Biodiversity inventories, indicator taxa and effects of habitat modification in tropical forest

  title={Biodiversity inventories, indicator taxa and effects of habitat modification in tropical forest},
  author={John H. Lawton and David E. Bignell and Barry. Bolton and G. F. Bloemers and Paul Eggleton and Peter M. Hammond and Michael Hodda and Robert D. Holt and Thomas Bjerre Larsen and N. A. Mawdsley and Nigel E. Stork and Diane S. Srivastava and Allan D. Watt},
Despite concern about the effects of tropical forest disturbance and clearance on biodiversity,, data on impacts, particularly on invertebrates, remain scarce. Here we report a taxonomically diverse inventory on the impacts of tropical forest modification at one locality. We examined a gradient from near-primary, through old-growth secondary and plantation forests to complete clearance, for eight animal groups (birds, butterflies, flying beetles, canopy beetles, canopy ants, leaf-litter ants… 

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  • N. StorkD. Srivastava A. Watt
  • Environmental Science
    Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology
  • 2017
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