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Exploring the Diversity and Distribution of Neotropical Avian Malaria Parasites – A Molecular Survey from Southeast Brazil
Southeast Brazil is a neotropical region composed of a mosaic of different tropical habitats and mountain chains, which allowed for the formation of bird-rich communities with distinct ecologicalExpand
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Succession and management of tropical dry forests in the Americas: review and new perspectives.
Understanding tropical forest succession is critical for the development of tropical forest conservation strategies worldwide, given that tropical secondary forests can be considered the forests ofExpand
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Tree species richness and density affect parasitoid diversity in cacao agroforestry
Summary In Brazil, cacao is mostly planted beneath shade trees. The diversity of shade trees varies from monospecific to highly diverse canopies, characteristic of pristine Atlantic Forest. ThisExpand
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Canopy Herbivory and Insect Herbivore Diversity in a Dry Forest–Savanna Transition in Brazil
This study aimed to compare canopy herbivore diversity and resultant insect damage to vegetation in two distinct and adjacent ecosystems, specifically a dry forest ecosystem and a cerrado (savanna)Expand
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Successional and Seasonal Changes in a Community of Dung Beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeinae) in a Brazilian Tropical Dry Forest
We tested the following hypotheses on the dynamics of a dung beetle community in a Brazilian Seasonally Dry Tropical Forest: (1) successional changes of dung beetle community, with speciesExpand
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Dung Beetles along a Tropical Altitudinal Gradient: Environmental Filtering on Taxonomic and Functional Diversity
Mountains provide an interesting context in which to study the many facets of biodiversity in response to macroclimate, since environmental conditions change rapidly due to elevation. Although theExpand
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Diversity of arboreal ants in a Brazilian tropical dry forest: effects of seasonality and successional stage.
In tropical systems, habitat heterogeneity and resource availability have been reported as important factors driving ant species richness and composition. For this reason, these variables have beenExpand
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Relationship between tree size and insect assemblages associated with Anadenanthera macrocarpa
Campos, R. I., Vasconcelos, H. L., Ribeiro, S. P., Neves, F. S. and Soares, J. P. 2006. Relationship between tree size and insect assemblages associated with Anadenanthera macrocarpa . � Ecology 29:Expand
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Ant Fauna in Megadiverse Mountains: a Checklist for the Rocky Grasslands
The rocky grasslands, environments locally known as campos rupestres , occur mainly along the Espinhaco Mountains and are considered local centers of biodiversity and endemism in Brazil. However,Expand
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Direct and indirect interactions involving ants, insect herbivores, parasitoids, and the host plant Baccharis dracunculifolia (Asteraceae)
Abstract.  1. The relative importance of direct and indirect interactions in controlling organism abundance is still an unresolved question. This study investigated the role of the direct andExpand
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