THE HETEROGENEITY OF AMAZONIAN TREEFALL GAPS AND BIRD COMMUNITY COMPOSITION

@inproceedings{BanksLeite2008THEHO,
  title={THE HETEROGENEITY OF AMAZONIAN TREEFALL GAPS AND BIRD COMMUNITY COMPOSITION},
  author={Cristina Banks-Leite and Renato Fabiano Cintra},
  year={2008}
}
It is widely recognized that the physical disturbances created by treefall gaps influence animal communities in tropical forests. However, how the bird community is affected by the internal heterogeneity of gaps is still unstudied. Twentyfive treefall gaps were sampled for their understory and canopy bird assemblages in a mature Central Amazonian rain forest. Mist nets, binoculars, and tape recorders were used to sample the bird community. Environmental variables were chosen for their known… CONTINUE READING

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