João Paes Vieira

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High rainfall associated with El Niño events significantly increases runoff and stream discharge in southern Brazil. High freshwater discharge changes salinity, temperature, and water circulation patterns that can affect the fish estuarine assemblage. Using long-term data obtained from standardized surveys, we analyzed fish assemblage structure and dynamics(More)
Patos Lagoon is located off the southern Brazilian coast and represents one of the largest coastal lagoons in the world. We estimated hydrological and physicochemical conditions associated with spatial variation in the abundance and diversity of freshwater fishes along the lagoon, and inter-annual variability in abundances of freshwater fishes occurring in(More)
This study analyzed biochemical biomarkers of freshwater and estuarine fish species from Southern Brazil. It analyzed three organs (muscle, liver and gills), in four fish species (Micropogonias furnieri, Pimelodus pintado, Loricariichthys anus and Parapimelodus nigribarbis) in order to perform an environmental diagnosis. Obtained results showed that liver(More)
We investigated the distributional patterns of shallow-water fish and their environmental correlates along a broad spatial scale encompassing estuarine and freshwater ecosystems. Marine-vagrant species were restricted to the sites under the influence of salinity intrusion, whereas estuarine-related and freshwater guilds were found along the entire(More)
Otolith microchemistry (Sr:Ca, Ba:Ca) was used to evaluate habitat use patterns of the endangered dusky grouper Epinephelus marginatus in southern Brazil. Individual Sr:Ca profiles exhibited low variation, with an overall tendency to increase with age. Interestingly, individual Ba:Ca profiles presented 3 contrasting patterns: the first comprised most(More)
Jenynsia multidentata is an important component of the fish assemblage of the Patos Lagoon estuary in southern South Brazil. In order to investigate its reproductive cycle and abundance patterns, standardized sampling was conducted over large spatial (marine, estuary and lagoon) and temporal (1996–2003) scales. Both females and males were significantly more(More)
The present study characterizes the fish assemblage in the surf zone of Cassino Beach, Rio Grande, Brazil, and analyzes temporal fluctuations in richness and abundance of these species in medium (months) and long terms (years), associating them also with abiotic covariates. Data were collected monthly between 1996 and 2012 at two locations. Bayesian(More)
The use of golden mussel shells as a solid support in vortex-assisted matrix solid-phase dispersion (MSPD) was evaluated for the first time for extraction of residues of 11 pesticides and nine pharmaceutical and personal care products from mussel tissue samples. After they had been washed, dried, and milled, the mussel shells were characterized by scanning(More)
Elementos traço e majoritários foram determinados em mexilhão dourado (Limnoperna fortunei) coletados no canal São Gonçalo (Rio Grande-RS, Brasil). Digestão assistida por microondas em sistema fechado foi utilizada para decomposição das amostras com subsequente determinação elementar por técnicas espectrométricas. Os resultados mostraram que o tecido de(More)