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4498
Potential native timber production in tropical forest restoration plantations
Pedro Medrado Krainovic, Angélica Faria de Resende, Nino Tavares Amazonas, Catherine Torres de Almeida, Danilo Roberti Alves de Almeida, Carina Camargo Silva, Henrique Sverzut Freire de Andrade, Ricardo Ribeiro Rodrigues, Pedro Henrique Santin Brancalion
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2023;21:294-301
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Highlights

  • Most native species produced stems of reasonable quality in restoration plantations.

  • Tree growth limited the potential for timber production in ecological restoration.

  • Silviculture operations and improvement are crucial for producing native timber.

  • Logging based on growth optimized the timber production vs time relation.

  • Species-specific growth models can maximize timber production and guide harvesting.

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3308
Effectiveness of community-based monitoring projects of terrestrial game fauna in the tropics: a global review
Yasmin Maria Sampaio dos Reis, Maíra Benchimol
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2023;21:172-9
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Highlights

  • We identified 52 community-based monitoring projects on game terrestrial fauna in the tropics.

  • Most of these initiatives (86%) were interrupted due the lack of funding.

  • The absence of spatio-temporal data analyses prevented the provision of information on monitored resource.

  • The empowerment and management actions were hampered by the lack of local participation.

  • Community-based approaches will be more efficient if they engage local people at all stages of the monitoring.

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2240
Intraspecific variation of invaded pollination networks – the role of pollen-transport, pollen-transfer and different levels of biological organization
Carine Emer, Jane Memmott
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2023;21:151-63
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Highlights

  • The role of intraspecific variation across levels of biological organization is an unanswered question in invaded and non-invaded pollination networks.

  • Significant intraspecific variation was detected in the pollen loads and pollen deposition of the invasive plant Impatiens glandulifera.

  • Only a few individual pollinators carried large amounts of alien pollen grains, potentially function as super-spreaders driving the invading process.

  • Node and structural specialization were higher for individual-based and pollen-transfer networks in comparison to species-level and pollen-transport networks.

  • These findings shed light on the mechanisms of the (re)organization of population niches and the invasion biology dynamics scaling-up to community and ecosystem functioning.

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2111
Business, biodiversity, and innovation in Brazil
Anna C. Fornero Aguiar, Fabio R. Scarano, Reinaldo L. Bozelli, Paulo D. Branco, Paula Ceotto, Vinicius F. Farjalla, Rafael Loyola, José Maria C. da Silva
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2023;21:6-16
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Highlights

  • There is room for expansion in the academic engagement with businesses in Brazil, notably in issues related to biodiversity and sustainability.

  • To tackle existing issues: offsets, licensing, and private reserves are fronts for engagement between academia and businesses in Brazil.

  • To tap into new opportunities: sustainable bioeconomy, access and benefit sharing, and environmental, social, and corporate governance are topics whereby academia-businesses partnerships in Brazil can innovate.

  • A mindset shift in academia and corporations will be required to foster sustainable businesses from a biodiversity perspective.

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2010
Biological invasions are as costly as natural hazards
Anna J. Turbelin, Ross N. Cuthbert, Franz Essl, Phillip J. Haubrock, Anthony Ricciardi, Franck Courchamp
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2023;21:143-50
2010
Highlights

  • Damage costs from biological invasions and natural hazards are of similar magnitude.

  • Global biological invasion costs increased by 702% from 1980–1999 to 2000–2019.

  • Invasion costs increased faster than natural hazard damages over time (1980–2019).

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1928
Power lines and birds: An overlooked threat in South America
Natalia Rebolo-Ifrán, Pablo Plaza, Juan Manuel Pérez-García, Víctor Gamarra-Toledo, Francisco Santander, Sergio A. Lambertucci
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2023;21:71-84
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Highlights

  • Power lines are a major cause of bird mortality due to electrocutions and collisions.

  • This threat has been poorly studied in South America.

  • Scientific and grey literature suggest this threat is present in this subcontinent.

  • A total of 85 bird species from 34 families affected by power lines were identified.

  • More studies assessing bird mortality due to this threat in South America are needed.

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1924
How habitat loss and fragmentation are reducing conservation opportunities for vertebrates in the most threatened savanna of the World
João Paulo S. Vieira-Alencar, Bruna E. Bolochio, Ana Paula Carmignotto, Ricardo J. Sawaya, Luís Fábio Silveira, Paula Hanna Valdujo, Cristiano de Campos Nogueira, Javier Nori
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2023;21:121-7
1924
Highlights

  • Protecting further 6.75% of the Cerrado doubles representation of endemic tetrapods.

