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Revista Brasileira de Ornitologia, 23(3), 360-361 IN MEMORIAM September 2015 1 2 3,4 Sandra Maria Hartz , Glayson Ariel Bencke and Carla Suertegaray Fontana a a Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ecologia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Av. Bento Gonçalves, 9500, CEP 91501-970, Caixa Postal 15007, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil. Museu de Ciências Naturais, Fundação Zoobotânica do Rio Grande do Sul, Rua Dr. Salvador França 1427, Porto Alegre, RS Brazil. gabencke@ fzb.rs.gov.br. PUCRS, Museu de Ciências e Tecnologia, Laboratório de Ornitologia, Programa de Pós-graduação em Biociências – Zoologia, Av. Ipiranga 6681. Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil. Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org th On August 18 2015, the Brazilian society of Ornithology lost one of its most beloved and competent members: André de Mendonça-Lima. André (Dedé) was born in th Porto Alegre, on August 13 1973. Since the age of 20 he attended the laboratory of Ornithology at the “Museu de Ciências e Tecnologia da PUCRS”, under the guidance of ornithologist Carla Suertegaray Fontana, where he was the first PUCRS student to do an internshi p at the newly founded Laboratory. From an early age, he demonstrated excellent skills in bird identifi cation out in the fi eld, having a special interest in small and inconspicuous species, which did not go unnoticed to his “sharp-eye”. In Rio Grande do Sul, he collaborated on more than 30 field trips to study birds at the PUCRS Center for Research and Conservation of Nature – “CPCN Pró-Mata in São André de Mendonça-Lima (from http://lattes.cnpq.br/0119549503872549) Francisco de Paula” also surveying birds in Porto Alegre – at the Country Club, in the “Morro do Osso” Park and throughout the city. Between 1999 and 2001, he was one (Floresta Ombrófila Mista) areas, as well as the diversity of the young researchers who assisted in the study of the of tree species that are able to colonize these areas. bird community of Porto Alegre, the object of Carla S. During his PhD studies he advised, along with Fontana’s PhD. Prof. Sandra, the undergraduate student Gisele Patel His graduate work was completed at the and master’s student Lucilene Jacoboski. André was Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul-UFRGS, always a dedicated and responsible student, loved by where he obtained a masters and PhD in ecology, working all the members of the classes in which he participated, at the laboratory of Populations and Communities admired for his wide knowledge of bird biology and for Ecology, coordinated by Prof. Sandra Maria Hartz, his his great ability to identify the songs of diff erent species. supervisor. During his master’s degree, between 2000 Th roughout his academic career, mainly conducted in and 2001, he was motivated to understand the co- UFRGS, he never failed to assist colleagues at the PUCRS occurrence of syntopic species, concentrating his studies Ornithology laboratory supervised by Prof. Carla, aiding on the behavioral aspects of birds in the Parulidae family. undergraduate and graduate students, collaborating on A by-product of this study, published with Graziele relevant academic discussions and, mainly, on the analysis Volpato, was a proposal for a standardized nomenclature of ecological data. for bird’s foraging maneuvers in the Portuguese language, In May 2012, Dedé joined the Board of biologists of which is still widely used and made him nationally the Museu de Ciências Naturais da Fundação Zoobotânica known on the ornithological stage. Later, during his do Rio Grande do Sul (FZBRS) under emergency doctorate, conducted between 2008 and 2011, he procurement. In the FZB Ornithology Section, he guided focused on silvicultural systems, motivated by the need undergraduate research fellows, served as subject editor to understand how the commercial areas of pine modify of the journal Iheringia Zoology Series and participated the diversity and behavior of birds in Araucaria forest in research projects, conservation, and the fostering of Revista Brasileira de Ornitologia, 23(3), 2015 Obituary: André de Mendonça-Lima (1973-2015) Sandra Maria Hartz, Glayson Ariel Bencke and Carla Suertegaray Fontana Zilio, F.; A. Bolzan; A. Mendonça-Lima; C. Oliveira da Silva; L. biodiversity projects. One of his last contributions related Verrastro & M. Borges-Martins. 