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#1Natalia de Aguiar-Campos (UFLA: Universidade Federal de Lavras)
#2Vinícius Andrade Maia (UFLA: Universidade Federal de Lavras)
Last.Rubens Manoel dos Santos (UFLA: Universidade Federal de Lavras)H-Index: 12
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In the neotropical region, seasonally dry tropical forests (SDTF) are commonly associated with scatterly distributed limestone outcrops, known for harbouring high numbers of endemic species and genera. In the context of lacking knowledge on fine-scale vegetation and environmental heterogeneity of these geoecosystems and having a limestone outcrop in eastern Brazil as a case study, we address the question: how important are limestone outcrops for SDTF tree community composition, structure, functi...
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#1Carlo Pacioni (Murdoch University)H-Index: 8
#2S. Trocini (Murdoch University)H-Index: 3
Last.Manda PageH-Index: 1
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Adequate levels of genetic diversity are important for long term persistence of wildlife species, yet genetic principles have only been considered in the last few years when developing management plans for conservation purposes. We present here an example on how genetic management plans can be explicitly integrated into an adaptive management framework. This can be achieved by developing a predictive model to explore population responses to different management options, and by quantifying manage...
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The way arthropods are distributed vertically in tropical forests has been of great interest with diversity often greatest at or near the canopy top. Typically, stratification is measured up from the ground but, since the height of trees reaching the canopy top can vary, we hypothesise that distance down from the canopy top, might better explain arthropod distributions. To test this samples were collected from Australian tropical rainforest trees in both dry and wet seasons by beating foliage fr...
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#1Catherine E. Ross (ANU: Australian National University)H-Index: 1
#2Sue McIntyre (ANU: Australian National University)H-Index: 37
Last.Adrian D. Manning (ANU: Australian National University)H-Index: 35
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Grasslands and grassy woodlands worldwide have experienced declines in extent and condition, with substantial changes to their ground-layer biodiversity. In Australia, this decline has coincided with the extinction of many digging mammals that may have once created regeneration niches for native ground layer plants. These digging mammals are widely recognised as ‘ecosystem engineers’, due to their influence on biopedturbation and resultant soil functions. Yet there is uncertainty as to the benef...
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#1Adrian L. V. Davis (University of Pretoria)H-Index: 27
#2Clarke H. Scholtz (University of Pretoria)H-Index: 30
Miocene, Pliocene and Pleistocene changes to the geomorphology, climate and vegetation of southern Africa are considered responsible for radical differences between southwest and northeast dung beetle assemblages (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) leading to current endemism in Namibia, Botswana and South Africa. This bias is supported by distributional analysis of 437 species across vegetation regions and 2° × 2° squares of latitude and longitude using non-metric multidimensional scaling ...
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#1Teri D. Allendorf (UW: University of Wisconsin-Madison)H-Index: 12
#2Bhim GurungH-Index: 7
Last.Sanjan Thapa (GU: Guangzhou University)
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Nepal has been relatively successful in conserving its wildlife by pioneering innovative approaches to conservation, such as benefit sharing in protected area buffer zones and landscape-level conservation approaches. However, compared to other areas of Nepal, the biodiversity of the southeast has received less attention, both in terms of research and conservation. The objective of this study was to use local knowledge as an indicator of wildlife presence and abundance across the forests of south...
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#1Susana Suárez-Seoane (University of Oviedo)
#2Borja Jiménez-Alfaro (University of Oviedo)H-Index: 15
Last.José Ramón Obeso (University of Oviedo)H-Index: 28
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Modelling the spatial distribution of multi-habitat species is challenging since they show multi-dimensional environmental responses that may vary sharply through habitats. Hence, for these species, the achievement of realistic models useful in conservation planning may depend on the appropriate consideration of habitat information in model calibration. We aimed to evaluate the role of different types of habitat predictors, along with habitat-partitioning, to improve model inference, detect non-...
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#1Torbjörn Tyler (Lund University)H-Index: 11
#2Stefan Andersson (Lund University)H-Index: 20
Last.Ola Olsson (Lund University)H-Index: 29
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Based on data from three surveys of the vascular flora of the province of Scania, southernmost Sweden, conducted 1938–1971, 1987–2006 and 2008–2015, we analyse the change in frequency of individual species and groups of species associated with particular vegetation types. A majority of all species have experienced a change in frequency since 1938, and this turnover has continued in recent decades. The species showing the most dramatic declines since 1987 represent a mixture of arable weeds, gras...
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#1Mary Ann C. Perron (U of O: University of Ottawa)
#2Frances R. Pick (U of O: University of Ottawa)H-Index: 26
Urbanization significantly alters hydrological regimes in cities by reducing infiltration rates and increasing runoff. Stormwater ponds have been constructed in North American cities to mitigate the effects of increased urban runoff by dampening floods and filtering out contaminants. However, these ponds may also provide habitat for wetland species in cities. This study aimed at determining the significance of stormwater ponds as attractive habitats for the adult stages of Odonata (dragonflies a...
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#1Victor P. Zwiener (UFPR: Federal University of Paraná)H-Index: 7
#2André Andrian Padial (UFPR: Federal University of Paraná)H-Index: 19
Last.Márcia C. M. Marques (UFPR: Federal University of Paraná)H-Index: 20
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Understanding the drivers of species’ geographic distribution and assembly of communities is one of the most intriguing questions in ecology and has become extremely important in face of global changes. This study aims to assess broad-scale patterns of tree species diversity and compare the importance of environmental correlates relative to purely spatial factors in structuring communities in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. We compiled abundance data from 2948 species in 117 localities across the...
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