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Anthropogenic disturbances represent the main threat to biodiversity around the globe, yet effects are not restricted to species loss. Assessing the functional diversity, which measures the range and value of ecological traits of organisms, can provide a more direct link between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. Therefore, as species’ respons...
en Tropical forests have been facing high rates of deforestation driven by multiple anthropogenic disturbances, with severe consequences for biodiversity. However, the understanding of such effects on functional diversity is still limited in tropical regions, especially considering different ecological groups responses. Here, we evaluated the funct...
Resumo Bothrops jararacussu is a terrestrial snake, predominantly nocturnal, and mainly found in forested areas. Our objective was to provide the first record of B.jararacussu for the municipality of São Paulo, in the highland of Parque Estadual da Serra do Mar (PESM), Núcleo Curucutu. The register ocurred through monthly samplings in the Núcleo C...
O uso de ferramentas por animais pode ser definido como a manipulação e transporte de qualquer objeto para utilizá-lo em um propósito específico. Objetos não manipulados, como uma superfície dura em que se quebra o envoltório do alimento, ou um ninho, devem ser referidos como ‘proto-ferramentas’. O uso de materiais de origem humana em ninhos de ave...
This project is part of REDE SISBIOTA; a research network designed to investigate how landscape-scale forest loss affects regional biodiversity patterns of and processes in anthropogenic landscapes. For this, we have selected 40 landscapes in the Brazilian Atlantic forest of southern Bahia, ranging from 5 to 98% of surrounding forest cover. The research network includes multi taxonomic surveys (plants, invertebrates, small mammals, birds and bats) and also assesses ecological processes such as fruit removal rates, seed dispersal, animal-plant network, plant herbivory and recruitment, nutrient cycling and carbon stocks in forest sites within anthropogenic landscapes.
We seek to understand how functional traits of birds linked to some ecological functions, such as seed dispersal and insect predation, are affected in human-altered landscapes.