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How will oil palm expansion affect biodiversity?
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Large biodiversity losses will only be averted if future oil palm expansion is managed to avoid deforestation, and strong overlap between areas suitable for oil palm and those of most importance for biodiversity is reviewed. Expand
Biofuel plantations on forested lands: double jeopardy for biodiversity and climate.
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Reducing deforestation is likely to represent a more effective climate-change mitigation strategy than converting forest for biofuel production, and it may help nations meet their international commitments to reduce biodiversity loss. Expand
Averting biodiversity collapse in tropical forest protected areas
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These findings suggest that tropical protected areas are often intimately linked ecologically to their surrounding habitats, and that a failure to stem broad-scale loss and degradation of such habitats could sharply increase the likelihood of serious biodiversity declines. Expand
Nesting and nest trees of stingless bees (Apidae: Meliponini) in lowland dipterocarp forests in Sabah, Malaysia, with implications for forest management
Abstract Nesting habits of highly social stingless bees (Meliponini) were studied in lowland dipterocarp forests in Sabah, Borneo. A total of 275 nests of 12 species of bees were located. All nestsExpand
Terrestrial pesticide exposure of amphibians: An underestimated cause of global decline?
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The demonstrated toxicity is alarming and a large-scale negative effect of terrestrial pesticide exposure on amphibian populations seems likely, calling for more attention in conservation efforts. Expand
Fuelling the biodiversity crisis: species loss of ground-dwelling forest ants in oil palm plantations in Sabah, Malaysia (Borneo)
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Study of the community of ground-dwelling ants in different plantations in Sabah, Malaysia, over 2 years using tuna baiting revealed that the oil palm plantation ground ant community was severely reduced in species richness in comparison to the forest interior, regardless of age, undergrowth cover, or proximity to neighbouring forest. Expand
Stratification of ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in a primary rain forest in Sabah, Borneo
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The ant fauna of a rain forest in Sabah, Malaysia was sampled by using different collecting methods in three strata and the ant community described is the most species rich published for a primary tropical rain forest. Expand
Altitudinal distribution of leaf litter ants along a transect in primary forests on Mount Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
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The ant communities of the leaf litter were studied along an elevational gradient on Mount Kinabalu in primary rain forest systems without evidence of a peak in species richness at mid-elevations, in contrast to many findings on altitudinal gradients in ants and other animal groups. Expand
Determinants of stingless bee nest density in lowland dipterocarp forests of Sabah, Malaysia
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The abundance of stingless bees in forests in Sabah is chiefly dependent on the local availability of food resources, and bee populations strongly benefit from edge effects and increased foraging habitat diversity. Expand
Size does matter – effects of tropical rainforest fragmentation on the leaf litter ant community in Sabah, Malaysia
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Community composition was substantially altered in the forest remnants, and an increase of tramp species with smaller fragment size was detected, which was unexpected and alarming, as the medium-sized forest is with its 42.9 km2 a comparatively large primary forest fragment for Sabah. Expand
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