Effects of Subsistence Hunting on Vertebrate Community Structure in Amazonian Forests

  title={Effects of Subsistence Hunting on Vertebrate Community Structure in Amazonian Forests},
  author={Carlos Augusto Peres},
  journal={Conservation Biology},
  • C. Peres
  • Published 1 February 2000
  • Environmental Science
  • Conservation Biology
Abstract: Subsistence hunting affects vast tracts of tropical wilderness that otherwise remain structurally unaltered, yet distinguishing hunted from nonhunted tropical forests presents a difficult problem because this diffuse form of resource extraction leaves few visible signs of its occurrence. I used a standardized series of line‐transect censuses conducted over a 10‐year period to examine the effects of subsistence game harvest on the structure of vertebrate communities in 25 Amazonian… 

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