvicennia schauerianaen
dc.subjectLaguncularia racemosaen
dc.subjectMultivariate statisticsen
dc.subjectPhenotypic plasticityen
dc.titleFunctional traits of selected mangrove species in Brazil as biological indicators of different environmental conditionsen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Federal do Espírito Santo (UFES)-
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar)-
dc.contributor.institutionAssoc Educ Vitoria-
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)-
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Nacl Cordoba-
dc.description.affiliationUniv Fed Espirito Santo, Dept Ciencias Biol, Ctr Ciencias Humanas & Nat, BR-29075910 Vitoria, ES, Brazil-
dc.description.affiliationUniv Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Ciencias Fisiol, Ctr Ciencias Biol & Saude, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP, Brazil-
dc.description.affiliationAssoc Educ Vitoria, Dept Biol, BR-29053360 Vitoria, Brazil-
dc.description.affiliationUniv Estadual Paulista, Inst Biociencias, Dept Bot, BR-18618000 Sao Paulo, Brazil-
dc.description.affiliationUniv Nacl Cordoba, ICYTAC, CONICET, Dpto Qca Organ,Fac Cs Quim, RA-5000 Cordoba, Argentina-
dc.description.affiliationUnespUniv Estadual Paulista, Inst Biociencias, Dept Bot, BR-18618000 Sao Paulo, Brazil-
dc.description.sponsorshipIdFundo de Apoio Ciencia e Tecnologia do Municipio de Vitoria (FACITEC), Espirito Santo State, Brazil3310/2009-
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dc.relation.ispartofScience of the Total Environment-
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