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Attractivity of omnivore, carnivore and herbivore mammalian dung to Scarabaeinae (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae) in a tropical Atlantic rainforest remnant
In this study, performed in a remnant of Brazilian Atlantic Forest, three types of dung from animals with distinct alimentary habits were utilized, in order to verify possible differences ofExpand
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How Habitat Change and Rainfall Affect Dung Beetle Diversity in Caatinga, a Brazilian Semi-Arid Ecosystem
Abstract The aim of the present study was to evaluate how dung beetle communities respond to both environment and rainfall in the Caatinga, a semi-arid ecosystem in northeastern Brazil. TheExpand
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What is the importance of open habitat in a predominantly closed forest area to the dung beetle (Coleoptera, Scarabaeinae) assemblage?
What is the importance of open habitat in a predominantly closed forest to the dung beetle assemblage? The Atlantic Forest in Brazil is one of the most highly disturbed ecosystems and is mainlyExpand
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Environmental patterns and daily activity of dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in the Atlantic Rainforest of Brazil
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the daily activity and habitat associations of dung beetles, to examine their seasonal variation and to determine which species are dominant in a regionExpand
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Hexapod decomposers of Serra de Santa Catarina, Paraíba, Brazil: an area with high potential for conservation of Caatinga biodiversity
In detritus-based trophic systems, springtails, dung beetles, saprophagous calyptrate flies and termites consume and fragment organic matter and control populations of decomposer microorganisms,Expand
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Negative effects of urbanisation on the physical condition of an endemic dung beetle from a neotropical hotspot
1. Urbanisation causes important losses in biodiversity and ecosystem of animals. To test whether these negative effects are preceded by unhealthy individuals in urban populations, we evaluated theExpand
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Diversity and resource selection of dung beetles in a relictual mountain forest in Brazil
Most of the tropical ecosystems are now altered, consequently modifying the species diversity, composition and feeding behaviours. Precisely, the survival of species is dependent on theirExpand
Evolutionary and Ecological Factors Influencing an Anuran Community Structure in an Atlantic Rainforest Urban Fragment
Many factors influence community structure, including stochastic, historical, or ecological factors. We test how phylogenetic relationships and morphology influence patterns of diet and microhabitatExpand
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SHARK ATTACKS IN PERNAMBUCO, BRAZIL: ANALYSIS OF BATHER'S PERCEPTIONS AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS
O litoral de Pernambuco, no Nordeste do Brasil, detem o recorde mundial de ataques fatais de tubaroes, com 17 mortes em 46 ataques, entre 1992 e 2004. Este estudo visou investigar o nivel deExpand
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