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Primary forests are irreplaceable for sustaining tropical biodiversity
It is found that biodiversity values were substantially lower in degraded forests, but that this varied considerably by geographic region, taxonomic group, ecological metric and disturbance type.
Quantifying the biodiversity value of tropical primary, secondary, and plantation forests
The results show that, whereas the biodiversity indicator group concept may hold some validity for several taxa that are frequently sampled, it fails for those exhibiting highly idiosyncratic responses to tropical land-use change, highlighting the problems associated with quantifying the biodiversity value of anthropogenic habitats.
Prospects for tropical forest biodiversity in a human-modified world.
A critical synthesis of the scientific insights that guide the understanding of patterns and processes underpinning forest biodiversity in the human-modified tropics are provided, and a conceptual framework that integrates a broad range of social and ecological factors that define and contextualize the possible future of tropical forest species is presented.
Bushmeat Exploitation in Tropical Forests: an Intercontinental Comparison
  • J. Fa, C. Peres, J. Meeuwig
  • Environmental Science
    Conservation biology : the journal of the Society…
  • 1 February 2002
Abstract: We calculated extraction and production rates of bushmeat species in two main tropical, moist‐forest regions, the Amazon and Congo basins. Extraction was estimated from the average number
Synergistic Effects of Subsistence Hunting and Habitat Fragmentation on Amazonian Forest Vertebrates
  • C. Peres
  • Environmental Science
  • 1 December 2001
Abstract: Subsistence game hunting has profound negative effects on the species diversity, standing biomass, and size structure of vertebrate assemblages in Amazonian forests that otherwise remain
Hyperdominance in the Amazonian Tree Flora
The finding that Amazonia is dominated by just 227 tree species implies that most biogeochemical cycling in the world’s largest tropical forest is performed by a tiny sliver of its diversity.
Primate community structure at twenty western Amazonian flooded and unflooded forests
This paper presents data from a standardized series of line-transect censuses on the species and subspecies composition, population density, and crude biomass of western Amazonian primate communities
The Potential for Species Conservation in Tropical Secondary Forests
Abstract:  In the wake of widespread loss of old‐growth forests throughout the tropics, secondary forests will likely play a growing role in the conservation of forest biodiversity. We considered a