Drosophilid assemblages as a bioindicator system of human disturbance in the Brazilian Savanna

@article{Mata2008DrosophilidAA,
  title={Drosophilid assemblages as a bioindicator system of human disturbance in the Brazilian Savanna},
  author={Renata Alves da Mata and Melodie A. McGeoch and Rosana Tidon},
  journal={Biodiversity and Conservation},
  year={2008},
  volume={17},
  pages={2899-2916}
}
According to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) the development of bioindicators is extremely necessary to achieve the conservation targets by 2010, and insects are considered an effective group for this goal. Drosophilids are regarded as potential indicators, although this idea remains untested. Therefore, we followed up a protocol to test the drosophilid potential indicator for human disturbance in the Brazilian Savanna, one of the richest and most threatened tropical biomes in the… CONTINUE READING