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The responses of leaf litter ant communities to wildfires in the Brazilian Amazon: a multi-region assessment
Fire is frequently used as tool for land management in the Amazon, but often escapes into surrounding forests, with potentially severe impacts for forest biodiversity. We investigated the effects ofExpand
Wildfires in Bamboo-Dominated Amazonian Forest: Impacts on Above-Ground Biomass and Biodiversity
Comparisons with previous studies suggest that wildfires had much less effect upon forest structure and biodiversity in these south-western Amazonian forests than in central and eastern Amazonia, where most fire research has been undertaken to date. Expand
Tropical forest fires and biodiversity: dung beetle community and biomass responses in a northern Brazilian Amazon forest
The Brazilian Amazon is under threat from more frequent and intense forest fires, with a few studies showing negative consequences for forest integrity and the biodiversity. However, the impacts ofExpand
Scenarios in tropical forest degradation: carbon stock trajectories for REDD+
A review of current scientific knowledge about the temporal dynamics of degradation-induced carbon emissions to describe common patterns of emissions from logging and fire across tropical forest regions will aid in understanding whether degradation emissions are a substantial component of country-level emissions portfolios, or whether these emissions would be offset by forest recovery and regeneration. Expand
A Multi‐Taxa Assessment of Biodiversity Change After Single and Recurrent Wildfires in a Brazilian Amazon Forest
In the last decades, due to human land management that uses fire as a tool, and due to abnormal droughts, many tropical forests have become more susceptible to recurrent wildfires with negativeExpand
Correction: Wildfires in Bamboo-Dominated Amazonian Forest: Impacts on Above-Ground Biomass and Biodiversity
There was an error in the placement of the legends for Figures 5 and 6. The legends were swapped.
The role of leaf traits in determining litter flammability of south-eastern Amazon tree species
Leaf traits can limit or promote flammability, but how these traits vary and influence forest flammability in humid tropical forests is unknown. Species within the south-eastern transitional forestsExpand
Responses of leaf-litter ant communities to tropical forest wildfires vary with season
Fire is an important land-management tool in tropical forest landscapes. However, these fires sometimes escape into surrounding forests (Uhl & Buschbacker 1985), and are one of the most severeExpand
Biotic congruence in humid tropical forests: A multi-taxa examination of spatial distribution and responses to forest disturbance
Results indicate that species richness, across field sites, was positively associated at a regional scale, and the use of community composition metrics increased congruence at a local scale, highlighting the importance of using a broad ecological gradient. Expand
Higher fire frequency impaired woody species regeneration in a south-eastern Amazonian forest
Abstract Understorey wildfires harm tropical forests by affecting natural regeneration, but the trajectories of fire-disturbed forests after disturbance are poorly understood. To fill this gap, weExpand