  • Larger priority areas for conservation are concentrated in northern Cerrado.

  • Small and m edium priority areas are scattered across southern Cerrado.

  • Our ability to represent endemic terrestrial vertebrates decreased with recent habitat loss.

  • Habitat loss precludes the representation of tetrapods in large top priority areas.

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1610
Fire reduces taxonomic and functional diversity in Neotropical moist seasonally flooded forests
María Constanza Meza, Josep María Espelta, Tania Marisol González, Dolors Armenteras
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2023;21:101-11
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Highlights

  • Irrespective of severity, fire reduces forest taxonomic and functional α and β diversity.

  • Fire filtered species with similar functional traits and thus increases functional homogeneity.

  • Resprouting capacity and leaf phenology (deciduousness) are two key traits that enhance post fire tree survival.

  • Fire decreases the diversity and abundance of plants dispersed by animals.

  • Fire uncouples the dominant functional traits between mature surviving trees and the seedlings that regenerate.

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1600
Governance lessons from the Atlantic Forest to the conservation of the Amazon
Luís Fernando Guedes Pinto, Joice Ferreira, Erika Berenguer, Marcos Rosa
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2023;21:1-5
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Highlights

  • More than 12% of the watersheds of the Brazilian Amazon already have or are approaching natural forest cover below 30% and more than a third have below 80%.

  • Regions of the Amazon already forest cover below the average of the Atlantic Forest.

  • We propose learning policy lessons from the Atlantic Forest to avoid the same trajectory as the Amazon.

  • They need to be implemented urgently to stop the route towards its tipping point, address the climate emergency and assure the provision of ecosystem services.

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1577
Predicting the range expansion of invasive alien grasses under climate change in the Neotropics
Aline Lopes, Layon Orestes Demarchi, Maria Teresa Fernandez Piedade, Jochen Schöngart, Florian Wittmann, Cássia Beatriz Rodrigues Munhoz, Cristiane Silva Ferreira, Augusto Cesar Franco
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2023;21:128-35
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Highlights

  • Not all invasive grasses would be equally affected by climate change.

  • Range retractions are projected for some species regardless of the scenario.

  • We expect species niches to shift to areas not yet occupied.

  • Arundo donax had the greatest range expansion in the SSP3 and SSP5 scenarios.

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1569
Optimal references for ecological restoration: the need to protect references in the tropics
Tiago Shizen Pacheco Toma, Gerhard Ernst Overbeck, Milton de Souza Mendonça, G.Wilson Fernandes
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2023;21:25-32
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Highlights

  • References are key to restoration, especially in highly threatened ecosystems.

  • Optimal references connect conservation and restoration.

  • Small remnants that serve as references can lead to landscape-scale benefits.

  • A detailed habitat classification is needed for adequate protection and restoration.

  • Ensuring optimal references protection will benefit future restoration initiatives.

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1522
Global South leadership towards inclusive tropical ecology and conservation
Carolina Ocampo-Ariza, Manuel Toledo-Hernández, Felipe Librán-Embid, Dolors Armenteras, Justine Vansynghel, Estelle Raveloaritiana, Isabelle Arimond, Andrés Angulo-Rubiano, ... Bea Maas
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2023;21:17-24
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Highlights

  • Limited Global South participation and parachute science hampers tropical ecology.

  • Upgrades in equity, diversity and inclusion rooted in the Global South are essential.

  • Tropical conservation practices must be led by local researchers and stakeholders.

  • Recognition of science in the Global South may improve through outreach.

  • International research must provide equitable workloads and recognition to Global South researchers.

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1492
A call for improving the Key Biodiversity Areas framework
Harith Farooq, Alexandre Antonelli, Søren Faurby
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2023;21:85-91
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Highlights

  • The KBA Standards may not be scalable to all biodiversity.

  • If everywhere can be a Key Biodiversity Area, nowhere is “Key”.

  • If any area is “Key” the assessment process is solely based on manageability.

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1477
A participatory approach to map strategic areas for conservation and restoration at a regional scale
Luara Tourinho, Sara Maria de Brito Alves, Felipe Bastos Lobo da Silva, Marcio Verdi, Nádia Roque, Abel Augusto Conceição, Lidyanne Y.S. Aona, Guilherme de Oliveira, ... Bruno Vilela
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2023;21:52-61
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Highlights

  • Identifying and mapping strategic areas is a starting point for conservation and restoration actions.

