Main study sites and systems

Serra do Pirauá, Paraíba state.jpg

Serra do Pirauá, Paraíba state.jpg

Gustavo in Serra do Pirauá, northeast Brazil

Ilha do Cardoso

Ilha do Cardoso

Amazing coastal island. The place of bromeliad food webs.

Ilha do Cardoso

Ilha do Cardoso

Going to Cardoso Island :)

Ilha do Cardoso

Ilha do Cardoso

"Landscape of natural mesocosms" at the closed restinga

Ilha do Cardoso

Ilha do Cardoso

Gustavo Cauê's experiment

Ilha do Cardoso

Ilha do Cardoso

Corinna demersa, an "amphibian" bromeliad-living spider

Ilha do Cardoso

Ilha do Cardoso

Bromeliad-living jumping spider (Psecas sp. nov). The "soul spider".

Ilha do Cardoso

Ilha do Cardoso

Leptagrion andromache (Zygoptera), an important predator in bromeliad food webs.

Ilha do Cardoso

Ilha do Cardoso

Paula's experiment

Ilha do Cardoso

Ilha do Cardoso

AnaZ's experiment

Ilha do Cardoso

Ilha do Cardoso

Experiment with bromeliads

Ilha do Cardoso

Ilha do Cardoso

Gustavo Cauê Piccoli in a closed restinga

Ilha do Cardoso

Ilha do Cardoso

Dr Thiago Gonçalves-Souza

Ilha do Cardoso

Ilha do Cardoso

People working

Picinguaba

Picinguaba

Atlantic Rainforest

Picinguaba

Picinguaba

Tank bromeliad from Atlantic Rainforest. Neoregelia johannis.

Picinguaba

Picinguaba

Pablo's experiment

Picinguaba

Picinguaba

Pablo's experiment

Serra do Japi

Serra do Japi

Experiment of exclusion covering streams to test the effects of allochthonous subsidies on riparian predators and food web structure.

Serra do Japi

Serra do Japi

Epiphytic and terrestrial bromeliads

Serra do Japi

Serra do Japi

Spider Peucetia upon inflorescences of Trichogoniopsis adenantha (Asteraceae). This is a mutualistic system mediated by glandular trichomes.

Serra do Japi

Serra do Japi

Plant-pollinator-predator system. Crypsis in crab spiders.

Serra do Cipó

Serra do Cipó

Rocky fields from a mountain hill. Plenty of carnivorous plants. Some of them are containers and support rich aquatic food webs.

Serra do Cipó

Serra do Cipó

Paepalanthus bromelioides. This is an Eriocaulaceae that accumulate rain water. This is a carnivorous plant.

Serra do Cipó

Serra do Cipó

Frog inhabiting bromeliad

Monte Verde

Monte Verde

About 2000 m asl there are tank bromeliads living in inselbergs (upon rocks).

Monte Verde

Monte Verde

"garotos da Mantiqueira". Gustavo, Eduardo and César.

Monte Verde

Monte Verde

Gustavo Romero

Monte Verde

Monte Verde

Aechmea distichantha upon inselberg

Atlantic Rainforest

Atlantic Rainforest

Bromeliads from open restingas. Florianopolis-SC

Atlantic Rainforest

Atlantic Rainforest

Aechmea nudicaulis from Setiba-ES.

Atlantic Rainforest

Atlantic Rainforest

Tank bromeliad (Aechmea nudicaulis) in open restingas from Setiba.

Cerrado

Cerrado

Jumping spider Psecas chapoda (female upon her egg sac). This system is mutualistic: plants provide shelter and spiders contribute to plant nutrition and growth.