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Searching keystone plant resources for Neotropical frugivores: a new network-based approach challenges an old paradigm


Rocks and leaves: can anatomical leaf traits reflect environmental heterogeneity in inselberg vegetation?

Tropical mountains as natural laboratories to study global changes: a long-term ecological research project in a megadiverse biodiversity hotspot (recejt and resubmit)

Effects of seed size and frugivory degree on dispersal by Neotropical primates (minor review)
Seed germination is unlinked to fire in a tropical savanna-forest mosaic


Silveira, F.A.O., Teixido, A.L., Zanetti, M., Pádua, J., Andradre, A.C.S., Costa, M.L.V. Ex situ conservation of threatened plants in Brazil: a strategic plan to achieve Target 8 of the Global Strategy of Plant Conservation. Rodriguesia.
Silveira, F.A.O., Dayrell, R.L.C., Fiorini, C.C., Negreiros, D., Borba, E.L. Diversification in ancient and nutrient-poor Neotropical ecosystems: how geological and climatic stability have shaped plant diversity in some of the world's neglected hotspots. 2019. In: Rull, V. & Carnaval, A. Neeotropical Diversification, Springer






Telhado, C., Silveira, F.A.O., Fernandes, G.W., Cornelissen, T.G. 2017. Fluctuating asymmetry in leaves and flowers of sympatric species in a montane environment. Plant Species Biology 32: 3-12.


Genrich, C.M.,  Mello, M.A.R., Silveira, F.A.O., Bronstein, J. & Paglia, A.P. 2017. Duality of interaction outcomes in a plant-frugivore multilayer network. Oikos 126: 361-368.




Fernandes, G.W., Duarte, H.M., Silveira, F.A.O., Broetto, F., Luttge, U, Rennenberg, H. Effect of sex and altitude on nutrients and Carbon and Nitrogen stable isotopes composition in the endangered shrub Baccharis concinna (Asteraceae). Acta Botanica Brasilica 31: 229-240



Silveira, F.A.O., Negreiros, D., Barbosa, N.P.U., Buisson, E., Carmo, F.F., Carstensen, D.W., Conceição, A.A., Cornelissen, T.G., Echternacht, L., 

Fernandes, G.W., Garcia Q.S., Guerra, T.J., Jacobi, C.M., Lemos-Filho, J.P., Le Stradic, S., Morellato, L.P.C., Neves, F.S., Oliveira, R.S., Schaefer, C.E., Viana, P.L., Lambers, H. 2016. Ecology and evolution of plant diversity in campo rupestre: a neglected biodiversity conservation priority. Plant and Soil 403: 129-152. (special issue) This paper was ranked #1 in Springer Plant Sciences in 2016.


Hopper, S.D., Silveira, F.A.O., Fiedler, P. 2016. Biodiversity Hotspots and Ocbil Theory.  Plant and Soil 403: 167-216.


Jiménez-Alfaro, B., Silveira, F.A.O., Fidelis, A.T., Poschlod, P. Commander, L.E. 2016. Seed germination traits can contribute better to plant community ecology. Journal of Vegetation Science 27: 637-645.


Ribeiro, R.C., Figueiredo, M.L.N., Picorelli, A., Oliveira, D.M.T. & Silveira, F.A.O. 2016. Does seed coat structure modulate gut-passage effects on seed germination? Examples from Miconieae DC. (Melastomataceae). Seed Science Research 26: 139-147.



de Paula, L.F.A., Negreiros, D., Oliveira, L.A., Fernandes, R.L., Stehmann, J.R. & Silveira, F.A.O. 2015. Functional ecology as a missing link for conservation of a resource-limited flora in the Atlantic Forest. Biodiversity & Conservation 29: 2239-2253. (special issue)


Silveira, F.A.O. & Fuzessy, L.F. 2015. Does successful ovule development depend on its position within the pod? Examples from Neotropical Fabaceae. Plant Species Biology 30: 285-290.


