Research Papers

  1. MORETTI, M. S.; BECKER, B.; KIFFER JR., W. P.; DA PENHA, L. O.; CALLISTO, M. 2020. Eucalyptus leaves are preferred to cerrado native species but do not constitute a better food resource to stream shredders. JOURNAL OF ARID ENVIRONMENTS, in press.

  2. BLACKMAN, R. C.; BRUDER, A.; BURDON, F. J.; CONVEY, P.; FUNK, W. C.; JÄHNIG, S. C.; KISHE, M. A.; MORETTI, M. S.; NATUGONZA, V.; PAWLOWSKI, J.; STUBBINGTON, R.; ZHANG, X.; SEEHAUSEN, O.; ALTERMATT, F. 2020. A meeting framework for inclusive and sustainable science. NATURE ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION, v. 4, p. 668–671. DOI.

  3. SERPA, K. V.; KIFFER JR, W. P.; BORELLI, M. F.; FERRAZ, M. A.; MORETTI, M. S. 2020. Niche breadth of invertebrate shredders in tropical forest streams: Which taxa have restricted habitat preferences? HYDROBIOLOGIA, v. 847, p. 1739-1752. DOI.

  4. CASOTTI, C. G.; KIFFER JR, W. P.; COSTA, L. C.; BARBOSA, P.; MORETTI, M. S. 2019. The longer the conditioning, the better the quality? The effects of leaf conditioning time on aquatic hyphomycetes and performance of shredders in a tropical stream. AQUATIC ECOLOGY, v. 53, p. 163-178. DOI.

  5. KIFFER JR., W. P.; SILVA, F. M.; CASOTTI, C. G.; COSTA, L. C.; MORETTI, M. S. 2018. Exotic Eucalyptus leaves are preferred over tougher native species but affect the growth and survival of shredders in an Atlantic Forest stream (Brazil). PLOS ONE, v. 13, p. e0190743. DOI.

  6. KIFFER JR., W. P.; GIUBERTI, T. Z.; SERPA, K. V.; SILVA, F. M.; MORETTI, M. S. 2018. Do changes in riparian zones affect periphyton growth and invertebrate colonization on rocky substrates in Atlantic Forest streams? IHERINGIA. SÉRIE ZOOLOGIA, v. 108, p. e2018014. DOI.

  7. COSTA, L. C.; KIFFER JR., W. P.; CASOTTI, C. G.; MORETTI, M. S. 2018. Size-mass relationships in Trichodactylus fluviatilis Latreille, 1828 (Decapoda: Brachyura: Trichodactylidae), a macroconsumer in coastal streams of the Atlantic Forest, southeastern Brazil. JOURNAL OF CRUSTACEAN BIOLOGY, v. 38, p. 539-546. DOI.

  8. FEIO, M. J.; LEITE, G. F. M.; REZENDE, R. S.; MEDEIROS, A.; CRUZ, L. C.; DAHORA, J. A. S.; CALOR, A.; NERES-LIMA, V.; SILVA-ARAUJO, M.; CALLISTO, M.; FRANCA, J. S.; MARTINS, I.; MORETTI, M. S.; RANGEL, J. V.; PETRUCIO, M.; LEMES-SILVA, A. L.; MARTINS, R. T.; DIAS-SILVA, K.; DANTAS, G. P. S.; MORETTO, Y.; GONCALVES, J. F. Jr. 2018. Macro-scale (biomes) differences in neotropical stream processes and community structure. GLOBAL ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION, v. 16, p. e00498. DOI.

  9. REIS, D. F.; MACHADO, M. M. D.; COUTINHO, N. P.; RANGEL, J. V.; MORETTI, M. S.; MORAIS, P. B. 2018. Feeding preference of the shredder Phylloicus sp. for plant leaves of Chrysophyllum oliviforme or Miconia chartacea after conditioning in streams from different biomes. BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF BIOLOGY, v. 79, p. 22-28. DOI.

