Dung beetle community dynamics in undisturbed tropical forests: implications for ecological evaluations of land‐use change

@article{Beiroz2017DungBC,
  title={Dung beetle community dynamics in undisturbed tropical forests: implications for ecological evaluations of land‐use change},
  author={Wallace Beiroz and Eleanor M. Slade and Jos Barlow and Juliana M. Silveira and J{\'u}lio Louzada and Emma J. Sayer},
  journal={Insect Conservation and Diversity},
  year={2017},
  volume={10}
}
The impacts of human activities on tropical forests are widespread and increasing. Hence, a good knowledge base about ecological processes in undisturbed tropical forest is crucial to provide a baseline for evaluating anthropogenic change. Our 5‐year study focused on understanding the background spatial and inter‐annual variation in dung beetle communities at 12 sites of undisturbed lowland tropical rainforest in the Brazilian Amazon. We then assessed how this variation may affect ecological… Expand
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