Dayrell, R.L.C., Gonçalves-Alvim, S.J., Negreiros, D., Fernandes, G.W. & Silveira, F.A.O. 2015. Environmental control of seed dormancy and germination of Mimosa calodendron (Fabaceae): implications for ecological restoration of a highly threatened environment. Brazilian Journal of Botany 38: 395-399


Nativel, N., Buisson, E. & Silveira, F.A.O. 2015. Seed storage-mediated dormancy alleviation in Fabaceae from campo rupestre. Acta Botanica Brasilica 29:445-447


Le Stradic, S., Silveira, F.A.O., Buisson, E., Cazelles, K., Carvalho, V. & Fernandes. G.W. 2015. Diversity of germination strategies and seed dormancy in herbaceous species of campo rupestre grasslands. Austral Ecology 40: 537-546


 Ribeiro, R.C., Oliveira, D.M.T. & Silveira, F.A.O. 2015. A new seed coat water-impermeability mechanism in Chaetostoma armatum (Melastomataceae): evolutionary and biogeographical implications of physiophysical dormancy. Seed Science Research  25: 179-193. 


Formiga, A.T., Silveira, F.A.O., Fernandes, G.W. Isaias, R.M.S. 2015. Phenotypic plasticity and similarity among gall morphotypes on a superhost, Baccharis reticularia. Plant Biology 17: 512-521.


Silveira, F.A.O., Santos, J.C., Franceschinelli, E.V., Morellato, L.P.C. & Fernandes, G.W. 2015. Costs and benefits of reproducing under unfavorable conditions: an integrated view of ecological and physiological constraints in a cerrado shrub. Plant Ecology 216: 963-974.


Marques, A.R., Atman, A.P.F., Silveira, F.A.O. & Lemos-Filho, J. P. 2014. Are seed germination and ecological breadth associated? Testing the regeneration niche hypothesis with bromeliads in a heterogeneous Neotropical montane vegetation. Plant Ecology 215: 517-529


Silveira, F.A.O., Negreiros, D., Ranieri, B.D., Silva, C.A., Araújo, L.M. & Fernandes, G.W. 2014. Effect of seed storage on germination, seedling growth and survival of Mimosa foliolosa (Fabaceae): implications for seed banks and restoration ecology. Tropical Ecology 55: 385-392.



Lima, M.H.C., Oliveira, E.G. & Silveira, F.A.O. 2013. Interactions between ants and non-myrmecochorous fruits in Miconia (Melastomataceae) in a Neotropical Savanna. Biotropica 45: 217-223.


Silveira, F.A.O., Fernandes, G.W. & Lemos-Filho, J. P. 2013. Seed and Seedling Ecophysiology of Neotropical Melastomataceae: Implications for Conservation and Restoration of Savannas and Rainforests. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden. 99: 82-99.


 Sales, N.M.; Perez-Garcia, F. & Silveira, F.A.O. 2013. Consistent variation in seed germination across an environmental gradient in a Neotropical savanna. South African Journal of Botany: 87: 129-133. 


Belo, R.M., Negreiros, D., Fernandes, G.W., Silveira, F.A.O., Ranieri, B.D. & Morellato, P.C. 2013. Reproductive and vegetative phenology of endemic shrubs from Serra do Cipó rupestrian grasslands, Southeastern Brazil. Rodriguesia 64: 817-828.


Silveira, F.A.O., Ribeiro, R.C., Soares, S., Rocha, D. & Oliveira, C. 2013. Physiological dormancy and seed germination inhibitors in Miconia (Melastomataceae). Plant Ecology & Evolution 146: 290-294. 


Ranieri, B.D., Silveira, F.A.O. & Franceschinelli, E.V. 2013. Biologia floral e comportamento de visitantes florais de Tococa guianensis Aubl. (Melastomataceae) no Parque Estadual do Rio Preto, MG, Brasil. Lundiana 11: 3-8.


