Rita de Cassia Quitete Portela

Former member (Visiting Scholar)

Rita de Cassia Quitete Portela

I am a full professor in Plant Ecology, teaching ecology courses in the Department of Ecology of Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I am interested in the ecology and conservation of plant populations , especially trying to understand what processes affect population dynamics and distribution of palm species in the Atlantic Rain Forest of Brazil .





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Effects of “primatization” on the population dynamics of a palm tree that is vulnerable to extinction

Research by on June 29, 2016
Changes caused by habitat fragmentation are expected to lead to a decrease in the recruitment of plant seedlings, changing their population dynamics and thus jeopardizing the persistence of populations. The high density of a predator can therefore be predicted to cause a drastic decrease in the density of the plant on which it feeds. The… Read more