Standardized sampling of fauna and flora is scarce in many regions of the Brazilian Amazon. The Amazon Matogrossense suffers constant impacts with the transformation of the forest to areas of agriculture, pasture and decharacterization of the same by the forest management. In this context, the Sinop Nucleus was created through the integration of researchers to verify the scarcity of studies in the Amazon Matogrossense and through the Biodiversity project in three areas in the southern Amazon: completing information to serve conservation plans within the scope of a Biodiversity Research Program - PPBio, whose main objective is to foster the expansion of the Knowledge Base on Amazonian Biodiversity and to encourage the exchange of researchers from different biodiversity specialties and from different national institutions. The present project has three main objectives:
  • To implement a standardized sampling system for different taxonomic groups of flora and fauna, collecting information on the geographical distribution of species that make up the diversity of three localities in the Matogrossense Amazon;
  • Training human resources;
  • Existing regional biological collections.

In the project, inventories are being carried out in the two modules installed for the following biological groups following the PPBio protocols: amphibians, squamates, small and large mammals, arachnids, crustaceans, fish, birds, native bees, understory plants, bats, soil nematodes. Other activities are being developed as collections and analyzes of soils, collection of seeds to verify their germination in the laboratory.


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The project is financed by CNPq, is run by UFMT and has as partners UNEMAT, the Graduate Program in Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation - UFMT and the Nucleus for Biodiversity Studies of the Amazon Mato Grosso - NEBAM - UFMT.


The modules carry out research on biological inventories, as well as thematic projects aimed at bioprospecting, such as study of plant strata, seed germination, studies with species that have the potential for bioprospecting, stream water analysis, managed forest regeneration, micro alterations climate, etc.
In Sinop we have five modules, information on the infrastructure of each module can be accessed below:
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Domingos de Jesus Rodrigues 
Colection Responsible Contact

Larissa Cavalheiro

Márcia Cléia Vilela dos Santos

Rafael Arruda
Icthyology Lucélia Nobre Carvalho
Herpetology Domingos de Jesus Rodrigues
Birds Domingos de Jesus Rodrigues
Insects Marliton
Myriapods Leandro Denis Battirola
Soil Insects and Aracnids Eduardo Vasconcelos