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A global meta-analysis on the ecological drivers of forest restoration success
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A meta-analysis encompassing 221 study landscapes worldwide reveals forest restoration enhances biodiversity by 15–84% and vegetation structure by 36–77%, compared with degraded ecosystems.
Preliminary observations on habitat, support use and diet in two non-native primates in an urban Atlantic forest fragment: The capuchin monkey (Cebus sp.) and the common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus)
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Non-native primates maintain the general pattern of habitat, support use and diet of the same or similar species in native neotropical communities, by observing focal individuals of the capuchin monkey and the common marmoset living in a forest fragment within the Rio de Janeiro city.
Achieving cost‐effective landscape‐scale forest restoration through targeted natural regeneration
High costs of tree planting are a barrier to meeting global forest restoration targets. Natural forest regeneration is more cost‐effective than tree planting, but its potential to foster restoration
Forest Structure and Vertical Stratification of Small Mammals in a Secondary Atlantic Forest, Southeastern Brazil
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Results suggest that local saturation of small mammal species, rather than regional species richness, is determined by the level of habitat complexity, and the conservation of stratified forests, such as those found at the Parque Estadual do Rio Doce and the other sites in the Rio doce valley, are essential for the maintenance of local species diversity.
Estimating Minimum Area of Suitable Habitat and Viable Population Size for the Northern Muriqui (Brachyteles hypoxanthus)
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The results suggest that although most of the extant populations are not threatened by extinction, they are too small to be genetically viable in the long-run, and will loose most of their heterozygosity.
Effects of Local Habitat Variation on the Behavioral Ecology of Two Sympatric Groups of Brown Howler Monkey (Alouatta clamitans)
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The results revealed that different locations in this forest vary in quality and raise the question of how different groups secure their home ranges, and fine-grained comparisons such as this are important to prioritize conservation and management areas within a reserve.
How Can We Estimate Buffer Zones of Protected Areas? A Proposal Using Biological Data
A strategy to avoid the loss of habitats and preserve large areas is the establishment of protected areas. Brazil’s Conservation Units National System (SNUC) determines that protected areas should be
Natural Diet at a Restinga Forest and Laboratory Food Preferences of the Opossum Philander frenata in Brazil
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Although field data showed that subadults and adults eat more vertebrates than young, in the laboratory all animals irrespective of their age showed the same food preference, and there was an inverse relationship between eating of fruits and available water in the environment.
Is there a correlation between abundance and environmental suitability derived from ecological niche modelling? A meta‐analysis
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It is concluded that occurrence data can be a reasonable proxy for abundance, especially for vertebrates, and the use of local variables increases the strength of the AS relationship.
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