• Publications
  • Influence
Changing the Course of Biodiversity Conservation in the Caatinga of Northeastern Brazil
Abstract: The 735,000-km2 Caatinga is a mosaic of thorn scrub and seasonally dry forests, with more than 2000 species of vascular plants, fishes, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals. Endemism inExpand
  • 279
  • 25
Ecologia e conservação da caatinga
O conteudo e apresentacao em quatro secoes: Secao 1 - Padroes de diversidade e distribuicao de especies em escala regional; Secao 2 - Padroes de diversidade e distribuicao de especies em escalaExpand
  • 351
  • 12
Foraging ecology of attine ants in a Neotropical savanna: seasonal use of fungal substrate in the cerrado vegetation of Brazil
Summary: In this study we identified the material collected as fungal substrate by attine ants in the cerrado vegetation of Southeast Brazil. A total of 313 colonies of the evolutionary moreExpand
  • 98
  • 12
  • PDF
Seed dispersal by ants in the semi-arid Caatinga of North-East Brazil.
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Myrmecochory is a conspicuous feature of several sclerophyll ecosystems around the world but it has received little attention in the semi-arid areas of South America. This studyExpand
  • 96
  • 11
  • PDF
Caatinga: The Scientific Negligence Experienced by a Dry Tropical Forest
Seasonally dry tropical forests (SDTFs) provide a habitat for a diverse number of species and cover significant land areas. Yet, the amount of scientific research they have attracted is minimal.Expand
  • 143
  • 10
Mudando o curso da conservação da biodiversidade na Caatinga do Nordeste do Brasil
The 735,000km 2 Caatinga is a mosaic of thorn scrub and seasonally dry forests, with more than 2,000 species of vascular plants, fishes, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals. Endemism in theseExpand
  • 162
  • 10
Plant Herbivore Interactions at the Forest Edge
An ever-increasing proportion of the global forested landscape is in close proximity to edges and edge effects have been shown to represent key forces affecting both organisms and ecologicalExpand
  • 130
  • 10
Interactions between Fungus‐Growing Ants (Attini), Fruits and Seeds in Cerrado Vegetation in Southeast Brazil1
We surveyed the material collected for fungus culturing by attine ants in the cerrado vegetation of southeast Brazil. Six genera of the so-called lower attines (Cyphomyrmex, Mycetarotes, Mycocepurus,Expand
  • 133
  • 10
  • PDF
The Multiple Impacts of Leaf‐Cutting Ants and Their Novel Ecological Role in Human‐Modified Neotropical Forests
Herbivory has been identified as a potent evolutionary force, but its ecological impacts have been frequently underestimated. Leaf-cutting ants represent one of the most important herbivores of theExpand
  • 72
  • 6