UFJF - Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora

Limnology of Manacás Lake

Data: 10 de November de 2016

   The main objective of this project is to deepen the limnological knowledge about a shallow lake in the Zona da Mata Mineira, and to understand how the bacterial, phytoplankton and zooplankton communities interact between each other as well as with the abiotic factors of their ecosystems.


    Specifically, our main aims will be:


    1. To evaluate how the main abiotic factors influence in each community.
    2. What is the relationship between these communities.
    3. The relation between the limnological variables of the system with the partial pressure of CO2;
    4. Evidences of the existence of bottom-up and/or top-down control and its positive and negative influences on this ecosystem;
    5. To understand the flow of energy in a shallow lake system.



Fábio Roland | Coordinator

Nathan Oliveira Barros

Carlos Henrique Duque Estrada

Natália Pessoa Noyma

Maria Carolina Silva Soares