Impacts of mining activities on the potential geographic distribution of eastern Brazil mountaintop endemic species

@inproceedings{Pena2017ImpactsOM,
  title={Impacts of mining activities on the potential geographic distribution of eastern Brazil mountaintop endemic species},
  author={Jo{\~a}o Carlos de Castro Pena and Fernando F. Goulart and Geraldo Wilson Fernandes and Diego Hoffmann and Felipe S{\'a} Fortes Leite and Nat{\'a}lia Britto dos Santos and B. S. Soares-Filho and Thadeu Sobral-Souza and Maur{\'i}cio Humberto Vancine and Marcos Wander Rodrigues},
  year={2017}
}
Mining causes profound impacts on biodiversity. In Brazil, mining pressure is intense, especially in highly biodiverse regions such as the Espinhaç o range. We analyzed the direct and indirect effects of mining on the potential geographic range of 32 anuran and eight bird species endemic to the eastern Brazil mountaintops. We also assessed the mining impacts on the local biodiversity rate of both species groups. Currently, 36.44% and 28.80% of the median potential distribution of the anuran and… CONTINUE READING