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Discovering the Brazilian bat fauna: a task for two centuries?
1Brazil is the second most bat species-rich country in the world, but the available information on the occurrence and distribution of bat species in Brazil is still heterogeneous and fragmented. 2WeExpand
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Habitat loss and the effectiveness of protected areas in the Cerrado Biodiversity Hotspot
Abstract The definition of conservation targets is strategic for the protection of biodiversity and must ensure the representativeness and persistence of biodiversity components. This is especiallyExpand
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Squamate richness in the Brazilian Cerrado and its environmental–climatic associations
We investigate patterns of species richness of squamates (lizards, snakes, and amphisbaenians) in the Brazilian Cerrado, identifying areas of particularly high richness, and testing predictions ofExpand
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Sampling bias and the use of ecological niche modeling in conservation planning: a field evaluation in a biodiversity hotspot
Ecological niche modeling (ENM) has become an important tool in conservation biology. Despite its recent success, several basic issues related to algorithm performance are still being debated. WeExpand
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Defining spatial conservation priorities in the face of land-use and climate change
Creating and managing protected areas is critical to ensure the persistence of species but dynamic threats like land-use change and climate change may reduce the effectiveness of protected areasExpand
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Habitat use and movements of Glossophaga soricina and Lonchophylla dekeyseri (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae) in a Neotropical savannah
The greatest current threat to terrestrial fauna is continuous and severe landscape modification that destroys and degrades animal habitats. This rapid and severe modification has threatened species,Expand
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Should I stay or should I go? Climate change effects on the future of Neotropical savannah bats
Most extant species are survivors of the last climate change event 20,000 years ago. While past events took place over thousands of years, current climate change is occurring much faster, over a fewExpand
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The Role of Protected Areas in the Avoidance of Anthropogenic Conversion in a High Pressure Region: A Matching Method Analysis in the Core Region of the Brazilian Cerrado
Global efforts to avoid anthropogenic conversion of natural habitat rely heavily on the establishment of protected areas. Studies that evaluate the effectiveness of these areas with a focus onExpand
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The Avifauna of Rio Doce Valley, Southeastern Brazil, a Highly Fragmented Area1
Abstract We analyzed the avifauna from four areas of the Rio Doce basin (the municipal districts of Nova Era [NE], Antônio Dias [AD], Caratinga [BSC], and Marliéria [RDSP]) located in eastern MinasExpand
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Climatic factors influencing triatomine occurrence in Central-West Brazil.
We estimated the geographic distributions of triatomine species in Central-West Region of Brazil (CW) and analysed the climatic factors influencing their occurrence. A total of 3,396 records of 27Expand
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