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Jaguar (Panthera onca) population density and landscape connectivity in a deforestation hotspot: The Paraguayan Dry Chaco as a case study
Jeffrey J. Thompson, Marianela Velilla, Hugo Cabral, Nicolás Cantero, Viviana Rojas Bonzi, Evelyn Britez, Juan M. Campos Krauer, Roy T. McBride, Rodrigo Ayala, José Luis Cartes

  • Jaguar densities ranged from 0.44 to 1.6 individuals/100 km2.

  • Density was significantly lower in more deforested sites vs. less deforested sites.

  • Landscape resistance for jaguars increased by ∼12% per 10% loss of forest.

  • More jaguar research in working landscapes is needed to understand land use effects.

Open access
Available online 24 September 2022
Edges as hotspots and drivers of forest cover change in a tropical landscape
Raíza Salomão Precinoto, Pablo Viany Prieto, Marcos de Souza Lima Figueiredo, Maria Lucia Lorini

  • Edges are hotspots of forest cover change in an Atlantic Forest landscape.

  • Main determinants of both deforestation and regrowth were biophysical factors.

  • Strictly Protected Areas was the unique socioeconomic determinant of deforestation.

  • Biophysical determinants may indicate socioeconomic processes involved in forest cover changes.

Open access
Available online 30 August 2022
How do patch burnings affect ant communities and seed removal in a subtropical grassland?
Gabriel Gonçalves Barbosa, Claire Pauline Röpke Ferrando, Milton de Souza Mendonça, Luciana Regina Podgaiski

  • Grassland ant community composition and body size do not change with fire.

  • Ant richness increased 1 and 12 months post-fire.

  • Ant richness was positively driven by plant richness in burned patches.

  • Seed removal by ants increased 1 month post-fire.

Open access
Available online 29 August 2022
Legal reserves ensure alpha and beta ant diversity in highly modified agricultural landscapes
Kelley Rita Przybyszewski, Ricardo Eduardo Vicente, José Victor Alves Ferreira, Mônica Josene Barbosa Pereira, Thiago Junqueira Izzo, Danielle Storck-Tonon

  • Private Legal Reserves (LRs) can retain part of the alpha and beta diversity

  • There are a strong turnover of species between LRs and soybean crops

  • The composition of ants differs among Cerrado, Amazon and transitional vegetation

  • The similarity among samples decay with geographic distance (300 km) only in LRs

  • Cerrado LRs shares more species with crops than LRs in any other landscape

Open access
Available online 27 August 2022
Large-scale variations of raptor communities in urban green spaces of neotropical cities
Lucas M. Leveau

  • Raptor species richness increased in tropical cities.

  • Raptor species richness increased with increasing urban green area size.

  • Raptor body size increased with increasing urban green area size.

  • Urban green space size is fundamental for the conservation of raptor communities.

Open access
Available online 25 August 2022
Scale affects the understanding of biases on the spatial knowledge of Atlantic Forest primates
Nicolas Silva Bosco, Victor Mateus Prasniewski, Jessie Pereira Santos, Natália Stefanini da Silveira, Laurence Culot, Milton Cezar Ribeiro, Geiziane Tessarolo, Thadeu Sobral-Souza

  • Spatial knowledge of Atlantic Forest primates has biases that vary according to the study scale and grid cell resolution;

  • In broad-scale perspectives (regional and global) the primate’s spatial knowledge is unbiased;

  • At narrow-scale perspectives, the knowledge may have bias, depending on grid cell resolution;

  • The central region of the Atlantic Forest is well sampled;

  • The São Francisco region and ecotone zones need to be further sampled.

Open access
Available online 25 August 2022
Importance of non-journal literature in providing evidence for predator conservation
Igor Khorozyan

  • The literature other than scientific journals (non-journals) is a rarely explored resource in predator conservation.

  • Non-journals are important for some predator species and countries.

  • The use of non-journals should become a habitual practice to seek solutions for mitigation of human-predator conflicts.

  • The list of publications and online resources with valuable non-journals is provided.

Open access
Available online 10 August 2022
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation

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