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Métodos para medir la biodiversidad
All biological systems are diverse. This means that the parts that compose them vary in their number and quantity. Biological diversity or biodiversity refers to this variety of life, at differentExpand
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Assessing the completeness of bat biodiversity inventories using species accumulation curves
Summary 1. In this study we used species accumulation models to solve one of the most serious problems encountered when comparing species richness between different communities. The problem is howExpand
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Frog, bat, and dung beetle diversity in the cloud forest and coffee agroecosystems of Veracruz, Mexico
We compared the species diversity of copronecrophagous beetles (Scarabaeinae), bats, and frogs in tropical montane cloud forest (original vegetation) and shaded coffee plantations (an agroecosystemExpand
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A consistent terminology for quantifying species diversity?
There is a genuine need for consensus on a clear terminology in the study of species diversity given that the nature of the components of diversity is the subject of an ongoing debate and may be theExpand
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On the measure of sampling effort used in species accumulation curves
Summary 1 We agree with Willott (2001) that number of individuals would be an appropriate measure of sampling effort to compare species accumulation curves among sites, but the reason is notExpand
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Negative Impacts of Human Land Use on Dung Beetle Functional Diversity
The loss of biodiversity caused by human activity is assumed to alter ecosystem functioning. However our understanding of the magnitude of the effect of these changes on functional diversity andExpand
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Edge-Related Loss of Tree Phylogenetic Diversity in the Severely Fragmented Brazilian Atlantic Forest
Deforestation and forest fragmentation are known major causes of nonrandom extinction, but there is no information about their impact on the phylogenetic diversity of the remaining speciesExpand
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Grazing promotes dung beetle diversity in the xeric landscape of a Mexican Biosphere Reserve
We analyze the impact of grazing on dung beetle diversity at the Barranca de Metztitlan Biosphere Reserve, a xeric ecosystem in central Mexico with a long history of use by humans. We compared theExpand
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Spatial and temporal analysis of α, β and γ diversities of bats in a fragmented landscape
We test a strategy for analyzing species richness in a landscape. This strategy is based on the joint analysis of α (local), β (turnover) and γ (landscape) diversities. We assessed the spatial andExpand
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Morphological assembly mechanisms in Neotropical bat assemblages and ensembles within a landscape
Empirical studies on bat assemblages have shown that richness is not appreciably influenced by local processes such as ecological interactions. However, most of these studies have been done in largeExpand
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