  10. RANGEL, J. V.; ARAUJO, R. E. S.; CASOTTI, C. G.; COSTA, L. C.; KIFFER JR., W. P.; MORETTI, M. S. 2017. Assessing the role of canopy cover on the colonization of phytotelmata by aquatic invertebrates: an experiment with the tank-bromeliad Aechmea lingulata. JOURNAL OF LIMNOLOGY, v. 76, p. 230-239. DOI.

  11. SILVA, F. M.; KIFFER JR., W. P.; MORETTI, M. S. 2017. Structural and functional composition of invertebrate communities associated with leaf patches in forest streams: a comparison between mesohabitats and catchments. HYDROBIOLOGIA, v. 800, p. 115-127. DOI.

  12. COSTA, L. C.; KIFFER JR., W. P.; CASOTTI, C. G.; RANGEL, J. V.; MORETTI, M. S. 2017. Influence of Trichodactylus fluviatilis on leaf breakdown in streams: Understanding the role of freshwater crabs in detritus-based food webs. ZOOLOGICAL STUDIES, v. 55, p. 54, 2017. DOI.

  13. KIFFER JR., W. P.; SILVA, F. M.; RANGEL, J. V.; BARBOSA, P.; SERPA, K. V.; MORETTI, M. S. 2016. Size-mass relationships and the influence of larval and case size on the consumption rates of Triplectides sp. (Trichoptera, Leptoceridae). FUNDAMENTAL AND APPLIED LIMNOLOGY, v. 188, p. 73-81. DOI.

  14. BOYERO L.; PEARSON R. G.; HUI C.; GESSNER M. O.; PÉREZ J. A.; MARKOS A.; GRAÇA M. A. S.; CARDINALE B. J.; ALBARIÑO R. J.; ARUNACHALAM M.; BARMUTA L. A.; BOULTON A. J.; BRUDER A.; CALLISTO M.; CHAUVET E.; DEATH R. G.; DUDGEON D.; ENCALADA A. C.; FERREIRA V.; FIGUEROA R.; FLECKER A. S.; GONÇALVES J. F.; HELSON J.; IWATA T.; JINGGUT T.; MORETTI M. S. et al. 2016. Biotic and abiotic variables influencing plant litter breakdown in streams: a global study. PROCEEDINGS - ROYAL SOCIETY. BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, v. 283, article 20152664. DOI.

  15. MIRANDA T. O.; LIMA H. S.; GALON B.; VERONEZ A.; MORETTI M. S.; ROPER J. J. & GOMES L. C. 2016. Changes in water quality and the phytoplankton community associated with tilapia cage farming in tropical lakes. AQUATIC LIVING RESOURCES, v. 29, artigo. 403. DOI.

  16. BOYERO L.; PEARSON R.; SWAN C. M.; HUI C.; ALBARIÑO R. J.; ARUNACHALAM M.; CALLISTO M.; CHARÁ J.; CHARÁ-SERNA A. M.; CHAUVET E.; CORNEJO A.; DUDGEON D.; ENCALADA A.; FERREIRA V.; GESSNER M. O.; GONCALVES J. F.; GRACA M.; HELSON J. E.; MATHOOKO J. M.; MCKIE B. G.; MORETTI M. S.; YULE C. M. 2015. Latitudinal gradient of nestedness and its potential drivers in stream detritivores. ECOGRAPHY, v. 38, p. 949-955. DOI.

  17. MEDEIROS C.G.C.; KIFFER W. P. & MORETTI, M. S. 2015. Leaf traits induce the feeding preference of a shredder of the genus Triplectides Kolenati, 1859 (Trichoptera) in an Atlantic Forest stream, Brazil: a test with native and exotic leaves. AQUATIC INSECTS, v. 36, p. 43-52. DOI.

  18. FRAINER A.; MORETTI M. S.; XU W. & GESSNER M. O. 2015. No evidence for leaf-trait dissimilarity effects on litter decomposition, fungal decomposers, and nutrient dynamics. ECOLOGY, v. 96, p. 550-561. DOI.

