Fazenda Três Lagoas (Three Lakes Farm)

The Três Lagoas Farm is located in the municipality of Angatuba, southwest of the state of São Paulo, in the Alto Paranapanema basin, tributary of the Paraná River, which divides the states of São Paulo and Paraná. The farm is about 3,420 ha and occupies an originally transitional area between cerrado and semi-deciduous forest with elements of cerradão.
About 2,600 ha of the farm were cleared to create cattle pastures in the early 1970s. In this process thousands of trees were left in the pasture as shade for cattle. Between August 2006 and November 2007, about 2,200 ha of pastures were replaced by eucalyptus plantations, with 370 ha of pastures being abandoned for revegetation, to form about 940 ha of Permanent Preservation Areas and Legal Reserve. The influence of this process of land use change on local fauna and flora is being studied through a 30-point PPBio grid. Possible changes in the phenology of the trees initially left in the pasture and that are now inside the eucalyptus trees will also be studied.
A historical note of interest is that Júlio Prestes, the president of the Province of São Paulo and elected president of Brazil was born here, but he prevented from taking possession by the coup d'etat commanded by Getúlio Vargas in 1930.
The basic sampling units for fauna and flora surveys are the 30 points of a RAPELD grid developed the Biodiversity Research Program (PPBio), with a minimum distance of one kilometer. Of these, 23 points are located in Fazenda Três Lagoas and seven in neighboring properties.
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Infrastructure for collections
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Luciano M. Verdade, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Laboratory of Isotopic Ecology / SCENE
University of Sao Paulo
Av. Centenário, 303
PO Box 96
Piracicaba, SP 13416-000
Phone: 19-3429-4070