The PDBFF (Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments - Tropical Rainforest Ecosystem) is a scientific cooperation project between the National Institute of Amazonian Research (INPA) and the Smithsonian Institution (USA) and is a reference in studies on forest fragmentation.
Research History
The trails and camps were installed under the coordination of Ary Jorge Correa Ferreira and Richard O. Bierregaard Jr. from 1979. In 2004, Gabriela Zuquim, a graduate student in the Graduate Program in Tropical Biology and Natural Resources at INPA, The existing tracks to install 38 terrestrial permanent plots with the RAPELD methodology. The 38 terrestrial permanent plots of the PDBFF were systematically distributed in the Reserves of 41 (1501), Cabo Frio (3402) and Gavião (1401).
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The Permanent Installments in the 41 (1501), Cabo Frio (3402) and Gavião (1401) Reserves of the PDBFF were implemented with the aid:
  • PDBFF - Biological Dynamics Project of Forest Fragments - Humid Tropical Forest Ecosystem, Coordinator: Dra. Regina Celi Costa Luizão. Email: rccl@inpa.gov.br
  • CAPES / Master's scholarship (granted to Gabriela Zuquim), Incentive Program for Nature Conservation - Fundação O Boticário - Proc. Number: 0636-200412.
Additional Information
Flávia R. C. Costa
Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia – INPA
Coordenação de Pesquisas em Ecologia – CPEC,
Avenida Efigênio Sales, 2239, Aleixo, CEP 69011-970,
Manaus, Amazonas 478 Brasil
Telefone: +55 92 3643 1892