  19. BOYERO L.; PEARSON R. G.; GESSNER M. O.; DUDGEON D.; RAMÍREZ A.; YULE C. M.; CALLISTO M.; PRINGLE C. M.; ENCALADA A. C.; ARUNACHALAM M.; MATHOOKO J.; HELSON J. E.; RINCÓN J.; BRUDER A.; CORNEJO A.; FLECKER A. S.; MATHURIAU C.; ME´RIMBA C.; GONÇALVES J. F.; MORETTI M. S.; JINGGUT, T. 2015. Leaf-litter breakdown in tropical streams: is variability the norm? FRESHWATER SCIENCE, v. 34, p. 759-769. DOI.

  20. CASOTTI, C. G.; KIFFER JR., W. P.; COSTA L. C.; RANGEL J. V.; CASAGRANDE L. C. & MORETTI M. S. 2015. Assessing the importance of riparian zones conservation for leaf decomposition in streams. NATUREZA & CONSERVAÇÃO, v. 13, p. 178-182. DOI.

  21. BRUDER A.; SCHINDLER M. H.; MORETTI M. S. & GESSNER, M. O. 2014. Litter decomposition in a temperate and a tropical stream: the effects of species mixing, litter quality and shredders. FRESHWATER BIOLOGY, v. 59, p. 438-449. DOI.

  22. MARQUES, J. F.; SILVA, F. M.; KIFFER JR., W. P.; CASOTTI, C. G.; COSTA, L. C.; RANGEL, J. V.; MORETTI, M. S. 2012. Decomposition of leaves of Myrcia lineata (O. Berg) Nied. in reaches with different levels of riparian canopy cover of an Atlantic Forest stream in southeast Brazil. NATUREZA ON LINE, v. 10, p. 200-207. PDF.

  23. BOYERO, L.; PEARSON, R. G.; DUDGEON, D.; FERREIRA, V.; GRAÇA, M. A. S.; GESSNER, M. O.; BOULTON, A. J.; CHAUVET, E.; YULE, C. M.; ALBARIÑO, R. J.; RAMÍREZ, A.; HELSON, J. E.; CALLISTO, M.; ARUNACHALAM, M.; CHARÁ, J.; FIGUEROA, R.; MATHOOKO, J. M.; GONÇALVES JR., J. F.; MORETTI, M. S.; CHARÁ-SERNA, A. M.; DAVIES, J. N.; ENCALADA, A.; LAMOTHE, S.; BURIA, L. M.; CASTELA, J.; et al. 2011. Global patterns of stream detritivore distribution: implications for biodiversity loss in changing climates. GLOBAL ECOLOGY AND BIOGEOGRAPHY, v. 21, p. 134-141. DOI.

  24. BOYERO, L.; PEARSON, R. G.; GESSNER, M. O.; BARMUTA, L. A.; FERREIRA, V.; GRAÇA, M. A. S.; DUDGEON, D.; BOULTON, A. J.; CALLISTO, M.; CHAUVET, E.; HELSON, J. E.; BRUDER, A.; ALBARIÑO, R. J.; YULE, C. M.; ARUNACHALAM, M.; DAVIES, J. N.; FIGUEROA, R.; FLECKER, A. S.; RAMÍREZ, A.; DEATH, R. G.; IWATA, T.; MATHOOKO, J. M.; MATHURIAU, C.; GONÇALVES, J. F.; MORETTI, M. S.; et al. 2011. A global experiment suggests climate warming will not accelerate litter decomposition in streams but might reduce carbon sequestration. ECOLOGY LETTERS, v. 14, p. 289-294. DOI.

  25. BOYERO, L.; PEARSON, R.; DUDGEON, D.; GRACA, M. A. S.; GESSNER, M. O.; ALBARINO, R.; FERREIRA, V.; YULE, C.; BOULTON, A.; ARUNACHALAM, M.; CALLISTO, M.; CHAUVET, E.; RAMIREZ, A.; CHARA, J.; MORETTI, M. S.; GONCALVES JR., J. F.; HELSON, J.; CHARA, A. M.; ENCALADA, A.; DAVIES, J.; LAMOTHE, S.; CORNEJO, A.; CASTELA, J.; LI, A.; et al. 2011. Global distribution of a key trophic guild contrasts with common latitudinal diversity patterns. ECOLOGY, v. 92, p. 1839-1848. DOI.

