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Edge effect is a key process influencing populations and communities, particularly in fragmented landscapes. A general analytical framework has been proposed to quantify the strength of the edge effects (extent and magnitude); however, factors determining the later remain poorly explored. Using a continuous approach we explore the response of dung beetle(More)
Landscape simulators are widely applied in landscape ecology for generating landscape patterns. These models can be divided into two categories: pattern-based models that generate spatial patterns irrespective of the processes that shape them, and process-based models that attempt to generate patterns based on the processes that shape them. The latter often(More)
Urban expansion to rural and natural areas is a global process. Although several studies have analyzed bird community attributes along urbanization gradients, little is known on the impact of urbanization on temporal variability of bird communities. Rural areas show higher seasonal and interannual variability in environmental conditions and resources than(More)
Given the global expansion of urbanization, it is crucial for planning to understand how that process affects spatial patterns of diversity. At broad geographical scales, climatic conditions such as temperature or rainfall usually explain those patterns. Our objective was to analyze and compare the species richness-environment relationships and the distance(More)
Multi-cohort management (MCM) that retains a range of stand structures (age and size class) has been proposed to emulate natural disturbance and improve management in the Nearctic boreal forest. Although MCM forests contain both single- and multi-aged stands of mixed tree sizes, little is known about how variable stand structure affects associated fauna and(More)
Insects respond to changes in microhabitat caused by canopy disturbance, and thus can be used to examine the ecological impacts of harvesting. Single-tree selection harvesting is the most common silvicultural system used to emulate local small-scale natural disturbance and maintain uneven-aged forest structure in temperate forests. Here, we test for(More)
In the current scenario of a fragmented Atlantic Forest, with less than 7% of the original cover remaining, the dominant agricultural and agroforestal matrices should be incorporated into conservation planning. However, little information is available on the conservation value of different land uses, especially those of commercial tree plantations. We(More)
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