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Assessing the accuracy of species distribution models to predict amphibian species richness patterns.
  • E. Pineda, J. Lobo
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • The Journal of animal ecology
  • 2009
This study proposes a simple approach to estimate model performance for several distributional predictions generated simultaneously, particularly suitable when species distribution modelling techniques that require only presence data are used. Expand
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
Species diversity and habitat fragmentation: frogs in a tropical montane landscape in Mexico
Elevational variation, the degree of conservation of the vegetation canopy and fragment size appear to determine the species diversity of this landscape, and large species, terrestrial species, those whose eggs develop outside water, and those whose larvae develop in the water seemed to be most affected by habitat transformation. Expand
Value of small patches in the conservation of plant-species diversity in highly fragmented rainforest.
A great portion of regional plant diversity was located in very small forest patches, most of the species were restricted to only a few patches, and each landscape conserved a unique plant assemblage. Expand
Urban forests as hubs for novel zoonosis: blood meal analysis, seasonal variation in Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) vectors, and avian haemosporidians
Analysis of feeding preferences and seasonal variation of Culicoides vectors in an urban forest of Germany indicates that humans can serve as a blood source for dominant Culicoide species instead of the normal wild animal hosts in urban areas. Expand
Shortcuts for biodiversity evaluation: a review of terminology and recommendations for the use of target groups, bioindicators and surrogates
The terms related to rapid alternative routes for appraising species diversity (biodiversity assessment shortcuts), through the use of biodiversity target groups, indicator groups and otherExpand
Species- and community-level responses to habitat spatial changes in fragmented rainforests: assessing compensatory dynamics in amphibians and reptiles
It is indicated that forest loss at the patch and landscape levels represents the main threat to both amphibians and reptiles in the fragmented Lacandona rainforest, Mexico, thus indicating that to preserve herpetological communities in this biodiversity hotspot, conservation initiatives should be focused on preventing further deforestation. Expand
Amphibian species and functional diversity as indicators of restoration success in tropical montane forest
Overall, the results suggest that after seven years, active restoration provided habitat heterogeneity and recovered woody vegetation capable of maintaining amphibian species and functional groups similar to those inhabiting TMCF. Expand
Multi-taxonomic diversity patterns in a neotropical green city: a rapid biological assessment
Results of this study show that diversity patterns differ depending on the taxonomic group; thus, it was not possible to generalize specific trends in species richness, abundance, and species composition because each taxon seems to respond differently to the process or level of urbanization. Expand
City “Green” Contributions: The Role of Urban Greenspaces as Reservoirs for Biodiversity
Urbanization poses important environmental, social, and ecological pressures, representing a major threat to biodiversity. However, urban areas are highly heterogeneous, with some greenspaces (e.g.,Expand