  26. ABELHO, M.; MORETTI, M. S.; FRANÇA, J.; CALLISTO, M. 2010. Nutrient addition does not enhance leaf decomposition in a Southeastern Brazilian stream (Espinhaço mountain range). BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF BIOLOGY, v. 70, p. 747-754. DOI.

  27. LIGEIRO, R.; MORETTI, M. S.; GONÇALVES, J. F.; CALLISTO, M. 2010. What is more important for invertebrate colonization in a stream with low-quality litter inputs: exposure time or leaf species? HYDROBIOLOGIA, v. 654, p. 125-136, 2010. DOI.

  28. MORETTI, M. S.; LOYOLA, R.; BECKER, B.; CALLISTO, M. 2009. Leaf abundance and phenolic concentrations codetermine the selection of case-building materials by Phylloicus sp. (Trichoptera, Calamoceratidae). HYDROBIOLOGIA, v. 630, p. 199-206. DOI.

  29. BECKER, B.; MORETTI, M. S.; CALLISTO, M. 2009. Length-dry mass relationships for a typical shredder in Brazilian streams (Trichoptera: Calamoceratidae). AQUATIC INSECTS, v. 31, p. 227-234. DOI.

  30. MORETTI, M. S.; GONÇALVES, J. F.; LIGEIRO, R.; CALLISTO, M. 2007. Invertebrates Colonization on Native Tree Leaves in a Neotropical Stream (Brazil). INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF HYDROBIOLOGY, v. 92, p. 119-210. DOI.

  31. MORETTI, M. S.; GONÇALVES, J. F.; CALLISTO, M. 2007. Leaf breakdown in two tropical streams: Differences between single and mixed species packs. LIMNOLOGICA, v. 37, p. 250-258. DOI.

  32. MORETTI, M. S.; LOYOLA, R. D. 2005. Does Barypenthus concolor Burmeister (Trichoptera: Odontoceridae) select particles of different sizes for case building? NEOTROPICAL ENTOMOLOGY, v. 34, n.2, p. 337-340, 2005. DOI.

  33. MORETTI, M. S.; CALLISTO, M. 2005. Biomonitoring of benthic macroinvertebrates in the middle Doce River watershed. ACTA LIMNOLOGICA BRASILIENSIA, v. 17, n.3, p. 267-282. PDF.

  34. MORETTI, M. S.; GOULART, M.; CALLISTO, M. 2003. Avaliação rápida da macrofauna associada a Eichhornia azurea (Swartz) Kunth, 1843 e Pontederia lanceolata Nutt., 1818 (Pontederiaceae) na Baía do Coqueiro, Pantanal de Poconé (MT/Brasil). REVISTA BRASILEIRA DE ZOOCIÊNCIAS, v. 5, n.1, p. 7-21. PDF.

  35. CALLISTO, M.; GOULART, M.; MORETTI, M. S. 2001. Macroinvertebrados Bentônicos como Ferramenta para Avaliar a Saúde de Riachos. REVISTA BRASILEIRA DE RECURSOS HÍDRICOS, v. 6, n.1, p. 71-82, 2001. DOI.

Book Chapters

  1. BOYERO, L.; PEARSON, R. G.; ALBARIÑO R. J.; CALLISTO, M.; CORREA-ARANEDA, F.; ENCALADA, A. C.; MORETTI, M. S.; RAMÍREZ, A.; SPARKMAN, A.; SWAN, C. M.; YULE, C. M.; GRAÇA, M. A. S. In press. Identifying Stream Invertebrates as Plant Litter Consumers. In: BÄRLOCHER, F.; GESSNER, M. O.; GRAÇA, M. A. S. (eds.). Methods to Study Litter Decomposition, 2nd edn. Springer.

  2. CALLISTO, M. ; MORETTI, M. S. 2009. Human impacts on tropical freshwater environments. In: Del-Claro, K.. (Org.). Tropical Biology and Conservation, Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems. Oxford: Eolss Publishers. PDF.

Other Files

  1. MORETTI, M. S. 2004. Atlas de Identificação Rápida dos Principais Grupos de Macroinvertebrados Bentônicos, Laboratório de Ecologia de Bentos, ICB, UFMG. PDF.