Rodrigues, E.R.S. & Silveira, F.A.O. 2013. Seed germination requirements of Trembleya laniflora (Melastomataceae), an endemic species from neotropical montane rocky savannas. Plant Species Biology 28: 165-168.


Silveira, F.A.O. & Oliveira, E.G. 2013. Does plant architectrual complexity increases with increasing habitat complexity? A tese with a pioneer shrub in the Brazilian Cerrado. Brazilian Journal of Biology 73: 271-277.


Silveira, F. A. O. 2013. Sowing the seeds for the future: the need for defining protocols for the study of seed dormancy. Acta Botanica Brasilica 27: 264-269.


Viana, L.R., Silveira, F.A.O., Santos, J.C., Rosa, L.H., Cares, J.E., Café-Filho, & Fernandes, G.W. 2013. Nematode-induced galls in Miconia albicans: effect of host plant density and correlations with performance. Plant Species Biology 28: 63-69.



Silveira, F.A.O.; Negreiros, D. & Araújo, L.M. 2012. Does seed germination contribute to ecological breadth and geographic range? A test with sympatric Diplusodon (Lythraceae) species from rupestrian fields. Plant Species Biology 27: 170-173.


Silveira, F.A.O., Mafia, P.O., Lemos-Filho, J. P. & Fernandes, G.W. 2012. Species-specific outcomes of avian gut passage on germination of Melastomataceae seeds. Plant Ecology and Evolution 145: 350-355.


Silveira, F.A.O.; Ribeiro, R.C.; Oliveira, D.M.T.; Fernandes, G.W. & Lemos-Filho, J.P. 2012. Evolution of physiological dormancy multiple times in Melastomataceae from Neotropical montane vegetation. Seed Science Research 1: 1-8.



Bedetti, C.S.; Aguiar, D.B.; Jannuzzi, M.C.; Moura, M.Z.D. & Silveira, F.A.O. 2011. Abiotic factors modulate phenotypic plasticity in an apomictic shrub [Miconia albicans (SW.) Triana] along a soil fertility gradient in a Neotropical savanna. Australian Journal of Botany 59: 274-282.


Hilarino, M.; Silveira, F.A.O.; Oki, Y.; Rodrigues, L.; Santos, J.C.; Correa-Jr, A.Fernandes, G.W. & Rosa, C. A. 2011. Distribution of the endophytic fungi community in leaves of Bauhinia brevipes (Fabaceae). Acta Botanica Brasilica 25: 815-821.



 Santos, J.C.; Silveira, F.A.O.; Pereira, E.C. & Fernandes, G.W. 2010. Pattern of attack of a galling insect reveals an unexpected preference-performance linkage on medium-sized resources. Revista Brasileira de Entomologia 54: 96-103. 


Silveira, F.A.O.; Santos, J.C. & Fernandes, G.W. 2010. Seed germination ecophysiology of the wild pineapple, Ananas ananassoides (Baker) L.B.Sm. (Bromeliaceae). Acta Botanica Brasilica 24: 1100-1103.


 Gonçalves-Alvim, S.J.,Lana, T.C., Ranieri, B.D., Silveira, F.A.O., Ribeiro, V. & Fernandes, G.W. 2010. Growth, defense and herbivory on young leaves of Qualea parviflora (Vochysiaceae) in three different Cerrado habitats. Neotropical Biology and Conservation 5: 86-92.



Vieira, B. C. & Silveira, F.A.O. 2010. Reproductive phenology, seed germination and ex situ conservation of Pseudananas sagenarius in a semi-deciduous tropical forest fragment. Plant Species Biology 25: 214-220.



Negreiros, D., Fernandes, G.W., Silveira, F.A.O. & Chalub, C. 2009. Seedling growth and biomass allocation of endemic and threatened shrubs of rupestrian fields. Acta Oecologica 35: 301-310.


