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Landscape and farm scale management to enhance biodiversity conservation in the cocoa producing region of southern Bahia, Brazil
In southern Bahia, Brazil, large land areas are used for the production of cocoa (Theobroma cacao), which is predominantly grown under the shade of native trees in an agroforestry system locallyExpand
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Phyllostomid bats of a fragmented landscape in the north-eastern Atlantic forest, Brazil
  • D. Faria
  • Biology
  • Journal of Tropical Ecology
  • 27 July 2006
This paper addresses the effects of habitat fragmentation on the phyllostomid bats of the Atlantic rain forest in Brazil, by comparing community structure (species richness and capture frequency) andExpand
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Bat and Bird Assemblages from Forests and Shade Cacao Plantations in Two Contrasting Landscapes in the Atlantic Forest of Southern Bahia, Brazil
In the core region of Brazilian cocoa production, shade cacao plantations (so-called cabrucas) are important components of regional landscapes, constituting potential habitat for a vast array of theExpand
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The challenge of maintaining Atlantic forest biodiversity: A multi-taxa conservation assessment of specialist and generalist species in an agro-forestry mosaic in southern Bahia
Recent developments have highlighted the importance of forest amount at large spatial scales and of matrix quality for ecological processes in remnants. These developments, in turn, suggest theExpand
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Bats from the Atlantic rainforest of southern Bahia, Brazil
Os resultados de 16 anos de coletas de morcegos no sul da Bahia, Brasil, sao presentados neste trabalho. De 1986 a 2002, morcegos foram coletados em 14 municipios da regiao, totalizando 6576 capturasExpand
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Ferns, frogs, lizards, birds and bats in forest fragments and shade cacao plantations in two contrasting landscapes in the Atlantic forest, Brazil
The traditional shade cacao plantations (cabrucas) of southern Bahia, Brazil, are biologically rich habitats, encompassing many forest-dwelling species. However, a critical question for theExpand
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Creation of forest edges has a global impact on forest vertebrates
Forest edges influence more than half of the world’s forests and contribute to worldwide declines in biodiversity and ecosystem functions. However, predicting these declines is challenging inExpand
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Conservation in tropical landscape mosaics: the case of the cacao landscape of southern Bahia, Brazil
A recent debate has contrasted two conservation strategies in agricultural landscapes; either “land sparing” farm development combining intensive production practices with forest set-asides, orExpand
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Birds in Anthropogenic Landscapes: The Responses of Ecological Groups to Forest Loss in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest
Habitat loss is the dominant threat to biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in terrestrial environments. In this study, we used an a priori classification of bird species based on their dependenceExpand
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Contribution of agroforests to landscape carbon storage
While many studies have measured the carbon (C) stocks of traditional agroforests at the plot level, their contribution to overall landscape C storage has rarely been quantified. Here we demonstrateExpand
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