2013. Raptor assemblages in to the revision of the checklist of the endangered fauna in grasslands of southern Brazil: species richness and abundance and Rio Grande do Sul, coordinated by FZB. Th is required the influence of the surve y method. Zoological Studies s 52: 1-9. registering all the bird species in a database system and Zilio, F. & A. Mendonça-Lima. 2012. Th e White-rumped Hawk being responsible for the evaluation of 147 out of the total (Buteo leucorrhous s) in southern Brazil: status, conservation, and fi rst description of the nest. Ornitología Neotropicall 23: 51-61. 666 species being evaluated. He also reviewed nearly all of Hartz, S. M.; G. C. Pinheiro; A.Mendonça-Lima & L. S. Duarte. the non-endangered species and, as everything he did, was 2012. The potential role of migratory birds in the expansion o f extremely effective in this task. In December 2013 after Araucaria Forest. Natureza & Conservação, 10: 52-56. being diagnosed with a brain tumor, he took a sick leave Silveira, A. B.; A. Mendonça-Lima; Steffl er, C. E.; D. Port; F. Castro; F. Trierveiler; G. Vinciprova & N. J. E. Silveira. Guia de Fauna: but did not terminate his contract with FZB. His last field Usina Hidrelétrica de Campos Novos. Florianópolis: Enercan, research for the institution was for the PELD and RS- 2007. v. 1. 92p. biodiversity programs at “APA do Ibirapuitã” and around Mendonça-Lima, A; F. Zilio; C. M. Joenck; A. B. Silveira. 2006. the Lagoa do Peixe, in November and December of 2013. Novos registros de Spizaetus ornatus s (Accipitridae) no sul do Brasil. Revista Brasileira de Ornitologia a 14: 279-282. Throughout his short but intense career at Azevedo, M. A. G.; V. Q. Piacentini; I. R. Ghizoni-Jr; J. L. B. PUCRS, UFRGS and FZBRS, Dedé taught people that Albuquerque; E. Silva; C. M. Joenck; Mendonça-Lima, A.; Zilio, surrounded him not only about birds, but also about F. 2006. Biologia do gavião-bombachinha, Harpagus diodon, how the coexistence between colleagues in the lab and no estado de Santa Catarina, sul do Brasil. Revista Brasileira de in the fi eld could be both a fun and serious experience. Ornitologia a 14: 351-357. Mendonça-Lima, A.; S. M. Hartz & A. Kindel. 2004. Foraging He leaves behind many friends in Rio Grande do Sul behavior of the White-browed Warbler (Basileuterus leucoblepharus s s) and countless pupils as well as 12 published scientifi c and the Golden-crowned Warbler (B. culicivorus s) in a semidecidual articles focusing on ornithology. Without doubt a great forest in southern Brazil. Ornitologia Neotropicall 15: 5-15. colleague and the fi rst ornithologist to depart from the Fontana, C. S. & A. Mendonça-Lima. 2004. Estudos com avifauna: second “Beltinho generation”, that is, those inspired métodos gerais de levantamentos de espécies. Cadernos La Salle e 1: 173-181. from the legacy of the Gaucho Ornithologist William Mendonça-Lima, A.; J. F. Pacheco. 2003. Registros recentes de Belton. As an exceptional father to Marina and a great falconiformes na Reserva Biológica do Tinguá, RJ. Boletim husband to Cristiane he will be missed. ABFPAR 6 (1):7-9. Bencke, G. A.; C. S. Fontana & A. Mendonça-Lima. 2003. Registro de dois novos passeriformes para o Brasil: Serpophaga griseiceps (Tyrannidae) e Asthenes pyrrholeuca a (Furnariidae). Ararajuba a 10 Bibliographic references by André de Mendonça-Lima (2): 266-269. (in chronological order – new to older): Volpato, G. H. & A. Mendonça-Lima. 2002. Estratégias de forrageamento: proposta de termos para a língua Portuguesa. Mendonça-Lima, A.; L. S. Duarte & S. M. Hartz. 2014. Comparing Ararajuba a 10 (1): 101-105. diversity and dispersal traits of tree communities in plantations Mendonça-Lima, A.; E. D. Forneck; M. Peroni & O. Lange. As aves. and native forests in Southern Brazil. Natureza & Conservação 12: In: Omara Lange; Teresinha Guerra. (Org.). Análise ambiental 24-29. da sub-bacia do arroio Itapuã. Porto Alegre: Departamento de Mendonça-Lima, A A & S. M. Hartz. 2014. Foraging behavior of Ecologia/UFRGS, 2002. p. 68-72. Phylloscartes ventralis s (Aves, Tyrannidae) in native and planted Mendonça-Lima, A.; C. S. Fontana & J. K. Mähler Jr, 2001. Itens forests of southern Brazil. Iheringia. Série Zoologia 104: 391-398. alimentares consumidos por aves no nordeste do Rio Grande do Joenck, C. M.; F. Zilio & A. Mendonça-Lima. 2013. Successful Sul, Brasil. Tangara a 1: 115-124. translocation of a nestling of the Ornate Hawk-eagle (Spizaetus Mendonça-Lima, A. & C. S. Fontana. 2000. Composição, frequência ornatus s) in south of Brazil. Revista Brasileira de Ornitologia a 21: e aspectos biológicos da avifauna no Porto Alegre Country Clube, 136-140. Rio Grande do Sul. Ararajuba a 8 (1): 01-08. Revista Brasileira de Ornitologia, 23(3), 2015
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