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Anthropogenic disturbance in tropical forests can double biodiversity loss from deforestation
Concerted political attention has focused on reducing deforestation, and this remains the cornerstone of most biodiversity conservation strategies. However, maintaining forest cover may not reduceExpand
Improving the design and management of forest strips in human-dominated tropical landscapes: a field test on Amazonian dung beetles
Summary 1. The future of tropical forest species depends in part on their ability to survive in human-modified landscapes. Forest strips present a priority area for biodiversity research because theyExpand
A multilingual key to the genera and subgenera of the subfamily Scarabaeinae of the New World (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)
A multilingual (English, Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch and French) key to the 119 currently recognized genera and subgenera of scarabaeine dung beetles occurring in the New World is presented. Expand
Selecting terrestrial arthropods as indicators of small-scale disturbance: A first approach in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest
The growing pressure placed by human development on natural resources creates a need for quick and precise answers about the state of conservation of different areas. Thus, identifying and making useExpand
Successional and Seasonal Changes in a Community of Dung Beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeinae) in a Brazilian Tropical Dry Forest
The composition, richness, and abundance of dung beetles changed along the successional gradient and was strongly related to seasonal variation, highlighting the importance of secondary forests to biodiversity conservation and restoration programs in seasonally dry tropical forests. Expand
Arthropods associated with pig carrion in two vegetation profiles of Cerrado in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
This study showed species with potential importance for estimating the postmortem interval (PMI), indicative of seasonal and environmental type located, in the Brazilian Savannah. Expand
Synopsis of the new subtribe Scatimina (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Ateuchini), with descriptions of twelve new genera and review of Genieridium , new genus
The new subtribe Scatimina (part of the tribe Ateuchini) is described and defined to include the following 17 genera, of which 12 are new: Scatimus Erichson, Scatrichus Genier & Kohlmann, 2003, and Feeridium woodruffi, new species. Expand
Trait-dependent response of dung beetle populations to tropical forest conversion at local and regional scales.
The ability of species' traits to explain population trends and suggest several ways to strengthen trait-response models are discussed. Expand
Attractiveness of Different Bait to the Scarabaeinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in Forest Fragments in Extreme Southern Brazil
In this study, human feces was the most attractive bait, differing significantly from carrion and rotten banana in both species richness and abundance of the Scarabaeinae. Expand
A social and ecological assessment of tropical land uses at multiple scales: the Sustainable Amazon Network
The Sustainable Amazon Network (Rede Amazônia Sustentável, RAS), a multidisciplinary research initiative involving more than 30 partner organizations working to assess both social and ecological dimensions of land-use sustainability in eastern Brazilian Amazonia, is presented. Expand