Biodiversity loss along a gradient of deforestation in Amazonian agricultural landscapes

  title={Biodiversity loss along a gradient of deforestation in Amazonian agricultural landscapes},
  author={Thibaud Deca{\"e}ns and Marl{\'u}cia Bonif{\'a}cio Martins and A. Feijoo and Johan Oszwald and Sylvain Dol{\'e}dec and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Mathieu and Xavier Arnaud de Sartre and Diego Bonilla and George Gardner Brown and Yeimmy Andrea Cuellar Criollo and Florence Dubs and Ivaneide S. Furtado and Val{\'e}rie Gond and Erika Gordillo and Solen Le Clec'h and Rapha{\"e}l Marichal and Danielle Mitja and Izildinha Miranda de Souza and Catarina de Lurdes Bezerra Praxedes and Rodolphe Rougerie and Dar{\'i}o H. Ruiz and J. Tupac Otero and Catalina Sanabria and Alexander Velasquez and Luz Elena M Zararte and Patrick Lavelle},
  journal={Conservation Biology},
Assessing how much management of agricultural landscapes, in addition to protected areas, can offset biodiversity erosion in the tropics is a central issue for conservation that still requires cross‐taxonomic and landscape‐scale studies. We measured the effects of Amazonia deforestation and subsequent land‐use intensification in 6 agricultural areas (landscape scale), where we sampled plants and 4 animal groups (birds, earthworms, fruit flies, and moths). We assessed land‐use intensification… 
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