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1878
Macroscale climate change predictions have little influence on landscape-scale habitat suitability
Luara Tourinho, Jayme A. Prevedello, Bruno M. Carvalho, Diogo S.B. Rocha, Mariana M. Vale
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2022;20:29-37
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Highlights

  • Climate change is unlikely to modify relative habitat suitability for birds at a landscape scale in the Atlantic Forest (AF).

  • AF landscapes with higher forest cover will remain more suitable regardless of climate change.

  • Predicted impacts of climate change are minor regardless the spatial scale at which climatic suitability is quantified.

  • Most AF landscapes have low habitat suitability for birds due to extensive deforestation.

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1856
Vegetation cover restricts habitat suitability predictions of endemic Brazilian Atlantic Forest birds
Anna Elizabeth de Oliveira-Silva, Augusto João Piratelli, Damaris Zurell, Fernando Rodrigues da Silva
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2022;20:1-8
1856
Highlights

  • Non-climatic variables improve ecological niche models (ENMs).

  • Addition of vegetation cover constrains predicted suitable areas.

  • Estimated areas differ most for birds with high and medium forest dependency.

  • ENM provides useful information to support quick decisions at broad scale.

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1774
Minimum costs to conserve 80% of the Brazilian Amazon
José Maria Cardoso da Silva, Luís Claudio Fernandes Barbosa, Julie Topf, Ima Célia G. Vieira, Fabio R. Scarano
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2022;20:216-22
1774
Highlights

  • Conserving ∼80% of the Brazilian Amazon is still feasible

  • Conservation areas are essential for a new regional development model

  • The cost of establishing.1.3 million km2 of new conservation areas is USD 1.0–1.6 billion

  • The annual cost of 3.5 million km2 of conservation areas is USD 1.7–2.8 billion

  • A new ambitious, decentralized, and agile fund mechanism is required

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1681
Bird taxonomic and functional diversity in urban settlements within a forest biome vary with the landscape matrix
Anahí S. Vaccaro, Julieta Filloy, M. Isabel Bellocq
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2022;20:9-17
1681
Highlights

  • Functional and taxonomic composition of bird assemblages inside cities vary with the surrounding habitat.

  • A landscape matrix mainly composed of native habitat may mitigate the urban impact on native communities.

  • Species and traits turnover was more evident in the agricultural than in the forest landscape matrix.

  • Urban areas should be managed to maintain a forest component and sure successful bird breed.

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1562
Top-down local management, perceived contribution to people, and actual detriments influence a rampant human‒top predator conflict in the Neotropics
Santiago Zuluaga, F. Hernán Vargas, Sebastián Kohn, Juan M. Grande
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2022;20:91-102
1562
Highlights

  • Neotropical governments and their environmental agencies have generally poor governance.

  • Poor governance can be influencing human-top predator conflicts in the Neotropics.

  • Forty percent of interviewees disapproved the current top-down local management.

  • Disapproval of top-down local management influenced human tolerance independently.

  • Neotropics need a better balance between bottom-up and top-down governance.

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1525
Large herbivore-palm interactions modulate the spatial structure of seedling communities and productivity in Neotropical forests
Nacho Villar, Fabiana Rocha-Mendes, Roger Guevara, Mauro Galetti
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2022;20:45-59
1525
Highlights

  • Here we demonstrated that large mammalian herbivores play a fundamental role in plant consumption and trampling.

  • Because large herbivore activities are associated to palm fruit patches, we found that palm-herbivore association is an important component to understand forest productivity.

  • Defaunation and palm harvesting can lead to important changes in forest structure, biomass and diversity in tropical forests.

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1510
Are narrow-ranging species doomed to extinction? Projected dramatic decline in future climate suitability of two highly threatened species
Nicolas Dubos, Frederique Montfort, Clovis Grinand, Marie Nourtier, Gregory Deso, Jean-Michel Probst, Julie Hanta Razafimanahaka, Raphali Rodlis Andriantsimanarilafy, Eddie Fanantenana Rakotondrasoa, Pierre Razafindraibe, Richard Jenkins, Angelica Crottini
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2022;20:18-28
1510
Highlights

  • The impact of future climate change on narrow-ranging species is poorly documented.

  • We used a combination of techniques and high-resolution predictors to fill this gap.

  • We predict a complete extirpation of suitable conditions across their range by 2070.

  • Climate risk may be higher than expected in tropical narrow-ranging species.

  • Proactive conservation actions are needed in tropical heterogeneous environments.

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1336
Trait shifts in bird communities from primary forest to human settlements in Mexican seasonal forests. Are there ruderal birds?
Leopoldo D. Vázquez-Reyes, Horacio Paz-Hernández, Héctor O. Godínez-Álvarez, María del Coro Arizmendi, Adolfo G. Navarro-Sigüenza
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2022;20:117-25
1336
Highlights

  • Anthropization drives directional changes on functional traits of bird communities of Neotropical seasonal forests.

  • Birds within anthropized habitat have short life cycles, rapid development, high fecundity, and broad ecological niches.

  • According to the Ecological Strategies Theory, birds could show the ruderal strategy within the perturbed anthropic habitat.

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1309
Landscape composition regulates the spillover of beneficial insects between forest remnants and adjacent coffee plantations
Hugo Reis Medeiros, Felipe Martello, Jean Paul Metzger, Karen Amanda Harper, Ximo Mengual, Ciro Abbud Righi, Milton Cezar Ribeiro
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2022;20:111-6
1309
Highlights

  • 9847 wasps classified into 75 species and 23 genera were recorded.

  • Inter-habitat dissimilarity decreased with increasing forest cover in the landscape.

  • Landscape diversity, edge density, and pesticide usage did not affect spillover.

  • Forested landscapes provide more spillover opportunities than do crop landscapes.

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1287
From whom and for what? Deforestation in Dry Chaco from local-urban inhabitants’ perception
S. Marinaro, L. Sacchi, N.I. Gasparri
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2022;20:141-50
1287
Highlights

  • Agriculture-frontier classification allows organizing social-ecological processes.

  • Forest exploitation and real-estate transactions are daily drivers in the early stages.

  • Global agribusiness and livestock are drivers dominating the advanced stages.

  • Only crop replacement takes place during mature frontier stages.

  • Extra-regional people and governments are mentioned as the responsible social actors.

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