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Effects of forest fragmentation on small mammals in an Atlantic Forest landscape
  • R. Pardini
  • Geography
  • Biodiversity & Conservation
  • 1 December 2004
Recent studies on the effects of tropical forest fragmentation indicate that fragmented landscapes are complex and heterogeneous systems influenced by factors other than the size or degree ofExpand
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Beyond the Fragmentation Threshold Hypothesis: Regime Shifts in Biodiversity Across Fragmented Landscapes
Ecological systems are vulnerable to irreversible change when key system properties are pushed over thresholds, resulting in the loss of resilience and the precipitation of a regime shift. PerhapsExpand
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Feeding ecology of the neotropical river otter Lontra longicaudis in an Atlantic Forest stream, south‐eastern Brazil
The feeding habits of the neotropical river otter Lontra longicaudis were studied in a headwater stream of the Atlantic Forest, south-eastern Brazil, for 17 months. The otters fed mainly on fish (93%Expand
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The role of forest structure, fragment size and corridors in maintaining small mammal abundance and diversity in an Atlantic forest landscape
Using the abundance and distribution of small mammals at 26 sites in an Atlantic forest landscape, we investigated how species abundance and alpha and beta diversity are affected by fragment size andExpand
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Small mammals in a mosaic of forest remnants and anthropogenic habitats—evaluating matrix quality in an Atlantic forest landscape
The matrix of altered habitats that surrounds remnants in human dominated landscapes has been considered homogeneous and inhospitable. Recent studies, however, have shown the crucial role of theExpand
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Abstract Using standardized small mammal surveys at 26 Atlantic Forest sites, we evaluated the efficiency and compared the weight of captured species and individuals between large pitfall traps andExpand
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Time-lag in biological responses to landscape changes in a highly dynamic Atlantic forest region
Time-lagged responses of biological variables to landscape modifications are widely recognized, but rarely considered in ecological studies. In order to test for the existence of time-lags in theExpand
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The challenge of maintaining Atlantic forest biodiversity: A multi-taxa conservation assessment of specialist and generalist species in an agro-forestry mosaic in southern Bahia
Recent developments have highlighted the importance of forest amount at large spatial scales and of matrix quality for ecological processes in remnants. These developments, in turn, suggest theExpand
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Brazil's environmental leadership at risk
Mining and dams threaten protected areas Over the past two decades, Brazil has emerged as an environmental leader, playing a prominent role in international fora such as the United Nations (UN)Expand
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Anthropogenic disturbance in tropical forests can double biodiversity loss from deforestation
Concerted political attention has focused on reducing deforestation, and this remains the cornerstone of most biodiversity conservation strategies. However, maintaining forest cover may not reduceExpand
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