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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
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Challenges and Opportunities for Biodiversity Conservation in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest
Abstract: With endangered status and more than 8,000 endemic species, the Atlantic Forest is one of the world's 25 biodiversity hotspots.Less than 100,000 km2 (about 7%) of the forest remains. InExpand
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Prospects for biodiversity conservation in the Atlantic Forest: Lessons from aging human-modified landscapes
Recent global assessments have shown the limited coverage of protected areas across tropical biotas, fuelling a growing interest in the potential conservation services provided by anthropogenicExpand
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Drastic erosion in functional attributes of tree assemblages in Atlantic forest fragments of northeastern Brazil
Abstract The long-term dynamics of plant communities remain poorly understood in isolated tropical forest fragments. Here we test the hypothesis that tropical tree assemblages in both small forestExpand
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A global method for calculating plant CSR ecological strategies applied across biomes world‐wide
Summary Competitor, stress-tolerator, ruderal (CSR) theory is a prominent plant functional strategy scheme previously applied to local floras. Globally, the wide geographic and phylogenetic coverageExpand
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Tree species impoverishment and the future flora of the Atlantic forest of northeast Brazil
Estimates of species extinction due to human impact on tropical forests have previously been based on the relationship between species number and area. Here we use a different approach to estimateExpand
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On the hope for biodiversity-friendly tropical landscapes.
With the decreasing affordability of protecting large blocks of pristine tropical forests, ecologists have staked their hopes on the management of human-modified landscapes (HMLs) to conserveExpand
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Abiotic and vertebrate seed dispersal in the Brazilian Atlantic forest: implications for forest regeneration
This study documents the proportion of woody plant species having different modes of seed dispersal, and classes of seed and fruit size at 16 Atlantic montane forest plots of southeastern BrazilExpand
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Forest fragmentation, synergisms and the impoverishment of neotropical forests
It is well documented that the negative effects of habitat fragmentation are strong enough to promote local as well as regional extinction of canopy and emergent trees in neotropical forests.Expand
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The Brazilian Atlantic Forest: A Shrinking Biodiversity Hotspot
The Neotropical Atlantic Forest is one of the world’s top biodiversity hotspot. Originally, the forest extended over 1.5 million km2 along the South American Atlantic coast, covering tropical andExpand
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