Scientific Productivity

The research program was founded in 2006 and since then we have sponsored 82 projects and numerous rapid collection studies. The vast majority of the research has been conducted by professors and graduate students from the principal Bahian universities, these being: Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA), Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santa (UEFS), and Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz (UESC) and the Universidade Federal do Sul da Bahia (UFSB). More recently we have formed a partnership with the newly founded Universidade Federal do Recôncavo da Bahia (UFRB). So far scientists have registered >2000 species in the reserve, including 6 newly discovered species. Studies have covered diverse organisms including: ants, butterflies, moths, bees, wasps, spiders, beetles, termites, fish, amphibians, lizards, snakes, birds, bats, small, medium, and large mammals, fungi, non-vascular plants, orchids, bromeliads, trees, and people.

Below we list the studies conducted in the reserve. For those interested in finding out more about particular studies or for species lists, contact the scientists responsible for the study directly through the university websites. We also include a list of the 75 publications resulting from work done in the reserve. For re-prints contact the lead author of the article directly.

Researchers and Publications:

Research Projects in the Michelin Ecological Reserve – July 2017

Publications from research conducted in the Michelin Ecological Reserve – July 2017