Rosumek, F.B.; Silveira, F.A.O.; Neves, F.S.; Barbosa, N.P.U. ; Diniz, L.H.; Oki, Y.; Pezzini, F.; Fernandes, G. W. & Cornelissen, T.G. 2009. Ants on plants: a meta-analysis of the role of ants as plant biotic defenses. Oecologia 160: 537-549.


Sá, C.E.M., Silveira, F.A.O., Santos, J.C., Isaias, R.M.S. & Fernandes, G.W. 2009. Anatomical and developmental aspects of leaf galls induced by Schizomyia macrocapillata Maia (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) on Bauhinia brevipes Vogel (Fabaceae). Revista Brasileira de Botânica 32: 319-327.


Santos, J.C.; Silveira, F.A.O. & Fernandes, G.W. 2008. Long term oviposition preference and larval performance of Schizomyia macrocapillata (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) on larger shoots of its host plant Bauhinia brevipes (Fabaceae). Evolutionary Ecology 22: 123-137.



Lara, D.P., Oliveira, L.A., Azevedo, I.F.P., Xavier, M.F., Silveira, F.A.O., Carneiro, M.A.A. & Fernandes, G.W. 2008. Relationships between host plant architecture and gall abundance and survival. Revista Brasileira de Entomologia 52: 78-81.


Maia, V.C., Silveira, F.A.O., Oliveira, L.A. & Xavier, M.F. 2008. Asphondylia gochnatiae, a new species of gall midge (Diptera, Cecidomyiidae) associated with Gochnatia polymorpha (Less.) Cabrera (Asteraceae). Zootaxa 1740: 53-58.



Silveira, F.A.O., Santos, J.C., Viana, L.R., Falqueto, S.A., Vaz-de-Mello, F.Z. & Fernandes, G.W. 2006. Predation of Atta laevigata (Formicidae) by Canthon virens (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Tropical Zoology 19: 1-7.


Silveira, F.A.O. & Fernandes, G.W. 2006. Effect of light, temperature and scarification on the germination of Mimosa foliolosa (Leguminosae) seeds. Seed Science and Technology 34: 585-592.


Almeida, F.V.M., Santos, J.C., Silveira, F.A.O. & Fernandes, G.W. 2006. Distribution and frequency of galls induced by Anisodiplosis waltheriae Maia (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) on the invasive plant Waltheria indica L. (Sterculiaceae). Neotropical Entomology 35: 435-439.



Santos, J.C.; Silveira, F.A.O.; Almeida, F.V.M. & Fernandes, G.W. 2005. Notes on the ecology and behavior of Pachycoris torridus (Hemiptera: Scutelleridae): new host plant, color polymorphism, maternal care and parasitism. Lundiana 6: 107-111.


Silveira, F.A.O., Fernandes, F. & Fernandes, G.W. 2005. Light and temperature influence on seed germination of Calliandra fasciculata Benth. (Leguminosae). Lundiana 6: 95-97.



Gomes, V.; Collevatti, R.G.; Silveira, F.A.O. & Fernandes, G.W. 2004. The distribution of genetic variability in Baccharis concinna (Asteraceae), an endemic, dioecious and threatened shrub of rupestrian fields of Brazil. Conservation Genetics 5: 157-165.


Silveira, F.A.O., Negreiros, D. & Fernandes, G.W. 2004. Influência da luz e da temperatura na germinação de sementes de Marcetia taxifolia (A. St.-Hil.) DC. (Melastomataceae). Acta Botanica Brasilica 18: 847-851.


Santos, J.C., Viana, L.R., Silveira, F.A.O. Penteado-Dias, A.M. & Fernandes, G.W. 2004. Ovipositing behaviour of Compsobracon mirabilis (Szépligeti) (Hymenoptera, Braconidae) in a cerrado habitat, southeastern Brazil. Revista Brasileira de Entomologia 48: 139-140.