  • Different participator perspectives allow changes in the methodology originally adopted.

  • The participatory approach provides highly effective and assessable mapping prioritization.

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1461
No relationship between biodiversity and forest carbon sink across the subtropical Brazilian Atlantic Forest
Kauane Maiara Bordin, Adriane Esquivel-Muelbert, Joice Klipel, Rayana Caroline Picolotto, Rodrigo Scarton Bergamin, Ana Carolina da Silva, Pedro Higuchi, Elivane Salete Capellesso, ... Sandra Cristina Müller
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2023;21:112-20
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Highlights

  • Secondary and old-growth subtropical Brazilian Atlantic Forests are acting as carbon sink.

  • Biodiversity is not related to net carbon change in this region.

  • Subtropical Brazilian Atlantic Forests should be conserved irrespective to their ages to maintain carbon sink.

  • Biodiversity and carbon-related processes should be taken as conservation targets.

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Habitat protection and restoration: Win–win opportunities for migratory birds in the Northern Andes
Ana M. Gonzalez, Nestor Espejo, Dolors Armenteras, Keith A. Hobson, Kevin J. Kardynal, Greg W. Mitchell, Nancy Mahony, Christine A. Bishop, ... Scott Wilson
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2023;21:33-40
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Highlights

  • Colombia covers over half of key wintering areas for migratory birds in South America.

  • Most of the migrants’ overwinter range overlaps with working landscapes.

  • Priority national restoration/rehabilitation areas are ineffective to benefit migrants.

  • Forest conservation needs actions involving vulnerable and minority groups.

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1449
Climate-driven loss of taxonomic and functional richness in Brazilian Atlantic Forest anurans
Paula Ribeiro Anunciação, Raffael Ernst, Felipe Martello, Maurício Humberto Vancine, Luis Marcelo Tavares de Carvalho, Milton Cezar Ribeiro
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2023;21:274-85
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Highlights

  • Severe decline of taxonomic and functional richness of Atlantic Forest anurans are expected.

  • The negative effects (losses) will be more pronounced for taxonomic richness.

  • Forest and open habitat species will decline, calling for landscape conservation.

  • High-altitude coastal habitats, potential climatic refuges, will require dynamic conservation strategies.

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Taxonomic, phylogenetic and functional responses of plant communities in different life-stages to forest cover loss
L. Rocha-Santos, D. Faria, E. Mariano-Neto, E.R. Andrade, J.A. Bomfim, D.C. Talora, M.S. Pessoa, E. Cazetta
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2023;21:136-42
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Highlights

  • Forest loss leads to decline in tree species richness.

  • Species richness is effective for recording biodiversity responses to deforestation.

  • Extinction debt might not be masking long-term effects of deforestation.

  • High conservation value of disturbed forests, in terms of evolutionary history.

  • Disturbed forests are partly maintaining ecosystem function now, and in the future.

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Contrasting nation-wide citizen science and expert collected data on hummingbird–plant interactions
Camila Bosenbecker, Pedro Amaral Anselmo, Roberta Zuba Andreoli, Gustavo Hiroaki Shimizu, Paulo Eugênio Oliveira, Pietro Kiyoshi Maruyama
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2023;21:164-71
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Highlights

  • We extracted hummingbird-plant data from an online photograph platform.

  • Data were compared with expert collected data, available in the literature.

  • There were some similarities between citizen and expert data.

  • For the hummingbirds, overlap in plant species interacting was generally low.

  • Unstructured citizen science data can be a rich source of interaction information.

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Effects of habitat loss on Brazilian primates: assessing extinction thresholds in the Amazon and Atlantic Forest
Carmen Galán-Acedo, Ricard Arasa-Gisbert, Víctor Arroyo-Rodríguez, Marisela Martínez-Ruiz, Fernando A. Rosete-Vergés, Fabricio Villalobos
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2023;21:189-95
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Highlights

  • Forest cover decreases primate species richness in the Amazon and Atlantic forest.

  • Amazon primates are more sensitive to forest loss than Atlantic forest species.

  • Species in more deforested landscapes have small home ranges.

  • Non-linear models fitted the data better than linear models.

  • We must maintain forest cover above 60% to prevent primate extinctions.

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