Loss of multiple dimensions of bat diversity under land-use intensification in the Brazilian Cerrado

  title={Loss of multiple dimensions of bat diversity under land-use intensification in the Brazilian Cerrado},
  author={M. J. Pereira and C. Fonseca and Ludmilla M. S. Aguiar},
  journal={Hystrix-italian Journal of Mammalogy},
1Programa de Pós-graduação em Biologia Animal, Laboratório de Evolução, Sistemática e Ecologia de Aves e Mamíferos, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul. Av. Bento Gonçalves, 9500 – Campus do Vale, 91501-970 Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil 2Unidade de Vida Selvagem, Departamento de Biologia, Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar, Universidade de Aveiro, Campus de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal 3Laboratório de Biologia e Conservação de Morcegos – Departamento de Zoologia, Instituto de Ci… Expand
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